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MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery by Ferenc A. Jolesz, Kullervo H. Hynynen

By Ferenc A. Jolesz, Kullervo H. Hynynen

The one to be had advisor to explain the basic ideas of this new know-how and current quite a few present and destiny scientific purposes, this resource is helping surgeons and experts review, research, and make the most of MRI-guided concentrated ultrasound surgical procedure within the remedy of melanoma sufferers, the administration of uterine fibroids, and for the noninvasive thermal coagulation of tumors.

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As higher temperatures are reached, thermal protein denaturation can cause irreversible T1 parameter changes due to structural changes in the surrounding proteins. Such changes cannot be separated in any easy fashion from the temperature-dependent changes that are happening concurrently, the result being a loss in the ability to quantitatively track the temperature as thermal coagulation occurs in the region of treatment. The spin-lattice relaxation time, T1, increases with increasing temperature.

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