July 2015 Research Roundup


Recently published focused ultrasound (FUS) research includes a comprehensive review of its use in treating the brain, including central neuropathic pain, essential tremor, Parkinsonian tremor, brain tumors, and temporary disruption of the blood-brain barrier for targeted drug delivery. Physicians and scientists in Europe also published collaborative reviews on using FUS for breast cancer treatment and uterine fibroids. Additionally, ultrasound contrast agents may enhance the FUS treatment of uterine fibroids.

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Transcranial MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound: A Review of the Technologic and Neurologic Applications

Systematic Review of High-intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Using Microbubble Sonographic Contrast Agent to Enhance the Effect of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound for Fibroid Treatment – Results of the Second Radiological Gynecological Expert Meeting