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Magnetic resonance information acquired by a movable magnetic resonance instrument is used to monitor hyperthermia treatments such as tissue ablation. The instrument may include both the magnetic resonance equipment and an energy applicator such as a high intensity focused ultrasound unit. The treatment can be conducted under automatic control after the operator marks a treatment volume on an image of the subject, such as a magnetic resonance image acquired using the movable magnetic resonance instrument. The automatic treatment can be based on interpolation of tissue response curves at plural test points near the treatment volume. The system can also provide automatic supervisory control during manual operation, to prevent application of heat to sensitive anatomical structures.

Title
MRI-guided therapeutic unit and methods
Application Number
9/83414
Publication Number
6128522
Application Date
May 22, 1998
Publication Date
October 3, 2000
Inventor
Mark Wagshul
Patchogue
NY, US
David E Acker
Setauket
NY, US
Agent
Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik
Assignee
Transurgical
NY, US
IPC
A61B 5/055
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