HIFU guided by US offers real-time visualisation of the treated for the treatment of benign breast lesions and not breast cancer.
Current treatment options for breast cancer include combinations of surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or targeted drug.
Ten patients with early-stage breast cancer with a maximum diameter of 3 cm will undergo MR-HIFU ablation, followed by MRI and surgical resection to evaluate.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. A strong treatment candidate is high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), a non-invasive.
HIFU has been used previously for breast cancer treatment, but its success rate varies widely, from 20 to 100%, depending upon factors.