NIH gives image-guided therapy boost

April 1, 2007

Physicians, scientists, and other stakeholders formed the Foundation for Focused Ultrasound Research in January 2005 as a nonprofit vehicle to promote the specialty of high-intensity focused ultrasound.

Physicians, scientists, and other stakeholders formed the Foundation for Focused Ultrasound Research in January 2005 as a nonprofit vehicle to promote the specialty of high-intensity focused ultrasound.

At the end of 2005, image-guided therapy in general got a boost when the National Institutes of Health awarded $15 million to Brigham and Women's Hospital to establish the National Center for Image-Guided Therapy. The center is led by Dr. Ferenc A. Jolesz, long-time director of BWH's image-guided therapy program and a professor of radiology at Harvard University.