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Category Project Name (Click on the project name for more info) Primary Research Site Principal Investigator Funding Dates Program
Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Cerebral Cavernous Malformations
    May 05, 2020 - May 05, 2021 Brain Program
    ImmunoPET imaging-based optimization of immunotherapy delivery to brain tumors...
      May 01, 2020 - May 01, 2021 Immunotherapy
      Histotripsy for treatment of canine appendicular osteosarcoma
        Apr 20, 2020 - Apr 20, 2021 Veterinary
        Investigation of the immunostimulatory response to mechanical high intensity...
          Apr 07, 2020 - Apr 07, 2021 Veterinary
          Acoustic activation of the GBM-brain microenvironment for improved T-cell...
            Apr 01, 2020 - Apr 01, 2022 Immunotherapy
            Neuronavigation-guided focused ultrasound-induced blood-brain barrier opening...
              Mar 18, 2020 - Mar 17, 2021 Brain Program
              Priming The Injured Kidney With Pulsed Focused Ultrasound For Mesenchymal Stem...
                Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 20, 2021 Research Award
                Activating specific cytotoxic T-cells by HIFU and systemic immunotherapy in...
                  Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 01, 2021 Immunotherapy
                  The Needle-less Nerve Block: Targeted Non-Invasive Analgesia with Ultrasonic...
                    Jan 23, 2020 - Apr 22, 2021 Research Award
                    Soft tissue tumors Investigation of the immunostimulatory response to high intensity focused...
                      Jan 01, 2020 - Jan 01, 2022 Veterinary
                      Adjuvant Focused Ultrasound to Promote Immunotherapy Response for... Nov 22, 2019 - May 21, 2022 Immunotherapy
                      Development of Novel Porcine Models of Orthotopic Pancreatic Cancer for FUS and...
                        Nov 12, 2019 - Nov 11, 2020 Research Award
                        Histotripsy tumor ablation-mediated immune-stimulation
                          Nov 06, 2019 - Nov 06, 2020 Immunotherapy
                          A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Feasibility of Blood-Brain Barrier...
                            Oct 31, 2019 - Oct 30, 2021 Brain Program
                            Alzheimer’s Disease A Phase I/IIa Study: Feasibility of Blood-Brain Barrier Opening in the...
                              Oct 30, 2019 - Oct 29, 2021 Brain Program
                              Development of Novel Acoustic Coupling Media to Improve Image Guidance and...
                                Oct 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2021 Research Award
                                MRI Guidance of Focused Ultrasound Neurosurgery
                                  Oct 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2022 Brain Program
                                  MRI of Skull Heating During Focused Ultrasound Neurosurgery
                                    Oct 24, 2019 - Jan 24, 2022 Brain Program
                                    Focused ultrasound stimulation of the immune response in cancer models
                                      Oct 16, 2019 - Oct 16, 2020 Immunotherapy
                                      Focused ultrasound stimulation of the immune response in a breast cancer model
                                        Oct 16, 2019 - Oct 16, 2020 Immunotherapy
                                        Transcranial Histotripsy for Treatment of Brain Tumors – Initial In-vivo Pig S...
                                          Oct 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2020 Brain Program
                                          Investigating the Feasibility of Targeting Temporal Lobe using Transcranial... Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 12, 2020 Brain Program
                                          Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) Opening of Rat by Laser-generated Focused Ultrasound...
                                            Sep 10, 2019 - Mar 10, 2021 Brain Program
                                            aCD40 + ablation trial
                                              Sep 01, 2019 - Sep 01, 2020 Immunotherapy
                                              Treating veterinary cancer patients with focused ultrasound
                                                Jun 01, 2019 - Jun 01, 2020 Veterinary
                                                Non-Invasive Surgical Treatment of Lung Cancer
                                                  May 21, 2019 - Jul 20, 2020 Research Award
                                                  Remote Fellowship in MR Imaging for FUS Applications: Incoherent CAIPI...
                                                    Apr 01, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 Brain Program
                                                    FUS for therapy of Neuromyelitis Optica – an inflammatory demyelinating d...
                                                      Mar 25, 2019 - Mar 24, 2020 Research Award
                                                      Brain tumors, Glioblastoma Focused ultrasound immunomodulation for pancreatic cancer
                                                        Mar 12, 2019 - Mar 12, 2020 Immunotherapy
                                                        Brain, General Microbubble enhanced FUS treatments in the brain: impact of bubble distribution...
                                                          Mar 01, 2019 - Jan 22, 2020 Brain Program
                                                          Convective skin-cooling device for use with existing MRgFUS systems to prevent... Feb 28, 2019 - Nov 01, 2019 Research Award
                                                          Microbubble distribution in the brain: a real-time intra-operative map to...
                                                            Feb 21, 2019 - Jan 22, 2020 Brain Program
                                                            Parkinson’s Disease MRGFUS GENE DELIVERY FOR NEUROPROTECTION IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE
                                                                Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020 Brain Program
                                                                Development of a turnkey USgFUS preclinical research platform
                                                                  Jan 04, 2019 - Jan 03, 2020 Research Award
                                                                  Drug delivery strategies using drug-loaded extracellular vesicles generated by...
                                                                    Dec 11, 2018 - Dec 10, 2019 Research Award
                                                                    Remote Fellowship in MR Imaging for FUS Applications: Reduced-FOV MR Thermometry
                                                                      Dec 01, 2018 - Feb 28, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                      Movement Disorders, General Functional Neuroimaging Feedback for Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for Tremor...
                                                                        Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 27, 2019 Research Award
                                                                        Psychiatric disorders A Phase 1 Trial of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Bilateral Capsulotomy...
                                                                          Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 26, 2020 Brain Program
                                                                          Liver tumors Non-invasive Focused Ultrasound Ablation for the Treatment of...
                                                                            Sep 13, 2018 - Aug 30, 2020 Research Award
                                                                            Non-invasive varicose vein treatment by HIFU under ultrasound guidance: Phase...
                                                                              Sep 13, 2018 - Sep 12, 2019 Research Award
                                                                              Remote Fellowship in MR Imaging for FUS Applications: Volumetric Thermometry
                                                                                Jul 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                Brain tumors, General Safety study: sonodynamic therapy with 5-ALA in a porcine model
                                                                                  Jun 05, 2018 - Jun 05, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                  Psychiatric disorders Phase I trial of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) bilateral capsulotomy...
                                                                                    Jun 05, 2018 - Jun 04, 2020 Brain Program
                                                                                    Brain tumors, Glioblastoma Safety evaluation of irinotecan delivery to a rat glioma model using a clinical...
                                                                                      Jun 04, 2018 - Oct 11, 2019 Research Award
                                                                                      Epilepsy Focused ultrasound thalamotomy for the prevention of secondary generalization...
                                                                                        Jun 01, 2018 - May 31, 2018 Brain Program
                                                                                        Brain tumors, General Microvascular Ablation of Intracranial Gliomas with Focused Ultrasound (9L Line)
                                                                                            Apr 24, 2018 - Apr 24, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                            Brain tumors, General Microvascular Ablation of Intracranial Gliomas with Focused Ultrasound (F98...
                                                                                                Apr 06, 2018 - Apr 06, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                Brain, General Sonodynamic therapy for treatment of C6 glioma in a rat model proof-of-concept...
                                                                                                  Apr 04, 2018 - Jun 09, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                  Stroke, Thromboembolic Selective opening of the blood brain barrier using focused ultrasound combined...
                                                                                                    Apr 04, 2018 - Sep 24, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                    Brain, General Focused ultrasound for treatment of deep-seated cerebral cavernous malformations
                                                                                                      Mar 26, 2018 - Sep 24, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                      Epilepsy Use of low-intensity focused ultrasound for the non-invasive, focal...
                                                                                                        Mar 18, 2018 - Jun 18, 2018 Research Award
                                                                                                        Back & neck pain Focused ultrasound mediated neuromodulation for the treatment of spinal cord... Mar 05, 2018 - Jun 14, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                        Investigation of focused ultrasound mediated enhancement of chronic non-...
                                                                                                          Feb 12, 2018 - Sep 15, 2020 Veterinary
                                                                                                          General, Technology Laser-generated Focused Ultrasound Transducer for Transcranial Applications
                                                                                                            Feb 08, 2018 - Apr 22, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                            General, Technology Use of shock-wave exposures for accelerating thermal ablation of targeted...
                                                                                                              Feb 07, 2018 - Apr 06, 2019 Research Award
                                                                                                              Bladder tumors Focused Ultrasound Mediated Drug Delivery across the Urothelium
                                                                                                                Feb 06, 2018 - Feb 05, 2019 Research Award
                                                                                                                Pancreatic tumors Focused Ultrasound Driven Drug Release From Theranostic Nanoparticles For The...
                                                                                                                  Jan 24, 2018 - Jan 24, 2019 Research Award
                                                                                                                  Accessibility and Benefit of FUS treatment for inoperable Lung Cancer Patients,...
                                                                                                                    Dec 14, 2017 - Feb 13, 2019 Research Award
                                                                                                                    Alzheimer’s Disease Effects of FUS on CNS Uptake and Efficacy of an Anti-Amyloid Antibody in Aged...
                                                                                                                      Nov 30, 2017 - Mar 30, 2018 Research Award
                                                                                                                      Acoustic Backscatter-based 3D Mapping of Cavitation and Skull Surface in...
                                                                                                                        Oct 31, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018 Research Award
                                                                                                                        Back & neck pain Safety and initial feasibility of using the Neurolyser XR device for the...
                                                                                                                          Sep 26, 2017 - Mar 25, 2019 Research Award
                                                                                                                          Parkinson’s Disease MRgFUS Blood-Brain Barrier Drug Delivery with AAV2 Gene Therapy Microbubble...
                                                                                                                            Sep 01, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018 Research Award
                                                                                                                            Safety and Effectiveness of Sacroiliac Joint Palliation in Swine using MRgFUS Jul 01, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018 Research Award
                                                                                                                            Bone, Non-metastases Comparative Study - FUS vs. RF ablation Jun 01, 2017 - May 31, 2020 Liver/Pancreas Program
                                                                                                                            Brain tumors, Glioblastoma Focused Ultrasound Immunomodulation in a Mouse GL261 Intracranial Glioma
                                                                                                                              May 17, 2017 - Jun 19, 2019 Immunotherapy
                                                                                                                              Brain tumors, Metastasis Focused Ultrasound to Enhance Immunotherapy for Metastatic Brain Melanoma
                                                                                                                                May 05, 2017 - May 05, 2019 Immunotherapy
                                                                                                                                Brain tumors, Glioblastoma Focused Ultrasound Immunomodulation in a Mouse GL261 Intracranial Glioma
                                                                                                                                  May 01, 2017 - Apr 02, 2018 Immunotherapy
                                                                                                                                  Patterning of bone regeneration via ultrasound activation of heat shock-...
                                                                                                                                    Mar 01, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018 Research Award
                                                                                                                                    Parkinson’s Disease A Prospective, Randomized, Sham Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and...
                                                                                                                                      Mar 01, 2017 - Sep 01, 2020 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                      Brain tumors, General A Feasibility Safety Study Using the ExAblate 4000 system in Management of... Feb 27, 2017 - Feb 26, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                      Acoustic Parameters of Bone as a function of HU and MRI
                                                                                                                                        Feb 20, 2017 - Feb 21, 2018 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                        Neuropathic pain Phase 1 Clinical Trial of MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (FUS) Thalamotomy of... Jan 19, 2017 - Jul 19, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                        Alzheimer’s Disease A Study to Evaluate the Safety and Feasibility of Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB)...
                                                                                                                                          Jan 12, 2017 - Jan 11, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                          Real-time Treatment Monitoring by Diffusion MRI
                                                                                                                                            Nov 29, 2016 - Nov 28, 2017 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                            Brain tumors, Glioblastoma Focused Ultrasound Immunomodulation in a Mouse GL261 Intracranial Glioma Nov 29, 2016 - Jun 17, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                            Ultrasound-induced immune response on breast cancer
                                                                                                                                              Nov 28, 2016 - Apr 09, 2020 Immunotherapy
                                                                                                                                              Brain tumors, Glioblastoma Focused Ultrasound Immunomodulation in a Mouse GL261 Intracranial Glioma
                                                                                                                                                Nov 07, 2016 - Jul 05, 2017 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                Brain, General FUS-mediated Neuromodulation from Unanesthetized Freely-moving Animals
                                                                                                                                                  Oct 01, 2016 - Sep 30, 2017 Research Award
                                                                                                                                                  Pancreatic tumors Defining Basic Properties of Physical Immunotherapy using HIFU and Immune...
                                                                                                                                                    Sep 07, 2016 - Jun 07, 2019 Immunotherapy
                                                                                                                                                    Parkinson’s Disease Antibody Delivery Through the BBB Opening in an Alpha-Synuclein Model
                                                                                                                                                      Aug 15, 2016 - Feb 04, 2019 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                      Brain tumors, Glioblastoma Focused Ultrasound Immunomodulation in a Mouse GL261 Intracranial Glioma
                                                                                                                                                        Aug 15, 2016 - Jun 08, 2017 Immunotherapy
                                                                                                                                                        Massively Parallel Nonlinear Ultrasound Simulation of Histotripsy in the Brain
                                                                                                                                                          Jul 18, 2016 - Jul 18, 2017 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                          Liver tumors A novel genetic reprogramming therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma using...
                                                                                                                                                            Jul 01, 2016 - May 31, 2020 Veterinary
                                                                                                                                                            Epilepsy A Feasibility Study to Evaluate Safety and Initial Effectiveness or MR-Guided...
                                                                                                                                                              Jun 16, 2016 - Jun 16, 2018 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                              Brain tumors, Glioblastoma Ultrasound-mediated delivery of siRNA for enhancing temozolomide efficacy...
                                                                                                                                                                Jun 01, 2016 - Dec 15, 2017 Research Award
                                                                                                                                                                Parkinson’s Disease Minimally-Invasive Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease Achieved by the Focused U...
                                                                                                                                                                  Feb 04, 2016 - Feb 03, 2017 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                  General, Cancer Ultrasound ablation combined with immunotherapy: priming to enhance efficacy
                                                                                                                                                                    Feb 01, 2016 - Jan 31, 2017 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                    Alzheimer’s Disease Effects of FUS on CNS Uptake and Efficacy of an Anti-Amyloid Antibody in Aged...
                                                                                                                                                                      Feb 01, 2016 - Jan 31, 2017 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                      Brain, General Development and Calibration of MR Techniques for In-Vivo Bone Thermometry
                                                                                                                                                                        Feb 01, 2016 - Aug 16, 2018 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                        Brain, General Neuro Focused Ultrasound MR Coil Fabrication and Testing
                                                                                                                                                                          Jan 06, 2016 - Apr 06, 2018 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                          Kidney tumors Evaluation of the Systemic Response to Boiling Histotripsy Treatment for Renal...
                                                                                                                                                                            Dec 01, 2015 - Apr 30, 2017 Research Award
                                                                                                                                                                            Brain tumors, General A Chronic Pig Study of Transcranial Histotripsy for Treatment of Brain Tumors
                                                                                                                                                                              Nov 11, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                              Brain, General Neuronavigation-guided and Ultrasound-Monitored Human BBB-opening Focused...
                                                                                                                                                                                Nov 01, 2015 - Oct 31, 2016 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                                General, Cancer The Focused ultrasound mediated immune responses in metastatic melanoma
                                                                                                                                                                                  Nov 01, 2015 - Sep 26, 2017 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                                  Brain, General Transcranial Histotripsy for Treatment of Brain Tumors
                                                                                                                                                                                    Oct 21, 2015 - Feb 21, 2016 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                                    Brain, General Method for fully 3D volumetric thermometry, with application to transcranial... Oct 09, 2015 - Oct 08, 2016 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                                    Bone, Non-metastases Pediatric Focused Ultrasound Computational Data Center and Registry
                                                                                                                                                                                      Oct 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2017 Research Award
                                                                                                                                                                                      Back & neck pain Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) for the Treatment of Spinal Disc...
                                                                                                                                                                                        Oct 01, 2015 - Sep 30, 2016 Research Award
                                                                                                                                                                                        Brain, General Thermal Dose Experiment in a Pig Model
                                                                                                                                                                                          Jul 24, 2015 - Feb 19, 2016 Brain Program
                                                                                                                                                                                          Movement Disorders, General Modulated focused ultrasound for treatment of de-myelinating axons in multiple...
                                                                                                                                                                                            Jun 01, 2015 - Nov 30, 2016 Research Award
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