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Abstract #4337

Pulsatile Flow Phantom for MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) Vascular Thrombolysis and Occlusion

Thomas Hudson1, Thomas Looi1, Adam C. Waspe1, James M. Drake1

1Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Current treatment for paediatric stroke based on tPA and surgical intervention has complications. MR-guided focused ultrasound is a promising technology that can lyse clots. To optimize the acoustic parameters, a MRI compatible pulsatile flow phantom has been developed to mimic the vascular flow of a human heart. This model can be used for MR-guided focused ultrasound lysis of clot and creation of vascular occlusions.