Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology

Transcranial sonothrombolysis

Hiroshi Furuhata

ME Lab. Research Center for Medical Science, The Jikei University School of Medicine

Transcranial ultrasonic diagnostic equipment has been approved to enhance the thrombolytic effect of IVrt-PA. Moreover, transcranial sonothrombolysis with low frequency ultrasound has a great advantage in lytic effect of IVrt-PA. It is remarkable to choose a optimal ultrasonic condition for transcranial sonothrombolysis. We are developing a new transcranial targeting Low Frequency Ultrasonic Thrombolysis system (TCT-LoFUT). This system is anticipated to be a useful therapeutic equipment to realize a early recanalization in the acute ischemic stroke treatment.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 49: 804|806, 2009)
key words: acute ischemic stroke, recanalization rate, transcranial ultrasound, thrombolysis, IVre-PA

(Received: 21-May-09)