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BioMed Research International
Volume 2015, Article ID 684250, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/684250
Clinical Study

Volumetric MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound with Direct Skin Cooling for the Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: Proof-of-Concept Study

1Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands
2Philips Healthcare, Philips Medical Systems MR, Äyritie 4, 01511 Vantaa, Finland
3Department of Radiology and Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht, The Netherlands

Received 11 July 2014; Accepted 18 August 2014

Academic Editor: Trevor Andrews

Copyright © 2015 Marlijne E. Ikink et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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