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1. (WO2018178382) ANNULAR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CONTROLLER FOR INTRALUMINAL ULTRASOUND IMAGING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/178382    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/058378
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: B06B 1/06
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: DAVIES, Stephen, Charles
Title: ANNULAR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CONTROLLER FOR INTRALUMINAL ULTRASOUND IMAGING DEVICE
Abstract:
An intraluminal imaging device is provided. In one embodiment, the imaging device includes a flexible elongate member that may be inserted into a body lumen within a patient. The flexible elongate member may define a longitudinal axis. The imaging device also has an imaging assembly that is disposed at a distal portion of the flexible elongate member. The imaging assembly may have a plurality of ultrasound transducer elements disposed around the longitudinal axis. The imaging assembly further includes a first integrated circuit controller in communication with the plurality of ultrasound transducer elements. The first integrated circuit controller may be annularly shaped. In some embodiments, the imaging assembly may include a second integrated circuit controller in communication with the ultrasound transducer elements and the first integrated circuit controller. The second integrated circuit controller may be annularly shaped.