Navigation Links
Sound medicine at Acoustics Meeting
Date:11/13/2007

>

The promise of therapeutic ultrasound is that it has the potential to treat a wide variety of diseases, including stroke, Parkinsons disease, internal bleeding, nausea, and cancer, with shorter recovery times and fewer side effects.

For instance, it could potentially remove cancerous tumors without invasive surgery. It is already an option for women approaching menopause who have severe complications due to uterine fibroids. In the past, the standard treatment option for these women was surgical removal of the fibroids or the entire uterusa hysterectomy. Therapeutic ultrasound can potentially remove the fibroids non-invasively, reducing the recovery period from weeks to days.

What makes ultrasound especially attractive as a technology is that it is relatively cheap and clinically proven. Obstetricians and physical therapists have used it as an imaging and therapeutic tool for years. Sham Sokka (sham.sokka@philips.com) and his colleagues at Philips Medical Systems are developing a system that uses MRI in conjunction with high-intensity focused ultrasound as a device to treat cancer. The system basically uses the MRI to guide the focus of acoustical waves so that the treatment can be monitored as it proceeds.

Depending on where the waves are directed, they can generate heat or cause cavitationthe formation of microscopic bubbles. With the heat generated by acoustical waves or the formation and collapse of the micro-bubbles, tumors can be removed without ever piercing the skin. It can also help to deliver drugs locally in the brain or in other tissues. There is also the potential to load chemotherapy agents in bubbles and deliver these agents to certain parts of the body, amplifying their local concentration by focusing ultrasound on those areas.

High-intensity focused ultrasound is already in use in parts of Europe and Asia for treating people with a variety of malignant tumors, and several major clinical trials are underwa
'/>"/>

Contact: Jason Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related medicine news :

1. GladRags Introduces the Moon Cup - An Environmentally-Sound and Safe Alternative to Disposable Feminine Hygiene Products!
2. Sensitivity of brain center for sound space defined
3. New acoustic absorber to improve physiotherapy ultrasound machines
4. Ultrasound plus mammography finds more cancers, but increases false positives
5. Good Imaging Now Comes in the Worlds Smallest Ultrasound Package
6. VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: Worlds Smallest Ultrasound Package Launches in the U.S.
7. Aloka to Unveil New ProSound Diagnostic Ultrasound System at the 17th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 7th to 11th of October 2007 in Florence, Italy
8. Transcutaneous cervical esophageal ultrasound can not substitute for 24-h pH monitoring or manometry
9. MultiVu Video Feed: Parents of Kids With Infectious Diseases Sounds Alarm About the Dangers of Pertussis With "Silence the Sounds of Pertussis" Campaign
10. Experts Sound Off on Workout Grunting
11. Ultrasound-guided injections help ease chronic Achilles tendon pain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... New Orleans, LA The LSU Health New ... Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant to increase access ... disadvantaged, underserved and under-represented groups, as well as ... the US Department of Health and Human Services ... will serve as the grant,s project director., The ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... NV (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Natural ... Kevin Richardson to restore his own vision from legally blind ... Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , “There is a ... or contacts for everyday function, and most people just think ... to corrective eye surgery that can be pretty risky at ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... DENVER For the first time an oncogenic somatic ... during transfection) protein has been identified in small cell ... mutation within SCLC cell lines produced increased intracellular signaling ... form of lung cancer representing 15% of all lung ... representing 85% of lung cancer, has been extensively examined ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... NV (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... Dr. Sen and Dr. Samantha Pearson to help people ... and avoid corrective vision surgery by instead improving their ... prompting an investigative review. , “There’s a reason ... dollars in revenue each year—it’s because people just assume ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Sac, Wisconsin (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... System for Plantar Fasciitis, an exciting new product that ... allows you to stay active while you heal. The ... This is truly a new technology – it is ... affordable. , FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Natural Clear Vision: Review Exposes Kevin Richardson’s Program for Restoring Vision Naturally 2Health News:Novel oncogenic RET mutation found in small cell lung cancer 2Health News:Restore My Vision Today: Review Exposes Natural Eye Restoration Guide by Dr. Sen and Dr. Samantha Pearson 2Health News:Mueller Introduces FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis 2
... ... and management training, announced that its non-profit organization, PrideAmerica is teaming up with the ... on Wednesday, February 3rd, from noon – 4 pm at the Eden Roc Renaissance ... ...
... , , , NEW YORK ... legal software and services industry leader, announced today that they will be ... New York 2010 from February 1-3, 2010 (Booth ... at LegalTech® New York ," said Shelley Bartlett , BIA,s ...
... , CHICAGO , Jan. 29 ... decision, four national organizations representing dentists, physicians and veterinarians ... exclude health professionals from controversial new regulation intended to ... A letter sent to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz ...
... toxic treatments, researchers say , FRIDAY, Jan. 29 ... a brain cancer cell line has been performed by ... molecular targets for the development of more effective and ... on the unique biological signatures of a patient,s cancer, ...
... ... & Friends of those with Mental Health Problems Looks to Interactive Agency for Website Support ... St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) ... web design firm, proudly announces their partnership with the Karla Smith Foundation (KSF), an organization ...
... ... Vitality Brand. Many of those faced with an eye condition such as cataracts, glaucoma, ... in dissolving, reversing, and preventing these common eye afflictions. , ... Kutztown, PA (PRWEB) January 29, 2010 -- DR Vitamins, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CallSource joins Starkey Hearing Foundation to Tackle Children's Hearing Loss in Super Bowl Mission 2Health News:BIA Exhibiting at ALM's 2010 LegalTech Conference 2Health News:BIA Exhibiting at ALM's 2010 LegalTech Conference 3Health News:Health Professionals Petition FTC For Relief From Red Flags Rule 2Health News:Health Professionals Petition FTC For Relief From Red Flags Rule 3Health News:Scientists Decode Brain Cancer Cell Line 2Health News:The Net Impact is Proud to Announce Partnership with the Karla Smith Foundation 2Health News:The Net Impact is Proud to Announce Partnership with the Karla Smith Foundation 3Health News:The Net Impact is Proud to Announce Partnership with the Karla Smith Foundation 4Health News:DR Vitamins, LLC Introduces Vision Clarity Carnosine Eye Drops to Treat Cataracts, Glaucoma, Dry Eye, or Other Eye Ailments 2Health News:DR Vitamins, LLC Introduces Vision Clarity Carnosine Eye Drops to Treat Cataracts, Glaucoma, Dry Eye, or Other Eye Ailments 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... HAMBURG, Germany , Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron ( DESY ), a leading ... to speed up management and storage of massive volumes ... Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology ... data at peak performance and help scientists worldwide gain ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  Seventy-one percent of Americans believe ... is a serious public health and safety issue in ... a survey released today by Repass & Partners, a ... "Americans understand the severity of the prescription medication abuse ... with this very serious health situation facing our country," ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 BreedIT ... Ltd., the exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor ... breeders and researchers, today is pleased to announce ... with Seach Ltd, a leading Israeli medical Cannabis ... and develop new breeds of medical Cannabis to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science 2DESY and IBM Develop Big Data Architecture for Science 3Consumers Desperate For Measures To Curb Prescription Drug Abuse 2Consumers Desperate For Measures To Curb Prescription Drug Abuse 3BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 2BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 3BreedIT Ltd. and Seach Ltd. Form KanaboSeed to Develop New Medical Cannabis Varieties 4
... Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS ), announced ... discussing the Company,s 2010 third quarter financial results on Friday, ... Ph.D., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, as well as other ... on the Company. A press release reporting the 2010 third ...
... 2010 Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biopharmaceutical ... that address critical unmet needs, primarily in the ... was awarded three grants totaling $733,437 ... (QTDP).  The grants are being provided under section ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Advanced Life Sciences to Host 2010 Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast 2Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals Awarded $733,437 Under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Projects Grant Program (QTDP) 2Neuraltus Pharmaceuticals Awarded $733,437 Under the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Projects Grant Program (QTDP) 3
... nerve stimulator from B. Braun Medical. It ... stimulator functionality for over 10 years. , ... a unique, under-the-glove hand held remote current ... It allows the anesthesia provider operating solo ...
... helps you deliver unmatched performance through patient-focused ... the most complete anesthesia solution developed, putting ... - at your fingertips., ,The Aisys ... legacy of anesthesia delivery and patient monitoring ...
... Plug is combining a lightweight mesh material with ... soft hernia plug which stands for a high ... body material is included in Premilene Mesh LP ... allows for a softer and less bulky Plug ...
... Celsius Control System provides physicians,with ... safely,and rapidly lower patient body ... temperature and,rewarm patients to normothermic ... consists of an endovascular,catheter, console ...
Medicine Products: