Transcranial MRI Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Project Name: Transcranial MRI Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Status: Complete
Primary Site: University of Virginia Health System
Sponsor Organization: Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Funded Date: Jan 25, 2010
Funding Period: Jan 25, 2010 - Jan 24, 2012
Funding Program: Brain Program
Category: Pre-Clinical
Amount Awarded: $75,618.33

Abstract

ICH is a major cause of death and disability throughout the world. Surgical techniques are complicated by their highly invasive nature, and the associated disability caused in the process ICH removal. Preliminary data have shown promise for the feasibility of transcranial MR guided Focused Ultrasound sonothrombolysis to liquefy the clotted blood in ICH, thereby facilitating minimally invasive evacuation with a small drainage tube.

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