Category: Focused Ultrasound

3 Advantages (and 1 Disadvantage) of MRgFUS for Parkinson’s Disease Tremors

In 2016, Forbes Magazine carried an article on MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) for essential tremor (ET). Citing positive results from clinical trials, the article explained that “The treatment doesn’t require any implants, incisions or ionizing radiationi.” As the news spread, Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients who also suffer from tremors wondered if MRgFUS could eliminate their keep reading

A new noninvasive painless procedure controls essential tremor with no drugs or surgery.

Until recently, surgical treatments such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) or thalamotomy would be offered to control ET once medication fails to do so. In either case, the scalp, skull and brain are physically invaded to administer the treatment. Now, there is a technologic breakthrough called Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Focused Ultrasound, or simply MRgFUS, that is completely noninvasive. keep reading
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