Focused Ultrasound Reaches Millions on CNN


Focused ultrasound reached millions on January 22 when it was featured in an episode of CNN’s Vital Signs, called “What Brain Surgery With No Scalpel Looks Like.”

The 23-minute program is hosted by famed correspondent and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Viewers followed Brenda Hric, a patient with essential tremor, as she was treated in December at the University of Virginia by Dr. Jeff Elias, and the episode featured an in-depth interview with our Chairman and Founder, Neal F. Kassell, MD. Said Brenda after her treatment, “It was the first time I had been able to see my fingers ‘still’ in about 20 years. I think it’s definitely a miracle.”

The episode aired originally on CNN International and is now available online.

We encourage you to watch the program and share it broadly. 

More CNN Coverage

An article profiling focused ultrasound’s transformative use in treating brain conditions such as essential tremor, depression, OCD, and more recently received top billing on CNN’s homepage. The article was in conjunction with the Vital Signs episode.

Dr. Kassell was interviewed for the piece and said, “My belief is that in 10 years, focused ultrasound will be a mainstream therapy that is affecting millions of patients every year around the world. It’ll be widely accepted.”

Read: “A Sound You Can’t Hear But May One Day Change Your Life”

Thank you for helping us spread the word about focused ultrasound and speed the time to widespread adoption of the technology – saving time, saving lives.