Focused Ultrasound Therapy

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

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute staff prepare a patient for a first-in-the-world clinical trial to investigate the use of focused ultrasound technology to treat opioid use disorder. (WVU Photo/Brian Persinger)

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute staff prepare a patient for a first-in-the-world clinical trial to investigate the use of focused ultrasound technology to treat opioid use disorder. (WVU Photo/Brian Persinger)

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021 — On the heels of the country’s deadliest year for drug overdoses, the West Virginia University...
A new study by Rashi Mehta--a researcher with the WVU School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute--finds that focused ultrasound may induce an immunological healing effect in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

A new study by Rashi Mehta--a researcher with the WVU School of Medicine and Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute--finds that focused ultrasound may induce an immunological healing effect in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Image courtesy of Caylie Silveria/West Virginia University

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | March 02, 2021
March 2, 2021 — West Virginia University scientists used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to show what happens...
Insightec plans to expand in Latin America through a partnership with Strattner
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 — Insightec, a global healthcare company focused on creating the next generation of patient care,...
Jeff Elias, MD, is a neurosurgeon at UVA Health and a pioneer in the field of focused ultrasound.

Jeff Elias, MD, is a neurosurgeon at UVA Health and a pioneer in the field of focused ultrasound. Image courtesy of UVA Health

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2021 — A scalpel-free alternative to brain surgery has the potential to benefit people with Parkinson’s...
Companies to develop compatibility of Philips’ MR Ingenia 3.0T and 1.5T systems with the InSightec Exablate Neuro platform
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | December 18, 2020
December 18, 2020 — Philips and InSightec, a global healthcare company focused on the therapeutic power of acoustic...
José Obeso, MD, PhD, (left) of of the Centro Integral de Neurociencias (HM CINAC) in Madrid and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, (right) of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Each doctor is leading a clinical trial using focused ultrasound to target the striatum in patients with Parkinson's disease.

José Obeso, MD, PhD, (left) of of the Centro Integral de Neurociencias (HM CINAC) in Madrid and Nir Lipsman, MD, PhD, (right) of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. Each doctor is leading a clinical trial using focused ultrasound to target the striatum in patients with Parkinson's disease.

News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020 — A team of researchers in Madrid, Spain, and another team in Toronto, Canada, are the first in the...
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...