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FOCUSED ULTRASOUND

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focused ultrasound machine
[Image source: Insightec]
The INSIGHTEC Exablate Neuro V2 Focused Ultrasound System can deliver ultrasound engergy deep in the brain to create a lesion with no incisions. It is currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clinical use in humans to treat brain disorders, such as essential tremor and Parkinson’s-associated tremor. It is also being evaluated for use in the treatment of solid tumors and neurological disorders rooted deep inside the brain with incredible precision.
 
Focused ultrasound is guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). At the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, the technology is paired with a Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma 3T imaging system that is part of the research institute's large bore MRI facilities.

All charges are per hour

INTERNAL USERS

Internal (12990)

  • O&M Fund (230284):  $500
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0
  • Internal Total: $500

EXTERNAL USERS

External (12997)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $500
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $0
  • Subtotal: $500

External (12920)

  • O&M Fund (230284): $0
  • Equipment Replacement Fund (230285): $305
  • Subtotal $305
  • External Total: $805

Focused ultrasound facility: Room G406, 4 Riverside Circle, Roanoke

Parking: During business hours, visitors may park in designated visitor parking places at the entrance to the parking garage at 2 Riverside Circle. Visitors may also park on the 2nd - 6th floors of the parking garage located at 5 Riverside Circle. On nights and weekends, visitors may park anywhere in the 5 Riverside parking garage, as well as the surface lot and parking deck. All parking is free.

Contacts


Facility Director
Maosen Wang, Ph.D.
maosen@vtc.vt.edu
540-526-2371

Facility Faculty Director
Wynn Legon, Ph.D.
wlegon@vtc.vt.edu