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Synonyms for ultrasound

very high frequency sound

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using the reflections of high-frequency sound waves to construct an image of a body organ (a sonogram)

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On October 2015, the company received the US FDA clearance for Sonablate, since then more than 1,200 patients have had a Sonablate HIFU prostate procedure across the more than 40 locations in the US, including placements at top-tier academic institutions in California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Maryland, New York, Arizona as well as Texas.
The Research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the HIFU manufacturers, research sites, pre-clinical research sites, clinical research sites, commercial treatment sites, treatment by indication.
After all the stress of dealing with cancer and deciding to take a real leap of faith on HIFU, we both felt this overwhelming relief.
The recommendations concerning HIFU for the treatment of prostate cancer are still conflicting in view of the paucity of data concerning survival and quality of life [3].
Close attention should be paid to every pregnancy after HIFU throughout the entire pregnancy.
HIFU treatment was performed using the Sonablate 500 machine (SonaCare Medical, Charlotte, NC).
Barry added: "If someone is judged to be a suitable candidate for Prostate Mapping and HIFU I'd tell them to go for it, but I think it's essential to the treatment that the prostate cancer is picked up early.
It combines the three essential components to efficiently perform a focal treatment: (i) state-of-the-art imaging to localize tumors with the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with real-time ultrasound, (ii) utmost precision of HIFU treatment focused on identified targeted cancer areas only and (iii) immediate feedback on treatment efficacy utilizing Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging.
HIFU procedure awaiting approval in US [online article].
Finally, as HIFU uses an energy source which is not associated with radiation, the procedure can be subsequently repeated, if necessary, again with excellent results.
The advantage over previous HIFU and other treatments is that damage to surrounding tissue is minimised, meaning there are far fewer side effects.
Whiteley said: "Our results have been very good and, from the previously published studies, it appears that HIFU and cryolipolysis are the only two methods of non-surgical fat removals that show any promise.
MR-guided HIFU is probably the most revolutionary technology that I witnessed at the symposium.
This 3-year EUREKA label research cooperation program between Epitarget AS, a Norwegian company, French academic laboratory INSERM and EDAP, confirmed that HIFU activates the encapsulated cancer drug doxorubicin after accumulation in solid tumors and thereby facilitates drug delivery.
HIFU uses high-frequency sound waves to heat up small, accurately targeted amounts of tissue to a temperature of 90[degrees]C.