Focused Ultrasound Therapy

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

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...
MRI-guided focused ultrasound, ExAblate Neuro, essential tremor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, UM SOM study
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | August 26, 2016
August 26, 2016 — Treatment with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound significantly improves...
InSightec, ExAblate Neuro, MRI-guided focused ultrasound device, essential tremor, FDA

Image courtesy of InSightec

Technology | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first focused ultrasound device to...
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | April 05, 2016
April 5, 2016 — The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has produced a video that demonstrates the potential of this new...
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | February 01, 2016
February 1, 2016 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has established a new Electrical Prescription...
John Grisham book, The Tumor, focused ultrasound
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016 — Bestselling author John Grisham has written "The Tumor," a fictional account of how a real medical...
News | Prostate Cancer | December 31, 2015
Patients with prostate cancer are now being treated with minimally invasive, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)...
University of Maryland Medical Center, UMMC, Parkinson's, MRI-guided, focused ultrasound, clinical trial
News | Focused Ultrasound Therapy | September 01, 2015
September 1, 2015 — University of Maryland Medicine and its Center for Metabolic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapeutics...
Profound Medical, TULSA, ultrasound ablation, Philips, prostate cancer, MRI, Ingenia, Achieva

TULSA-PRO image courtesy of Profound Medical

News | Prostate Cancer | August 07, 2015
August 7, 2015 — Philips and Profound Medical Corp., a Toronto-based medical device company, announced a joint...
Children's National, Sheikh Zayed, MR-HIFU, focused ultrasound, osteoid osteoma
News | June 03, 2015
June 3, 2015 - Doctors from the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health...
focused ultrasound, Alzheimer's, mice, Queensland, treatment
Feature | March 27, 2015
March 27, 2015 — A pre-clinical study published this week in Science Translational Medicine suggests that focused...
MR guided focused ultrasound, Alzheimer's, mice, contrast media

The image on the left shows the plaque abnormalities on untreated transgenic mice and the image on the right shows the brain of a transgenic mouse that has been treated with MR imaging-guided focused ultrasound. Image courtesy of Kullervo Hynynen, Sunnybrook Research Institute.

Feature | February 13, 2015
February 13, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have reversed some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice...
Oncology related products, focused ultrasound therapy, MRI systems
Feature | February 11, 2015
February 11, 2015 — A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether focusing high-frequency sound waves onto the surface...
EDAP TMS SA, Ablatherm, FDA, PMA, premarket approval, guidance

Image courtesy of EDAP TMS SA

News | January 08, 2015
January 8, 2015 — EDAP TMS SA received a letter from the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the Food...
News | October 31, 2014
October 31, 2014 — The 4th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound featured clinical and research advances on the...