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Sonalleve MR-HIFU

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Extend your options in women’s health and oncology. Sonalleve MR-HIFU opens up non-invasive alternatives to traditional surgical treatments of uterine fibroids and enables non-invasive palliative pain treatment of bone metastases.

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Expand your application range
Expand your application range

Expand your application range

Sonalleve MR-HIFU is compatible with your Philips MRI system. You can open up new possibilities for your organisation with an easy upgrade. And it’s from one source. Sonalleve MR-HIFU is developed and manufactured by Philips, giving you the confidence of exceptional quality and customer support from an industry partner you know and trust.
Leverage the power of US and MR || KBA1

Leverage the power of US and MR

Now you can work with image-guided precision thanks to built-in US and MR capabilities. The HIFU system and coil elements are integrated in the Sonalleve table. Ultrasound waves are focused onto the target volume, ablating the lesion without affecting nearby tissue. The process is monitored with real-time temperature-sensitive MRI.
MR guidance: good news for skin || KBA2

MR guidance: good news for skin

Sonalleve MR-HIFU is designed for intact skin. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is used to heat and coagulate tissue deep inside the body. MRI measures temperature changes within the human body, making it useful for planning and monitoring thermal ablation processes such as HIFU.
Monitor temperature in real time || KBA3

Monitor temperature in real time

The MR scanner acquires temperature-sensitive images for monitoring local heat distribution. The Real-TI bi-directional interface enables real-time data transfer for directing the MR system through the Sonalleve console and retrieving images.
Make the most of each treatment || KBA 4

Make the most of each treatment

Sonalleve MR-HIFU facilitates efficient treatment with volumetric heating. To heat large volumes, the focused ultrasound beam is rapidly scanned over the volume to be ablated, creating an ellipsoidal, homogeneous thermal lesion. You can adjust it up to 16mm wide and 40mm length and achieve a macroscopic ablation zone within seconds. Large target volumes are covered with multiple heating events.
The lesion volume information you nee... || KBA 4

The lesion volume information you need, when you need it

Stay informed with ongoing feedback. Real-time temperature readings automatically optimize HIFU delivery parameters, creating a feedback loop to better assess and compensate for local variations in tissue properties such as inhomogeneous absorption, attenuation, perfusion, and diffusion.
Work quickly and efficiently || KBA 4

Work quickly and efficiently

Say hello to DIrect Skin Cooling (DISC). It keeps your patient’s skin at a constant temperature. Integrated into the ultrasound window, this device provides a heat sink by circulating cooled water between two membranes. To enhance cooling efficiency, patients are positioned directly onto the membrane. Most patients won’t require a gel pad.
Keep treatment times short || KBA 4

Keep treatment times short

Sonalleve MR-HIFU can now suggest patient-specific cooling times between sonications to support treatment efficiency and reduce the likelihood of side effects. The technology behind this advance is Dual Mode Thermometry (DMT), an innovative fat tissue thermometry based on T2 data measuring cumulative heating over the whole treatment duration.
The right care, right away || KBA 4

The right care, right away

Switch between diagnostic MR and HIFU therapy in minutes. HIFU is integrated in the dedicated Sonalleve table, which easily slides over the lowered MRI table. The diagnostic table is left in its lower position. Once prepared, you can perform a MR-HIFU procedure in three simple steps: planning on 3D MRI, treatment, and verification by contrast-enhanced MRI.
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The comfort and flexibility patients expect

Sonnaleve MR-HIFU with Ingenia MR systems is designed for maximum patient comfort and the freedom to position patients as you need to, thanks to feet-first entry and the 70 cm gantry opening. And dStream architecture delivers sharp images at remarkable speed for short treatment times.

Testimonials

In the later stages of their disease, many cancer patients develop bone metastases, which can cause severe and debilitating pain. UMC Utrecht is using innovative Sonalleve MR-HIFU therapy to treat non-invasive palliative pain treatment of bone metastases.

Dr. Merel Huisman, radiologist
Professor Maurice van den Bosch, Chairman Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

"With Sonalleve MR-HIFU we have the technique to remove the uterine fibroids without surgery. I think Sonalleve MR-HIFU is a very promising technique because it can be done as an outpatient treatment. This makes good financial sense and patients tolerate it very well".
 

Professor Klaus Diedrich, director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein Lübeck, Germany

"We started to treat our cancer patients for their pain from bone metastasis with the Sonalleve MR-HIFU system. The results had been exciting from the beginning; most of our patients experience a very significant pain relief within a week of having the procedure".
 

Professor Nandita deSouza, co-director of The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, Surrey, UK

"With the new DISC skin cooling of the Sonalleve MR-HIFU system we can treat our fibroid patients much faster than before.* We also started to treat larger fibroids and can now offer this non-invasive option to more patients".

* Difference between Sonalleve MR-HIFU with R3.2 software without DISC and with software R3.5 software and DISC

Professor Markus Zähringer, medical director of the Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Clinic, Marienhospital, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • *Women who are planning on becoming pregnant should consult their physician before seeking MR-HIFU treatment.