What is Focused Ultrasound?

Like a magnifying glass focusing beams of light on a single point, focused ultrasound concentrates ultrasound energy on a target in the body without harming healthy surrounding tissue.

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What can focused ultrasound treat?

Focused ultrasound is being researched for over 160 diseases worldwide. While most are in the early stages, commercial treatment is now available in the US for essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, uterine fibroids, bone metastases, osteoid osteoma, and the prostate, and others are being treated elsewhere.

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Patient Stories

Donor Profile: Sharon McBay

In this profile, Sharon McBay shares her personal motivation for supporting the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and her hope for this technology.

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Investigator Profile: Noah Philip, MD

Noah Philip, MD, is researching focused ultrasound-based neuromodulation for depression, anxiety, and PTSD…

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Company Profile: Tamura Corporation

Tamura Corporation is one of Japan’s oldest electronics companies and offers a variety of products, including piezoelectric ultrasound transducers.

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Focused Ultrasound By The Numbers *

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* This information will be updated periodically.