Wednesday, March 16, 2011

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Breakthrough

The following link describes a new procedure where HIFU is used to treat essential tremor.  I will watch developments in this area with interest since it may herald a new way to treat other brain diseases.

A new chapter in medical history opened days ago when noninvasive MR-guided focused ultrasound was used to successfully treat a patient with essential tremor (ET), a progressive neurological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide and causes involuntary shaking of the hands, head, face, eyelids, voice or other muscles.
http://www.fusfoundation.org/Newsletter/fusf-newsletter-volume-29
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