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NaviFUS Receives Approval of Focused Ultrasound Trial to Enhance Radiotherapy

Taiwan-based manufacturer NaviFUS has announced it will begin a new clinical trial using its focused ultrasound...

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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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Written by Neal F. Kassell, MD - Published: May 13, 2021
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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 Caltech, Dr. Shapiro leads a 28-person research laboratory dedicated to ultrasound imaging and focused ultrasound...
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Neurosona is a Korean focused ultrasound company that aims to develop the technology for brain treatments, including neuromodulation...
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