Swedish's Focused Ultrasound Brain Program Excels


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Institute now studying Essential Tremor, Parkinson’s, and Tumors

Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) in Seattle is quickly becoming one of the leading brain research centers in the world for focused ultrasound.

SNI recently announced recently announced that they have joined an ongoing study at the University of Virginia to assess focused ultrasound to treat tremor associated with Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, a new trial at SNI will examine whether focused ultrasound could help contain brain tumor growth and allow for more time between additional therapies compared to stereotactic radiosurgery and chemotherapy.

“SNI is one of the few locations in the world where focused ultrasound is being studied at this level. These efforts exemplify our ongoing mission to deliver leading edge treatment for brain and spinal conditions. We are honored to be a pioneer in this field and are eager to produce translational results,” said David Newell, MD, Chief of Neurosciences. Foundation Chairman Neal F. Kassell, MD, agrees: “We are privileged to have Swedish Neuroscience Institute advance the use of focused ultrasound in this region.”

The SNI team has been participating in the Essential Tremor Study since the summer of 2013.  story about the Institute’s work aired yesterday on HealthLink, the health news segment of their local NBC affiliate, KING-5.

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Patients who are interested in finding out more about these studies should contact SNI at (206) 320-2804.