Focused Ultrasound for Treating Neurological Diseases

Dr. Kim Pauley
University of Houston
Our research is in focused ultrasound and MR-guided focused ultrasound. Our goal is to
improve these focused ultrasound therapies as they become more commonly used in the
clinic. Most of our work is in brain applications of focused ultrasound and includes both
basic science and engineering of the image guidance. Our brain work can be split into
application areas: treatment of movement disorders in humans, blood-brain barrier
opening in preclinical models, and neuromodulation in preclinical models and moving
toward human application. We also have some ongoing work in improving MR thermometry
in the treatment of body cancers in human