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- (â¦ in-TEN-sih-tee FOH-kust UL-truh-SOWND THAYR-uh-pee) A procedure in which high-energy sound waves are aimed directly at an area of abnormal cells or tissue in the body. The waves create heat that kills the cells. High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy is being studied in the treatment of prostate cancer and some other types of cancer and other diseases. Also called HIFU.
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- endorectal ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration, endosonography, ERUS, EUS, HIFU, sonogram, transabdominal ultrasound, transrectal ultrasound, transvaginal sonography, transvaginal ultrasound, TRUS, TVS, ultrasonogram, ultrasonography, ultrasound, ultrasound biomicroscopy, ultrasound transducer