Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
INSIGHTEC FOR NEUROSURGERYINSIGHTEC provides a non-invasive, image-guided alternative for deep brain procedures such as thalamotomy and pallidotomy for essential tremor, tremor dominant Parkinson’s disease and neuropathic pain. This personalized treatment is done through an intact skull with no ionizing radiation, providing a real impact on patients’ quality of life.
MINIMAL HOSPITALIZATION and short recovery timeSHARP, ACCURATE
Lesions as small as 2mm, no penetrating trajectories, no implanted hardware, no ionizing radiation, less risk of infection
MRI guidance for targeting and thermal feedback, with immediate results
INSIGHTEC’s neurosurgery solution, Exablate Neuro, is the first focused ultrasound device approved by the FDA to treat patients with essential tremor. Exablate Neuro is a non-invasive, image-guided personalized thalamotomy, treated through an intact skull that doesn't require any ionizing radiation, incisions or implants.
What is Exablate Neuro?
High intensity focused ultrasound waves precisely target a focal point in the Vim nucleus of the thalamus, the tiny part of the brain that is thought to be responsible for causing tremors. The Exablate Neuro ultrasound transducer consists of 1024 beams that generate enough heat to ablate the targeted tissue during treatment. The result is an immediate and significant reduction of tremor for patients.
During planning and treatment for essential tremor, the patient is fully conscious and lying on the treatment bed in an MRI scanner. MRI provides high resolution visualization, patient-specific treatment planning and continuous monitoring of the procedure. Real-time thermal feedback allows the physician to control and adjust the treatment, ensuring that the targeted tissue is completely ablated without impacting adjacent healthy tissue.
This revolutionary, non-invasive treatment offers a life changing treatment to patients with essential tremor.
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