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The ExAblate® device uses energy that is generated by an ultrasound source, which is integrated in the patient MRI table. The rays of the ultrasound are focused at a specific point in the body to create significant heating at this point that is much higher than anywhere else. This is similar to how the sun's rays ignite a flame when focused under a magnifying glass.
The entire procedure is conducted inside the imaging scanner. During the procedure, the physician will use the MR imaging for planning your treatment, treatment delivery guidance and therapy feedback.
Learn about ExAblate® treatment for specific conditions and what to expect during your procedure:
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!