MR guided non-invasive procedure
Ablating tissue through the intact skin
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is used to heat and coagulate tissue deep inside the body. MRI measures temperature changes within the human body, making it useful for planning and monitoring thermal ablation processes such as HIFU.
For heating of large volumes, the ultrasound focus is moved over the volume to be ablated, creating an ellipsoid shaped homogeneous thermal lesion. Size can adjust up to 16 mm in diameter and 40 mm in length.
Real-time temperature monitoring
The MR scanner acquires temperature-sensitive images for monitoring local heat distribution. The Real-TI bi-directional interface enables real time data transfer for directing the MR system through the Sonalleve console and retrieving images.
Predictable lesion volumes
Real time temperature readings automatically optimize HIFU delivery parameters, creating a feedback loop to better assess and compensate for local variations in tissue properties such as inhomogeneous absorption, attenuation, perfusion or diffusion.
Fast switching between MR and HIFU
HIFU functionality is available in a separate table that easily slides over the standard MR patient support while the diagnostic table is left in its lower position. Switch between diagnostic MR and HIFU therapy in a matter of minutes.
Easy clinical workflow
3-step guided procedure
- Planning stage uses 3D MRI data sets on the Sonalleve console
- Non-invasive treatment stage uses HIFU to elevate target volume
- Therapy-verification stage uses contrast enhanced MRI for assessment
For optimal patient compliance
Sonalleve MR-HIFU is designed for maximum patient comfort. The curved tabletop relaxes the patient. Multiple mattresses are available for patient positioning. The feet first entry and Ingenia 70 cm bore further reduce patient anxiety.
Ingenia 70 cm bore
The freedom to treat
Sonalleve MR-HIFU uses the 70 cm wide bore of the Ingenia systems, offering ample possibilities to position patients for HIFU treatment, such as prone for uterine fibroids or supine or lateral for different sites of bone metastasis.
Prepared for the future of MR
Sonalleve MR-HIFU features the exciting Philips-exclusive DirectDigital RF MR system architecture dStream, which delivers crystal clear images at remarkable speed, providing distinct advantage for image-guided therapies such as MR-HIFU.
MR and HIFU from one source
Sonalleve MR-HIFU is developed and manufactured by Philips, giving you the confidence of exceptional quality and customer support from an industry partner that you know and trust.
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