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1. (WO2018162283) ULTRASOUND IMAGING DEVICE WITH THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE PLATE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/162283    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/054805
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 28 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 8/00
A61B 8/12
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: DAVIES, Stephen, Charles
SUDOL, Wojtek
OSSMANN, William, John
SAINI, Anjali
LAVY, Mike
Title: ULTRASOUND IMAGING DEVICE WITH THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE PLATE
Abstract:
A device for imaging within a body of a patient is provided. In one embodiment, the device includes a flexible elongate member that can be inserted into the body of the patient. The device also has an imaging assembly that is disposed at and extending a length of a distal portion of the flexible elongate member. The imaging assembly may include an array (302) of imaging elements that may have an outward surface and an inward surface. The imaging assembly may further include an integrated circuit (304) adjacent to the inward surface of the array of imaging elements. The device may further include a conductive plate (375) adjacent to and extending at least a portion of a length of the imaging assembly. The conductive plate may receive heat generated by at least one of the array of imaging elements or the integrated circuit.