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New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Tremor Results

Today, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published the pivotal study results that led to the approval of Insightec’s Exablate Neuro focused ultrasound system to treat essential tremor (ET). 



Sharon has had ET since childhood 

Watch as STAT News follows Sharon Samuels, an essential tremor patient who gets her quality of life back after focused ultrasound treatment.

“This publication further affirms that focused ultrasound is a safe and effective alternative to treat the brain without incisions or radiation,” says Foundation Chairman Neal Kassell, MD. “Now that Insightec’s system is FDA approved, the important next step is to secure the appropriate level of reimbursement so that leading medical centers will invest in this technology and make it widely available to patients.”

The idea of using focused ultrasound to treat tremors was conceptualized at the Foundation's first brain workshop in March 2009. The Foundation then helped organize and fund a pilot study with Insightec and the University of Virginia that served as the predicate for this larger pivotal study. Read more >

See more media coverage > 

Read the University of Virginia's press release >
Read Insightec's press release > 

Join the Facebook Live Conversation!


The University of Virginia will host a Facebook chat this afternoon. 

Principal Investigator for the study, neurosurgeon Jeff Elias, will take questions of the audience about the recent publication and focused ultrasound.

Check out UVA’s Facebook page today at 3:15pm EDT

  Schwartz and Lipsman

CBC News Hosts Sunnybrook Facebook Live 

Neurosurgeons Michael Schwartz and Nir Lipsman at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto took to Facebook yesterday to discuss focused ultrasound for essential tremor. The event was broadcast on CBC News's Facebook page. 

Watch the Sunnybrook Facebook Live >

Interested in Treatment?

Focused ultrasound treatment for essential tremor is available in North America at:
  • Brigham & Women's
  • Ohio State University
  • Stanford University
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Virginia
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center
Click here for contact information at these sites and others around the world. 
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