Kim Butts Pauly's Lab

Overview of MR-Guided Ultrasound Ablation of the Prostate

In collaboration with Graham Sommer, MD and Chris Diederich, PhD, we developed and tested MR-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation of the prostate. The Diederich lab at UCSF maked the prototype catheter-like devices which have several ultrasound transducers along them. They were designed to deliver ultrasound energy from within the urethra, heating it to a lethal temperature. We developed temperature monitoring sequences for this application. PRF thermometry works well in the absence of motion of the gland. An example set of images are shown. The max temperature of 52C and thermal dose of 240 minutes correspond well to the area lacking contrast enhancement and lacking red stain on the TTC picture. Histology demonstrated a central area of "heat fixed" tissue, surrounded by coagulative necrosis.


Relevant Lab Publications

Ross T, Diederich C, Nau W, Gill H, Bouley D, Daniel B, Rieke V, Butts K, Sommer G, Highly directional transurethral ultrasound applicators with rotational control for MRI-guided prostatic thermal therapy, Physics in Medicine and Biology Jan 2004 49(2);189-204.

Diederich C, Nau W, Ross A, Tyreus P, Butts K, Rieke V. Sommer G, Catheter-based Ultrasound Applicators for Selective Thermal Ablation: Progress Toward MRI-Guided Applications in Prostate, International Journal of Hyperthermia, 2004 Nov;20(7):739-756

Pisani L, Ross A, Diederich C, Nau W, Sommer G, Glover G, Butts K, Effects of Spatial and Temporal Resolution for MR Image-guided Thermal Ablation of Prostate with Transurethral Ultrasound, JMRI, 2005 Jul;22(1):109-18.

Ross A, Diederich C, Nau W, Rieke V, Butts K, Sommer G, Curvilinear Transurethral Ultrasound Applicator for Prostate Thermal Therapy Under MR Guidance, Med Phys. 2005 Jun;32(6):1555-65.

Kinsey A, Diederich C, Tyreus PD, Nau W, Rieke V, Butts Pauly K, Multisectored interstitial ultrasound applicators for dynamic angular control of thermal therapy. Medical Physics 2006 May; 33(5):p1352-1363.

Butts Pauly K, Diederich CJ, Rieke V, Bouley D, Chen J, Nau WH, Ross AB, Kinsey A, Sommer G, MR-guided High Intensity Ultrasound Ablation of the Prostate, Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2006 June 17(3):p195-207.

Rieke V, Diederich CJ, Nau WH, Ross AB, Kinsey A, Sommer G, Butts Pauly K, Referenceless MR Thermometry for Monitoring Thermal Ablation in the Prostate, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, in press.2007; 26(6): p813-821.

Kinsey A, Diederich C, Rieke V, Nau W, Butts Pauly K, Bouley D, Sommer G, Transurethral ultrasound applicators with dynamic multi-sector control for prostate thermal therapy: In vivo evaluation under MR guidance, Med Phys, 35(5), May 2008.

Chen J, Daniel BL, Diederich CJ, Bouley DM, van den Bosch MA, Kinsey AM, Sommer G, Butts Pauly KB, Monitoring prostate thermal therapy with diffusion-weighted MRI, Magn Reson Med, 2008 Jun; 59(6):1365-72.

Rieke V, Butts Pauly K, MR Thermometry, Invited Review paper for the special issue, “Interventional MRI Update,” JMRI, 2008 Feb; 27(2):376-90.

Grissom W, Kerr A, Holbrook A, Pauly J, Butts Pauly K, Maximum Linear-Phase Spectral-Spatial RF Pulses for Fat-Suppressed PRF-Shift MR Thermometry, MRM,2009.

Abstracts Not Published Elsewhere

Grissom W, Lustig M, Rieke V, Holbrook A, Pauly J, Butts Pauly K, Reference-Less MR Thermometry Using Iteratively-Reweighted L1 Regression, ISMRM 2009

Grissom W, Rieke V, Pauly J, McDannold N, Butts Pauly, K, Regularized Multicoil MR Thermometry, ISMRM 2009

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