Tubal Occlusion via Ultrasound
Description: Tubal occlusion via ultrasound is a technique developed at the 2015 MIT Hacking Medicine event. A dual-mode probe will support visualization and treatment via ultrasound. Treatment will consist of administering high-intensity ultrasound to the uterotubal junction (cornua) to induce a sclerosing effect that will lead to tubal closure.
Delivery Method: Intrauterine
Duration Type: Permanent
Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No
Project Phase: Discovery and Early Development
Development Stage: Prototype Development
Began discovery in: 2015
Active Development: Yes
- The team who developed the concept is currently pursuing potential funding opportunities to develop the probe and conduct proof of concept testing.