Focused Ultrasound Therapy

Focused Ultrasound therapy is a type of radiation therapy that focuses multiple sources of ultrasound energy to target a specific area.

Neurosurgeon Jason Sheehan, M.D., Ph.D., of UVA Health, is pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to treat glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor. Image courtesy of UVA Health

Neurosurgeon Jason Sheehan, M.D., Ph.D., of UVA Health, is pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to treat glioblastoma, the deadliest brain tumor. Image courtesy of UVA Health

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020 — An innovative use of focused ultrasound being pioneered at the University of Virginia School of...
Richard J. Price, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine and School of Engineering, is using focused soundwaves to overcome the natural 'blood-brain barrier,' which protects the brain from harmful pathogens. Photo courtesy of Dan Addison | UVA Communications

Richard J. Price, Ph.D., of the University of Virginia's School of Medicine and School of Engineering, is using focused soundwaves to overcome the natural 'blood-brain barrier,' which protects the brain from harmful pathogens. Photo courtesy of Dan Addison | UVA Communications

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | May 07, 2020
May 7, 2020 — University of Virginia researchers are pioneering the use of focused ultrasound to defy the brain's...
Insightec's Exablate Neuro Approved With GE Signa Premier MRI in U.S. and Europe
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019 — GE Healthcare and Insightec announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and CE mark for...
Clinical Trial Explores Opening Blood-Brain Barrier in Fight Against Alzheimer's

Vibhor Krishna, M.D., (right) fits David Shorr with a helmet-like device used in a new clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The device uses MRI-guided imaging to deliver focused ultrasound to specific areas of the brain to open the blood-brain barrier. Image courtesy of Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | May 09, 2019
May 9, 2019 — A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and two other sites is testing an...
Houston Methodist Hospital Acquires Focal One High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound System
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 — EDAP TMS SA announced that Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the first hospitals in the U.S. to offer...
FDA Approves Exablate Neuro for Tremor-Dominant Parkinson's Treatment
Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018 — Insightec announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an expansion of...
FDA Approves Insightec's Exablate Neuro Compatibility With Siemens MRI Scanners
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | October 01, 2018
October 1, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the compatibility of Insightec’s Exablate Neuro...
First FDA-Approved Study of Focused Ultrasound to Open Blood-Brain Barrier
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 21, 2018
August 21, 2018 — In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of...
Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018 — EDAP TMS SA has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its...
Theraclion to Launch Metastatic Breast Cancer Trial Combining Echotherapy and Immunotherapy
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017 — Theraclion and co-lead investigator David Brenin, M.D., from the University of Virginia School of...
Insightec Announces Expanded Reach of MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 22, 2017
August 22, 2017 — Insightec announced recently that worldwide adoption of magnetic resonance (MR)-guided focused...
Profound Medical Corp. Completes Acquisition of Philips' Sonalleve MR-HIFU Business
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 07, 2017
August 7, 2017 — Profound Medical Corp. recently announced that all closing conditions have been satisfied and it has...
U.S. Clinical Data Supports Echotherapy With Echopulse for Breast Fibroadenomas
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | May 04, 2017
May 4, 2017 — Theraclion recently announced the presentation of data from the U.S. feasibility trial of echotherapy...
First Focused Ultrasound Surgery Performed on Hypothalamic Hamartoma Tumor in Epilepsy Patient
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017 — A multidisciplinary clinical team at Nicklaus Children's Hospital used magnetic-resonance guided...
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017 — Theraclion announced results of a study evaluating the long-term assessment of breast fibroadenoma (...
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News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017 — EDAP TMS SA announced the publication of a peer-reviewed article that analyzed Ablatherm Robotic HIFU...
brain FUS

Brain FUS uses an array of about 1,000 elements designed to overcome attenuation issues presented by the skull and to diffuse the heating over a large area of the brain to prevent damaging healthly tissue. 

Feature | Radiation Oncology | March 02, 2017 | By Dave Fornell
Focused ultrasound (FUS), also called high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), has gained a lot of interest in recent...
insightec exablate high intensity focused ultrasound system

The InSightec ExAblate focused ultrasound system developed to treat essential tremor. Studies are underway to see if FUS can be used to treat other brain conditions and brain cancer.

Feature | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | February 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Focused ultrasound (FUS), also called high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), has gained a lot of interest in recent...
MRgFUS
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | January 17, 2017
Insightec, a leader in MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) therapy, announced today that the Japanese Ministry of...
MRI-guided focused ultrasound
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 22, 2016
Insightec Ltd. announced that the Exablate Prostate system received CE Mark for treating locally-confined prostate...