P. Karazapryanov, E. Titianova
Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics 12, 2016:61–71
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound in Neurology
|PUBL. DATE||September 2016|
|SOURCE||Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics 12, 2016:61–71|
|TYPE||Periodic scientific journal|
This review is dedicated to therapeutic abilities of the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in Neurology. It is experimentally and clinically shown that it can be applied in treatment of ischemic vascular incidents, some neuro-degenerative diseases, tremors, epilepsy, peripheral nervous system diseases, neuro-oncological processes, chronic pain, depressive and obsessive-compulsive disorders. The method is non-invasive, has minimal side effects (no radiation or chemical load), allows a target impact in the disease focus area without a risk of damaging adjacent structures. Multicentric research is demanded to determine the optimal parameters, the safety limits, the indication and contraindication for its application in medicine and in neurology, in particular.