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News from MRgFUS International Symposium, Held October 6-7, 2008 – Washington, DC

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The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation sponsored the 1st International MR guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Symposium – nearly 350 researchers from around the world attended to report on research in Focused Ultrasound.

Please see below for an excerpt from the Preliminary Program – Additional information and links to presentations will be posted once available.

Uterine Fibroids -“Establishing a Clinical Consensus and Setting Priorities for Future Research”

Moderator: Elizabeth A. Stewart


Clinical trials update
Elizabeth A. Stewart

Clinical Evaluation of MR Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in Assessment of MRgFUS Ablation of Uterine Fibroids
Krzysztof R. Gorny, Gina K. Hesley; Douglas L Brown, J N Mandrekar, K R Brandt, David A. Woodrum, Tara L Henrichsen

Recent results of uterine fibroids treatment with MRgHIFU system developed by HAIFU Tech. Co. and Siemens Healthcare
Junru Wu

MRgFUS in the treatment of uterine myoma
J.B Kurashvili, A.V. Stepanov, G.B. Zelenin, V.J. Lazutkina, A.V. Denisov, K.V. Ljadov

MR Guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation of Uterine Fibroids: One Year Follow-up of Patients Treated after FDA Approval
G Hesley, D Brown, K Gorny, K Brandt, T Henrichsen and D Woodrum

Pregnancies and deliveries after MRgFUS for the conservative treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids
Jaron Rabinovici, MRgFUS Study Group

MRgFUS Registry for Uterine Fibroids
George Holland

Optimizing treatment – panel discussion

Which fibroids are candidates? Which to exclude? Criteria for fibroid selection
Gina K. Hesley, panel

Lessons learned – panel discussion

Positive lessons, clinical pearls, treatment strategies
Yael Inbar

Negative lessons and complications: a retrospective review
Hyun S. “Kevin” Kim

Economic impact and outcomes

Cost-effectiveness of MRgFUS for treatment of uterine fibroids
Wladyslaw Gedroyc

Short-term utility analysis of fibroid treatment options and utility analysis of fibroid treatment outcomes
Fiona Fennessy, Clare Tempany, Chung Yin Kong and J. Shannon Swan

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