First Focused Ultrasound Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinical Trial Begins

A team at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida, treated the first patient in a pediatric and young adult brain tumor study.

The first patient enrolled in the study suffered from debilitating seizures as a result of a hypothalamic hamartoma. After a single focused ultrasound procedure on March 7 using Insightec’s Exablate Neuro system, MRI scans showed complete ablation of the tumor. 

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