• The American Brain Coalition convenes more than 125 of the United States’ leading professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric organizations.
  • Their mission is to reduce the burden of brain disorders to individuals, families, and society through a variety of advocacy initiatives.

  • A new clinical trial is investigating the use of focused ultrasound to treat patients with recurrent glioblastoma and other high-grade gliomas.
  • Researchers are exploring sonodynamic therapy – or using focused ultrasound to activate a drug to cause tumor cell death – in these patients.
  • The trial is ongoing at the Ivy Brain Tumor Center at Barrow Neurological Institute.

  • The Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technologies Pathway (MCIT) was set to take effect March 15, but is delayed.
  • The MCIT provides immediate, national coverage for ‘breakthrough’ devices or diagnostics approved by the FDA.
  • We encourage focused ultrasound companies to submit comments in support of the rule.

2020 Year in Review ReportThe Foundation has released its 2020 Year in Review report that includes clinical milestones from the field of focused ultrasound and highlights the Foundation’s achievements over the past year. Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the field and how you can help.


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