Effect of Public Interest in Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Focused Ultrasound on Enrolment for Deep Brain Stimulation
Some neurologists are Concerned about the... - Cure Parkinson's
It makes sense. I don't know if FUS is really better than DBS, but people seem to think it is.
Rightly so. DBS is too intrusive, with many horror stories of people pulling wires through their heads. Who in right senses would not prefer the non intrusive, more effective FUS PTT treatment? DBS in my opinion is fast becoming old technology. I can't even think of one advantage of DBS or one disadvantage of FUS.... well apart from one, that DBS is supposedly much cheaper and also more widely available
Ha! Running scared because they won't have their pockets linned any more.
Yeah instead you can drop a hundred grand going to Switzerland..
A hundred grand? In which currency? Rupees?
Well, I used Australian dollars for Aaron's benefit. Is it not 35k Swiss francs per side? 70k CHf comes to AUD100,200. Then there's getting there and back multiple times (from memory it would be two trips for the first operation but I'll assume one) so at least AUD107,000 provided you leave the family at home and go alone.
Even one side is going to be more than 50k AUD. Still decent scratch, no?
Comments of one of the neurologists regarding FUS"The promotion of the word ‘non-invasive’ for FUS is so misleading that it’s a matter of time when it would face legal challenges"
Unfortunately, the link does not work for me...