2020-10-31

Non-invasive treatment of tumour and cancer

INSIGHTEC developed Exablate — a therapy platform that combines Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Focused Ultrasound to non-invasively treat tumors inside the body without the need for incisions.

During this outpatient procedure, the patient lies inside an MRI scanner, which provides three-dimensional images of the diseased tissue and surrounding area, enabling precise guidance of the ultrasound waves. High intensity focused ultrasound waves are then directed into the body at specific tissue, raising the temperature of the targeted tissue to 65 to 85 degrees Celsius, destroying it. The imaging capabilities of the MRI scanner provide real-time feedback on all aspects of the procedure which gives the physician a high degree of control over its therapeutic outcome. (Source: Wikipedia)