Doctors have used ultrasound to successfully treat prostate cancer in a new study promising a new alternative to surgery. After treatment, 65 percent of men in the study had no signs of cancer after one year.
Ultrasound may provide lasting relief from the involuntary muscle movements that are so debilitating to people with Parkinson's disease and another condition called "essential tremor," a small study concludes.
Shantel Carrillo of Santee says when the ultrasound of her unborn daughter is placed side-by-side with a photo of her father, Charles, who died in 2016, the profiles are eerily similar.
Microbubbles can function as small, noninvasive drug carriers, but standard optical methods for tracking them can’t see far into biological tissue, which leaves doctors flying blind. Researchers have considered following the microbubbles’ progress by using ultrasound to image the drug’s destination.
Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease, according to initial study results presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
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