Non-invasive thermal Ablation
of Thyroid Nodules
Echopulse® HIFU therapy enables the non-invasive thermal ablation of benign thyroid nodules.
The therapeutic ultrasound is combined with a standard ultrasound beam to control the accuracy of the treatment.
The automatic treatment algorithm focuses the therapeutic ultrasound on the nodule and ensures effective step-by-step ablation. The operator controls the treatment via a touch screen and always maintains full control.
The treatment takes about 45 minutes. For pain relief, an oral analgesic or local anesthesia is sufficient.
Echopulse can be operated by a single person in a nonsurgical environment.
The thyroid function is preserved. As the treatment is completely non-invasive no scars are left behind and there are no surgical related risks like infections or hematoma.
Clinical studies have shown volume reduction rates of 70% after 6 -12 months.
Combining high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
ablation with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules
Brian H. H. Lang, European Society of Radiology 2020
Benign Solid Thyroid Nodules: US-guided High- Intensity Focused Ultrasound Ablation Initial Clinical Outcomes
R. D. Kovatcheva et al, Radiology; 2015
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Treatment of Symptomatic Benign Thyroid Nodules: A prospective Study
Brian Hung-Hin LANG et al; Radiology; April 2017:
Two-year efficacy of single-session high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of benign thyroid nodules
B. Lang, YC. Woo, K. WH. Chiu European Radiology; 2018:
High-intensity focused ablation (HIFU) of single benign thyroid nodule rarely alters underlying thyroid function
Brian H. H. LANG et al; Intern. Journal of Hyperthermia; April 2017:
Single-session high intensity focussed ablation (HIFU) versus open cervical hemithyroidectomy for benign thyroid nodule: analysis on early efficacy, safety and voice quality
Brian LANG et al; Intern. Journal of Hyperthermia; March 2017:
Two sequential applications of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation for large benign thyroid nodules
Brian LANG et al; European Radiology, Jan 2019