This technique may someday be available to patients at in-clinic visits without anesthesia, the researchers suggested.
Tough tumors that make pancreatic cancer challenging to eradicate may soon have a new foe.
In mouse tests, UW Medicine researchers are studying the technology's ability to create fissures in tumors that would allow therapeutics inside.
Even after a kidney stone is surgically removed, fragments often linger, and could spell more pain and problems for a patient.
Using high-frequency waves, the new treatment pushes smaller stones from the bottom of the kidney toward the ureter.
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UW Medicine to test innovative kidney stone ultrasonic propulsion procedure for NASA space missions and for patients on Earth.
For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to a study conducted by researchers at UW Medicine, University of
UW Medicine is undertaking a 15-patient trial of a specialized ultrasound device to move, not obliterate, kidney stones. The device is being developed by the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory.