New Technology Developed for Treating Varicose Veins

Top Quote A new technology to treat varicose veins has been developed by the Russian researchers in collaboration with LLC industrial partner, the researchers of the SPbPU. A major benefit of this treatment is it does not damage the skin like EVLT or RFA. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) May 04, 2018 - A new technology has been developed by the Russian researchers for treating varicose veins. In collaboration with LLC industrial partner, the researchers of the SPbPU (Center for Advanced Studies of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University) have come up with a new technology to treat this venous condition.

    These researchers have used high intensity focused ultrasound on an experimental layout. This device was developed within the Federal Target Program framework and supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. As per this newly developed method, the lower limb (leg) of the patient is inserted into a container that contains liquid conducting ultra-sound. Then the doctor marks those areas on the screen of the device, which need to undergo the treatment. The automated program determines the number of spots or areas that require the irradiation and if it is necessary, then some parts of the affected veins are pushed in order to stop the flow of blood. This is done by the application of mechanical press along with compression cuffs. Then under the supervision of the doctor, the irradiation procedure starts.

    The benefit of this treatment is it can be carried out without damaging the skin. This is the reason, this procedure for treating varicose veins can be carried out even in an office setting. Not only this, it is actually the first time, when treatment and diagnostics have been combined. The ultra-sound here diagnoses the diseases and affects the veins for their destruction.

    Till now, a lot of experiments are being conducted to prove the effectiveness of this technology. The researchers are further planning for creating an automated ultrasound for diagnosis. As per their expectation, the automated machine would consist of two or more modules for diagnosis. The modules would work simultaneously in order to create a combined picture of the entire venous network of the lower limb. They are confident that this machine and new technology would significantly increase the pace of the varicose vein treatment procedure.

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