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.

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