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Current and emerging brain applications of MR-guided focused ultrasound

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, October 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Title
Current and emerging brain applications of MR-guided focused ultrasound
Published in
Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40349-017-0105-z
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Authors

Ying Meng, Suganth Suppiah, Karim Mithani, Benjamin Solomon, Michael L. Schwartz, Nir Lipsman

Abstract

MRI guided focused ultrasound is an emerging technique that uses acoustic energy to noninvasively treat intracranial disorders. At high frequencies, it can be used to raise tissue temperatures and ablate discrete brain targets with sub-millimeter accuracy. This application is currently under investigation for a broad range of clinical applications, including brain tumors, movement disorders, and psychiatric conditions. At low frequencies MRI guided focused ultrasound can be used to modulate neuronal activity and in conjunction with injected microbubbles, can open the blood-brain barrier to enhance the delivery of therapeutic compounds. The last decade has seen dramatic advances in the science of MRI guided focused ultrasound, helping elucidate both its mechanisms and potential in pre-clinical models, and its translational promise across myriad clinical applications. This review provides an update of current and emerging MRI guided focused ultrasound applications for intracranial disorders and describes future directions and challenges for the field.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 21%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Master 10 12%
Other 7 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 17 20%
Unknown 17 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 22%
Engineering 14 16%
Neuroscience 10 12%
Psychology 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 24 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 February 2018.
All research outputs
#1,000,439
of 12,455,224 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
#6
of 68 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#37,243
of 271,314 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
#2
of 3 outputs
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