Pulsed high-intensity focused ultrasound enhances thrombolysis in an in vitro model.

@article{Frenkel2006PulsedHF,
  title={Pulsed high-intensity focused ultrasound enhances thrombolysis in an in vitro model.},
  author={Victor Frenkel and Jay Oberoi and Michael J. Stone and Melissa Park and Cheri X. Deng and Bradford J. Wood and Ziv Neeman and M J Horne and King Chuen Li},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={239 1},
  pages={86-93}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the use of pulsed high-intensity focused ultrasound exposures to improve tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)-mediated thrombolysis in an in vitro model. MATERIALS AND METHODS All experimental work was compliant with institutional guidelines and HIPAA. Clots were formed by placing 1 mL of human blood in closed-off sections of pediatric Penrose tubes. Four experimental groups were evaluated: control (nontreated) clots, clots treated with pulsed high-intensity focused… CONTINUE READING