of Georgian Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (GSNCH)
September 19, 2012
On September 19, 2012 the First Meeting of GSNCH was
held at DEKA Medical Center University Clinic in Tbilisi, Georgia. There is an
urgent need to implement the practice of Neurosonology in Georgia in the
clinical practice and research because it could substantially improve the care
and treatment of patients with cerebrovascular diseases (CVD). This first
conference was organized by GSNCH and directed toward providing information
about the most advanced techniques of cerebral circulation investigation with
transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, the role of TCD in the diagnosis and
management of patients with CVD and prevention of stroke.
The invited speakers were Prof. Alexander Razumovsky,
PhD, FAHA (USA), who offered lecture describing current status of Neurosonology,
TCD diagnosis and monitoring of cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage
of different etiology, evaluation of cerebral vasoreactivity, sonothrombolysis,
cerebral circulation monitoring procedures and some new developments in TCD
applications. Prof. Alexander Dzhanashvili MD, PhD, RVS (USA), presented
interesting lecture about Neurosonology technique of examination. In addition,
he conducted hands-on practice session. Dr. Marina Alpaidze, MD (Georgia)
presented lecture describing new functional method (fTCD) of ultrasound
diagnostics for posterior circulation disorders, the role of different
vasoactive medications and follow-up evaluation using TCD and transcranial color
coded (TCCD) technique.
We hope that this first meeting of the GSNCH will
encourage all members and meeting attendees to actively support implementation
of ultrasound in the local stroke programs in Georgia. It was essential meeting
for GSNCH, professionals and students interested in implementation of
Neurosonology in clinical practice as well as in the research activity. In
addition, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to Care/Fusion Corp.
for their support.
In the future the GSNCH is planning to organize the
follow up meetings with more specific topics to cover and will offer a
comprehensive overview of the latest discoveries and knowledge in Neurosonology.
President of GSNCH
Secretary of GSNCH
M. Alpaidze MD
N. Kurashvili MD