Ultrasound therapy platform for transcranial neurostimulation with volumetric beam steering
This ultrasound system for transcranial neurostimulation offers a versatile therapy solution that can function independently or in conjunction with an MR scanner for brain stimulation. It employs high-duty-cycle ultrasound signals with a specific transmission pattern directed towards a defined focal point, enabling the exploration of ultrasound sonication parameters for various target applications.
By leveraging the system's advanced 3D beam steering capabilities, it becomes possible to sonicate different brain regions, both superficial and deep. This flexibility allows for stimulating specific targets like the hypocampus, amygdala, subthalamic nucleus (STN), and motor cortex, among others. Additionally, the system acoustic power levels can be adjusted to meet the requirements of diverse applications beyond neurostimulation, including blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening.
With its user-friendly graphical interfaces, the system can function as a standalone neurostimulation device. Moreover, it offers integration possibilities into custom applications through a software development kit that supports multiple programming languages.