Transcranial magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for tremor: Technical note

Tony R. Wang, Aaron E. Bond, Robert F. Dallapiazza, Aaron Blanke, David Tilden, Thomas E. Huerta, Shayan Moosa, Francesco U. Prada, W. Jeffrey Elias

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Abstract

Although the use of focused ultrasound (FUS) in neurosurgery dates to the 1950s, its clinical utility was limited by the need for a craniotomy to create an acoustic window. Recent technological advances have enabled efficient transcranial delivery of US. Moreover, US is now coupled with MRI to ensure precise energy delivery and monitoring. Thus, MRIguided transcranial FUS lesioning is now being investigated for myriad neurological and psychiatric disorders. Among the first transcranial FUS treatments is thalamotomy for the treatment of various tremors. The authors provide a technical overview of FUS thalamotomy for tremor as well as important lessons learned during their experience with this emerging technology.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberE3
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Tremor
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Craniotomy
Neurosurgery
Nervous System Diseases
Acoustics
Psychiatry
Technology

Keywords

  • Focused ultrasound
  • FUS
  • Technique
  • Tremor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Wang, T. R., Bond, A. E., Dallapiazza, R. F., Blanke, A., Tilden, D., Huerta, T. E., ... Elias, W. J. (2018). Transcranial magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for tremor: Technical note. Neurosurgical Focus, 44(2), [E3]. https://doi.org/10.3171/2017.10.FOCUS17609

Transcranial magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for tremor : Technical note. / Wang, Tony R.; Bond, Aaron E.; Dallapiazza, Robert F.; Blanke, Aaron; Tilden, David; Huerta, Thomas E.; Moosa, Shayan; Prada, Francesco U.; Elias, W. Jeffrey.

In: Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 44, No. 2, E3, 01.01.2018.

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Wang, TR, Bond, AE, Dallapiazza, RF, Blanke, A, Tilden, D, Huerta, TE, Moosa, S, Prada, FU & Elias, WJ 2018, 'Transcranial magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for tremor: Technical note', Neurosurgical Focus, vol. 44, no. 2, E3. https://doi.org/10.3171/2017.10.FOCUS17609
Wang, Tony R. ; Bond, Aaron E. ; Dallapiazza, Robert F. ; Blanke, Aaron ; Tilden, David ; Huerta, Thomas E. ; Moosa, Shayan ; Prada, Francesco U. ; Elias, W. Jeffrey. / Transcranial magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for tremor : Technical note. In: Neurosurgical Focus. 2018 ; Vol. 44, No. 2.
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