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1. (WO2010082146) MONITORING APPARATUS FOR MONITORING AN ABLATION PROCEDURE
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Pub. No.: WO/2010/082146 International Application No.: PCT/IB2010/050059
Publication Date: 22.07.2010 International Filing Date: 08.01.2010
IPC:
A61B 8/08 (2006.01) ,A61B 8/12 (2006.01) ,A61B 18/14 (2006.01)
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8
Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
08
Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8
Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
12
in body cavities or body tracts, e.g. by using catheters
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
18
Surgical instruments, devices or methods for transferring non-mechanical forms of energy to or from the body
04
by heating
12
by passing a current through the tissue to be heated, e.g. high-frequency current
14
Probes or electrodes therefor
Applicants:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. [NL/NL]; Groenewoudseweg 1 NL-5621 BA Eindhoven, NL (AllExceptUS)
HARKS, Erik, A. [NL/NL]; NL (UsOnly)
DELADI, Szabolcs [RO/NL]; NL (UsOnly)
SUIJVER, Jan, F. [NL/NL]; NL (UsOnly)
JANKOVIC, Ladislav [HR/US]; NL (UsOnly)
SHI, Yan, S. [CN/US]; NL (UsOnly)
RENSEN, Wouter, H., J. [NL/NL]; NL (UsOnly)
BARLEY, Maya, E. [GB/NL]; NL (UsOnly)
VAN DER VAART, Nijs, C. [NL/NL]; NL (UsOnly)
Inventors:
HARKS, Erik, A.; NL
DELADI, Szabolcs; NL
SUIJVER, Jan, F.; NL
JANKOVIC, Ladislav; NL
SHI, Yan, S.; NL
RENSEN, Wouter, H., J.; NL
BARLEY, Maya, E.; NL
VAN DER VAART, Nijs, C.; NL
Agent:
KROEZE, John; High Tech Campus 44 NL-5600 AE Eindhoven, NL
Priority Data:
61/144,49414.01.2009US
Title (EN) MONITORING APPARATUS FOR MONITORING AN ABLATION PROCEDURE
(FR) APPAREIL DE SURVEILLANCE DESTINÉ À SURVEILLER UN PROCESSUS D'ABLATION
Abstract:
(EN) The present invention relates to a monitoring apparatus(101) for monitoring an ablation procedure. The monitoring apparatus (101) comprises an ultrasound signal providing unit for providing an ultrasound signal that depends on received echo series of an object (4) that is ablated. The monitoring apparatus (101) further comprises an ablation depth determination unit (103) for determining an ablation depth from the provided ultrasound signal. The ablation depth can be determined directly from the ultrasound signal and is an important parameter while performing an ablation procedure. For example, it can be used for determining the progress of ablation within the object (4) and for determining when the ablation has reached a desired progression.
(FR) La présente invention porte sur un appareil de surveillance (101) destiné à surveiller un processus d'ablation. L'appareil de surveillance (101) comprend une unité de génération de signal ultrasonore destinée à délivrer un signal ultrasonore dépendant de séries d'échos reçues d'un objet (4) soumis à une ablation. L'appareil de surveillance (101) comprend en outre une unité de détermination de profondeur d'ablation (103) destinée à déterminer la profondeur d'ablation à partir du signal ultrasonore délivré. La profondeur d'ablation peut être déterminée directement à partir du signal ultrasonore et constitue un paramètre important pour l'exécution d'un processus d'ablation. On peut l'utiliser par exemple pour déterminer la progression de l'ablation dans l'objet (4) et pour déterminer le moment où l'ablation a atteint la progression désirée.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (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)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP2387361JP2012515013US20120004547CN102281819