In August 2019, with the assistance of Ohio State University Professor of Neurological Surgery Vibhor Krishna, MBBS, the Foundation hosted an advanced imaging workshop to explore the use of tractography as a technique for focused ultrasound target visualization and treatment planning.

Since it was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in July 2016, focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor has gained incremental reimbursement coverage by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). However, the CMS could soon cover all Medicare patients seeking the treatment in the US.

Review Commons is a new service designed to simplify the peer-review of life science data and facilitate its publication. The platform’s goal is to increase transparency, speed, and efficiency of the review process.

The 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) was held December 2–6, 2019, in San Diego, California. Although ASA meetings cover scientific, medical, and industrial aspects of sound, several segments were of particular interest to the focused ultrasound community, including special sessions on quantitative ultrasound, phantom development, and the bioeffects of cavitation.

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