VIRTUAL Hope Center NeuroRestorative Therapy Group: Hong Chen (WashU Biomedical Engineering) – “Brain-ultrasound interface”

November 2, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

“Brain-ultrasound interface”

The Hope Center NeuroRestorative Therapy Group (NRTG) meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12p. Group meetings are open to the Washington University community.

Abstract: Focused ultrasound (FUS) is the only available technology that can noninvasively deliver external energy through the intact human skull deep into the brain and focus at any depth in the brain with millimeter spatial precision without ionizing radiation. The past decades witnessed the fast development of FUS technology. Recent FDA approval of high-intensity FUS for thermal ablation treatment of essential tremors marked the beginning of a new era for incisionless neuro-interventions. Building on the great promise of FUS technology and existing achievements, Dr. Chen and her team have been developing innovative FUS techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases and advance the tools for neuromodulation. This talk will cover her team’s recent work on developing image-guided FUS techniques for interfacing with the brian.

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