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A Swiss Team Uses Transcranial MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound to Treat Patients With Functional Brain Disorders
Date:7/14/2009

reatment in real time to ensure that the targeted area is fully treated and surrounding tissue is spared. The ExAblate 4000 is a platform for a variety of transcranial indications, such as brain tumors, functional neurosurgery, stroke and targeted drug delivery.

The ExAblate(R) 2000, based on the same technology, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2004 as a treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids. 5,000 women have been treated worldwide to date. ExAblate 2000 received the European CE Mark certification for pain palliation of bone metastases in June 2007.

About InSightec

InSightec Ltd. is a privately held company owned by Elbit Imaging, General Electric, MediTech Advisors, LLC and employees. It was founded in 1999 to develop the breakthrough MR guided Focused Ultrasound technology and transform it into the next generation operating room.

Headquartered near Haifa, Israel, the company has over 160 employees and has invested more than $150 million in research, development, and clinical investigations. Its U.S. headquarters are located in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please go to:http://www.insightec.com/

For more information, read the article which appeared in the Neue Zurcher Zeitung.

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