German Chancellor Angela Merkel learned about MR-guided focused ultrasound during Girl’s Day on April 21. (Photo courtesy of Quelle der Fotos: TK)

To encourage school girls to pursue careers in science and technology, Germany celebrated its tenth annual Girl’s Day on April 21, and one of the newest developments featured was a MR-guided focused ultrasound system, Insightec’s ExAblate 2000.

The ExAblate was displayed at the German Federal Chancellery where seven of the country’s top employers were invited to set up educational exhibits. Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), a prominent German health insurer that recently began offering reimbursement for FUS treatments for uterine fibroids, opted to feature the ExAblate.

On hand to demonstrate the system was Dr. Matthias Matzko of the Amper Kliniken AG in Dachau. One of four German facilities now treating uterine fibroids with FUS, the clinic was instrumental in gaining TK’s reimbursement approval.

During the day, organized under the auspices of Chancellor Angela Merkel, more than 130,000 girls in fifth through tenth grade attended tours and programs at more than 8,000 companies throughout Germany.To encourage school girls to pursue careers in science and technology, Germany celebrated its tenth annual Girl’s Day on April 21, and one of the newest developments featured was a MR-guided focused ultrasound system, Insightec’s ExAblate 2000.

The ExAblate was displayed at the German Federal Chancellery where seven of the country’s top employers were invited to set up educational exhibits. Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), a prominent German health insurer that recently began offering reimbursement for FUS treatments for uterine fibroids, opted to feature the ExAblate.

On hand to demonstrate the system was Dr. Matthias Matzko of the Amper Kliniken AG in Dachau. One of four German facilities now treating uterine fibroids with FUS, the clinic was instrumental in gaining TK’s reimbursement approval.

During the day, organized under the auspices of Chancellor Angela Merkel, more than 130,000 girls in fifth through tenth grade attended tours and programs at more than 8,000 companies throughout Germany.

Written by Ellen C., McKenna

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