Intracranial HIFU Amazes Essential Tremor Patients
RESEARCH
Jul 31, 2019

Intracranial HIFU Amazes Essential Tremor Patients

A new, noninvasive treatment has recently been approved by the FDA, however, and it promises durable control of the tremor with just one treatment, with minimal side effects. A concave transducer with hundreds of piezo elements humming with electricity focuses the ultrasound waves those elements produce into a spot the size of a grain of rice. This spot is many inches away from the device, and can be positioned exactly so that it ablates, or burns, the region of the brain responsible for the tremor. All of this happens inside an MRI machine, which is busy scanning the patient's brain to ensure that the procedure is safe and effective.... Read More

Paper Chosen as WNS Editor's Choice for the June issue of World Neurosurgery
RECOGNITION, RESEARCH
Jun 01, 2019

Paper Chosen as WNS Editor's Choice for the June issue of World Neurosurgery

A paper that used the University’s Value Driven Outcomes database to evaluate factors that cause cost variation in neurosurgical procedures was chosen as one of the Editor’s Choices articles for the June 2019 issue of World Neurosurgery. Residents Michael Karsy and Jian Guan worked with medical students under the supervision of Dr. William Couldwell on this research.... Read More

Paper Chosen as WNS Editor's Choice for the June issue of World Neurosurgery
RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jun 01, 2019

Paper Chosen as WNS Editor's Choice for the June issue of World Neurosurgery

A paper that used the University’s Value Driven Outcomes database to evaluate factors that cause cost variation in neurosurgical procedures was chosen as one of the Editor’s Choices articles for the June 2019 issue of World Neurosurgery. Residents Michael Karsy and Jian Guan worked with medical students under the supervision of Dr. William Couldwell on this research.... Read More

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