12. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

  1. Hashim U Ahmed MRCS, BM, BCh, BA(Hons)1,
  2. Manit Arya FRCS, FRCS(Urol)2,
  3. Peter Carroll MD, MPH3 and
  4. Mark Emberton FRCS (Urol), FRCS, MD, MBBS, BSc1,4
  1. Hashim U. Ahmed MRCS, BM, BCh, BA(Hons)1 and
  2. Mark Emberton FRCS (Urol), FRCS, MD, MBBS, BSc1,4

Published Online: 10 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346893.ch12

Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer

Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer

How to Cite

Ahmed, H. U. and Emberton, M. (2011) High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, in Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer (eds H. U. Ahmed, M. Arya, P. Carroll and M. Emberton), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346893.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University College London, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Urology, University College London, London, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Urology, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

  4. 4

    NIHR UCL/UCH Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, University College London, London, UK

  2. 4

    NIHR UCL/UCH Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196499

Online ISBN: 9781444346893

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Keywords:

  • high-intensity focused ultrasound;
  • HIFU;
  • Ablatherm;
  • Sonablate 500;
  • hemiablation;
  • focal ablation;
  • index lesion ablation;
  • cavitation;
  • coagulative necrosis

Summary

High-intensity focused ultrasound, as one of the novel ablative technologies, has pole position in focal therapy. Although it has been used for whole-gland ablation for 10–15 years, studies using this modality for focal therapy have only recently started to report, with encouraging early short-term outcomes. HIFU's almost noninvasive treatment, precision, repeatability, and controllability make it an attractive option for physicians wishing to conduct focal therapy.