Focused Ultrasound Surgery in Oncology: Overview and Principles.


Clare M Tempany, Nathan J McDannold, Kullervo Hynynen, and Ferenc A Jolesz. 2011. “Focused Ultrasound Surgery in Oncology: Overview and Principles.” Radiology, 259, 1, Pp. 39-56. Copy at


Focused ultrasound surgery (FUS) is a noninvasive image-guided therapy and an alternative to surgical interventions. It presents an opportunity to revolutionize cancer therapy and to affect or change drug delivery of therapeutic agents in new focally targeted ways. In this article the background, principles, technical devices, and clinical cancer applications of image-guided FUS are reviewed.

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