Biomedical Research; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Ultrasonography
- High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Research Area: musculoskeletal MR; neuroimaging; metabolic MR imaging and spectroscopy
I am deeply committed to pioneering advancements in the field of non-invasive neuromodulation technologies, specifically focusing on Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation (TUS). My interdisciplinary team and I are collaborating across European institutions to address the critical gaps in current neuromodulation methods. Our project aspires to make TUS an efficacious treatment option for a range of neurological and psychiatric conditions.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
The pivotal challenge we are tackling is the precision of TUS targeting. At present, there exists no reliable method to empirically validate the effectiveness of ultrasound focusing. To overcome this obstacle, we are developing a cutting-edge neuronavigated TUS-MRI system that incorporates advanced MRI-guided planning and closed-loop application control. Our final prototype will feature MR-compatible 256-element TUS transducers for superior 3D-steering and a tailored 32-channel MR-receiver coil for accelerated imaging. The system also incorporates MR-Acoustic Radiation Force Imaging (MR-ARFI) for closed-loop target validation.
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