Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014 10-16 May 2014 Milan, Italy

MR-Guided HIFU
ORGANIZERS: Kagayki Kuroda, Ph.D. & Viola Rieke, Ph.D.
Monday, 12 May 2014
Covering physics, engineering and clinical applications of therapeutic ultrasound and MR guidance of it. Physical properties of ultrasound like nonlinearity and cavitation threshold, strategies for frequency and power optimization, as well as key techniques for MR thermometry will be emphasized. New clinical applications for neuro, liver, breast and bone will be introduced.
Interventional radiologists and MR physicists, who want to learn the physical basis and latest technologies of MR-Guided HIFU for high clinical impact.

As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand basic physics and engineering outview of the therapeutic ultrasound for improving therapeutic effectiveness and to maintain patient's safety;
  • Understand and factor in background, principle, and needs of MR thermometry to improve accuracy and to extend applicability, especially for moving organs and for tissues with low water content;
  • Identify current and/or potential applications of HIFU for better clinical outcome; and
  • Differentiate precisely the advantage and disadvantage of MR guidance versus ultrasound guidance for better selection of the devices in terms of performance and cost.


Moderators: Kagayki Kuroda, Ph.D. & Viola Rieke, Ph.D.

10:45 Physics of Therapeutic Ultrasound Paul Prentice, Ph.D.
11:09 Therapeutic Ultrasound Devices L. Wilbert Bartels, Ph.D.
11:33 Advantage/ Disadvantage of MR Guidance Kullervo Hynynen, Ph.D.
11:57 MR Thermometry in Depth Chrit T. Moonen, Ph.D.
12:21 MR Guided Focused Ultrasound: New Clinical Applications Clare Tempany-Afdhal, M.D.
12:45     Adjournment