Humain brain vascularisation revealed by ultrafast ultrasounds at a microscopic level for the first time

Mapping the cerebral vascular network in the human patient at a scale never reached: this is the feat achieved by Fabienne Perren’s team in collaboration with the laboratory for Medicine in Paris. Their study published in Nature for biomedical Engineering details the new method of brain imaging: microscopy by ultrafast ultrasound localization combined with contrast agents. They open new horizons for a better understanding and an earlier diagnosis of cerebrovascular diseases such as strokes, aneurysm, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease.