High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy

What is High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy?

High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy meaning A procedure in which high-energy sound waves are aimed directly at an area of abnormal cells or tissue in the body. The waves create heat that kills the cells. High-intensity focused ultrasound is being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer and some other types of cancer and other diseases.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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