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.

Product Details

User: Female

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Intrauterine

Duration Type: Permanent

Duration: Permanent

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: FHI 360, GE Healthcare

Project Phase: Discovery and Early Development

Development Stage: Prototype Development

Began discovery in: 2015

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • The team who developed the concept is currently pursuing potential funding opportunities to develop the probe and conduct proof of concept testing.

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