June 2015 Research Roundup


Could a uterine fibroid numerical rating scale assist physicians with focused ultrasound patient selection? Is CT always needed when using focused ultrasound to treat the brain? Read these papers, along with two that review focused ultrasound treatment for glaucoma.

Research RoundupUterine Fibroids
Dr. Hyun Park and colleagues in Korea and at INSIGHTEC propose a numerical approach for uterine fibroid patient selection in Scaled signal intensity of uterine fibroids based on T2-weighted MR images: a potential ive method to determine the suitability for magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery of uterine fibroids.

UVA and Foundation scientists suggest replacing CT with MRI for skull aberration correction when treating the brain with focused ultrasound in Ultrashort echo-time MRI versus CT for skull aberration correction in MR-guided transcranial focused ultrasound: In vitro comparison on human calvaria.

One-year clinical results of using focused ultrasound to treat glaucoma in Israel are presented in High-intensity focused ultrasound treatment in refractory glaucoma patients: results at 1 year of prospective clinical study, and a review of 28 glaucoma patients with focused ultrasound in France can be found in Treatment of refractory open-angle glaucoma using ultrasonic circular cyclocoagulation: a prospective case series.