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sonicate

[′sän·ə‚kāt]
(engineering)
To apply high-frequency sound waves to matter.
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Sonication refers to the administration of energy to the target using focused ultrasound beams.
Sonication exertion might cause nausea and even vomiting [9-11].
The patient is given an emergency stop button that when pressed, shuts down the sonication and calls the team.
The fibroid was treated in 1 h 40 min, using 43 sonications (energy range: 1100-2250 J; temperature range: 59-102[degrees]C).
Treatment duration was 2 h 15 min, using 82 sonications with an energy range of 1700-5100 J.
Patient in case 4 was treated in 1 h 55 min, using 36 sonications with an energy range of 1259-2770 J using large and elongated spots.
When Ultrasound is applied in biological systems it can induce local tissue heating, cavitation, and radiation force, which can be used to initiate local (focal) drug delivery, increase permeation through membranes, and enhance diffusivity of drugs, respectively, only at the site of sonication therefore allowing control of local drug release [3].
They used a sonication system in combination with X-rays to determine the target location relative to skull and to focus the ultrasound beam through a craniotomy into deep brain for effective functional neurosurgery [5].
The ultrasound exposure drops off rapidly across the area within the sonication path and therefore focusing provides a method to overcome attenuation losses and to concentrate energy deep in the body while avoiding the surrounding tissues [19].