Ultrasound Market to Advance with growing Research Studies Leveraging Sound and Vibrations for Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Diseases
Posted On June 01, 2021
Today, the medical field has reached a point where it is possible to treat several tumors and brain diseases non-invasively if present near the centre of the brain. However, even so, there are many conditions that still cannot be accessed. This is because the central part of the brain is the easiest to access, whereas to access other parts, one needs to go through the skull. This is especially difficult, but scientists believe that research in ultrasound might eventually be able to overcome this hurdle.
Recently, a research team has undertaken a study to uncover new ways to diagnose and treat brain ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, tumors, etc. They have decided to use vibration and ultrasound to achieve this feat. The new study might turn out to be ground-breaking for the Ultrasound Market as it offers promising new methods with the focus on ultrasound waves through the skill. All in all, it could mean a broader use of the ultrasound imaging that is known to be cost-effective and safe, in contrast with MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Technology.
The team revealed that it would bring forth research on a wide arena of frequencies. They were comprised of low-frequency vibration to moderate frequency guiding waves to high frequencies that are used in brain imaging and therapy. Their objective is to develop a unique framework that amalgamates different research work and their perspectives to address the problem of sound and vibration usage so that brain diseases can be diagnosed and treated. They would also look into the area on how waves and vibrations over a wide range of frequencies could extract information from the brain or focus energy on it.
Through this research work and others that have come up in time on the same topic, experts expect that full brain imaging would eventually come to be a viable approach. It might also stimulate new medical imaging and other therapy techniques. In addition to developing brain disease treatments and transforming diagnosis, the technique could also facilitate better detection of trauma and skull-related defects, allow neurostimulation, and map the brain function.
The studies in this area have great potential for uncovering ultrasound-based blood-brain barrier openings for drug delivery so that diseases such as Alzheimer’s can be managed and treated. Furthermore, with the help of comprehensive research on the skull-brain system and fundamentals of ultrasound, researchers are optimistic that they would be able to make the approach further available even in case of diseases that target several parts of the brain.