International Journal of Theranostics

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Image-guided Therapy

mage Guided Therapy (IGT) develops medical devices destined to the treatment of cancer. Recently, new cancer treatment approaches based on local tumor ablation have received much attention from the medical community. Thermal ablation therapy, which rely on the principle that the tumor is not removed (like in a surgical resection) but rather destroyed in place by elevating the temperature within the tumorous tissues above a lethal threshold, appears as a very promising technique for localized cancer treatment. Minimally invasive Thermal ablation procedures are particularly well tolerated by the patients and require reduced hospital stays. In this context, IGT develops patient friendly, non invasive, image guided ablation devices based on focused ultrasound (also called FUS or HIFU).

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