Israeli start-up uses ultrasound waves to treat Parkinson’s

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Author: Simge Eva DoganPublished: 9 May 2019

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INSIGHTEC, a medical start-up based in Israel, is using ultrasound waves to treat Parkinson’s symptoms.

The treatment, called Exablate Neuro, uses non-invasive technology to alleviate tremors by directing high-intensity ultrasound beams to the VIM nucleus – the part of the brain where tremors are thought to originate.

Using specialist software, the ultrasound waves can also be used to provide surgeons with real-time feedback of any temperature changes in the areas being targeted.

Xen Mendelsohn Aderka, VP of marketing at INSIGHTEC, said: “The technology is being used in over 50 medical centres around the world, with over 2,000 neuro-patients treated.”

Aderka added that as the treatment is non-invasive, there is no risk of infection and patients can enjoy a rapid recovery.

INSIGHTEC obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals for its technology in 2016 and 2018.


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