Flexible Body-Conformal Ultrasound Patches for Image-Guided Neuromodulation

logo case western reserve universityAn engineering team from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland recently designed and validated a new type of flexible ultrasound transducer. Their small- and large-sized body-conforming ultrasound patches contain both imaging and modulation elements. The patches are designed for use in preclinical models with image-guided neural therapies at a focal depth of 10 to 20 mm. Possible applications include neuromodulation of the vagus, tibial, or other nerves. See IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control >
The 14th Annual Drug Discovery for Neurodegeneration Workshop, presented by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, was offered as a series of virtual webinars from April 27 through May 11, 2020.

The 11th National Image-guided Therapy Workshop was held via Zoom on April 16, 2020.

Dr. Stephen Scionti is a board-certified urologist who specializes in prostate cancer treatment. He founded and opened Scionti Prostate Center in 2014, just before the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved two high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) devices: SonaCare Medical’s Sonablate and EDAP’s Ablatherm. Beyond HIFU, Dr. Scionti offers a full range of diagnostic services, including MRI fusion targeted prostate biopsy and, most recently, treatment with Profound Medical's transurethral ultrasound ablation (TULSA-PRO) device, which was approved in the US in 2019.

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation Newsletter

Our newsletter delivers updates for clinicians, researchers and patients. Sign up and stay on top of the rapid advancements of this innovative medical technology.

Sign Up  Read the Latest Issue

Read The Tumor  by John Grisham

From John Grisham, comes a story where today’s medical fiction could become tomorrow’s lifesaving reality.

Download a Free eBook or Audiobook

Contact Details

Call Us
Find Us
Focused Ultrasound Foundation
1230 Cedars Court, Suite 206 Charlottesville, VA 22903