CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made a stop in Charlottesville Monday to discuss the impact of the state's Focused Ultra Sound.
Focused Ultrasound is a new non-invasive, therapeutic technology that focuses multiple beams of ultrasound energy on a point deep in the body to treat the targeted area without damaging surrounding tissue. Researchers say it saves patients who have severe tremors a lot of money.
Focused Ultrasound is being pioneered at the University of Virginia. Researchers are helping to advance this medical technology to be the future of healthcare in Charlottesville and around the world. Governor Terry McAuliffe sat down with doctors to see how it helps the brain.
"I want Virginia to be known as the brain state," said Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia. "We have all the assets here at UVA. You look at Virginia Tech and the great work they're doing down there. We should be the brain state. We have all of these different areas being worked on, we have the jobs of the future. This will take Virginia to the next level."
The state of Virginia put in 7 million dollars to support this research, which will be used to treat Parkinson Disease and non-cancerous breast tumors.
Soon there will also be studies to treat epilepsy and the prostate.