Children’s National Hospital becomes first pediatric hospital designated a Center of Excellence by Focused Ultrasound Foundation
September 24, 2020
More specific, fewer invasive and fewer painful medical procedures with lessen hazard of troubles and no radiation exposure – these are some of the rewards of managing pediatric tumors with Magnetic Resonance Guided Significant Depth Centered Ultrasound (MR-HIFU). And now the Centered Ultrasound Foundation has specified Children’s National Healthcare facility as the initial world wide pediatric Heart of Excellence (COE) for applying this technology to help individuals with unique types of childhood tumors.
“This designation delivers a superior amount of recognition and legitimacy to the get the job done our Children’s National team has accomplished with MR-HIFU more than several decades,” says Karun Sharma, M.D., Ph.D, director of Interventional Radiology and affiliate director of scientific translation at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation (SZI) at Children’s National. “This will allow for our targeted ultrasound program to grow to other parts of fascination and come to