Use of Advanced Technologies for Treating Neurological Disorders
The use of advanced technologies such as healthcare imaging has been experiencing extensive demand over the last few years.
So, in this article, we’ll discuss neurological diseases, technologies that are being used for their treatment, and the market situation of the global brain disease modalities and software.
What are neurological disorders?
Neurological diseases are among the most frightening illnesses faced by humans. Other related dysfunctions like viruses or cancer are easily comprehended, at least if not dealt with.
Neurological disorders refer to diseases related to the peripheral nervous and central system like the spinal cord, the brain, the carnival, nerve roots, muscles, and the autonomic system.
Common Symptoms Related to Neurological Disorders
Neurological disorders have the potential of causing several types of symptoms, including:
- Loss of sensation or numbness of power in a limb
- Loss and fainting of consciousness
- Memory problems
- Cognitive difficulties
- Speech problems
- Vision problems
- Involuntary, spasms, tremors, and contractions
Medical Tests Related to Neurological Disorders
Medical tests for neurological diseases are completely dependable on the patient’s problems and vary for each patient. There are several ways of evaluating the state of the nervous system. Following are some of the neurological tests that are being done for this purpose:
- Electroencephalogram: This test is useful and done especially for the detection of brain tumors and inflammation of the spinal cord.
- Cerebral Angiography: This test is used to locate the presence of vascular irregularities inside the brain.
- Computer Tomography: This test is highly effective in the scanning of brain tumors, cysts, epilepsy, and damages to the brain due to injury.
- Magnetic Resonance: This test is done for getting better detail of tissues, bones, organs, and nerves.
- Lumbar Puncture: This test is done to check the cerebrospinal fluid presence and detect the presence of cerebral hemorrhages or bleeding.
Technologies Used for Treating Neurological Disorders
Movement disorders are highly challenging to treat and diagnose. However, every person suffering from such diseases always has hope. Currently, for the betterment of such patients and treating neurological diseases, certain advanced technologies are being adopted by healthcare industry experts. These technologies are helping them raise the quality of treatments and assist different patients in getting rid of such neurological diseases.
In several places, radiosurgery is also known as Gamma knife technology which is done without making any surgical incision in the human body. In this surgery, experts use special equipment and planning software to remove and locate small targets and diseases present inside the brain. This treatment works by delivering approximately 200 small radiation beams to the tumor. Here, each beam has a small effect on the tissues present in the brain when they pass through them, and a strong dose is put at the point where all these beams meet.
The therapy helps in getting the outcome with minimal radiation on tissues that are healthy and often need a single dose which is delivered in one day.
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
With this method, experts implant electrodes inside the brain and a device like a pacemaker in the upper chest of the patients. The inserted devices have electrodes that pass electrical impulses inside the brain, which affects the chemicals and certain cells present in the brain.
The common uses of DBS are to treat Parkinson’s disease and brain tumors along with dystonia. Generally, patients are sent back home with a special remote that is programmed by the doctor for making certain adjustments in the patient’s pulse generator.
- Focused Ultrasound
With the help of focused ultrasound, special lenses are used to send multiple beams into a fixed target that is small in size, approximately 1×1.55 mm.
With the help of the focused ultrasound method, doctors can let the patients be awake and check the certain parts of the brain getting affected due to ultrasound energy and decide the right steps for treatments.
Market Insight of Brain Disease Modalities and Software Market
Currently, the brain disease modalities and software market is witnessing high growth due to several factors like increasing neurological disorders, rising use of technologies like artificial intelligence in the medical imaging sector, and the rising demand for non-invasive and safer devices for the process of medical imaging.
Patients have gradually shifted from invasive methods to preferring minimal invasive methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the brain.
The value of the global brain disease modalities and software market was $13,055.7 million in 2021. As per the BIS Research market reports, it is supposed to witness high growth and touch the value of $21,867.6 million by 2031 with a CAGR of 5.31% during 2022–2031.
The race to get an effective way of treating diseases related to the human brain is getting higher day by day. Several advanced technologies are already getting adopted and providing better and faster solutions related to treatments for neurological disorders.
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