Congratulations to Alumna Yariliz Rolon Rosario for participating in a new Non-Invasive Procedure Approved by the FDA

Team of the Neurosurgery Department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Yariliz Rolón-Rosario: third line to the left

Team of the Neurosurgery Department at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Yariliz Rolón-Rosario: third line to the left

Congratulations to Yariliz Rolón Rosario, former student (alumna) of the Post-Associate Degree Certificate in Computerized Tomography and in Magnetic Resonance offered by the Medical Images Technology Program (MITP), for her participation in a new non-invasive procedure approved by the FDA for treating essential tremors.

While completing her post-associates degree at the UCC in 2003, Professor Elaine Ruiz offered Yariliz the opportunity that changed her life: an internship opportunity at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  She took her registry examination and worked at John Hopkins, and two years later she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Medical Images from the University of Notre Dame, while at the same time working at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center until 2007.

In 2010, while working at the University of Maryland Medical Center, she participated in an important research, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSM).  The UMSM has been using a new procedure to treat tremors: MRI-guided focused ultrasound targets specific regions in the brain through heat (ultrasound transmits heat energy through the scalp), pinpointing the problem areas. In the past, doctors used more standard surgical technologies which included invasive superficial and internal lesions. With MRI-guided focused ultrasound, the patient is awake and responding to the doctor. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last month found 56 people treated with this procedure improved by almost 50 percent.

“All this was possible thanks to the opportunity offered to me at the Universidad Central del Caribe and I will be eternally grateful to them for so many experiences”, said Yariliz.

Information regarding this research appears in an interview given by Dr. Howard Eisenberg, Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Reference:

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/New-Non-Invasive-Procedure-Approved-for-Treating-Essential-Tremors-393323261.html