Focused Ultrasound Presence Grows at RSNA 2016


RSNA LogoInterest in research related to focused ultrasound continues to grow at the Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, with special sessions dedicated to the technology as well as 21 FUS-based abstracts, up from 18 last year.

A special session entitled “Emerging Technology: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound – Opportunities and Challenges” was featured at the meeting, which was held November 27 through December 2.

“The Radiology community is traditionally very open to innovation, and focused ultrasound is the most exciting innovation in our field at the moment,” said Alessandro Napoli, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology at Sapienza University of Rome, and one of the panelists. “The brain and musculoskeletal applications are garnering a lot of interest right now.”

Below is a complete list of the focused ultrasound presentations categorized by indication. To access the full text, go to the meeting website, enter the abstract number or key words in the text box located in the left-hand column, and then click on the title of the presentation.

Special Session

Emerging Technology: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound – Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator Alessandro Napoli, MD

From Technology to HIFU Clinic Pejman Ghanouni, MD, PhD
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound – Uterine Fibroid Young-Sun Kim, MD
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound – Bone Alessandro Napoli, MD
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound – Brain Elias R. Melhem, MD, PhD
Clinician Perspective in the Management of Prostate Cancer Mark Emberton

All-Day Sessions

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound in Clinical Applications
Zahra Izadifar | Paul S. Babyn, MD | Dean Chapman, PhD

Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Treatment for Pain Palliation in Bone Metastases
Cristina Marrocchio | Susan Dababou | Hans Peter Erasmus | Roberto Scipione | Alessandro Napoli, MD | Carlo Catalano, MD

Abstracts (21)

Brain (3)

Spiral-based 3D MR Thermometry for Brain Applications of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound in a Porcine Model
Matthew G. Geeslin, MD, MS | Sam Fielden | Xue Feng | Max Wintermark, MD | Jason Druzgal, MD, PhD | Craig Meyer

Selective Ablative Thalamotomy of Ventral Intermediate Nucleus using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) MRI-Guided in Patients With Essential Tremor
Esther de Luis, MD,PhD | Jose Angel Pineda | Raul Martinez | Jose M Millan | Marta del Alamo | Rafael Rodriguez-Rojas | Jose Obeso

Magnetic Resonance (MR) Fusion Imaging for Targeting in Transcranial MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound (TcMRgFUS) Thalamotomy in Patients with Essential Tremor
Hiroki Hori | Toshio Yamaguchi, MD, PhD | Keiichi Abe | Tomokatsu Hori | Yoshihiro Muragaki, MD,PhD | Takaomi Taira | Yoshiyuki Konishi, PhD | Kazuo Watanabe | Jinichi Sasanuma | Tsutomu Watanabe | Youko Murakami

Oncology (3)

Pain Management in Cancer Patient: Palliative Care using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound
Susan Dababou | Roberto Scipione | Hans Peter Erasmus | Cristina Marrocchio | Carlo Catalano, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD

High-intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for Palliative Treatment of Pancreatic Carcinoma
Holger M. Strunk, MD | Milka Marinova, MD | Maximilian Rauch | Martin Mucke | Jana Henseler | Henning Cuhls | Lukas Radbruch | Lian Zhang, MD | Hans H. Schild, MD

Therapeutic effect of Focused Ultrasound Combined with Chemo-agent for Pancreatic Cancer Xenograft Model
Eun-Joo Park, PhD | Yun Deok Ahn | Yuri Cheon | Jae Young Lee, MD

Bone Metastases (4)

Painful Bone Metastases Palliation through MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound: Clinical Response Evaluation
Fabrizio Boni | Cristina Marrocchio | Vincenzo Noce, MD | Fabrizio Andrani, | Carlo Catalano, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD

Magnetic Resonance Guided Pulsed High-intensity Focused Ultrasound Surgery for the Palliation of Pain Caused by Bone Metastases
Qingguo Wang, MD | Han Wang, MD, PhD | Jianjun Gu | Na Tang

Palliative Treatment of Painful Bone Metastases with MR Imaging-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery: A Two-centre Study
Alessandro Napoli, MD | Andrea Leonardi, | Fabrizio Andrani, | Vincenzo Noce, MD | Carlo Catalano, MD | Alberto Bazzocchi, MD
VI280-SD-TUA8 or VSIO31-05

Skeletal Metastases Treated by MR-guided Focused Ultrasound: Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) for Treatment Response Evaluation
Vincenzo Noce, MD | Carola Palla, MD | Susan Dababou | Cristina Marrocchio | Alessandro Napoli, MD | Carlo Catalano, MD

Bone (3)

The Effect of Sonication Duration on Ablation Size in MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Ablation of Bone
Matthew D. Bucknor, MD | Eugene Ozhinsky | Rutwik Shah | Roland Krug, PhD | Viola Rieke, PhD

Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for totally Non-Invasive Treatment of Non-vertebral Osteoid Osteoma: A Prospective Two-Center Study
Alessandro Napoli, MD | Fabrizio Boni | Carola Palla, MD | Roberto Scipione | Carlo Catalano, MD | Alberto Bazzocchi, MD

Non-Invasive Treatment for Osteoid Osteoma by MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Ablation: Clinical Outcomes in Five-year Experience
Carola Palla, MD | Fabrizio Andrani | Michele Anzidei, MD | Roberto Scipione | Carlo Catalano, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD

Prostate (2)

New Perspectives in Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for Localized Prostate Cancer
Vincenzo Noce, MD | Fabrizio Andrani, | Michele Anzidei, MD | Hans Peter Erasmus | Carlo Catalano, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD

Real Time Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Guided Focal Therapy of Locally Confined Low-Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Phase 1 Study
Sangeet Ghai, MD | Eugen Hlasny, PhD | Masoom A. Haider, MD | Stuart McCluskey | Walter Kucharczyk, MD | John Trachtenberg, MD

Uterine Fibroids/Women’s Health (6)

Predictive Value of Diffusion Weighted MR Imaging in Therapeutic Outcome of Uterine Fibroids Following High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
Kueian Chen | Chien-Min Han | Gigin Lin, MD | Yun-Chung Cheung, MD | Yu-Ting Huang | Koon-Kwan Ng

Portable Ultrasound-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound with 3D Electronic Steering and Targeting Forecast Function: Prospective Clinical Trial for Uterine Fibroids
Jae Young Lee, MD | Hyun Hoon Chung | Soo Yeon Kang | Dong Hyuk Park | Kook Jin Kang | Keonho Son | Joon Koo Han, MD

Fibroid Treated by MRgFUS: MR-Texture Parameters are Associated with Ablathermy Efficacy
Arnaud Hocquelet | Bauoduin d. Senneville | Nora Frulio | Cecile Salut | Mounir Bouzgarrou, MD | Herve Trillaud, MD

MRgFUS as Mininvasive Alternative Therapy in the Treatment of Submucosal Fibroids: Effectiveness and Safety
Fabiana Ferrari, MD | Fernando Smaldone, MD | Francesco Arrigoni | Anna Miccoli, MD | Eva Fascetti, MD | Carlo Masciocchi, MD

Uterine Fibroids treated with MR guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS): Clinical Outcome in Comparison to Current Therapeutic Strategies
Fabrizio Andrani, | Carola Palla, MD | Federica Ciolina, MD | Michele Anzidei, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD

The Predictive Value of Quantitative DCE Metrics for Immediate Therapeutic Response of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids
Chao Wei | Jiang Ning Dong