Focused Ultrasound

For the treatment of essential tremor, Swedish is the first in the Pacific Northwest to offer focused ultrasound and the most experienced in treating essential tremor with non-surgical techniques. 

Procedure Details

By combining ultrasound technology and magnetic resonance (MR), doctors can use ultrasound technology to target tissue deep in the body without incisions or radiation. This technology is now one of three treatment options available to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication.

Focused ultrasound uses a non-incisional approach promoting fast recovery times. The procedure takes place within an MRI scanner equipped with a high-energy ultrasound transducer helmet – which allows doctors to destroy targeted cells with accuracy without damaging the adjacent area. The patient usually goes home the same day.

Patient Story: Focused ultrasound treatment

Focused ultrasound is a life-changing treatment for patients with essential tremor. See Bill's experience and learn about the skills he has regained.

Providers Specializing in Focused Ultrasound

At Swedish, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.