TREATING VARICOSE VEINS WITHOUT SURGERY
SONOVEIN® is the first robotic solution for a 100% non-invasive echotherapy treatment of varicose veins. It doesn‘t need any additional accessories such as guide wires, puncture kits or catheters and leaves no scars. SONOVEIN can be operated by a single person in a non-sterile environment. No wake-up rooms or hospital beds are required as patients can resume their normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
Whiteley , HIFU for the treatment of varicose veins and venous leg ulcers, Current Medical Research and Opinion, 36:3, 509-512
HOW ECHOTHERAPY WORKS
From a histological perspective, vein ablation by echotherapy with SONOVEIN and radiofrequency display identical features – with the significant benefit of echotherapy being completely non-invasive.
The high-intensity ultrasound beam (HIFU) is focused on the vein and a standard ultrasound beam controls the accuracy. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein shrinks and is sealed closed, similar to other endothermal methods – but non-invasively.
Comparison of HIFU and RF-Induced Lesions in Animal Tissues, Project Number HEG18-679, Alizée Pathology (Thurmont, USA)