For the first time in its ten-year history, the International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound will feature special sessions devoted to the latest developments in MR-guided focused ultrasound. The roster of speakers and poster presenters includes researchers from leading institutions around the world, making ISTU 2010 a meeting that will have a powerful impact on the emerging field of MR-guided focused ultrasound.

Below is a preliminary list of MR-guided FUS presenters. The complete ISTU 2010 scientific program can be found at: http://www.fel.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/istu/Detail%20of%20program.pdf

MR-HIFU LECTURES


Plenary lecture 2 - Thursday June, 10 (10:30-12:00)

Hidemi Furusawa, Breastopia Namba Hospital
MRgFUS for early breast cancer: efficacy and safety in excisionless study

MR-HIFU session - Thursday June, 10 (13:00-15:00)
Hadjisavvas Venediktos, City University London
Application of MR-guided focused pulsed ultrasound for destroying clots in vitro using thrombolytic drugs

Andrew Holbrook, Stanford University
Integrating MRI and HIFU control: towards real time treatment of the liver

Vincent Auboiroux, Image Guided Therapy, Inserm U556
New MR-compliant phased array HIFU transducer with improved electronic steering

William N'djin, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
3D conformal MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy: results of gel phantom experiments

Charles Mougenot, Philips Healthcare
MR-HIFU enhanced volumetric ablations

Salomir Rares, Geneva University Hospital
Sharp ablative lesions in sheep’s renal cortex using respiratory gated MRgHIFU

Dervishi Elvis, Inserm UMRS 975, CNRS 7225
Transcranial HIFU therapy guided by MRI in a rat brain tumor model: a feasibility study

Marsac Laurent, Supersonic Imagine
Validation of high frequency MR-guided ultrasonic brain therapy: preliminary experiments on fresh cadavers

Rachel Bitton, Stanford University
The effects of local calcifications in swine brain during MR-guided HIFU

MR-HIFU Dose/US-Thermograph/Elast-Acoustic properties session - Thursday June, 10 (16:10-18:34)
Keynote Presenter: Elisa Konofagou, Columbia University

Elena Kaye, Stanford University
MRI tools for focal spot visualization during FUS breast treatment

Aki Pulkkinen, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Skull-base heating in transcranial focused ultrasound hyperthermia: measurements and simulations

Laurent Marsac, SuperSonic Imagine
Adaptive focusing of HIFU beams using MR imaging of the ultrasonic radiation force in clinical MR-environment

Rares Salomir, University of Geneva
Simultaneous fast MR-ARFI and MR-temperature monitoring for safe adjustment of the HIFU beam focusing

Elena Kaye, Stanford University
Adaptive focusing for transcranial MRgFUS using partitioning phase control algorithm
Arnal Bastien, Institut Langevin
Combined real time Ultrasound-thermometry and Elastography imaging during HIFU therapy

Mickael Tanter, Inserm, Institut Langevin
Experimental reverse migration of shear waves for elasticity monitoring of HIFU treatments

Ebbini Emad, University of Minnesota
Realtime control of multiple-focus HIFU patterns based on noninvasive ultrasound thermography

Emilie Sapin-de Brosses,Langevin Institute, CNRS UMR 7587, INSERM U979, ESPCI ParisTech
Temperature dependence of the shear modulus of ex vivo and in vivo soft tissues assessed by ultrasound

Choi Min Joo, School of Medicine, Jeju National University
Acoustic properties of tissue with temperature and their influence on thermal lesions by HIFU

MR HIFU Clinical session - Saturday, June 12 (11:00-12:24)
Keynote Speakers:
Bauer Yair, InSightec - ExAblate2000 - Current Status and Research Application
Dr. Sham Sokka, Philips Healthcare

Martin-Fiori Ernst, University Children's Hospital
Transcranial MR-guided HIFU for noninvasive functional neurosurgery

Young-sun Kim, Samsung Medical Center
MR-HIFU for symptomatic uterine fibroids using volumetric ablation with binary feedback control: analysis of initial clinical experiences focused on procedure time

Marianne Voogt, University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Radiology
Diffusion weighted MR imaging to evaluate treatment results after volumetric MR-guided HIFU ablation of uterine fibroids: influence of different b-values

Rajiv Chopra, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Initial human evaluation of MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer

Motohiro Kawasaki, Kochi Medical School
Efficacy of MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery for the pain palliation of bone metastases

MR-HIFU POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Andrew Holbrook, Stanford University
Real time MR-Guided prostate ablation with transurethral multisectored ultrasound applicators and multislice treatment planning and control

Rachel Bitton, Stanford University
MR-guided HIFU in cadaver breasts for pre-operative tumor localization of non-palpable breast tumors

Mathieu Burtnyk, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
3-D MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound prostate therapy: experimental validation of numerical simulations

Rajiv Chopra
Investigations into thermally mediated drug delivery using a preclinical system for MRI-guided focused ultrasound

Byoung Wook Bang, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Inha University School of Medicine
The preliminary results of HIFU in patients with pancreatic cancer

Nicos Mylonas, City University London

  1. Evaluation of an MRI guided planar rectangular high intensity focused ultrasound transducer for thermal ablation of cardiac tissue
  2. MR-guided focused ultrasound robot for performing experiments on large animals
  3. An MR compatible positioning device for treating brain cancer and stroke using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) under MRI guidance.

Bilgen Keserci, Philips Healthcare and Samsung Medical Center
Preliminary results of volumetric HIFU feedback ablation of uterine leiomyomas under multiplane MRI guidance: thermometry analysis

Hwang San-Chao, Division of Medical Engineering Research, National Health Research Institutes
Tissue necrosis monitoring for HIFU ablation with T1 contrast MRI imaging

Salomir Rares, Inserm U 556
Evaluation of a phased-array MRgHIFU device using dual-mode displacement of the focus
Title: Evaluation of a phased-array MRgHIFU device using dual-mode displacement of the focus

William N’djin, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy of the prostate gland: simulations under clinical conditions

Kaoru Funaki, Shinsuma General Hospital

Symptoms improvement of uterine myomas after MRgFUS: 4 years follow up

For the first time in its ten-year history, the International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound will feature special sessions devoted to the la developments in MR-guided focused ultrasound. The roster of speakers and poster presenters includes researchers from leading institutions around the world, making ISTU 2010 a meeting that will have a powerful impact on the emerging field of MR-guided focused ultrasound.

Below is a preliminary list of MR-guided FUS presenters. The complete ISTU 2010 scientific program can be found at: http://www.fel.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/istu/Detail%20of%20program.pdf

MR-HIFU LECTURES

Plenary lecture 2 - Thursday June, 10 (10:30-12:00)
Hidemi Furusawa, Breastopia Namba Hospital
MRgFUS for early breast cancer: efficacy and safety in excisionless study

MR-HIFU session - Thursday June, 10 (13:00-15:00)
Hadjisavvas Venediktos, City University London
Application of MR-guided focused pulsed ultrasound for destroying clots in vitro using thrombolytic drugs

Andrew Holbrook, Stanford University
Integrating MRI and HIFU control: towards real time treatment of the liver

Vincent Auboiroux, Image Guided Therapy, Inserm U556
New MR-compliant phased array HIFU transducer with improved electronic steering

William N'djin, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
3D conformal MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy: results of gel phantom experiments

Charles Mougenot, Philips Healthcare
MR-HIFU enhanced volumetric ablations

Salomir Rares, Geneva University Hospital
Sharp ablative lesions in sheep’s renal cortex using respiratory gated MRgHIFU

Dervishi Elvis, Inserm UMRS 975, CNRS 7225
Transcranial HIFU therapy guided by MRI in a rat brain tumor model: a feasibility study

Marsac Laurent, Supersonic Imagine
Validation of high frequency MR-guided ultrasonic brain therapy: preliminary experiments on fresh cadavers

Rachel Bitton, Stanford University
The effects of local calcifications in swine brain during MR-guided HIFU

MR-HIFU Dose/US-Thermograph/Elast-Acoustic properties session - Thursday June, 10 (16:10-18:34)
Keynote Presenter: Elisa Konofagou, Columbia University

Elena Kaye, Stanford University
MRI tools for focal spot visualization during FUS breast treatment

Aki Pulkkinen, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Skull-base heating in transcranial focused ultrasound hyperthermia: measurements and simulations

Laurent Marsac, SuperSonic Imagine
Adaptive focusing of HIFU beams using MR imaging of the ultrasonic radiation force in clinical MR-environment

Rares Salomir, University of Geneva
Simultaneous fast MR-ARFI and MR-temperature monitoring for safe adjustment of the HIFU beam focusing

Elena Kaye, Stanford University
Adaptive focusing for transcranial MRgFUS using partitioning phase control algorithm
Arnal Bastien, Institut Langevin
Combined real time Ultrasound-thermometry and Elastography imaging during HIFU therapy

Mickael Tanter, Inserm, Institut Langevin
Experimental reverse migration of shear waves for elasticity monitoring of HIFU treatments

Ebbini Emad, University of Minnesota
Realtime control of multiple-focus HIFU patterns based on noninvasive ultrasound thermography

Emilie Sapin-de Brosses,Langevin Institute, CNRS UMR 7587, INSERM U979, ESPCI ParisTech
Temperature dependence of the shear modulus of ex vivo and in vivo soft tissues assessed by ultrasound

Choi Min Joo, School of Medicine, Jeju National University
Acoustic properties of tissue with temperature and their influence on thermal lesions by HIFU

MR HIFU Clinical session - Saturday, June 12 (11:00-12:24)
Keynote Speakers:
Bauer Yair, InSightec - ExAblate2000 - Current Status and Research Application
Dr. Sham Sokka, Philips Healthcare

Martin-Fiori Ernst, University Children's Hospital
Transcranial MR-guided HIFU for noninvasive functional neurosurgery

Young-sun Kim, Samsung Medical Center
MR-HIFU for symptomatic uterine fibroids using volumetric ablation with binary feedback control: analysis of initial clinical experiences focused on procedure time

Marianne Voogt, University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Radiology
Diffusion weighted MR imaging to evaluate treatment results after volumetric MR-guided HIFU ablation of uterine fibroids: influence of different b-values

Rajiv Chopra, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Initial human evaluation of MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy for the treatment of localized prostate cancer

Motohiro Kawasaki, Kochi Medical School
Efficacy of MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery for the pain palliation of bone metastases

MR-HIFU POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Andrew Holbrook, Stanford University
Real time MR-Guided prostate ablation with transurethral multisectored ultrasound applicators and multislice treatment planning and control

Rachel Bitton, Stanford University
MR-guided HIFU in cadaver breasts for pre-operative tumor localization of non-palpable breast tumors

Mathieu Burtnyk, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
3-D MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound prostate therapy: experimental validation of numerical simulations

Rajiv Chopra
Investigations into thermally mediated drug delivery using a preclinical system for MRI-guided focused ultrasound

Byoung Wook Bang, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Inha University School of Medicine
The preliminary results of HIFU in patients with pancreatic cancer

Nicos Mylonas, City University London

  1. Evaluation of an MRI guided planar rectangular high intensity focused ultrasound transducer for thermal ablation of cardiac tissue
  2. MR-guided focused ultrasound robot for performing experiments on large animals
  3. An MR compatible positioning device for treating brain cancer and stroke using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) under MRI guidance.

Bilgen Keserci, Philips Healthcare and Samsung Medical Center
Preliminary results of volumetric HIFU feedback ablation of uterine leiomyomas under multiplane MRI guidance: thermometry analysis

Hwang San-Chao, Division of Medical Engineering Research, National Health Research Institutes
Tissue necrosis monitoring for HIFU ablation with T1 contrast MRI imaging

Salomir Rares, Inserm U 556
Evaluation of a phased-array MRgHIFU device using dual-mode displacement of the focus
Title: Evaluation of a phased-array MRgHIFU device using dual-mode displacement of the focus

William N’djin, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy of the prostate gland: simulations under clinical conditions

Kaoru Funaki, Shinsuma General Hospital

Symptoms improvement of uterine myomas after MRgFUS: 4 years follow up

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