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    Default Focused ultrasound burns hole in patient's brain, stops essential tremor

    Melissa Rohman
    February 12, 2018

    The University of Maryland Medical Center is burning holes in the brains of its patients—and for good reason. According to a recent NBC report, the medical center used focused ultrasound thalamotomy on a 60-year-old man to successfully stop palsy-induced essential tremor on the left side of his body.
    While the patient was situated in an MRI machine, physicians used focused ultrasound to destroy a very small section of the patient's thalamus, responsible for relaying sensory information and pain perception.

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