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Children’s National Hospital uses cutting-edge technology to perform first ever non-invasive brain tumor surgery


Children’s National Hospital successfully performed the first-ever high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) surgery on a pediatric patient with neurofibromatosis (NF). Focused ultrasound (FUS) is a non-invasive therapeutic technology with the potential to transform the treatment of many medical disorders by using ultrasonic thermal energy to specifically target tissue deep in the body. The technology can treat without incisions or the need of radiation.

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About the Expert

Roger Packer

Roger Packer, MD Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute
Director, Brain Tumor Institute

Hasan Syed

Hasan Syed, MD Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
Neurosurgeon

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