A leader in the field of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS), InSightec, will be at the RSNA 100th annual meeting to demonstrate their MR-guided Focused Ultrasound non-invasive technology aimed for excision of uterine fibroids and reduce the pain caused by bone metastases.
The MRgFUS is the leader in re-purposing the MRI suite from a diagnostic platform into a device for providing treatment to ambulatory patients. It combines a focused ultrasound beam that heats and destroys targeted tissue, non-invasively while Magnetic Resonance Imaging system (MRI) visualises patient anatomy, and controls the treatment as it continuously monitors the tissue effect.
Recently, the Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) announced that they are going to include coverage of MRgFUS for patients who cannot undergo radiation therapy, thus helping to treat patients with severe bone metastases related pain. Additionally, the company is now enrolled with FDA in key research with their non-invasive technology being applied in neurosurgery of Essential Tremor. Moreover, InSightec solution has been included in treatments of severe cancers such as prostate, liver, pancreas and breast.
Founded in 1999, InSightec is a pioneer and global leader in providing therapeutic Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) solutions. At the moment, the company is specially focused in the treatment of uterine fibroids and reducing the pain of bone metastases. Renowned medical care services and nearly 100 peer-reviewed published studies using InSightec ‘s MRgfFUS as a treatment solution have shown strong evidence of its treatment efficacy.
InSightec is held by GE Healthcare, Elbit Imaging, York Capital Management, GEOC Hengtong Investment Limited Partnership and MediTech Advisors, and has been acknowledged as one of the most innovative companies. The company has received the Wall Street Journal Technology Award; The European Union’s IST Grand Prize, and has been recognized by the Business Week and the TIME Magazine.
During the 2014 RSNA, InSightec is going to show its fresh corporate identity, which is built on values such as innovation, accuracy, efficiency, treatment outcomes and accessibility to the users. The company’s representatives will be at the GE booth 3539 doing demonstrations of their non-invasive technological solutions, which they claim to be revolutionary to the treatment of many severe conditions, always aiming for the best patient care.
The 2014 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting (RSNA) will take place at the McCormick Place, Chicago USA, between November 30th and December 5th.