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Elbit Imaging Ltd. Announces - Swiss Team Uses InSightec's ExAblate(R) 4000 Brain System to Treat Patients With Functional Brain Disorders

... of non-invasive transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery (TcMRgFUS) for the treatment of ... world to test non-invasive transcranial focused ultrasound as a treatment modality for functional ... outcome in real time - and high intensity focused ultrasound to target brain tissue non-invasively. MR ...

NanoVibronix Receives Wound Healing Indications in Europe for its PainShield(TM) Device

... in applications that implement surface ultrasound waves, announced that its novel device has ... hands-free, patch-based device that uses surface ultrasound waves for therapeutic treatment of wounds. The ... wound care. PainShield implements the benefits of ultrasound to enhance the therapeutic processes required ...

Walter Reed Army Medical Center offers HIFU for Qualifying Men with Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer in a Phase III Clinical Trial

... the safety and efficacy of High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) using the Sonablate(R) 500 for the ... procedure that uses a transrectal probe to focus ultrasound energy resulting in a therapeutic rise in heat ... of prostatic tissue. High Intensity Focused ultrasound does not use radiation and is non surgical. In a ...

VIDEO from Medialink and International HIFU: New Prostate Cancer Procedure Being Tested in US Clinical Trials

... and impotence. Now a High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) procedure, available in 33 countries ... invasive procedure that uses the Sonablate(R) 500 ultrasound device to destroy cancerous tissue with focused ... use of minimally invasive high intensity focused ultrasound technologies. International HIFU is the entity ...

Siemens Introduces New Standard of Care for Breast Ultrasound

... clinical applications take workflow efficiency in ultrasound to an all new level CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. ... world's first multi-use, automated volume breast ultrasound system, at the 94th Scientific Assembly and ... by 42 percent when mammography was followed by an ultrasound examination. "I am convinced that ...

ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer

... performed after a CT or MRI scan, is endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). EUS allows specially trained doctors known ... a thin, flexible camera (combined with a tiny ultrasound device) that is passed gently through the mouth ... in patients who were referred for endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) because of CT and/or MRI reports of two ...

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer Following External Beam Radiation Therapy Investigated in Phase III Clinical Study

... be able to receive a promising investigational ultrasound treatment option. A Phase III clinical trial at ... the safety and efficacy of High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of locally recurrent ... HIFU is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound energy to destroy cancerous tissue with focused ...

Volcano's VH(R) IVUS Technology Used in Imaging Study of GlaxoSmithKline's Novel Investigational Compound, Darapladib

... A2-D403], a leading manufacturer of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and functional measurement (FM) ... to allow simplified interpretation of ultrasound images and provide detailed information on the ... optimal therapies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles ...

New Australian Technology: Detecting Breast Cancer With Hair

... that breast screening using either mammography or ultrasound achieved no greater than a 50% sensitivity ... from current screening methods of mammography, ultrasound (and any subsequent biopsy and pathology ... This test is not aimed at replacing mammograms, ultrasound or other diagnostic technologies, but we hope it ...

Adding Breast Ultrasound Screening to Mammography Reveals Cancers not Seen on Mammography Alone in Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

... for breast cancer, adding a screening ultrasound examination to routine mammography revealed 28 ... than mammography alone. However, the additional ultrasound exam substantially increased the rates of false ... The combination of mammography plus screening ultrasound revealed 31 cancers (78 percent of all ...

Siemens Showcases Its Most Comprehensive and Advanced Breast Care Portfolio

... to breast care, imaging technologies such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are playing ... showcasing its latest advancements in breast ultrasound and MRI, as well as the next generation of ... X-ray technology, which reduces dose. ultrasound Technology Helping to Reduce Biopsies and Image ...

Ellex 2RT Study Demonstrates Clinical Efficacy in Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

... design and manufacture of ophthalmic laser and ultrasound systems, announced today initial clinical results ... a complete line of lasers and diagnostic ultrasound systems used by ophthalmologists to diagnose and ... Imaging, a leading provider of diagnostic ultrasound devices for ophthalmology, initiating ...

Volcano Sponsors First Study Designed to Determine if IVUS Can Identify Patients at Risk for Stent Thrombosis and to Demonstrate the Benefit of IVUS Guidance for Procedural Outcome

... Level 2], a leading manufacturer of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and functional measurement (FM) ... optimal therapies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated directly into ...

New Heart Ultrasound Research Reveals Life-Saving Treatment Alternatives and Advancements for Heart Patients

... to research unveiled at ASE's Scientific Sessions. By using cardiovascular ultrasound and other objective tests, physicians can more accurately diagnose ... nurses and scientists involved in echocardiography, the use of ultrasound to image the heart and cardiovascular system. The organization was founded ...

Chronic Ankle Pain May Be More Than Just a Sprain

... the foot The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound can be helpful when identifying and diagnosing peroneal tendon injuries ... peroneal tendons," noted Philbin. "One might consider getting an MRI or ultrasound especially if you have chronic ankle pain." If the condition is ...

Sonablate(R) International HIFU Registry is the First Worldwide HIFU Clinical Registry for Prostate Cancer Treatments

... -- USHIFU, LLC, a global leader in non invasive high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology, is proud to announce sponsorship of the Sonablate(R) ... a new standard for prostate cancer treatment with high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy. USHIFU works with hospitals and medical centers in ...

FDA Clears ExAblate Fertility Enhancement Study in Women With Uterine Fibroids

... and safety of the ExAblate(R) 2000 system utilizing MR-guided Focused ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) for the enhancement of fertility in women with ... It was founded in 1999 to develop the breakthrough MR guided Focused ultrasound technology and transform it into the next generation operating room. ...

Volcano Announces Participation in SATURN Clinical Trial Sponsored by AstraZeneca

... parallel-group, multicentre, double-blind, Phase IIIb intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging study of approximately 1,300 patients at 170 centres ... heart diseases and guide optimal therapies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated ...

Use of PressureWire(R) Yields a More Accurate Assessment of Translesion Pressure Gradients in Peripheral Vasculature, Two New Studies Report

... renal artery stenosis: side-by-side comparison of angiography and duplex ultrasound with pressure gradient measurements," this study of 56 RAS patients reports that diagnoses based on renal angiography and color duplex ultrasound overestimated the severity of RAS by 38 percent and 55 percent compared ...

Independent Clinical Results Confirm Up to a 7-Centimeter Reduction in Body Circumference Using UltraShape(TM) Non-Invasive Fat Reduction and Body Contouring System

... fat reduction and body contouring using "non- thermal" selective focused ultrasound technology. Dr. Benjamin Ascher of the Clinique of Aesthetic Surgery ... proprietary non-invasive body contouring technology is based on focused ultrasound that targets and selectively disrupts fat cells without affecting ...

ImaRx Therapeutics Transitions Business Strategy

... development program utilizing its proprietary microbubbles and ultrasound to treat ischemic stroke. This shift of business strategy to place ... involves the administration of its proprietary MRX-801 microbubbles and ultrasound to break up blood clots and restore blood flow to oxygen deprived tissues. ...

ImaRx Provides Update on TUCSON Phase I/II Clinical Trial in Acute Ischemic Stroke

... of 18 subjects each randomized to receive either treatment (MRX-801, ultrasound and tPA) or control (tPA alone). Safety is assessed by the incidence of ... previously announced pre-clinical studies designed to further optimize the ultrasound delivery parameters. These statements are based on management's current ...

Minimally Invasive Treatment Reduces Shoulder Pain From Tendonitis

... For the 10-minute procedure, the shoulder is anesthetized and, with ultrasound guidance, a radiologist injects a saline solution into the rotator cuff to ... the procedure could be performed in any hospital or clinic that has ultrasound equipment with a superficial probe. "As people age, many complain of ...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Centre Receives Funding for Clinical Trials

... Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A Canadian study on High Intensity Focused ultrasound therapy with the Sonablate(R) 500 - a Health Canada approved treatment for ... prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia. The therapy uses ultrasound energy to heat and destroy specifically targeted areas of the prostate. ...

EDAP Announces Launch of Clinical Study Combining HIFU and Chemotherapy for Localized Aggressive High Risk Prostate Cancer

... EDAP TMS S.A. (Nasdaq: EDAP), the global leader in High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of prostate cancer, is currently conducting ... the most advanced and clinically proven choice for High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of localized prostate cancer. HIFU treatment is shown to ...

EDAP Announces Launch of Clinical Study Combining HIFU and Chemotherapy for Localized Aggressive High Risk Prostate Cancer

... EDAP TMS S.A. (Nasdaq: EDAP), the global leader in High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of prostate cancer, is currently conducting ... the most advanced and clinically proven choice for High Intensity Focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of localized prostate cancer. HIFU treatment is shown to ...

Clinical Trial Results of Pollogen's TriPollar(TM) Radio Frequency Technology published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

... cm, and 1.71 cm reduction at the thigh with a maximum of 9.1 cm. These results were maintained four weeks following the last treatment. In addition, ultrasound measurements of the distance between the epidermis and the superficial fascia showed an average reduction of 10.5% in the thickness of adipose tissue ...

vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield Stabilizes Vulnerable Plaque

... The 6-month angiographic follow-up exam was performed per study protocol using a variety of imaging techniques: multi-slice CT, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), IVUS-virtual histology (IVUS-VH), angiography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT). Additional details on the SECRITT I study methodology ...

Abbott Advances Its Revolutionary Fully Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stent With Initiation of Next Phase of Clinical Trial

... stent, including successful deployment of the system. Other key endpoints of the study include imaging assessments by angiography, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and other state-of-the-art invasive and non-invasive imaging modalities at six months, one year and two ...

The Lancet Publishes Two-Year Results of Abbott's Fully Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stent

... in plaque area in treated arteries, corresponding to an increase in blood flow between six months and two years, as confirmed by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and virtual histology. "Abbott's bioabsorbable stent may be a major breakthrough in the treatment of narrowed coronary ...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots

... feel like a cramp. Redness or warmth over the affected area and fever. These symptoms should prompt a visit with a physician. ultrasound and other imaging technology are used to diagnose DVT. Treatment for deep vein thrombosis seeks to prevent the clot from becoming bigger and to ...

Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

... the use of 3-D transperineal mapping biopsy for determining the extent of prostate cancer -- when compared with the commonly used transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) biopsy -- heavily impacted how patients' disease was managed in 70 percent of the cases. "Our data show that focal cryoablation is as ...

Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard for Destroying Small Tumors

... needles are inserted through the skin directly into a tumor. Interventional radiologists can observe and guide the insertion by combined use of ultrasound and CT. The needle, or cryoprobe, is filled with argon gas, which creates an ice ball, which rapidly freezes the tumor. The tumor is then thawed by ...

Treating Knee Ligament Injuries

... with range of motion and strengthening exercises, along with use of a hinged knee brace. Anti-inflammatory medications and low-intensity ultrasound are also being used with some success. Other nonsurgical treatments, such as gene therapy, growth factors, and small intestine submucosa, ...

NCI Funded Clinical Trial to Study Treatment of Breast Cancer Using Cryoablation

... of 2002. This office-based procedure, which usually takes less than 20 minutes, involves placing a small needle into the center of the tumor using ultrasound guidance and subsequently freezing and killing the tumor. The safety and efficacy of cryoablation have been well established in over 2,000 ...

12-Month ATLANTA Trial Data Show Sustained Benefit of Catania(TM) Stent in Treatment of De Novo Coronary Lesions

... success rate in the ATLANTA Trial was 100 percent. Independent core laboratories analyzed quantitative coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) data for all patients immediately after stent implantation and at 6-month follow-up. Further analysis of 1,904 cross sections (19,028 struts) ...

Gene That Causes Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Is Found

... that it is possible to offer simple, non-invasive screening for patients with a family history of neuroblastoma," said Mosse. She explained that ultrasound or a urine test could assist surveillance of children with an ALK mutation, so that if neuroblastoma appears, it can be detected at an early stage. ...

VAP Cholesterol Test Helps Reveal Association Between Adiponectin Levels and Atherosclerosis

... was confirmed using the expanded cholesterol profiling capabilities of the VAP Test plus an adiponectin assay as part of an Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) substudy of the Diabetes Genome Project. The single-center, prospective gene and biomarker banking registry was designed to collect ...

Applisonix Announces Breakthrough in Ultrasound Technology for Hair Removal - Average Hair Reduction of 38% Following Initial Treatment

... REHOVOT, Israel, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Applisonix LTD (TASE: APLS), a developer of innovative ultrasound based solutions for the aesthetic market, announced today that the test conducted using its hair removal prototype achieved, following an initial ...

Patient Receives vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield in First-Ever Vulnerable Plaque Clinical Trial

... investigators plan to place the self-expanding vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield in 15 patients with plaques identified as vulnerable by a combination of ultrasound and optical imaging techniques. These patients will be matched with 15 controls-patients who also have non-blood-flow-limiting plaques or "lesions" ...
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