High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound is a non-invasive way to treat uterine fibroids. HIFU uses real-time ultrasound and high-intensity ultrasound waves to generate localized heat to specifically target individual fibroids to destroy the cells.
Using this treatment method, in conjunction with image guidance, the physician will be able to heat and destroy the fibroid tissue without damaging nearby tissue or the tissues that the beam passes through on its way to the target.
The technology was first introduced in 2002, at the University of Oxford, UK. Since then, the technology has been introduced in over 28 countries and regions worldwide, successfully treating over 150,000 cases of benign and malignant tumours.