4th Quarter 2020 Research Award


Shiro HorisawaDr. Horisawa, a movement disorders specialist at Toyko Women’s Medical University, will lead a study titled, “A pilot trial of safety and effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Ablation of the pallidothalamic tract for the Treatment of Cervical Dystonia.” This 10-patient clinical trial is a prospective, single arm study to evaluate the safety and initial effectiveness of using the Insightec ExAblate Neuro focused ultrasound system to create a pallidothalamic tractotomy, which interrupts the brain signals believed to be responsible for cervical dystonia.

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