- Published: October 18, 2018
- Written by Scott Whitaker
Scott Whitaker is President and CEO of AdvaMed, the world’s largest medical technology association. AdvaMed members make the medical devices, diagnostic products, and health information systems that are transforming healthcare through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures, and more effective treatments. Whitaker will deliver a keynote address on Oct. 24 at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation’s 6th International Symposium. The following is a conversation we had with him in advance of the Symposium.
What excites you about focused ultrasound?
There are so many new and emerging medical technologies, and focused ultrasound is one of them. The noninvasive therapeutic technologies and the benefits that come with them will transform patient care in tremendous ways.
Prostate disease, pain associated with cancer metastases to bones, essential tremor – focused ultrasound hits on so many different diseases. To be able to avoid the need for drugs in dealing with some of these conditions through use of noninvasive therapies … I think we’ve only touched the surface of what’s to come.