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Want to get your tumor HIFU-ed? (Hi-food)

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June 9th, 2009
Doctor-patient conference

It sounds like science fiction but it s not. As described in the"">http://...href=""> focused ultrasound is fascinating, and seems feasible, there s one thing about it that I wish was fiction. If it lands somewhere other than where intended, it could destroy (ablate!) that area unintentionally. Then again, hitting the right ' area could save your life.