Printed: May 24, 2016
This is an announcement from InSightec announcing essential tremor approval in Canada. See the release on Insightec’s website >
Haifa, Israel (May 24th, 2016). INSIGHTEC, the best choice in MR led Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) therapy announces today that Health Canada has approved its Exablate Neuro system to treat essential tremor.
INSIGHTEC’s Exablate Neuro platform is transforming medicine by presenting a non-invasive treatment alternative that mixes two technologies: Focused Ultrasound, which is often used to lesion the targeted tissue deep within the brain, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which is often used to steer the ultrasound waves towards the specific target tissue and supply real-time feedback on treatment progress and outcomes.
Essential tremor is easily the most common movement disorder, affecting greater than a million individuals Canada, and millions more worldwide. It’s a progressive and debilitating nerve condition that triggers a rhythmic shaking from the hands, mind, voice, legs or trunk.
Exablate Neuro was investigated like a treatment alternative of these patients.
Data given to Health Canada shown a clinically significant aftereffect of the therapy making the condition more manageable and fewer debilitating. Because of its non-invasive nature, the process is performed as the patient is fully conscious, without any incisions with no anesthesia. The outcomes are immediate and also the patient has the capacity to go back to normal activities within days.
“Thanks for this favorable decision, Canadian essential tremor patients suffering significant disability now get access to a brand new cut-less treatment option that provides immediate results,” stated Richard Schallhorn, INSIGHTEC’s VP of Neurosurgery. “Previous treatments for patients who don’t react to drugs have either involved ionizing radiation and have been considerably more invasive involving implanted hardware,“ he added.
“This is really a major breakthrough in treating Essential Tremor,” stated Andres Lozano, MD, Dan Family Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery at Toronto Western Hospital, College of Toronto. “We are excited to provide our patients a brand new, minimally-invasive therapy to manage their tremors and effectively treat their debilitating signs and symptoms. The patients we’ve treated to date with this particular technique have experienced significant relief of the tremor along with a extremely swift recovery with minimal adverse events”, he emphasized.
Maurice R. Ferré, MD, Chief executive officer and Chairman of INSIGHTEC stated, “INSIGHTEC is the main thing on the worldwide shift towards non-invasive procedures. Ultimately, our goal would be to transform medical practices as you may know them today and also to improve patient outcomes, reduce morbidity and trauma while reducing costs. Health Canada’s regulatory approval in our Exablate Neuro technology is a vital milestone within our road to fulfilling our mission,” stated Dr. Ferré.
INSIGHTEC’s Exablate Neuro system was CE marked to treat essential tremor, tremor dominant Parkinson’s disease and neuropathic discomfort this year and it is presently under Food and drug administration review to treat essential tremor. The Canada approval includes Exablate Neuro 3T, 1.5T systems and also the 1.5 mind coil.
INSIGHTEC is really a world leader in MR-led Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). The organization, founded in 1999, develops and distributes a non-invasive therapy platform that’s transforming medicine. INSIGHTEC is continuously expanding its applications varying from functional neurosurgery to oncology and gynecology. MRgFUS is accepted by world-famous physicians in additional than 120 leading medical facilities all over the world, who value both its clinical and economic value. The organization has gotten numerous innovation awards, such as the Wall Street Journal, Eu and TIME magazine amongst others. To learn more, check out: www.insightec.com
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Sarah Olsen: Long live Israel!!!! \nI have to warn those who promote the boycott of Israel: this procedure isn't for you, be true to your word. Do not use any medications and other health saving procedures that where developed in this wonderful country. Also do not use any of the computer technology. Remember it was developed by the Jews. \nAm Israel Chi!
kansasfarmwife1: Is this available in the US yet? This is an answer to prayer for me as well as millions. Keep up the good work Israel.
Senior Adrian: Congrats,but could this technology be used on cancer tumors formations?Anyway great job doctors.
Raymond Slagt: There is on similar, called "Gamma knife" 3 years ago my mother went thru it, completely healed.
dov kravi דוב קרבי: kol hakavod !
Rose Sanders: Absolutely fantastic! Kudos to the Israelis and that medical team. I stand in awe.
eileen charnas: Could this be a cure for dystonia in the basal ganglia area of the brain?
Hein Zentgraf: Praise YHWH!
Taste of Torah: How is Sammy doing now ?
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Roland Tyteca: Maybe a sollution for Parkinson ?
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