Surgery

MRI-guided ultrasound surgery beneficial for essential tremor

(HealthDay)—Patients with severe, medication-refractory essential tremor benefit from the use of transcranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy, according to a study published in the ...

Oncology & Cancer

New technique alleviates painful bone metastases

A high-dose of ultrasound targeted to painful bone metastases appears to quickly bring patients relief, and with largely tolerable side effects, according to new research presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists at ...

Oncology & Cancer

Using microbubbles to improve cancer therapy

Microbubbles decrease the time and acoustic power of ultrasound required to heat and destroy an embedded target, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound. If these results can ...

Oncology & Cancer

Ultrasound to combat liver tumours

Liver tumours are either benign or malignant; if malignant then they can be primary or secondary. In Europe, a solitary lesion in the liver is more likely to be a metastatic carcinoma than a primary liver tumour. The major ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Focused ultrasound for treating Parkinson's disease to be tested

(Medical Xpress)—After a promising clinical trial of focused ultrasound as a potential treatment for essential tremor, the University of Virginia Health System is launching a new study to investigate the scalpel-free technology's ...

Medical research

Study finds method to improve transplant cell delivery

(Medical Xpress) -- A new technique for improving delivery of stem cells may lead to better and faster tissue repair, a breakthrough with promise for sports medicine and military populations.

Medical research

Opening the brain to new treatments

One of the trickiest parts of treating brain conditions is the blood brain barrier, a blockade of cells that prevent both harmful toxins and helpful pharmaceuticals from getting to the body's control center. But, a technique ...

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