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Turku High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Research Centre is a world-class research facility located in Turku University Hospital (TUH), Finland.  The research centre has two clinical therapeutic ultrasound systems which are used to treat patients with uterine fibroids, adenomyosis,  bone metastases, osteoid osteomas, desmoid tumours and prostate cancer. The centre includes doctors, physicists and researchers who carry out research in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) monitoring of therapeutic ultrasound treatment, therapeutic ultrasound modelling and clinical feasibility evaluation.

       

News

28. January 2021: New research article published on International Journal of Hyperthermia: Feasibility of apparent diffusion coefficient in predicting the technical outcome of MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment of uterine fibroids – a comparison with the Funaki classification

2. December 2020:New research article published on European Urology Open Science: Salvage Magnetic Resonance Imaging–guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation for Localized Radiorecurrent Prostate Cancer: 12-Month Functional and Oncological Result

28. November 2020: New research article published on Acta Radiologica: Acute and subacute prostate MRI findings after MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation of prostate cancer

18. November 2020: New research article published on International Journal of Hyperthermia: Oxytocin selectively reduces blood flow in uterine fibroids without an effect on myometrial blood flow: a dynamic contrast enhanced MRI evaluation

8. September 2020: New research article published on Scandinavian Journal of Urology: Palliative MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation for symptomatic locally advanced prostate cancer

29. May 2020: New research article published on Temperature: Imaging-based internal body temperature measurements: The journal Temperature toolbox

26. September 2019: New research article published on Scandinavian Journal of Urology: Feasibility of MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound for lesion-targeted ablation of prostate cancer

29. August 2019: New research article published on International Journal of Hyperthermia: Histopathological evaluation of prostate specimens after thermal ablation may be confounded by the presence of thermally-fixed cells

2. August 2019: A machine learning model for evaluating the treatment outcome of HIFU therapy in uterine fibroids is now available online for research use

29. July 2019: New research article published on Scientific Reports: Comprehensive feature selection for classifying the treatment outcome of high-intensity ultrasound therapy in uterine fibroids

4. February 2019: YLE news article about the palliative HIFU treatment of bone metastasis conducted at Turku University Hospital (in Finnish)

28. November 2018: New research article published on Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound: Wedged gel pad for bowel manipulation during MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy to treat uterine fibroids: a case report

14. September 2018: New research article published on Medical Physics journal: Transurethral ultrasound therapy of the prostate in the presence of calcifications: a simulation study

7. March 2018: Tekniikan Maailma article about prostate cancer treatments using therapeutic ultrasound at Turku University Hospital (in Finnish)

2. January 2018: YLE news article about HIFU treatments at Turku University Hospital (in Finnish)

2. January 2018: YLE Areena news video about HIFU treatments at Turku University Hospital (in Finnish)

20. September 2016: Hospital District of Southwest Finland news about starting HIFU treatments at Turku University Hospital (in Finnish)