Wen-Yen Chai1, 2, Po-Chun Chu3, Yu-Chun Lin1, Jiun-Jie Wang4, Yau-Yau Wai1, Tzu-Chen Yen, Hao-Li Liu3
1Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Linkou, Taoyuan, Taiwan; 2Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang-Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; 3Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang-Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; 4Department of Medical Image and Radiological Sciences, Chang-Gung University
Microbubble-enhanced burst-mode focused ultrasound (FUS) can disrupt the blood-brain barrier (BBB), and only sustained for a limited duration (usually a few hours). Two DSC-MRI were acquired at 10/150 mins after sonication to generate two permeability maps Ktrans/ Ve. The mean values of Ktrans/ Ve. at 150 mins. were obviously decrease 60% /64% when compared with 10 mins. This implies the local permeability change induced from FUS-induced BBB-disruption were highly dynamic.