For patients, Echotherapy simply means a non-invasive treatment alternative: No catheters, no chemical injections and no incisions. This results in treatment without any scars and without risk of infection. Echotherapy allows an immediate return to normal daily activities and for some patients, for example those with hemorrhage risks or recurrences from previous treatment, echotherapy may be the only possible choice.
During treatment a high-intensity ultrasound beam is focused step-by-step on the vein. As the thermal energy is delivered, the vein shrinks and is sealed closed. An in-beam linear ultrasound probe, allows visualization of the vein in real-time and insures optimal accuracy.
The treatment is a simple outpatient intervention. To start, the operator positions the system’s treatment head on the patient’s leg. The finetuning of the positioning is controlled via the SONOVEIN.
Echotherapy can be safely applied very close to the saphenous femoral junction, literally eliminating the risk of stump formation after treatment.
Thanks to its non-invasive character, the beam can follow virtually any path - even tortuous veins, regardless whether big or small. Once the targeted part is treated, the treatment head can easily be moved to a next segment.
Very difficult to access veins, such as perforator veins, can also be treated - even in the presence of an open ulcer and this without the risk of infection.
If a patient presents with an existing stump and a neovascularisation or recanalisation, this stump and the newly formed vessels can be treated safely and effectively.
SONVEIN, the echotherapy solution for veins, is a breakthrough innovation, allowing treatment pathologic structures of the lower limp in a non-sterile environment. It can be operated by a single person and no wake-up rooms or hospital beds are required.”
Echotherapy represents the only completely non-invasive varicose vein treatment using therapeutic ultrasound. No catheters, no chemical injections and no incisions.”