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Focused ultrasound

Under the leadership of Dr. Kullervo Hynynen, director of Physical Sciences at SRI, researchers at SRI are pioneering the development of focused ultrasound, from discovery research, to technology development to clinical trials. Among these are the world’s first use of focused ultrasound in people with Alzheimer’s disease and the first application of focused ultrasound through the blood-brain barrier to deliver chemotherapy into the brain of patients with aggressive brain cancer. In 2016, Sunnybrook was designated a Centre of Excellence in focused ultrasound, the first in Canada.