Essential tremor patient successfully treated with MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment

Written by Frances Adlam

A multidisciplinary team of doctors from Pennsylvania Hospital (PA, USA) has treated a patient with essential tremor (ET) using a MR-guided focused ultrasound technique – the first in the state.  The patient, a 61 year old man who has suffered from bilateral ET for approximately 10 years, is now tremor-free in his right hand. ET is a neurological disorder that affects approximately 42 million people worldwide and is 8-times more common than Parkinson’s disease. . Exablate Neuro, a MR-guided focused ultrasound treatment, is a new technique that uses high intensity focused ultrasound waves to target a specific focal point –...

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