Meeting Report: RSNA 2018


Radiologists from around the world gathered in Chicago November 25-30, 2018, for the 104th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The program featured 14 focused ultrasound abstracts, which covered bone, cancer, women’s health, and prostate applications. Several young investigators from Alessandro Napoli’s group also earned student travel stipends based on the merit of their abstract submissions.

RSNA 2018“I presented a study comparing cost-effectiveness of focused ultrasound with pain medication for the palliative treatment of painful bone metastases,” said Matthew Bucknor, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology at University of California San Francisco. “There were other exciting comparative studies for focused ultrasound (see the Bone and Cancer sections), and these studies are important for gaining adoption of new treatment methods.”

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 in the text box located in the left-hand column, and then click on the title of the presentation.


SSJ26-02 Treatment of Osteoid Osteomas with Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound: Evaluation of the Prognostic Value of Post-Treatment Perfusion Differences for Pain Reduction and Bone Remodeling
Hans Peter Erasmus, | Alessandro Napoli, MD | Cristina Marrocchio | Susan Dababou | Roberto Scipione, MD | Andrea Leonardi, MD | Carlo Catalano, MD

SSJ26-04 A Matched Case-Control Study of MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) versus CT-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for the Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Osteoid Osteoma
Roberto Scipione, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD | Andrea Leonardi, MD | Fabrizio Andrani, MD | Hans Peter Erasmus, | Cristina Marrocchio | Francesco Arrigoni | Alberto Bazzocchi, MD | Carlo Catalano, MD

SSK20-09 MRI-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound in the Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma: Long-Term Outcomes
Fabrizio Andrani, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD | Roberto Scipione, MD | Carola Palla, MD | Hans Peter Erasmus, | Carlo Catalano, MD | Andrea Leonardi, MD


HP206-SD-MOA1 Comparison of Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound with Pain Medication for Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases
Matthew D. Bucknor, MD | Frandics P. Chan, MD, PhD | Jessica Matuoka | James Kahn

MSAS21C Evolving Imaging Methods for the Cancer Patient – Part 1 (Sponsored by the Associated Sciences Consortium) (Interactive Session): Introduction to MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
Sharjeel Sabir, MD

SSJ08-03 Multi-Parametric MRI to Assess Focused-Ultrasound Therapy of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Stella Whang, BS | Ezekiel Maloney, MD | Ravneet Vohra, PhD | Yak-Nam Wang, PhD | Tatiana Khokhlova, PhD | Kayla Gravelle, BS | Helena Son, BS | Joshua Park, BS | Joo Ha Hwang, MD, PhD | Donghoon Lee, PhD

SSK20-02 MR-Guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) For the Treatment of Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer Bone Metastasis: Can Sound Waves Downstage Cancer Spread?
Andrea Leonardi, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD | Fabrizio Andrani, MD | Roberto Scipione, MD | Hans Peter Erasmus, | Carlo Catalano, MD | Carola Palla, MD

VSIO51-03 Cancer-Induced Bone Pain Palliation: A Multicenter, Phase III, Randomized, Case-Control Trial of MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) versus External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT) for the Evaluation of Patients with Painful Metastatic Bone Disease
Alessandro Napoli, MD | Roberto Scipione, MD | Andrea Leonardi, MD | Fabrizio Andrani, MD | Alberto Bazzocchi, MD | Hans Peter Erasmus, | Michele Anzidei, MD | Carlo Catalano, MD

Women’s Health

BR151-ED-X Treatment of Breast Fibroadenoma with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
Alana A. Lewin, MD | Kathie-Ann Joseph | Jocelyn Acosta | Chloe M. Chhor, MD

RC814-08 High-intensity Focused Ultrasound in the Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
Maureen P. Kohi, MD

RC814-10 Efficacy of MR guided focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) In Adenomyosis: A Study of 113 Symptomatic Adenomyosis in 92 Indian Patients
Ritu M. Kakkar, MBBS, DMRD | Shrinivas B. Desai, MD

RC814-11 Efficacy of MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery in Treatment of Uterine Fibroids: A Study of 1214 Fibroids-Indian Experience
Ritu M. Kakkar, MBBS, DMRD | Shrinivas B. Desai, MD


SSC15-01 MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Management of Organ-Confined Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Evaluation of Safety and Effectiveness
Andrea Leonardi, MD | Alessandro Napoli, MD | Roberto Scipione, MD | Fabrizio Andrani, MD | Cristina Marrocchio | Carlo Catalano, MD | Hans Peter Erasmus

SSC15-02 Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Focal Treatment of Localized Prostate Cancer: Initial Experience and Follow Up from a Multi-Center Trial
Clare M. Tempany-Afdhal, MD | Pejman Ghanouni, MD, PhD | Behfar Ehdaie | Jeffrey Y. Wong, MD | Marc H. Schiffman, MD | Nathan J. McDannold, PhD | Tim McClure | Lance A. Mynderse, MD | David A. Woodrum, MD,PhD | Geoffrey Sonn, MD | Timothy N. Showalter, MD