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akoo

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New treatment option for AN patients?
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:21:02 am »
Saw this video... looks like something new is coming our way.
I wonder if anyone know how many more years before it is available...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfJemqkby_0&feature=youtu.be

AN Diagnosed 28 Apr 2010 - 26x19x18mm
Radiosurgery 24 May to 1 Jun 2010 - 50.4 Guy, 28 sessions
MRI on Jan 2011 - 26x19x16mm
MRI on Jan 2012 - 26x18x16mm
MRI on July 2012 - 25x18mm

arizonajack

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Re: New treatment option for AN patients?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 06:51:26 pm »
No way to predict when it will be available for AN patients but the development of focused ultrasound is moving along.

"On 1/23/12 InSightec Ltd, the leader in MR guided Focused Ultrasound therapy, announced that it has submitted a premarket approval application (PMA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ExAblate treatment of pain palliation of bone metastases. ExAblate uses MR guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) to treat the pain caused by bone metastases non-invasively and without ionizing radiation."

http://wwwinsighteccom.tumblr.com/

The Focused Ultrasound Foundation lists several clinical trials and research centers involved in the treatment of brain tumors.

http://www.fusfoundation.org/Brain-Tumors/brain-tumors

Ultrashound has been used for quite a while to break up kidney stones.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/kidney-stones/DS00282/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

And for uterine fibroids.

https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/focused-ultrasound-surgery/MY00503

3/15/18 12mm x 6mm x5mm
9/21/16 12mm x 7mm x 5mm
3/23/15 12mm x 5.5mm x 4mm
3/13/14 12mm x 6mm x 4mm
8/1/13 14mm x 5mm x 4mm (Expected)
1/22/13 12mm x 3mm (Gamma Knife)
10/10/12 11mm x 4mm x 5mm
4/4/12 9mm x 4mm x 3mm (Diagnosis)

My story at: http://www.anausa.org/smf/index.php?topic=18287.0

akoo

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Re: New treatment option for AN patients?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 07:49:27 pm »
Any engineers here who can give a brief of the challenges using this technology?
I think ultrasound for breaking kidney stone and for destroying tissue are different in their frequency... or are they?
AN Diagnosed 28 Apr 2010 - 26x19x18mm
Radiosurgery 24 May to 1 Jun 2010 - 50.4 Guy, 28 sessions
MRI on Jan 2011 - 26x19x16mm
MRI on Jan 2012 - 26x18x16mm
MRI on July 2012 - 25x18mm

nftwoed

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Re: New treatment option for AN patients?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 03:38:17 pm »
Hi;

   Thanks for the link. We discussed this on another group along with radio frequency ablation.
   Seems the greatest challenge for ANs would be the sensory nerves ( vestibular and auditory ) and motor nerve ( facial ).
   For our children with AN?

   http://www.insightec.com/Brain_Tumors.html