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Doctors use deep-brain ultrasound therapy to treat tremors

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Doctors in London have used sound waves to successfully operate deep inside the brain.
They treated a man from Cornwall who suffered from uncontrollable tremors in his right hand.
Selwyn Lucas, who is 52, can now hold his hand steady and said he felt “fantastic”.
The team at St Mary’s hospital used MRI guided focused ultrasound to destroy tissue causing mistimed electrical signals to be sent to muscles.
The BBC was given exclusive access to the treatment, which was performed in the imaging department rather than operating theatres, and did not involve surgeons.
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38157770