First Depression Clinical Trial Begins

The first patient with depression was treated in a focused ultrsaound clinicial trial led by Jin Woo Chang, MD, at Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea.

The study aimed to determine the feasibility and safety of MR-guided focused ultrasound to non-invasively destroy a small volume of tissue deep in the brain – the anterior limb of the internal capsule – a well-established target for treating severe depression. In this initial patient, the target was successfully ablated without complications.

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