12 hour operation with the use of ultrasound for surgery as a result of Fry’s research | 150 Engage Illinois Office of Corporate Relations
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017
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Professor William Fry founded the Bioacoustics Laboratory in 1946 and began conducting pioneering research in the use of ultrasound as a noninvasive surgical tool and a visualization tool for diagnostics. His work contributed to today’s ultrasound imaging tools. As a result of Fry’s research, he felt that human neurosonic surgery could be achieved, and on March 21, 1958, a successful 12-hour operation using ultrasound was performed on a patient who had Parkinson’s disease.
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Mar 21, 1958
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Prof. William Fry
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Prof. William Fry