In this webinar, thee Focused Ultrasound Foundation’s Senior Consultant and industry expert, Mark Carol, MD, examined the regulatory and reimbursement aspects of clinical adoption and commercial success for technologies like focused ultrasound.

  • A new clinical trial will combine focused ultrasound and radiotherapy in patients with primary brain tumors.
  • Studies suggest that opening the blood-brain barrier to enhance oxygenation of brain tissue could make radiotherapy more effective.
  • The Foundation is funding this trial, which is expected to begin in Taiwan in September.

  • In March, Barbara was diagnosed with an aggressive malignant brain tumor, called a glioblastoma.
  • She was the first patient to be treated in a focused ultrasound clinical trial at the University of Virginia.
  • Read Barbara’s story and learn about her hopes for how focused ultrasound could affect her future and that of countless others.

  • The meeting covered methods for confirming and quantifying drug/therapeutic delivery following blood-brain barrier opening (BBBO).
  • Representatives from the Foundation and focused ultrasound experts from five leading institutions participated.
  • A follow up consortium was created to further address the topic.

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