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First Major Medical Meeting Convening for MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound to Treat Cancer, Stroke, Fibroids, Other Conditions
Date:8/25/2008

Surgery Foundation was founded in 2006 as a catalyst to accelerate the development and worldwide adoption of MRgFUS, and thereby improve the lives of millions of patients. The Foundation's mission is to shorten the time from technology development to patient treatment, to develop new applications and to accelerate the worldwide adoption of MRgFUS. The Foundation's activities include: funding translational and clinical research, providing fellowships for training physicians and scientists, hosting symposia and workshops, maintaining online informational resources, and establishing new centers of excellence.

Leading medical experts' perspective on MRgFUS Symposium 2008

"MRgFUS 2008 will highlight both current and potential future uses of MRgFUS and will provide the most comprehensive and authoritative update of this highly promising technology. This will help physicians realize the potential of MRgFUS in mainstream medicine. This meeting will be a great opportunity for the whole field to work together to accelerate the pace of development and collaboration for MRgFUS."

-- King C. Li, M.D., F.R.C.P(C)., M.B.A., Anderson Foundation Distinguished Chair in Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Professor of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, Chair, Department of Radiology, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

"MRgFUS 2008 will be extremely helpful to the field. To date, researchers using and developing MR guidance of focused ultrasound have had to meet a various other meetings, be those in the field of MRI or therapeutic ultrasound. Having a unified meeting will allow for all the newest information and development in this combined research field to be shared in the most efficient manner. For us, MRgFUS is an extremely important technology. We are presently developing new applications for therapeutic ultrasound that will take advantage of all the benefits that an MR guided system has over other systems, including those for treatment planning, opt
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