Focused ultrasound therapies could be made more affordable by 3D-printed acoustic holograms to help overcome the blood-brain barrier

The 3D-printed acoustic hologram is used with focused ultrasound (FUS) to create a more controlled and precise opening in the blood-brain barrier for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological disorders. Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the Spanish National Research Council, and Colombia University collaborated to make the device.

 

One application which uses FUS is blood-brain barrier opening.

 

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