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1. (WO2006087649) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE VISUALIZATION OF THE FOCUS GENERATED USING FOCUSED ULTRASOUND
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Pub. No.:    WO/2006/087649    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2006/050382
Publication Date: 24.08.2006 International Filing Date: 06.02.2006
IPC:
A61N 7/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V. [NL/NL]; Groenewoudseweg 1, NL-5621 BA Eindhoven (NL) (For All Designated States Except US).
HALL, Christopher [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SOKKA, Shunmugavelu [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SAVERY, David, L.M. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
CHIN, Chien, T. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
AVERKIOU, Michalakis [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: HALL, Christopher; (US).
SOKKA, Shunmugavelu; (US).
SAVERY, David, L.M.; (US).
CHIN, Chien, T.; (US).
AVERKIOU, Michalakis; (US)
Common
Representative:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, N.V.; C/o Aaron Waxler, P.o. Box 3001, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510-8001 (US)
Priority Data:
60/653,873 17.02.2005 US
Title (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THE VISUALIZATION OF THE FOCUS GENERATED USING FOCUSED ULTRASOUND
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE VISUALISATION DU FOYER GENERE AU MOYEN D'ULTRASONS FOCALISES
Abstract: front page image
(EN)The present invention relates to monitoring the focus of a therapeutic transducer in an interactive real-time manner by turning off the ultrasound transmits of the imaging transducer but continuing to receive in all directions with an imaging probe in order to identify the therapeutic beam focus. The therapeutic focused beam acts as the only transmit and as long as there is a scatterer at the focus, a strong receive signal will be generated to identify the focus.
(FR)L'invention concerne le contrôle interactif en temps réel du foyer d'un transducteur thérapeutique, par l'arrêt des émissions d'ultrasons du transducteur d'imagerie, mais par la poursuite de la réception dans toutes les directions au moyen d'une sonde d'imagerie, de sorte à identifier le foyer du faisceau thérapeutique. Le faisceau thérapeutique focalisé sert d'unique émission et, tant qu'il y a un diffuseur au niveau du foyer, un signal de réception fort est généré pour identifier le foyer.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, LY, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)