Focused ultrasound is an early-stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology with the potential to transform the treatment of many medical disorders by using ultrasonic energy to target tissue deep in the body without incisions or radiation.
The fundamental principle is analogous to using a magnifying glass to focus beams of sunlight on a single point to burn a hole in a leaf. With focused ultrasound, an acoustic lens is used to concentrate multiple intersecting beams of ultrasound on a target deep in the body with extreme precision and accuracy. Depending on the design of the lens and the ultrasound parameters, the target can be as small as 1×1.5mm or as large as 10x16mm in diameter. More info
Resofus Alomar is pioneering a new kind of treatment, which can destroy the tiny piece of brain tissue causing the tremor without even opening up the skull.
The surgery is done using ultrasounds – simple sound waves, but concentrated so much that they can heat up cells until they die. To do this the sound waves are focussed to a single point, just like using a magnifying glass to concentrate light beams on a point they can burn. This concentrated point can be less than a millimeter in diameter, and the surgeons can position it with extreme accuracy using an MRI scanner to guide the beam. More info
Now, there is a completely non-invasive treatment available. Called Resofus, it uses focused ultrasound to destroy the fibroids and provide symptoms relief. These are the same ultrasound waves that are widely used for diagnosing diseases, but in this case they are used for treating fibroids.
One out of every four women suffers from uterine fibroids and adenomyosis. These benign growths can be extremely painful and can cause disruptions that severely impact your quality of life. Treatment options vary and most involve drug therapy, or surgery, with attendant pain, hospitalization, and lengthy recovery periods. More info
ResoFus is a one-time bone pain treatment that uses focused ultrasound to destroy the nerves in the bones providing speedy and lasting pain relief without radiation. Most patients feel bone pain relief within a few days and some even reduce their intake of painkillers.
If you or one of your loved ones suffers from lower back pain (facet joints syndrome) or from bone pain due to bone metastases or bone tumour, you may want to consider a new treatment for bone pain palliation using ResoFus. More info