Catching up with sci-fi
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10-12-2016, 04:04 AM
Catching up with sci-fi
Newish medical technique.

Though it might have been around for a while a non- invasive surgical technique sparked my interest this week.

It uses 1024 MRI guided ultrasonic transducers to focus energy on a tiny, specific part of the anatomy (brain so far) to cook it. So far it seems to have been used to treat "essential benign tremor", which is not benign to the quality of life of the sufferer!

Anaesthesia is not needed, there are no incisions, the patient remains awake and recovery time can effectively be zero.

Potential for other conditions looks good.

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2015101...remor.aspx

Catching up with sci-fi again! Big Grin

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10-12-2016, 04:47 AM
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Flying cars or go home. Angry
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10-12-2016, 10:48 AM
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Very cool tech! I wonder if it could be used instead of surgery and ionizing radiation for cancer.

I for one want nothing to do with the general public having flying cars, though. Most people have trouble with two dimensions. Gasp
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10-12-2016, 08:42 PM
RE: Catching up with sci-fi
We've had flying cars for a while. They're called "planes".

Don't let those gnomes and their illusions get you down. They're just gnomes and illusions.

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