Blood Brain Barrier Opened with Focused Ultrasound for the First Time in Humans

Blood Brain Barrier Opened with Focused Ultrasound for the First Time in Humans The study has garnered widespread media coverage. Watch CTV News' report.  Earlier this week, we announced that the blood-brain barrier has been non-invasively opened in a patient for the first time. A team atSunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto used focused ultrasound to enable temporary and targeted opening of the [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Brain Disorders|Comments Off on Blood Brain Barrier Opened with Focused Ultrasound for the First Time in Humans

FDA Approves First Focused Ultrasound System for Prostate

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved SonaCare Medical’s Sonablate 450 focused ultrasound system for the ablation of prostate tissue. Focused ultrasound enables treatment of organ-confined prostate disease while preserving surrounding healthy tissue, without radiation or surgery. “For men with conditions like prostate cancer, the option of a non-invasive procedure that can selectively target [...]

By | October 14th, 2015|prostate|Comments Off on FDA Approves First Focused Ultrasound System for Prostate

First Depression Clinical Trial with Focused Ultrasound Begins

The first patient with depression has been treated with focused ultrasound. This procedure marks the beginning of a pilot clinical trial 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 [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Brain Disorders|Comments Off on First Depression Clinical Trial with Focused Ultrasound Begins

First US Parkinson’s Dyskinesia Patients Treated

Study begins in Virginia and Maryland Watch Washington, DC TV news story On September 1st, we announced that researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia performed the first focused ultrasound treatments in the United States for dyskinesia associated with Parkinson’s disease. These treatments are part of an international pilot study of 40 patients to assess [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|Brain Disorders, Parkinson|Comments Off on First US Parkinson’s Dyskinesia Patients Treated

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and Cancer Research Institute (CRI) are collaborating with the Foundation to fund a new preclinical research project using focused ultrasound to enhance immunotherapy for melanoma brain metastases.

“It is the Foundation’s belief that focused ultrasound has significant untapped potential in the field of cancer immunotherapy,” said Jessica Foley, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer. “We are dedicated to advancing this work to develop more effective therapies for patients living with melanoma and other types of cancer.” Although significant advances have been made in treating [...]

By | September 11th, 2015|Brain Disorders, Melanoma|Comments Off on The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) and Cancer Research Institute (CRI) are collaborating with the Foundation to fund a new preclinical research project using focused ultrasound to enhance immunotherapy for melanoma brain metastases.

Potencial de ultrasonido para tratamiento del trastorno obsesivo compulsivo

En un estudio de prueba del concepto, unos pacientes de trastorno obsesivo compulsivo (TOC) que no respondían a otros tratamientos médicos para el TOC (como el tratamiento farmacológico o el cognitivo-conductual) fueron tratados mediante una capsulotomía térmica bilateral, empleando ultrasonido focalizado guiado por Resonancia Magnética (MRgFUS) dirigido a la cápsula interna anterior del cerebro. A [...]

By | September 11th, 2015|Brain Disorders, TOC|Comments Off on Potencial de ultrasonido para tratamiento del trastorno obsesivo compulsivo

First noninvasive thermal ablation of a brain tumor with MR-guided focused ultrasound

Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) allows for precise thermal ablation of target tissues. While this emerging modality is increasingly used for the treatment of various types of extracranial soft tissue tumors, it has only recently been acknowledged as a modality for noninvasive neurosurgery. MRgFUS has been particularly successful for functional neurosurgery, whereas its [...]

By | September 11th, 2015|Brain Disorders, Braint tumor|Comments Off on First noninvasive thermal ablation of a brain tumor with MR-guided focused ultrasound

Primera intervención en España en el cerebro de una paciente sin necesidad de abrirle el cráneo.

El 3 de marzo del 2015 empezamos a aplicar el sistema Resofus en su vertiente Neuro, orientada a solucionar casos de temblor en pacientes con temblor esencial y parkinson fundamentalmente. Fabiola, una paciente de 66 años con temblor esencial desde los 25 y sin mejora mediante fármacos se sometió a esta novedosa técnica. La intervención [...]

By | September 11th, 2015|Brain Disorders|Comments Off on Primera intervención en España en el cerebro de una paciente sin necesidad de abrirle el cráneo.