This month, the BBC reported that a new cancer treatment, which destroys tissue non-invasively, is being trialled. The treatment uses histotripsy, a type of focused ultrasound which, unlike heat and radiation based treatments, is more precise. The trial is being run by by US based firm Histosonics, who are focusing their efforts on the liver - an area that is notoriously hard to treat. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of 16 centres in the US and the UK involved in the trial.
A Universal Robots collaborative robot is involved in performing the treatment. To watch the full BBC report, click below: