Treatment of Parkinson's and the Essential Tremor
Imagine that your doctor could see inside your body, find the problem and treat it without any cutting or incision.
We are pioneering a new kind of treatment, which can destroy the tiny piece of brain tissue causing the tremor without even opening up the skull.
Magnetic Resonance guided focused ultrasound.
During treatment the patient lies in the MRI scanner with a novel helmet-like, multi-channel high power phased array transducer, used to destroy targeted tissue. The patient is awake the entire time and interacts with the treatment team.
ResoFus Alomar Treatment for Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease
Resofus combines MR imaging and focused ultrasound into MR guided Focused Ultrasound technology, and provides a transcranial, non-invasive image-guided personalized treatment modality with no incisions and with no ionizing radiation..
This combination of continuous MR imaging and very highly focused acoustic sound waves provides the ability to provide pinpoint precision treatment at the planned target, without causing damage to any of the normal surrounding tissue. This precise local lesioning stops the improper transfer of electrical signals that induce the tremor, and it stops.
In the case of parkinson’s disease is not a cure, it just improves quality of life reducing and even stopping tremors.
Resofus may be used for treatment movement disorders such as Neuropathic pain, Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor.
What are the main advantages br> of this treatment?
It is a unique, non-invasive treatment that gives patients a quick recovery and the possibility of returning to their daily life activities normally the day after the intervention.
Compared with radiofrequency or deep brain stimulation, focused ultrasounds offer reduced risk of postoperative infection, injury to unwanted areas and formation of thromboembolism.
Thanks to the fact that it is a technique guided by MRI, it gives safety and reduces the side effects from injury to structures that we do not want to damage.
Since the treatment is non-invasive, it can be performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning minimal hospitalization is needed. You can expect to resume normal activities within days.
Focused ultrasound offers a quick resolution of symptoms. The tremor disappears during the same treatment / intervention.
Unlike the treatment performed with stereotactic radiosurgery, the focused ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation, thus avoiding the side effects of radiation exposure.