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OHSU Offers New Parkinson's Treatment

(Portland, OR) -- Oregon Health & Science University is pioneering a new treatment to relieve the tremors sometimes associated with Parkinson's disease. The procedure is called focused ultrasound. The patient is awake as an MRI directs high frequency sound waves with pinpoint accuracy through the skull to burn a small lesion in the part of the brain that causes tremors. Doctors say results are instantaneous. The first patient underwent the treatment in March.

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