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The effects of ultrasound on the body depend on the tissue and the ultrasound parameters. Here you will find an overview of some of the mechanisms.
Therapeutic ultrasound is a broad term, it refers to the use of ultrasound to treat a variety of conditions. Ultrasound is very high pitched and cannot be heard by humans.
Therapeutic ultrasound is actively being researched. Several types of therapy are being trialled.
Focusing Ultrasound Focused ultrasound has great potential to treat a variety of medical disorders. Focused ultrasound energy is focused on target tissue deep in the body without incisions or the use of harmful ionising radiation.
The BBC programme Trust me I’m a doctor, documents Joe, a sufferer of Parkinson’s disease undergoing transcranial therapeutic ultrasound.
ThuNDDAR is supported by EPSRC who have a vision to accelerate the translation of research to healthcare applications.
The first ThUNDDAR event took place in October 2016. This was a very successful ‘Sandpit’ at the Royal Society of Medicine