CURING WITH SOUND | DR. NEAL KASSELL | TEDXCHARLOTTESVILLE
What if we could improve the health and happiness of millions of people around the world? Dr. Neal Kassell and author John Grisham talk about Focused Ultrasound, a revolutionary early-stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology with the potential to transform the treatment of many medical disorders by using ultrasonic energy to target tissue deep in the body without incisions or radiation.
Kassell is the founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and a Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia. He was a founder of Interax, Inc., the Virginia Neurological Institute, Multimedia Medical Systems, Inc., the Neuroclinical Trials Center, the NeuroVenture Fund, MedSpecialists.net, and the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. He has served on a number of public and private sector boards, including Eclypsis Corporation, INC Research, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Virginia National Bank, InSightec, Inc., and The Lagesse Foundation, and currently serves as a director of the Charlottesville Tuesday Evening Concert Series, Expedition Trust Company, and the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. He is a shareholder of Insightec, Inc., and Expedition Trust Company.
Focused ultrasound therapy uses ultrasound waves to guide the application of focused, high-intensity ultrasound waves through the skin down to the target tissue.