6: TREAT

images of NeuroBlate neurological ablation process

Thermal monitoring  – Laser actuation

  • Targeted cell damage is represented as contours (outlines) on each slice
  • Contours have 3 damage levels:
    • Yellow: Contained tissue has been exposed to the thermal equivalent of 43°C for 2 minutes duration. Tissue outside the yellow contour lines has a higher probability of receiving no thermal damage
    • Blue: Contained tissue has been exposed to the thermal equivalent of 43°C for 10 minutes duration
    • White: Contained tissue has been exposed to the thermal equivalent of 43°C for 60 minutes duration. Preclinical studies indicated that all tissue within this boundary died in ≤48 hours