Ablative Efficacy of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound in Pediatric Patients: A Retrospective Study
Ali B Syed1, Suzanna Ackroyd1, Daniel Duex1, Victoria Young1, Shreyas Vasanawala1, Pejman Ghanouni1, and Avnesh Thakor1
1Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States
Performance of MRgFUS in pediatric patients has not been well characterized. Retrospective review of 21 MRgFUS treatments in 9 patients below the age of 18 shows significant reduction in viable tumor volume in a variety of indications including desmoid tumors, vascular malformations, and osteoid osteoma. MRgFUS is an effective ablative therapy in children that warrants further investigation.
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