A Magnetic Resonance High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU) is a procedure in which a radiologist uses the aid of magnetic resonance imaging to focus an ultrasound beam into lesions, usually tumors of the bone, to heat and destroy the tissue in that region. There are no incisions to the skin at all.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is an MR-HIFU performed in children?
Will my child be awake for the MR-HIFU?
How long will the MR-HIFU for children take?
Will my child have pain during or after the MR-HIFU procedure?
What are the risks of MR-HIFU in children?
How do my child and I prepare for the MR-HIFU procedure?
When will my child be able to go home after the MR-HIFU procedure?
When can my child bathe after the MR-HIFU procedure?
Are there any activity restrictions after a MR-HIFU procedure in children?
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Departments that Offer Magnetic Resonance High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU)
Children's National interventional radiologists perform a full range of minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to both diagnose and treat disease in infants, children, and adolescents.