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Surgery done with sound – High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

By Damir Beciri
One Comment30 July 2009

high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-illustrationA new ultrasound device, used in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), allows neurosurgeons to precisely burn out small pieces of malfunctioning brain tissue without cutting the skin or opening the skull. A preliminary study from Switzerland involving nine patients with chronic pain shows that the technology can be used safely in treating humans. The… »