February 28, 2019

On Tuesday, February 26, a group of patients and physicians convened on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers and staff about the value of focused ultrasound therapy. Organized by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) with input from the Foundation, this “fly-in” event was an opportunity for decision makers in Washington, DC, to learn more about focused ultrasound and hear directly from those who are benefiting from the technology.

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 Foundation News
Foundation’s 2018 Year in Review Report Now Available

The newly released Year In Review report includes clinical milestones from the field of focused ultrasound and the Foundation’s notable achievements over the past year.

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The Hill Publishes Op-Ed on Focused Ultrasound as a Better Treatment Option

Foundation Chief Scientific Officer, Jessica Foley, PhD, and SonaCare CEO, Mark Carol, MD, co-authored an op-ed entitled "Better Treatment Options Exist – Why Don't We Use Them?" 

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Watch Now: History of Focused Ultrasound Webinar

Focused ultrasound pioneer and entrepreneur Narendra Sanghvi, PhD, recently gave a webinar entitled “High Intensity Focused Ultrasound – Past and Present.”

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Blog Post Explores Early Development of Focused Ultrasound

Narendra Sanghvi is a true focused ultrasound pioneer, having developed a device for treating prostate disease. In this blog, he discusses the technology's early days.   

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Donor Profile: Peter Gabriel 

Perhaps best known as an iconic musician, Peter Gabriel's interests also include human rights initiatives, innovative technologies, and focused ultrasound. 

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  • The Focused Ultrasound Foundation welcomes two new team members: Skyler Kitchen, Financial Analyst, and Michelle Majorin, Executive Administrative Assistant 
 Patient News
The Michael J. Fox Foundation Webinar Includes FUS for Parkinson's

On February 21, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research held a webinar exploring treatments for the disease, including focused ultrasound. 

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Brain & Life Article Discusses Essential Tremor Diagnosis and Treatments, Including FUS

There is no definitive test to diagnose one of the most common movement disorders – essential tremor. Learn about the disorder and treatment options for those suffering. 

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Research News
Tracking Drugs Through the Brain

A team at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Dr. Hong Chen, has developed a method to accurately measure the dose of drug delivered by focused ultrasound. 

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Online Course on Focused Ultrasound in Oncology Now Available

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Therapeutic Ultrasound has released a new course by Franco Orsi, MD, PhD, on oncological focused ultrasound applications. 

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February 2019 Research Roundup

Researchers at the University of Oxford collaborated with a French team to develop and successfully test a protocol using low-intensity focused ultrasound for neuromodulation. 

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Industry News
Company Profile: Daxsonics Ultrasound

Daxsonics is a design-build consulting firm that provides innovative solutions for challenging ultrasound imaging and integration problems. 

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Upcoming Events
February 27–March 3, 2019 European Congress of Radiology (ECR) Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria

March 3-8, 2019 Winter School on Therapeutic Ultrasound, Les Houches, France 

March 23-28, 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas

April 28–May 2, 2019 Society For Thermal Medicine (STM) 36th Annual Meeting, St. Pete Beach, Florida


May 3-6, 2019 American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

May 4-10, 2019 American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

June 9-13, 2019 14th Biennial Congress and Exhibition of the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

June 10-11, 2019 Society for Image Guided Neurointerventions, Baltimore, Maryland

June 13-15, 2019 Ultrasound Energy - ISTU and EUFUS Joint Meeting, Barcelona, Spain | Late-breaking poster submissions accepted March 8 - April 15.

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