Microbubble -Enhanced FUS for more Efficient Therapy for Uterine Fibroids

Project Name: Microbubble -Enhanced FUS for more Efficient Therapy for Uterine Fibroids
Status: Complete
Primary Site: University of Arizona
Sponsor Organization: Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Funded Date: Jul 10, 2009
Funding Period: Jul 10, 2009 - Jan 10, 2011
Funding Program: Research Award
Category: Pre-Clinical
Amount Awarded: $102,324.00


The goal of this research project will be to incorporate microbubbles intravascularly in conjunction with focused ultrasound (FUS) to decrease the time of FUS therapy of uterine fibroids. We believe that we can significantly reduce treatment times while also decreasing the mechanical energy required for tissue ablation. In addition, the use of microbubbles should provide for more precise tissue ablation of the fibroid such that viable tissue along the fibroid margins will be spared.

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