High-intensity focused ultrasound

 

High-intensity focused ultrasound is a non-invasive therapeutic technique that uses non-ionizing ultrasonic waves to heat or ablate tissue. HIFU can be used to increase the flow of blood or lymph, or to destroy tissue, such as tumors, via thermal and mechanical mechanisms. HIFU has been subject to much research and development, It's being use to treat prostate cancer and leaking bladder The premise of HIFU is that it is a non-invasive relatively low cost therapy that can at minimum outperform the current standard of care (surgery)

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