Ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS Ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS
Ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease is the latest in the growing field of focused ultrasound. Most people think of ultrasound... Ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS

Ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease is the latest in the growing field of focused ultrasound. Most people think of ultrasound as a way to take fuzzy black-and-white pictures of a fetus in the womb. But with focused ultrasound, doctors use the sound waves to actively treat a condition rather than passively produce images of it. It’s already an FDA-approved treatment for essential tremor and is an approved treatment for Parkinson’s disease outside the United States. That’s under review here as well.


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