Therapeutic ultrasound is a rapidly growing field, with a wide range of novel therapies being developed. Some areas of current interest in the field of therapeutic ultrasound include: tumor ablation, stroke, vascular malfunction, and targeted gene and drug delivery. Numerous companies, the world over, have been formed that are dedicated to developing technologies for various ultrasound-based therapies.
Chongqing Haifu (HIFU) Technology Co.,Ltd.
Information on the "Haifu Knife" from a therapy company based in Chongqing, China.
Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation
This foundation supports education and research related to MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery.
Foundation For Focused Ultrasound Research
Non-profit organization promoting research and education, with industry news, details of clinical trials, and job information.
EDAP-Sponsored site, with information on their Ablatherm system.
Information on high power transducer arrays for therapeutic ultrasound.
Company that developed the first FDA-approved HIFU device. Bronze winner of the Wall Street Journal's 2004 Technology Innovation award.
JPL's NDEAA Medical applications
Noninvasive Therapeutic and Diagnostic Ultrasound Research at the JPL's NDEAA. Includes a short summary of "Properties of High Intensity Ultrasound"
Specializes in the development and commercialization of ultrasonic surgical devices for neurosurgical, spinal, advanced wound care, and general surgery procedures.
Devices for the treatment of vascular occlusive disease, based on its OmniWave acoustic technology.
Pine Street Foundation - HIFU
Pine Street Foundation article on two major programs in China that use High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) to non-surgically destroy cancerous tumors.
A therapeutic ultrasound company developing medical devices for the aesthetic, cosmetic surgery and dermatology markets.
Information on non-invasive ultrasound body contouring by lysing adipose tissue.
Ultrasonic Industry Association
Forum for manufacturers, users, and researchers in ultrasound regarding the improvement of processes, techniques, and materials through ultrasonic technology.
University of Cincinnati Ultrasound Laboratory
Research lab at UC, including work in a Transcranial Ultrasound Thrombolysis System (TUTS) and the study of Ultrasound Bioeffects.