Thyroid HIFU 101: What is the Clinical Procedure?

Thyroid HIFU 101: What is the Clinical Procedure?

Thyroid HIFU 101: What is the Clinical Procedure?

Thyroid HIFU 101: What is the Clinical Procedure?

The Echopulse®, device for non invasive treatment using ultrasound is used to treat thyroid nodules.

The treatment is an outpatient procedure. The patient lies on a treatment bed and put under local anesthesia or conscious sedation. The treatment lasts 1 hour on average.

1. Procedure set-up

• Device preparation and cooling and coupling set up
• Patient installation
• Local anesthesia or conscious sedation

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2. Treatment head positioning

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• Manual positioning of the treatment probe over the area to be treated and visualization of the target
• High-precision three-dimensional electronic centeringimg_1026img_1025

 

3. Treatment planning

• Real time identification of the area to be treated using ultrasonography
• Limits of the target area are outlined
• Planning of individual treatment areas with HIFU

4. Treatment

• Optimal parameters set up for tailored treatment
• Consecutive repeated pulses to cover the entire targeted volume
• Continuous ultrasound monitoring of the treated area

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You are on your way to Europe to get rid of your benign thyroid nodule without surgery. Call Matt at 310-393-8860 for evaluation and referral.

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