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Yi Zhang, Chao Yang, Jian-Zhong Zou, Fei Chen, Xia Ou, Hai-Rong Zou, Yan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of low-dose focused ultrasound pre-irradiation and microbubbles for enhancing the ablation effect of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) on VX2 hepatic tumor in rabbits. METHODS: Fifty-five rabbits bearing VX2 hepatic tumor were randomly divided into low-dose pre-irradiation + HIFU ablation group, microbubbles+HIFU ablation group, and HIFU ablation group for corresponding treatments. The pathological changes in the tumors after low-dose irradiation, time for HIFU ablation, tumor volume with coagulative necrosis, energy efficiency factor (EEF), pathological changes in the ablated tumor, and sound channel of HIFU ablation were observed...
October 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Pavel B Rosnitskiy, P V Yuldashev, Oleg A Sapozhnikov, Adam Maxwell, Wayne Kreider, Michael R Bailey, Vera A Khokhlova
Various clinical applications of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) have different requirements for the pressure levels and degree of nonlinear waveform distortion at the focus. The goal of this work was to determine transducer design parameters that produce either a specified shock amplitude in the focal waveform or specified peak pressures while still maintaining quasilinear conditions at the focus. Multiparametric nonlinear modeling based on the KZK equation with an equivalent source boundary condition was employed...
October 20, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
Ming Ma, Fei Yan, Minghua Yao, Zijun Wei, Dongliang Zhou, Heliang Yao, Hairong Zheng, Hangrong Chen, Jianlin Shi
Entirely differing from the common templating-based multistep strategy in fabricating multifunctional hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles (HMSNs), a facile and template-free synthetic strategy has been established in constructing a unique hollow/mesoporous organosilica nanocapsule concurrently encapsulating both isopentyl acetate (PEA) liquid and superparamagnetic iron oxides inside (denoted as PEA@OSNCs). This novel material exhibits ultrasmall and uniform particle size (~82 nm), high surface area (~534 m2 g-1) and excellent colloidal stability in aqueous solution...
October 24, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Jae-Hui Nam, Young-Jun Choi, Jae Yun Lim, Joon Hong Min, Won-Serk Kim
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is regarded as an effective skin-lifting device; however, literature regarding treatment of the aging neck and décolletage with HIFU is scarce. Our study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of combination with HIFU and low-fluence Q-switched Nd:YAG (LQSNY) laser on the aging neck and décolletage. Nineteen women were assessed. HIFU at two visits and LQSNY laser at six visits were used to irradiate the neck and chest. At week 16, improvements were rated using the Dedo classification, Fabi/Bolton Chest Wrinkle Scale (FBCWS), and Global Aesthetic Improvement Scales (GAIS)...
October 20, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Thomas Günther Lesser, Carsten Boltze, Harald Schubert, Frank Wolfram
Background: In recent years, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has gained increasing clinical interest as a non-invasive method for local therapy of liver malignancies. HIFU treatment of tumours and metastases in the liver dome is limited due to the adjacent ultrasound blocking lung. One-lung flooding (OLF) enables complete sonography of lung and adjoining organs including liver. HIFU liver ablation passing through the flooded lung could enable a direct intercostal beam path and thus improve dose deposition in liver...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
Romuald Zdrojowy, Janusz Dembowski, Bartosz Małkiewicz, Krzysztof Tupikowski, Wojciech Krajewski
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer is the most frequent cancer among males in Europe and a leading cause of cancer deaths, with similar proportion in other developed countries. For more than twenty years, external-beam radiation therapy, alongside with radical prostatectomy, has been used as a primary radical therapeutic approach for localized prostate cancer. Yet, EBRT failures relate to 22-69% following curative radiotherapy (± androgen deprivation therapy). Additionally, a proportion of these men will have a biopsy-proven local recurrence...
2016: Central European Journal of Urology
Pascal Rischmann, Albert Gelet, Benjamin Riche, Arnauld Villers, Gilles Pasticier, Pierre Bondil, Jean-Luc Jung, Hubert Bugel, Jacques Petit, Harry Toledano, Stéphane Mallick, Olivier Rouvière, Muriel Rabilloud, Hélène Tonoli-Catez, Sebastien Crouzet
BACKGROUND: Up to a third of patients with localized prostate cancer have unilateral disease that may be suitable for partial treatment with hemiablation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to achieve local control of the tumor in patients with unilateral localized prostate cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: The French Urological Association initiated a prospective IDEAL multi-institutional study (2009-2015), to evaluate HIFU-hemiablation as a primary treatment...
October 6, 2016: European Urology
Visa Suomi, Yang Han, Elisa Konofagou, Robin O Cleveland
Multiple ultrasound elastography techniques rely on acoustic radiation force (ARF) in monitoring high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy. However, ARF is dependent on tissue attenuation and sound speed, both of which are also known to change with temperature making the therapy monitoring more challenging. Furthermore, the viscoelastic properties of tissue are also temperature dependent, which affects the displacements induced by ARF. The aim of this study is to quantify the temperature dependent changes in the acoustic and viscoelastic properties of liver and investigate their effect on ARF induced displacements by using both experimental methods and simulations...
October 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Nick Frazier, Allison Payne, Joshua de Bever, Christopher Dillon, Apoorva Panda, Nithya Subrahmanyam, Hamidreza Ghandehari
Mild hyperthermia has been used in combination with polymer therapeutics to further increase delivery to solid tumors and enhance efficacy. An attractive method for generating heat is through non-invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). HIFU is often used for ablative therapies and must be adapted to produce uniform mild hyperthermia in a solid tumor. In this work a magnetic resonance imaging guided HIFU (MRgHIFU) controlled feedback system was developed to produce a spatially uniform 43°C heating pattern in a subcutaneous mouse tumor...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Giuseppe Palermo, Angelo Totaro, Emilio Sacco, Nazario Foschi, Gaetano Gulino, Marco Racioppi, Pierfrancesco Bassi, Francesco Pinto
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in men and the second leading cause of cancer death in developed countries. Despite the primary treatments, 20-30% of patients experience a recurrence. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of salvage HIFU after radical prostatectomy in terms of biochemical free survival rate (BFSR) and PSA nadir. METHODS: Twenty two patients with local recurrence of Pca after radical prostatectomy underwent HIFU as first-line salvage therapy...
September 28, 2016: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
Danny Badawy, Elie El Rassy, Fouad Aoun, Roland Van Velthoven
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a minimally invasive treatment option that might be considered in the management of localized prostate cancer. It is a well-tolerated treatment with few minor urologic complications and no major toxicities. In this paper, we report to our knowledge the first case of levator ani necrosis in a patient treated with HIFU, manifesting as sturdy perineal pain, which took years of NSAID intake and serial MRIs to demonstrate partial improvement. Therefore, we regard HIFU as a serious potential treatment option that still requires longer follow-up data before its approval in the personalized treatment panel of prostate cancer...
2016: Case Reports in Urology
M Z Ye, X L Deng, X G Zhu, M Xue
Objective: To investigate the clinical effect of dysmenorrhea in patients with adenomyosis treated by high intensity focused ultrasound(HIFU)ablation combined with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist(GnRH-a)and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system(LNG-IUS). Methods: From April 2012 to December 2015, 477 cases of adenomyosis patients with dysmenorrhea were treated by HIFU in the Third Xiangya Hospital. Among them, some patients were treated with HIFU alone, some of them were treated with HIFU combined with GnRH-a and(or)LNG-IUS, thus were classified as H group, H+G group, H+M group and H+G+M group...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Jae-Seong Lee, Gi-Youn Hong, Byung-Joon Park, Hyejin Hwang, Rayon Kim, Tae-Eung Kim
We present a case of retained placenta accreta treated by high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation followed by hysteroscopic resection. The patient was diagnosed as submucosal myoma based on ultrasonography in local clinic. Pathologic examination of several pieces of tumor mass from the hysteroscopic procedure revealed necrotic chorionic villi with calcification. HIFU was performed using an ultrasound-guided HIFU tumor therapeutic system. The ultrasound machine had been used for real-time monitoring of the HIFU procedure...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Wenjing Yang, Yufeng Zhou
Vascular occlusion by the thrombi is the main reason for ischemic stroke and deep vein thrombosis. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and histotripsy or microtripsy pulses can effectively dissolve the blood clot with no use of thrombolytic agent and ultrasound contrast agent (microbubbles). In this study, HIFU bursts at the same duty cycle (2%) but varied pulse repetition frequency (PRF) from 1Hz to 1000Hz were delivered to in vitro porcine blood clot for 30s. Thrombolysis efficiency initially increases slightly with the PRF, 86...
September 19, 2016: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Louise Dickinson, Hashim U Ahmed, Richard G Hindley, Neil McCartan, Alex Freeman, Clare Allen, Mark Emberton, Alex P Kirkham
INTRODUCTION: Focal therapy for localized prostate cancer has the potential for oncological control without the side effects of radical therapies. However, there is currently no validated method for monitoring treatment success. We assessed the diagnostic performance of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) parameters and MRI compared to histological outcomes following focal therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients from 3 Ethics Review Board approved prospective studies of focal high intensity-focused ultrasound (HIFU) (Sonablate 500) for localized prostate cancer (T1c-T3a, Gleason grade≤4+3, and PSA≤20)...
September 20, 2016: Urologic Oncology
K Seo, K Ichizuka, T Okai, M Nakamura, J Hasegawa, R Matsuoka, Y Kitadai, M Sumie, S Yoshizawa, S Umemura, A Sekizawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Jae-Hyeok Jeong, Gil Pyo Hong, Yu-Ri Kim, Jae-Eun Ha, Kyu-Sup Lee
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided high intensity focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a newly emerging non-invasive technique for the treatment of uterine fibroids. The purpose of this study is to review the clinical impact of MRgFUS. METHODS: This study examined 157 patients. The high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) utilized in this study was Philips Achieva 1.5 Tesla MR (Philips Healthcare, Best, the Netherlands) and Sonalleve HIFU system...
August 2016: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Ikjin Chang, Kyung Jin Hwang, Ho Jin Choi, Hyo Jin Yoon, Eung Seok Lee, Sun Young Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
George Sagias, Christos Yiallouras, Kleanthis Ioannides, Christakis Damianou
BACKGROUND: The respiratory motion of abdominal organs is a serious obstacle in high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance. In this study, a two-dimensional (2D) MRI-conditional motion phantom device was developed in order to evaluate HIFU protocols in synchronized and non-synchronized ablation of moving targets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 2D phantom device simulates the respiratory motion of moving organs in both the left-right and craniocaudal directions...
September 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
Ying Zhang, Jinyan Li, Tinghe Yu
INTRODUCTION: Sonochemotherapy is a promising strategy for the treatment of cancer, however, there is limited understaning of its pharmacokinetics (PK). AREA COVERED: The PK profile of sonochemotherapy is evaluated based on released data. Preclinical investigations suggest that the blood PK of sonochemotherapy is similar to chemotherapy when using free anticancer drugs. When using encapsulated drugs, a lower plasma level usually occurs; however, the ultrasonic release of drugs within a tumor may lead to drugs leaking into circulation, causing a rebound in the plasma drug level; a higher drug level is detected in certain healthy organs, however this depends mostly on the pharmaceutical formulation...
September 2, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
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