HIFU - High-intensity Focused Ultrasound
The High-intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is a novel, extracorporeal non-invasive image-guided device for the treatment of benign / malignant solid and soft tumours. Safety and feasibility have been studied extensively. The ablation effect can be understood through the harmless passing of ultrasound waves through human tissue, yet, when focused at high intensities, sufficient energy may be deposited to produce a well-demarcated volume of coagulation necrosis, independent of soft tissue type. There is growing evidence of what seems to be an immunological effect as well.
The results observed following the treatment of tumours by HIFU are:
Liver cancer, Breast cancer, Prostate Cancer, Hysteromyoma, Breast Fibroma, Prostate Hyperplasia, Limbs, Trunk, Bone, Malignant soft tissue tumour, etc.