Replacing Scalpels with Ultrasound Devices

Replacing Scalpels with Ultrasound Devices

The concept of using a high-frequency, ultrasound device to penetrate tissue deep within the body, without breaking the skin, seems more like a treatment from a science-fiction film than one used to treat patients, but that technology is already being evaluated. Guided Therapy Systems recently completed a study of Actisound, the intense therapeutic ultrasound (ITU) technology, to treat chronic plantar fasciitis, which caused patients heel pain.