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New Non-Invasive Ultrasound Technology at UVa

September 15, 2009

A non-invasive ultrasound technology will soon by used to treat patients and conduct research at the University of Virginia.

It'll be the first faculty in the world for what's called focused ultrasound surgery.

Right now, the FDA only allows women with uterine fibroids to be treated with the surgery.

Eventually, it'll be used to help victims of stroke, Parkinson's and Epilepsy.

"Focused ultrasound is likely to revolutionize therapy. It's probably the most important therapeutic technology since the invention of the scalpel," says Neal Kassell, a UVa Neurosurgery Professor.

Focused ultrasound is non-invasive. The patient is awake the whole time she's being treated. It uses ultrasound energy to get rid of cancerous tumors and blood clots.


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