Focused Ultrasound Featured at RSNA 2013


Focused ultrasound research presentations made an impressive showing at this year’s RSNA annual meeting. A remarkable 27 sessions featured research on focused ultrasound ablation and/or drug delivery to treat many different diseases, including breast cancer, bone metastases, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma, uterine fibroids, and osteoid osteoma.

In addition to being highlighted at a press conference, research was presented in the poster sessions, oral presentations, and one controversy session. The number of presentations this year was nearly twice as many as were presented last year. 

Below is a complete list of the focused ultrasound presentations categorized by indication.

To access the full text, go to the RSNA 2013 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.

3T MR Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Non-invasive Breast Cancer Treatment: A Reliable Therapeutic Strategy by A Napoli (LL-BRE2503)

Primary Pain Palliation and Local Tumor Control in Bone Metastases Treated with MR Guided Focused Ultrasound by B Cavallo Marincola (LL-MKS-MO7B)

Prostate Treated for Prostatic Carcinoma: Magnetic Resonance (MR) Recurrence Patterns by G Cardone et al. (LL-URE2328)

Rising Serum PSA in Patients with Treated Prostate Cancer: Role of MRI in Detecting the Cancer by A Oto et al. (LL-URE2342)

Minimally Invasive Imaging Guided Procedures for Pain Control or Relief in Oncological Patients: What Can We Do? by M Moura (LL-VIE-WE7B)

Palliation of Painful Metastases to Bone by P Ghanouni (RC317A)

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for Treatment of Painful Bone Metastases: Can ADC Be Used to Predict Clinical Outcome? by F Boni (SSC10-04)

Quantitative Evaluation of Acute Tumor Response Following Focused Ultrasound and Microbubble Treatment Using Dynamic Contrast Enhanced-computed Tomography by H Ahmed et al. (SSJ20-02)

Clinical Experience in Noninvasive Treatment of Focal Breast Cancer with Magnetic Resonance Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) by L Di Mare (SSK02-08)

Thermal versus Mechanical Disruption of Mice Melanoma due to MR Guided HIFU, a Feasibility Study by M Hoogenboom et al. SST16-06

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation of Pancreatic Cancer: A Totally Non-invasive Treatment for Pain Palliation and Tumor Control of Locally Advanced Lesions (Stage III) by F Zaccagna (SST16-07)

The Synergy of High-intensity Focused Ultrasound and Low-dose Generic Chemotherapeutic Virtually Eliminates Multi-drug Resistant Solid Tumor Cells by H Vo et al. (SST16-08)

MRgFUS for Palliation of Painful Metastatic Disease by M Hurwitz (VSIO51-13)

Uterine Fibroids/Uterine Adenomyosis
MRgFUS as an Alternative Method to Hysterectomy in Uterine Adenomyosis: Clinical Results and Technical Approach by F Ferrari (LL-GUS-MO4A)

Fibroid Therapy: UAE vs Focused Ultrasound by Funaki, Spies, and Matsumoto (SPSC30–Controversy Session)

Long-term Results after Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) Treatment of Patients with Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids by J Kamp (SSE11-03)

MRgFUS as an Alternative Method to Hysterectomy in Uterine Adenomyosis: Clinical Results and Technical Approach by F Ferrari (SSE11-05)

Preliminary Study on the Safety and Efficacy of Ultrasound Guided High-intensity Focused Ultrasound (USgHIFU) Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids Using High Sonication Energy Protocol by HYJ Leung et al. (SSK23-05)

Non-invasive In Vivo Estimation of Uterine Fibroid Thermal Conductivity in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU) Therapy by J Zhang et al. (SSK23-06)

MRgFUS Treatment of Uterine Fibroids: Evaluation of Fibroid Volume, Perfused Volume (PV) and Clinical Scores Modifications at 6-month and 12-month Follow Up by M Vaiani (SSK23-07)

Radiofrequency Thermoablation versus Magnetic Resonance Guided Focalized Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) in the Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma: Experience on 27 Consecutive Cases by F Arrigoni (SSC10-03)

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Ablation for Nonspinal Osteoid Osteoma Treatment: A Prospective Multi-centric Cohort Study by D Geiger (SSC10-05)

Drug Delivery
Sonographically-guided Drug Therapy by A Klibanov (RC717C)

MR-guided High Intensity Frequency Ultrasound by J Elias (RC317C)

General and Technical Considerations
Technical Considerations
when Performing MR-Guided High Intensity Frequency Ultrasound by K Butts Pauly (RC317B)

Body Applications of MR-Guided High Intensity Frequency Ultrasound by W Gedroyc (RC317D)

When Should I Be Using that Specialized Device: HIFU by D Gianfelice (VSIO41-18)