Read by QxMD icon Read

Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound

T A Olmstead, P A Chiarelli, D J Griggs, A M McClintic, A N Myroniv, P D Mourad
Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) impacts approximately 400,000 in the United States and is the leading cause of disability among young to middle aged people in the developed world. Characteristic of this disease, myelin within generally focal volumes of brain tissue wastes away under an autoimmune assault, either inexorably or through a cycle of demyelination and remyelination. This centrally located damage produces central and peripheral symptoms tied to the portion of brain within the MS lesion site...
2018: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Anne-Sophie Bertrand, Antoine Iannessi, Romain Natale, Hubert Beaumont, Sebastien Patriti, Jiang Xiong-Ying, Guillaume Baudin, Antoine Thyss
Background: To evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of bone metastases. Methods: A single-center prospective study was made involving 17 consecutive patients with symptomatic bone metastases. Patients were treated by Focused Ultrasound (FUs) performed with magnetic resonance (MR) guidance. Surgical treatment or radiotherapy treatment was not indicated for patients who underwent FUs. Lesions were located in the appendicular and axial skeleton and consisted of secondary symptomatic lesions...
2018: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Teija Sainio, Gaber Komar, Jani Saunavaara, Visa Suomi, Kirsi Joronen, Antti Perheentupa, Antti Viitala, Roberto Blanco Sequeiros
Background: Magnetic resonance guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) therapy is not feasible in all patients with uterine fibroids because of limiting anatomical factors such as scar tissue, bowel loops or other obstacles in the sonication path. These may prevent the treatment or limit the treatment window, and therefore, also the volume where HIFU therapy can be delivered. Bowel loops present a particular problem because of bowel gas bubbles and hard particles which may cause reflection or absorption of ultrasound energy, potentially leading to thermal damage and even bowel perforation...
2018: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Eugene Ozhinsky, Vasant A Salgaonkar, Chris J Diederich, Viola Rieke
Background: Hyperthermia therapy (HT) has shown to be an effective adjuvant to radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. In order to be safe and effective, delivery of HT requires maintenance of target tissue temperature within a narrow range (40-44 °C) for 30-60 min, which necessitates conformal heat delivery and accurate temperature monitoring. The goal of this project was to develop an MR thermometry-guided hyperthermia delivery platform based upon the ExAblate prostate array that would achieve uniform stable heating over large volumes within the prostate, while allowing the user to precisely control the power deposition patterns and shape of the region of treatment (ROT)...
2018: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Raghu Raghavan
This paper develops theory for bulk acoustic streaming in soft porous materials, with applications to biological tissue. The principal results of this paper are: (i) streaming equations for such porous media, which show interestingly significant differences from those that describe streaming in pure fluids; (ii) the Green functions obtained for these equations in isotropic, infinite media; and (iii) approximate evaluation of the sources in the streaming equations from acoustic wave forms often used, and the streaming velocities and particle trajectories resulting therefrom...
2018: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Satya V V N Kothapalli, Ari Partanen, Lifei Zhu, Michael B Altman, H Michael Gach, Dennis E Hallahan, Hong Chen
Background: With the expanding applications of magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU), there is an urgent need for a convenient, reliable, and fast acoustic pressure field measurement method to aid treatment protocol design, ensure consistent and safe operation of the transducer, and facilitate regulatory approval of new techniques. Herein, we report a method for acoustic pressure field characterization of MR-HIFU systems with multi-element phased array transducers...
2018: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Kohei Okita, Ryuta Narumi, Takashi Azuma, Hidemi Furusawa, Junichi Shidooka, Shu Takagi, Yoichiro Matsumoto
Background: The development of imaging technologies and breast cancer screening allowed early detection of breast cancers. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive cancer treatment, but the success of HIFU ablation was depending on the system type, imaging technique, ablation protocol, and patient selection. Therefore, we aimed to determine the relationship between breast tissue structure and focal error during breast cancer HIFU treatment. Methods: Numerical simulations of the breast cancer HIFU ablation were performed using digital breast phantoms constructed using the magnetic resonance imaging data obtained from 12 patients...
2018: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Marina Bakaric, Eleanor Martin, Panayiotis S Georgiou, Benjamin T Cox, Heather Payne, Bradley E Treeby
Background: Prostate cancer is frequently treated using external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Prior to therapy, the prostate is commonly implanted with a small number of permanent fiducial markers used to monitor the position of the prostate during therapy. In the case of local cancer recurrence, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) provides a non-invasive salvage treatment option. However, the impact of the fiducial markers on HIFU treatment has not been thoroughly studied to date...
2018: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Ivan Suarez Castellanos, Tania Singh, Bogdan Balteanu, Diti Chatterjee Bhowmick, Aleksandar Jeremic, Vesna Zderic
Background: Our previous studies have indicated that ultrasound can stimulate the release of insulin from pancreatic beta cells, providing a potential novel treatment for type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this study was to explore the temporal dynamics and Ca2+ -dependency of ultrasound-stimulated secretory events from dopamine-loaded pancreatic beta cells in an in vitro setup. Methods: Carbon fiber amperometry was used to detect secretion from INS-1832/13 beta cells in real time...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Douglas L Miller, Xiaofang Lu, Chunyan Dou, Yiying I Zhu, Mario L Fabiilli, Gabe E Owens, Oliver D Kripfgans
Background: Ultrasound myocardial cavitation enabled treatment (MCET) is an image-guided method for tissue reduction. In this study, a strategy of fractionated (multiple) treatments was tested for efficacy. Methods: Dahl SS rats were anesthetized and prepared for treatment with a focused ultrasound transducer in a warm water bath. Aiming at the anterior left ventricular wall was facilitated by imaging with a 10 MHz phased array (10S, GE Vivid 7, GE Vingmed Ultrasound, Horten, Norway)...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Paul C Lyon, Lucy F Griffiths, Jenni Lee, Daniel Chung, Robert Carlisle, Feng Wu, Mark R Middleton, Fergus V Gleeson, Constantin C Coussios
Background: TARDOX is a Phase I single center study of ultrasound triggered targeted drug delivery in adult oncology patients with incurable liver tumours. This proof of concept study is designed to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of targeted drug release and enhanced delivery of doxorubicin from thermally sensitive liposomes (ThermoDox®) triggered by mild hyperthermia induced by focused ultrasound in liver tumours. A key feature of the study is the direct quantification of the doxorubicin concentration before and after ultrasound exposure from tumour biopsies, using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Cornel Zachiu, Baudouin Denis de Senneville, Ivan D Dmitriev, Chrit T W Moonen, Mario Ries
BACKGROUND: During lengthy magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRg-HIFU) thermal ablations in abdominal organs, the therapeutic work-flow is frequently hampered by various types of physiological motion occurring at different time-scales. If left un-addressed this can lead to an incomplete therapy and/or to tissue damage of organs-at-risk. While previous studies focus on correction schemes for displacements occurring at a particular time-scale within the work-flow of an MRg-HIFU therapy, in the current work we propose a motion correction strategy encompassing the entire work-flow...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Ying Meng, Suganth Suppiah, Karim Mithani, Benjamin Solomon, Michael L Schwartz, Nir Lipsman
MRI guided focused ultrasound is an emerging technique that uses acoustic energy to noninvasively treat intracranial disorders. At high frequencies, it can be used to raise tissue temperatures and ablate discrete brain targets with sub-millimeter accuracy. This application is currently under investigation for a broad range of clinical applications, including brain tumors, movement disorders, and psychiatric conditions. At low frequencies MRI guided focused ultrasound can be used to modulate neuronal activity and in conjunction with injected microbubbles, can open the blood-brain barrier to enhance the delivery of therapeutic compounds...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Charles Mougenot, Chrit Moonen
BACKGROUND: Magnetic Resonance guided High Intensity Focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) offers precise non-invasive thermotherapy for clinical applications such as the treatment of breast lesions. However, patients with a biopsy marker are usually not eligible for MR-HIFU treatment. This study investigates the interaction of some MR-compatible markers with MR-HIFU thermotherapy. METHODS: The MR-HIFU compatibility of 14 markers (6 Gold Anchor and 4 Visicoil markers in gold, 1 Visicoil marker in brass, 3 BiomarC markers in carbon coated) were tested using the Sonalleve breast MR-HIFU platform at 1...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Narendra T Sanghvi, Wo-Hsing Chen, Roy Carlson, Clint Weis, Ralf Seip, Toyoaki Uchida, Michael Marberger
BACKGROUND: The purpose of these clinical studies was to validate a Tissue Change Monitoring (TCM) algorithm in vivo. TCM is a quantitative tool for the real-time assessment of HIFU dose. TCM provides quantitative analysis of the backscatter pulse echo signals (pre and immediately post HIFU) for each individual ablative site, using ultrasonic tissue characterization as a surrogate for monitoring tissue temperature. Real-time analysis generates an energy difference parameter (ΔE in dB) that is proportional to tissue temperature...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Bilgin Keserci, Nguyen Minh Duc
BACKGROUND: To retrospectively compare the treatment success, therapeutic efficacy, and adverse effects of magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) treatment for uterine fibroid patients with and without abdominal scars. METHODS: Seventy-six women who underwent treatment were divided into group 1 (patients with abdominal scars, which were covered with scar patches that prevents ultrasound energy from reaching the scar tissue immediately behind the patch) and group 2 (patients without abdominal scars)...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Frank Wolfram, Georg Dietrich, Carsten Boltze, Klaus Vitold Jenderka, Thomas Günther Lesser
BACKGROUND: High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has gained clinical interest as a non-invasive local tumour therapy in many organs. In addition, it has been shown that lung cancer can be targeted by HIFU using One-Lung Flooding (OLF). OLF generates a gas free saline-lung compound in one lung wing and therefore acoustic access to central lung tumours. It can be assumed that lung parenchyma is exposed to ultrasound intensities in the pre-focal path and in cases of misguiding. If so, cavitation might be induced in the saline fraction of flooded lung and cause tissue damage...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Floortje M Knuttel, Sèvrin E M Huijsse, Talitha L Feenstra, Chrit T W Moonen, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, Erik Buskens, Marcel J W Greuter, Geertruida H de Bock
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) ablation is in development for minimally invasive treatment of breast cancer. Cost-effectiveness has not been assessed yet. An early health technology assessment was performed to estimate costs of MR-HIFU ablation, compared to breast conserving treatment (BCT). METHODS: An MR-HIFU treatment model using the dedicated MR-HIFU breast system (Sonalleve, Philips Healthcare) was developed...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Michael Schwenke, Jan Strehlow, Daniel Demedts, Sabrina Haase, Diego Barrios Romero, Sven Rothlübbers, Caroline von Dresky, Stephan Zidowitz, Joachim Georgii, Senay Mihcin, Mario Bezzi, Christine Tanner, Giora Sat, Yoav Levy, Jürgen Jenne, Matthias Günther, Andreas Melzer, Tobias Preusser
BACKGROUND: Focused ultrasound (FUS) is entering clinical routine as a treatment option. Currently, no clinically available FUS treatment system features automated respiratory motion compensation. The required quality standards make developing such a system challenging. METHODS: A novel FUS treatment system with motion compensation is described, developed with the goal of clinical use. The system comprises a clinically available MR device and FUS transducer system...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"