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Warner Reviews New UVA Medical Procedure

Warner Reviews New UVA Medical Procedure

Photo: WINA

U.S. Senator Mark Warner visited the UVA Medical Center on Wednesday to see a new, non-invasive medical procedure. Focused ultrasound directs beams of energy to tumors and other abnormalities to eliminate them without harming the surrounding tissue. Senator Warner says this is possible because of a private and public collaboration.  Focused ultrasound is currently approved to treat medical problems in a uterus, and to relieve pain from bone cancer. UVA doctors hope to use it to target other cancers, brain tumors and Parkinson’s disease. (Pictured l-r: Jason Sheehan, MD, PhD; Richard Price, PhD, Research Director of the UVA Focused Ultrasound Center; Senator Mark Warner, James Larner, MD;  Alan Matsumoto, MD; W. Jeffrey Elias, MD) (Photo by Rachel Browning of Focused Ultrasound Foundation)

 

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