Neuravive, MR guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a new technique that is now available to neurosurgeons where sound waves can be focused through the skull to target a very specific location deep within the brain without the need for incisions or holes in the skull. This is the same target used for years with other more invasive surgery, but now can be reached without incisions or anesthesia. Thus, it is much less invasive than conventional surgery.
MR guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) is a treatment that combines two technologies – High intensity focused ultrasound that is guided by Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
The high intensity focused ultrasound (FUS) generates heat at the focal point to create a tiny lesion in the targeted area of the brain.
The MRI system is the eyes of the treatment, enabling the physician to identify and target the treated area with high precision as well as monitor the temperature during treatment.
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