• Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine published a comprehensive review of using focused ultrasound to treat cancer.
  • Histotripsy, thermal ablation, and the technology’s developing potential for immune system modulation are described.
  • The article includes preclinical and clinical case studies.

Key Points

  • Researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine published a comprehensive review of using focused ultrasound to treat cancer.
  • Histotripsy, thermal ablation, and the technology’s developing potential for immune system modulation are described.
  • The article includes veterinary preclinical and clinical case studies.

VA MD logo vertical color screenFocused Ultrasound Tumour Ablation in Small Animal Oncology

Eli Vlaisavljevich, PhD, Joanne Tuohy, DVM, PhD, and the team at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine have written a comprehensive review of current options for using focused ultrasound to treat cancer. Histotripsy and thermal ablation are both described, including their basic principles, mechanisms of action, and current clinical applications in the veterinary field. With its series of case studies, the article brings practicing veterinarians up to date on these novel, noninvasive, an precise approaches for tumor ablation. It also describes the technology’s developing potential for immune system modulation.

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