Treatment of chronic functional brain disorders (thalamocortical dysrhythmia) using transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound

Project Name: Treatment of chronic functional brain disorders (thalamocortical dysrhythmia) using transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound
Status: Closed
Primary Site: Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich, FUS-Center
Sponsor Organization: Universitäts-Kinderspital Zürich, FUS-Center
Funded Date: Jan 01, 2009
Funding Period: Jan 01, 2009 - Dec 31, 2009
Funding Program: Research Award
Category: Clinical Research
Amount Awarded: $100,000.00

Abstract

Our primary goal in conducting this study will be to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery in producing functional brain lesions for the treatment of chronic functional brain disorders. A total of at least 15 patients will be treated during the funding period, including at least five patients with thalamotomies for chronic pain and at least 5 patients for movement disorders.

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