Focused Ultrasound at RSNA 2014


RSNAThe Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) again featured significant focused ultrasound research at its 2014 annual meeting. A total of 18 abstracts covered a range of different diseases, including musculoskeletal tumors, neurological and oncological applications, bone metastases, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and uterine fibroids. In addition to the papers and posters, one entire session was dedicated to focused ultrasound, and the technology was also included in the “Hot Topics” session.

Below is a complete list of the focused ultrasound presentations categorized by indication. To access the full text, go to the RSNA 2014 website, enter the abstract number or key words in the text box located in the left-hand column, and then click on the pdf image found on the abstract’s pop-up box.

Hot Topics: Advances in Musculoskeletal Tumor Ablation
MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Painful Bone Metastases by David C. Gianfelice MD SPSH30C

Neurologic Applications of MR-guided HIFU by Max Wintermark RC617B

Genitourinary Keynote Speaker: Oncologic Applications of HIFU in 2014-Current State-of-the Art and Future Directions by Aradhana M. Venkatesan SSQ10-09

Bone Metastases
Hot Topics: MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Painful Bone Metastases by David C. Gianfelice SPSH30C

Palliative Treatment of Painful Bone Metastases with MR Imaging-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery: A Two-centre Study by Alessandro Napoli et al. SSK15-05

MRI, CT, Na18F-PET, and Histopathological Monitoring of Bone Remodeling Following MR-guided High-intensity Focused Ultrasound by Matthew D. Bucknor et al. SSK15-06

Palliation of Painful Metastases to Bone by Pejman Ghanouni MD, PhD RC617D

Pain Palliation of Bone Metastases and Local Tumor Control with Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) Treatment by Brachetti Giulia et al. VSIO51-11

MRI-Guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation for Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer by Maya B. Mueller-Wolf et al. SSQ10-02

Non-invasive Focal Therapy of Organ Confined Prostate Cancer: Phase I Study Using Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound Technology and Excision Pathology for Efficacy Assessment by Pier Luigi Di Paolo et al. SSQ10-03

Interventional Radiology in Uterine Fibroid Treatment: Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) and Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)-Main Differences, Advantages, and Therapeutic Response by Fabiana Ferrari et al. VIS224

MRI Predictors for High Success Rates of MRgFUS for Uterine Fibroids by Irene Mindjuk and Matthias Matzko SSE10-02

Treatment of Fibroids with MR-guided HIFU by Matthias Matzko RC617C

Retrospective Study of Uterine Fibroid Treatment Using MRgFUS: Correlations between Age, Recurrence Rate and Clinical Outcomes by Fabiana Ferrari et al. SSQ10-08

Efficacy of MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery in Treating Adenomyosis: Study of 19 Indian Patients by Sameer S. Soneji et al. VIS262

Novel Organ Preserving Treatment Option-MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) in Adenomyosis: Initial Forebode Results by Bhawna Dev MD and Sameera Gaddam MBBS GUS146

Screening MRI for Uterine Fibroids, Treatment Selection: MR-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS), Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) and Surgery. A per Group Analysis of Outcomes by Federica Ciolina et al. VIS269

Screening MRI-based Prediction Model for Therapeutic Response of MR-HIFU Ablation of Uterine Fibroids by Young-Sun Kim et al. SST15-06

Body Applications of MR-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound by Wladyslaw M. Gedroyc RC617A