HIFU is a recognised and certified treatment:
The Spanish Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society (SEGO – Sociedad Española de Ginecología y Obstetricia) in the consensus document on safety, efficacy and indications for the use of high intensity ultrasound for the heat ablation of uterine fibroids, states regarding the HIFU technique that:
“It is safe and effective in the terms outlined above, it can be offered to patients with symptomatic fibroids and it has an acceptable safety profile in patients with symptomatic fibroids. The possibility of carrying out diagnostic ultrasound-guided HIFU treatment is also evaluated positively due to the continuous image acquisition capacity and the wide experience the specialists already have in ultrasound.”
Consensus document on safety, efficacy and indications for the use of high intensity ultrasound for heat ablation of uterine fibroids SEGO (SEGO (Spanish Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society).
HIFU treatment has a presence in the media. Have a look at some news reports produced by national and international television channels: