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Low-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation for Epilepsy

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Low-intensity focused ultrasound (LIFUS) neuromodulation is a rapidly emerging technology being studied to treat neurologic and psychiatric disorders, including epilepsy. A recent literature review concluded that LIFUS may be a promising treatment for epilepsy because it can reach the lateral cortex and deep brain structures. An ongoing epilepsy clinical trial at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is using LIFUS for serial treatments of the hippocampus in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.
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Skin Cancer Clinical Trial Begins in Denmark

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A new clinical trial that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat basal cell carcinoma (BCC) has begun in Denmark. BCC is a common, rarely fatal type of skin cancer that is found in areas of the skin exposed to the sun. Up to 40 participants will be treated with the TOOsonix System ONE-M HIFU device.
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