La radiologia medica

, Volume 119, Issue 7, pp 470–475 | Cite as

Critical role of HIFU in musculoskeletal interventions

  • Carlo Masciocchi
  • Armando Conchiglia
  • Lorenzo Maria Gregori
  • Francesco ArrigoniEmail author
  • Luigi Zugaro
  • Antonio Barile
Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a totally noninvasive ablation technique that in the last years had an important development in a large number of applications: in particular gynaecological disorders, bone lesions, prostate, breast, brain and other organs. This review of MRgFUS is focused on the technical aspects and the current clinical application in musculoskeletal interventions. More precisely, this paper aims to review the relatively scarce literature on this topic also in comparison with our 3-year experience in the use of this technique in the field of musculoskeletal interventions.


MRgFUS High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) Musculoskeletal interventions Benign bone lesions Management of oncologic bone lesions Noninvasive treatment 


Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Masciocchi
    • 1
  • Armando Conchiglia
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Maria Gregori
    • 1
  • Francesco Arrigoni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luigi Zugaro
    • 1
  • Antonio Barile
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Applicate e Biotecnologiche Ospedale San Salvatore, L’AquilaUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly

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