ultrasound energy

ultrasound energy
A form of therapy being studied as an anticancer treatment. Intensified ultrasound energy can be directed at cancer cells to heat them and kill them.

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  • Ultrasound energy — is a form of therapy being studied as an anticancer treatment. Intensified ultrasound energy can be directed at cancer cells to heat them and kill them. External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=44925 Ultrasound… …   Wikipedia

  • Ultrasound — Not to be confused with Supersonic .Ultrasound is cyclic sound pressure with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing. Although this limit varies from person to person, it is approximately 20 kilohertz (20,000 hertz) in healthy,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ultrasound (disambiguation) — Ultrasound is sound with a frequency greater than the upper limit of human hearing. Ultrasonic is an adjective referring to ultrasound.: Ultrasound and ultrasonic may also refer to: *Medical Sonography, sometimes called Medical ultrasonography,… …   Wikipedia

  • Ultrasound biomicroscopy — is a type of ultrasound eye exam that makes a more detailed image than regular ultrasound. High energy sound waves are bounced off the inside of the eye and the echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine. This makes a picture… …   Wikipedia

  • ultrasound — ultrasonic waves; n. sound waves of high frequency (above 20 kHz), inaudible to the human ear. Ultrasound in the range 2–20 MHz can be used to produce images of the interior of the human body as the waves reflect off structures back to the probe… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ultrasound biomicroscopy — A type of ultrasound eye exam that makes a more detailed image than regular ultrasound. High energy sound waves are bounced off the inside of the eye and the echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine. This makes a picture… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ultrasound — A procedure in which high energy sound waves (ultrasound) are bounced off internal tissues or organs and make echoes. The echo patterns are shown on the screen of an ultrasound machine, forming a picture of body tissues called a sonogram. Also… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ultrasound transducer — a transducer used in ultrasonography, containing a piezoelectric crystal that can translate mechanical energy into electrical signals or electrical signals into mechanical energy …   Medical dictionary

  • High-intensity focused ultrasound — Contents 1 Theory 2 Aiming 3 How HIFU works 4 Method of use …   Wikipedia

  • High intensity focused ultrasound — HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) (sometimes FUS or HIFUS) is a highly precise medical procedure using high intensity focused ultrasound to heat and destroy pathogenic tissue rapidly. It is one modality of therapeutic ultrasound, and… …   Wikipedia

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