Significance of MRI Guided Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for Parkinson’s Disease: A Review

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Author(s): Pooja, SK Pahuja, Karan Veer*

Journal Name: Current Medical Imaging
Formerly: Current Medical Imaging Reviews

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Background: Magnetic-Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound (FUS) thalamotomy is a new and less invasive surgical technique for treating Parkinson’s disease (PD). During therapy the required part of cerebral (as STN, Internal Globus Pallidus, and Ventral Intermediate Nucleus) is ablated with less possibility of infection and brain hemorrhage as normally happen in invasive procedures.

Introduction: New advancement in the technique enable it for transcranial transportation of US. Now a days, US coupling with MRI confirms the accurate energy transferring and monitoring. So, MRI guided FUS lesioning is discovered for various psychiatrics and brain disorders.

Methods: A technical overview of non-invasive MRI-FUS thalamotomy to treat various tremors is described here. Research, review articles, and book chapters are extracted from online resources using related search strings from year 1994-2020.

Result: MRgFUS is concluded a non-invasive, satisfactory and safe technique to reduce the tremor. Table 1 shows the significance of it.

Keywords: Stereotactic surgery, focused ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, tremor, thalamotomy, parkinson’s disease

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DOI: 10.2174/1573405616666201223142505
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