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1. (WO2013119662) CATHETER BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THROMBUS REMOVAL USING TIME REVERSAL ACOUSTICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/119662    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/024929
Publication Date: Fri Aug 16 01:59:59 CEST 2013 International Filing Date: Thu Feb 07 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: A61B 18/00
A61N 7/00
A61M 25/01
A61B 17/34
Applicants: CORNELL UNIVERSITY
ANGIODYNAMICS
Inventors: HAMILTON, William C.
MITCHELL, James J.
RECINELLA, Daniel K.
LEWIS, JR., George K.
Title: CATHETER BASED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THROMBUS REMOVAL USING TIME REVERSAL ACOUSTICS
Abstract:
There is set forth in one embodiment an apparatus comprising an ultrasound translating element capable of translating ultrasound energy into electrical energy and an ultrasound wave emission unit, wherein the apparatus is operative for processing a signal from the ultrasound translating element, wherein responsively to the processing the apparatus controls the ultrasound wave emission unit to converge ultrasound waves on a target site. There is set forth in one embodiment a treatment method comprising inserting an ultrasound translating element into a patient's body, transmitting ultrasound energy, receiving the ultrasound energy with the ultrasound translating element, the ultrasound translating element generating an electrical signal responsively to the ultrasound energy, processing the electrical signal, and emitting converging ultrasound waves on a target site responsively to the processing