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1. (WO2014207622) ULTRASOUND-GUIDED ADAPTIVE BRACHYTHERAPY

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/207622    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2014/062403
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 20 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A61N 5/10
A61B 19/00
A61B 8/00
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: VIGNON, Francois Guy Gerard Marie
SETHURAMAN, Shriram
KRUECKER, Jochen
JAIN, Ameet Kumar
Title: ULTRASOUND-GUIDED ADAPTIVE BRACHYTHERAPY
Abstract:
A system for placement and tracking of a treatment element includes a placement device (116), and an ultrasonically marked device (109) configured to mark a position responsive to ultrasonic energy. The ultrasonically marked device is mounted on or integrated into the placement device. An ultrasonic probe (107) is configured to transmit and receive ultrasonic energy. A program (115) is configured to track progress of the placement device using the ultrasonically marked device such that a position of a treatment element placed by the placement device or to be placed by the placement device is determined in three- dimensional space and stored in memory.