DJ Steve Aoki Explains Potential of Focused Ultrasound in New Video

Grammy-nominated DJ, producer, and philanthropist Steve Aoki has released a video illustrating how West Virginia University's...

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FDA Approves Focused Ultrasound Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded approval of Insightec’s Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound...

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HistoSonics Focused Ultrasound Platform Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation

The FDA established the Breakthrough Devices Program in 2018 to allow fast-tracking of certain novel devices. HistoSonics’s...

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Major news outlet stories on focused ultrasound.

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 100 diseases worldwide. While most are in the early stages, commercial treatment is now available in the US for essential tremor, tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease, uterine fibroids, bone metastases, and the prostate, and others are being treated elsewhere.
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Patient Stories


A family health condition led the Boehlys to learn about focused ultrasound and get involved with the Foundation...
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At the University of Maryland, Dr. Eisenberg primarily uses focused ultrasound to treat movement disorders – like essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease – and pain...
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OxSonics Therapeutics is a clinical-stage oncology company that has developed an ultrasound-based drug delivery platform called ‘SonoTran.’
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