Applications
Focused Ultrasound

Focused ultrasound (also known as FUS, high intensity focused ultrasound or HIFU) involves the non-invasive delivery of energy to a precise location within a subject. 

 

Depending on the settings of the focused ultrasound system, the deposition of energy can cause different bio-effects, ranging from transiently increasing cell and vessel permeability, to tissue heating and irreversible tissue destruction. The FUS Instruments preclinical focused ultrasound systems allow users to harness the full potential of focused ultrasound, in a format that facilitates research.  Advantages of the FUS Instruments focused ultrasound product line include:

 

Non-invasive: Enables longitudinal studies

Turn Key: Image-guided treatment planning and pre-defined exposure parameters ensures efficient and reproducible results

Precise: Delivers energy with sub-millimeter precision

Accurate: Real time power monitoring and accurate acoustic calibration

Versatile: Full control over all ultrasound parameters

 

 

The FUS Instruments RK-100 system can elicit a number of interesting bio-effects:

 

Blood-Brain Barrier Opening

Ablation

Drug/Gene/Anti-body Delivery

Hyperthermia 

Cavitation