Home > tehsuki import > New Ultrasound Technique Could Lead to Surgery with no Incision

New Ultrasound Technique Could Lead to Surgery with no Incision

February 23rd, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Source: Dailytech

 

Researchers develop ultrasound surgical instruments that require no cutting

Anyone that has undergone surgery will tell you that the smaller the incision the less pain and the faster the recovery time. The ideal solution would be the ability to treat surgically without needing to cut into a patient at all.

As farfetched as though sounds, it is not an uncommon process. For instance, doctors have been using ultrasound waves for years to break kidney stones into sand like material that can be passed out of the body without requiring surgical intervention.

A biomedical engineer named Charles Cain from the University of Michigan has developed a new technique using ultrasound waves called histotripsy. This technique uses focused ultrasound waves 100 times more powerful than the ultrasound waves used for medical imaging during pregnancy/

 

Categories: tehsuki import Tags:
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.