We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
GLOBETECH PUBLISHING LLC

Download Mobile App




Next Gen MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Enables Incisionless Neurosurgery

By MedImaging International staff writers
Posted on 05 Feb 2024
Print article
Image: The Exablate Prime next-gen MR-guided focused ultrasound features enhanced user interface and enhancements (Photo courtesy of Insightec)
Image: The Exablate Prime next-gen MR-guided focused ultrasound features enhanced user interface and enhancements (Photo courtesy of Insightec)

Essential tremor is a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking in the hands, head, or other body parts, significantly affecting quality of life and everyday activities. Treatment options for essential tremors currently include medications, which are often found ineffective. Deep brain stimulation (DBS), an invasive brain surgery, is another treatment option. Although effective, many seek alternatives to open brain surgery for treating tremors. However, focused ultrasound has emerged as a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that offers targeted relief from essential tremors with minimal risks and recovery time. This treatment uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to accurately focus on and ablate a specific brain area responsible for tremors. This procedure, which does not require incisions, provides multiple benefits, such as improved motor control, reduced tremor severity, and an enhanced quality of life.

Now, Insightec (Haifa, Israel), which pioneered focused ultrasound, has introduced Exablate Prime, the next generation of its Exablate Neuro platform for MR-guided focused ultrasound. Exablate Prime, like its predecessor, facilitates non-invasive neurosurgery as an outpatient procedure, offering relief to individuals suffering from movement disorders, including essential tremors. Exablate Prime has been completely redesigned, emphasizing the user experience by integrating advanced software and hardware. The system features intelligently designed algorithms, improved data handling, and a wizard-driven workflow, revolutionizing the planning and execution of focused ultrasound procedures. This makes the process more efficient, better informed, and remarkably user-friendly. Additionally, the system includes an optional upgraded 3T head coil for enhanced imaging.

"Our unwavering commitment to enhancing patient care through innovative technology led us to develop Exablate Prime," said Maurice R. Ferre, M.D., CEO and chairman of the board of Insightec. "Although Exablate Neuro has revolutionized the field of neurosurgery, Exablate Prime takes it to entirely new levels, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We couldn't be more proud of the end result – Exablate Prime is the future of incisionless neurosurgery."

Gold Member
Solid State Kv/Dose Multi-Sensor
AGMS-DM+
New
C-Arm with FPD
Digiscan V20 / V30
New
DR Flat Panel Detector
1500L
Advanced Cardiac MRI Analysis Software
3Di Cardiac MR

Print article
Radcal

Channels

Radiography

view channel
Image: LumiGuide enables doctors to navigate through blood vessels using light instead of X-ray (Photo courtesy of Philips)

3D Human GPS Powered By Light Paves Way for Radiation-Free Minimally-Invasive Surgery

In vascular surgery, doctors frequently employ endovascular surgery techniques using tools such as guidewires and catheters, often accessing through arteries like the femoral artery. This method is known... Read more

Ultrasound

view channel
Image: Intravascular ultrasound provides a more accurate and specific picture of the coronary arteries (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

Intravascular Imaging Significantly Improves Outcomes in Cardiovascular Stenting Procedures

Individuals with coronary artery disease, which involves plaque accumulation in the arteries leading to symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart attacks, often undergo a non-surgical procedure... Read more

Nuclear Medicine

view channel
Image: The PET imaging technique can noninvasively detect active inflammation before clinical symptoms arise (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

New PET Tracer Detects Inflammatory Arthritis Before Symptoms Appear

Rheumatoid arthritis, the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, affects 18 million people globally. It is a complex autoimmune disease marked by chronic inflammation, leading to cartilage and bone... Read more

General/Advanced Imaging

view channel
Image: Routine chest CT holds untapped potential for revealing patients at risk for cardiovascular disease (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins)

Routine Chest CT Exams Can Identify Patients at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the primary cause of death globally. Adults without symptoms but at risk can be screened using EKG-gated coronary artery calcium (CAC) CT scans, which are crucial in assessing... Read more

Imaging IT

view channel
Image: The new Medical Imaging Suite makes healthcare imaging data more accessible, interoperable and useful (Photo courtesy of Google Cloud)

New Google Cloud Medical Imaging Suite Makes Imaging Healthcare Data More Accessible

Medical imaging is a critical tool used to diagnose patients, and there are billions of medical images scanned globally each year. Imaging data accounts for about 90% of all healthcare data1 and, until... Read more

Industry News

view channel
Image: The acquisition will expand IBA’s medical imaging quality assurance offering (Photo courtesy of Radcal)

IBA Acquires Radcal to Expand Medical Imaging Quality Assurance Offering

Ion Beam Applications S.A. (IBA, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium), the global leader in particle accelerator technology and a world-leading provider of dosimetry and quality assurance (QA) solutions, has entered... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.