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  1. Content type: Research

    Magnetic resonance high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) treatment for uterine fibroids is rapidly gaining popularity as a treatment modality. This procedure is generally uncomfortable, painful, and requ...

    Authors: Hermanus H. B. Vaessen, F. M. Knuttel, J. M. M. van Breugel, M. E. Ikink, J. M. Dieleman, M. A. A. J. van den Bosch and J. T. A. Knape

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2017 5:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    One goal of therapeutic ultrasound is enabling heat generation in tissue. Ultrasound application protocols typically neglect these processes of absorption and backscatter/reflection at the skin/fat, fat/muscle...

    Authors: Thaís Pionório Omena, Aldo José Fontes-Pereira, Rejane Medeiros Costa, Ricardo Jorge Simões, Marco Antônio von Krüger and Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2017 5:3

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  3. Content type: Research

    Phase-change ultrasound contrast agents (PCCAs) offer a solution to the inherent limitations associated with using microbubbles for sonoporation; they are characterized by prolonged circulation lifetimes, and ...

    Authors: Samantha M. Fix, Anthony Novell, Yeoheung Yun, Paul A. Dayton and Christopher B. Arena

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2017 5:7

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  4. Content type: Research

    A novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-conditional coupling system was developed that accommodates a focused ultrasound (FUS) transducer. With this coupling system, the transducer can access targets from top...

    Authors: Marinos Yiannakou, George Menikou, Christos Yiallouras and Christakis Damianou

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2017 5:6

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  5. Content type: Research

    Non-invasive high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) can be used to treat a variety of disorders, including those in the brain. However, the differences in acoustic properties between the skull and the surrou...

    Authors: Scott Almquist, Dennis L. Parker and Douglas A. Christensen

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:30

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    A new transcranial focused ultrasound device has been developed that can induce hyperthermia in a large tissue volume. The purpose of this work is to investigate theoretically how glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)...

    Authors: Giovanni Borasi, Alan Nahum, Margarethus M. Paulides, Gibin Powathil, Giorgio Russo, Laura Fariselli, Debora Lamia, Roberta Cirincione, Giusi Irma Forte, Cristian Borrazzo, Barbara Caccia, Elisabetta di Castro, Silvia Pozzi and Maria Carla Gilardi

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:32

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  7. Content type: Research

    Ultrasound therapies are promising, non-invasive applications with potential to significantly improve, e.g. cancer therapies like viro- or immunotherapy or surgical applications. However, a crucial step toward...

    Authors: Tina A. Fuhrmann, Olga Georg, Julian Haller, Klaus-V. Jenderka and Volker Wilkens

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:28

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  8. Content type: Meeting abstracts

    Authors: Menashe Zaaroor, Alon Sinai, Dorit Goldsher, Ayelet Eran, Maria Nassar, Ilana Schlesinger, Jonathon Parker, Vinod Ravikumar, Pejman Ghanouni, Sherman Stein, Casey Halpern, Vibhor Krishna, Amelia Hargrove, Punit Agrawal, Barbara Changizi, Eric Bourekas…

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4(Suppl 1):31

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 4 Supplement 1

  9. Content type: Research

    Current clinical protocols for MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) treatment of osseous lesions, including painful bone metastases and osteoid osteomas, rely on measurement of the temperature change in adjac...

    Authors: Eugene Ozhinsky, Misung Han, Matthew Bucknor, Roland Krug and Viola Rieke

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:26

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  10. Content type: Research

    Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in women, and surgical intervention is still the main fibroid treatment. Patient demands have encouraged development of less-invasive methods such as high-inte...

    Authors: Rui Chen, Bilgin Keserci, Hui Bi, Xiaobing Han, Xiaoying Wang, Wenpei Bai, Yueling Wang, Xuedong Yang, Jian Yang, Juan Wei, Minna Seppälä, Antti Viitala and Qinping Liao

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:27

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  11. Content type: Research

    Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has presented good results in the healing of chronic wounds. The objective of this study was to compare the effect of LIPUS on the viability of transverse rectus abdomin...

    Authors: Fernanda Luiza de Almeida Albuquerque, Lais Mara Siqueira das Neves and Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:25

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  12. Content type: Research

    Low-intensity physiotherapeutic ultrasound has been used in physical therapy clinics; however, there remain some scientific issues regarding the bone-healing process. The objective of this study was to investi...

    Authors: Aldo José Fontes-Pereira, Marcio Amorim, Fernanda Catelani, Daniel Patterson Matusin, Paulo Rosa, Douglas Magno Guimarães, Marco Antônio von Krüger and Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:24

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  13. Content type: Research

    A major challenge in using magnetic resonance temperature imaging (MRTI) to monitor focused ultrasound (FUS) applications is achieving high spatio-temporal resolution over a large field of view (FOV). This is ...

    Authors: Henrik Odéen, Scott Almquist, Joshua de Bever, Douglas A. Christensen and Dennis L. Parker

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:23

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  14. Content type: Research

    MR-guided focused ultrasound or high-intensity focused ultrasound (MRgFUS/MRgHIFU) is a non-invasive therapeutic modality with many potential applications in areas such as cancer therapy, drug delivery, and bl...

    Authors: Megan E. Poorman, Vandiver L. Chaplin, Ken Wilkens, Mary D. Dockery, Todd D. Giorgio, William A. Grissom and Charles F. Caskey

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:22

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:29

  15. Content type: Research

    Skin function is dependent on its biomechanical characteristics, resistance, malleability, and elasticity. Therapeutic ultrasound may increase cutaneous malleability thus and optimize the rehabilitation proces...

    Authors: Lígia Brancalion Catapani, Adriana da Costa Gonçalves, Nathalia Morano Candeloro, Lídia Aparecida Rossi and Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:21

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  16. Content type: Case study

    Abdominal scars pose a challenge in magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) therapies, limiting patient selection and increasing the risk of skin burns. Especially, scars arising ...

    Authors: Ying Zhu, Bilgin Keserci, Antti Viitala, Juan Wei, Xuedong Yang and Xiaoying Wang

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:20

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  17. Content type: Research

    Previous studies demonstrated both pre-clinically and clinically the feasibility of magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) ablations in the liver. To overcome the associated prob...

    Authors: Johanna M. M. van Breugel, Joost W. Wijlemans, Hermanus H. B. Vaessen, Martijn de Greef, Chrit T. W. Moonen, Maurice A. A. J. van den Bosch and Mario G. Ries

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:19

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  18. Content type: Review

    Diagnostic ultrasound (DUS) pressures have the ability to induce inertial cavitation (IC) of systemically administered microbubbles; this bioeffect has many diagnostic and therapeutic implications in cardiovas...

    Authors: Thomas R. Porter, Songita A. Choudhury and Feng Xie

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:18

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  19. Content type: Review

    Recent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) in the treatment of osteoid osteoma (OO), a painful, benign bone tumor. As MRgFUS is a noninvasive an...

    Authors: Michael J. Temple, Adam C. Waspe, Joao G. Amaral, Alessandro Napoli, Suzanne LeBlang, Pejman Ghanouni, Matthew D. Bucknor, Fiona Campbell and James M. Drake

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:16

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  20. Content type: Review

    We present here biophysical models to gain deeper insights into how an acoustic stimulus might influence or modulate neuronal activity. There is clear evidence that neural activity is not only associated with ...

    Authors: Elisabetta Sassaroli and Natalia Vykhodtseva

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:17

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  21. Content type: Research

    A noninvasive technique to monitor thermal lesion formation is necessary to ensure the accuracy and safety of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment. The purpose of this study is to ultrasonically ...

    Authors: Shin Yoshizawa, Keiko Matsuura, Ryo Takagi, Mariko Yamamoto and Shin-ichiro Umemura

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:15

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  22. Content type: Research

    MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) might be a very safe and effective minimally invasive technique to treat facet joint pain caused by arthritis and other degenerative changes. However, there are still safe...

    Authors: Roland Krug, Loi Do, Viola Rieke, Mark W. Wilson and Maythem Saeed

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:14

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  23. Content type: Research

    Bioheat models have been proposed to predict heat distribution in multilayered biological tissues after therapeutic ultrasound (TUS) stimulation. However, evidence on its therapeutic benefit is still controver...

    Authors: Gabriella Sellani, Dalila Fernandes, Abigail Nahari, Melissa Fabrício de Oliveira, Christiana Valois, Wagner C. A. Pereira and Christiano B. Machado

    Citation: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound 2016 4:13

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