Histotripsy: Cancer Treatment that Uses Ultrasound to Break Up Tumors

Pioneered at the University of Michigan over the last two decades, histotripsy offers a promising alternative to cancer treatments such as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Watch this video to learn more about the non-invasive cancer treatment that uses ultrasound to break up tumors in the body.

“Histotripsy is an exciting new technology that, although it is in early stages of clinical use, may provide a non-invasive treatment option for patients with liver cancer. Hopefully it can be combined with systemic therapies for a synergistic therapeutic effect,” said Mishal Mendiratta-Lala , an assistant professor of radiology with Michigan Medicine and principal investigator on the trial at U-M.