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Device for positioning an ultrasound transducer inside a mr scanner
A device positions an ultrasound transducer for ultrasound therapy to focus a treatment beam emitted by the ultrasound transducer at tissue of interest. The device includes at least three anchors which support the ultrasound transducer.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Band transducer ultrasound therapy
Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and/or imaging system and method can include use of transducer to create a linear thermal treatment zone at a focal depth to form a band shaped treatment area. The system can include one or more ultrasound transducers, a cylindrical transduction element, an imaging element, a hand wand, a removable transducer module, a control module, and/or graphical user interface.
Ulthera, Inc.


Physiological monitoring for ultrasound therapy
In some examples, a system includes a flexible ultrasound device configured to be attached to an external surface of a patient proximate to an organ of the patient to deliver ultrasound configured to modulate nerve tissue of the patient at the organ. The system further comprises one or more sensors configured to sense one or more physiological parameters indicative of at least one of a symptom treatable by, or a side effect of, the neuromodulation, and processing circuitry configured to control the delivery of ultrasound during an ambulatory period of the patient, and monitor the least one of the symptom or the side effect during the ambulatory period, based on the one or more physiological parameters.
Medtronic, Inc.


Ablative immunotherapy
The disclosure herein relates generally to immunotherapy and, more specifically, to the use of immunotherapy for treating tumors and pathogen infected tissues. The immunotherapy relates to first priming patients with allogeneic cells designed to be rejected by a th1 mediated mechanism, then inducing in situ necrosis or apoptosis in a tumor or pathogen infected lesion.
Immunovative Therapies Ltd.


Histotripsy using very short ultrasound pulses
Apparatus and methods are provided for applying ultrasound pulses into tissue or a medium in which the peak negative pressure (p−) of one or more negative half cycle(s) of the ultrasound pulses exceed(s) an intrinsic threshold of the tissue or medium, to directly form a dense bubble cloud in the tissue or medium without shock-scattering. In one embodiment, a microtripsy method of histotripsy therapy comprises delivering an ultrasound pulse from an ultrasound therapy transducer into tissue, the ultrasound pulse having at least a portion of a peak negative pressure half-cycle that exceeds an intrinsic threshold in the tissue to produce a bubble cloud of at least one bubble in the tissue, and generating a lesion in the tissue with the bubble cloud.

High-intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) probes with automated control
A high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy unit (12), in particular for ultrasound ablation treatment, comprising an ultrasound transducer probe (40) with an ultrasound transducer array (44), a guiding unit (38) that is configured for monitoring a position of the ultrasound transducer array (44) relative to a subject of interest (24), and for providing information on the monitored position to a human interface, and a control unit (42) that is configured to control at least one operational parameter of the ultrasound transducer array (44), so as to adjust the penetration depth of the focused ultrasound beam into the subject's tissue depending on a rate of change of a relative position of the ultrasound transducer array (44) relative to the subject of interest (24); and—a magnetic resonance image-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy system (10), comprising a high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy unit (12) and a magnetic resonance imaging system (14) as the guiding unit (38).. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


Ultrasound or photoacoustic probe, ultrasound diagnosis system using same, ultrasound therapy system, ultrasound diagnosis and therapy system, and ultrasound or photoacoustic system
Provided are an ultrasound or photoacoustic probe, an ultrasound diagnosis system using the same, an ultrasound therapy system, an ultrasound diagnosis and therapy system, and an ultrasound or photoacoustic system. The ultrasound or photoacoustic probe, according to one embodiment of the present invention, includes: a first transmitting and receiving unit transmitting an ultrasound or photoacoustic signal to an object; and a second transmitting and receiving unit disposed to face the first transmitting and receiving unit, and receiving the ultrasound or photoacoustic signal passed through the object..
Nohsn Co., Ltd.


Ablative immunotherapy
The invention disclosed herein relates generally to immunotherapy and, more specifically, to the use of immunotherapy for treating tumors and pathogen infected tissues by first priming patients with allogeneic cells designed to be rejected by a th1 mediated mechanism, then inducing necrosis or apoptosis in a tumor or pathogen infected lesion by methods such as cryotherapy, irreversible electroporation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy, ethanol chemoablation, microwave thermal ablation, radiofrequency energy or a combination thereof applied against at least a portion of the tumor or pathogen infected tissue, and then delivering one or more doses of allogeneic cells (e.g., th1 cells) within or proximate to the tumor or pathogen-infected tissue in the primed patient. The present invention provides an immunotherapeutic strategy to develop de-novo systemic (adaptive) immunity to a tumor or pathogen..
Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.


Ablative immunotherapy
The invention disclosed herein relates generally to immunotherapy and, more specifically, to the use of immunotherapy for treating tumors and pathogen infected tissues by first priming patients with allogeneic cells designed to be rejected by a th1 mediated mechanism, then inducing necrosis or apoptosis in a tumor or pathogen infected lesion by methods such as cryotherapy, irreversible electroporation, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, ultrasound therapy, ethanol chemoablation, microwave thermal ablation, radiofrequency energy or a combination thereof applied against at least a portion of the tumor or pathogen infected tissue, and then delivering one or more doses of allogeneic cells (e.g., th1 cells) within or proximate to the tumor or pathogen-infected tissue in the primed patient. The present invention provides an immunotherapeutic strategy to develop de-novo systemic (adaptive) immunity to a tumor or pathogen..
Immunovative Therapies, Ltd.


Articulating arm limiter for cavitational ultrasound therapy system
Methods and devices for manipulating an articulating arm of an ultrasound therapy system are provided. In one embodiment an articulating arm comprises a first articulating arm link, a second articulating arm link, a rotating joint configured to rotationally connect the first articulating arm link to the second articulating arm link so that the first and second articulating arm links are substantially perpendicular, and an arm limiter attached to the second articulating arm link, the arm limiter being configured to limit rotation of the second articulating arm link along the rotating joint with respect to the first articulating arm link.
Histosonics, Inc.


High-intensity focused ultrasound therapy system with cooling

A high-intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) therapy system comprises an ultrasound transduce to emit a focused ultrasound beam along a beam path. An ultrasound transparent window is positioned in the beam path.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Pulsating electromagnetic and ultrasound therapy for stimulating targeted heat shock proteins and facilitating protein repair

A system and method are disclosed for stimulating activation of heat shock proteins and facilitating protein repair in cells and tissues in order to take advantage of the remediative and restorative nature of the increased heat shock protein activation or production and the facilitation of protein repair, while not damaging the cells and tissues. This is accomplished by treating a specified target area with an ultrasound or electromagnetic radiation source which is pulsed and applied or focused to one or more small areas in order to achieve the necessary temperature rise or sufficiently stress the cells and tissue to stimulate heat shock protein production or activation and facilitate protein repair, while allowing the temperature to decay sufficiently quickly so as not to damage or destroy the treated tissue..
Ojai Retinal Technology, Llc

Ultrasound therapy catheter with multi-chambered balloons for transluminal longitudinal positioning

A multi-angular ultrasound device. Multi-angular ablation patterns are achieved by a catheter based ultrasound transducer having a plurality of transducer zones.
Acoustic Medsystmes, Inc.

Real time three-dimensional heat-induced echo-strain imaging for monitoring high-intensity acoustic ablation produced by conformal interstitial and external directional ultrasound therapy applicators

A system for thermal treatment or ablation of tissue includes an ultrasonic thermal ablation probe, an ultrasonic three-dimensional imaging probe that captures an image from radio frequency image data obtained before the radio frequency image data is processed, a control system for multi-axis control of the imaging probe's position, and an ultrasonic feedback mechanism that measures ultrasound echo strain to estimate heat-induced structural changes of an area surrounding the ultrasonic thermal ablation probe, from the image. The ultrasonic thermal ablation probe is either an interstitial ablator inserted into tissue, a natural cavity or a vessel to emit high intensity ultrasound energy to deposit thermal dose, or an external applicator that emits a directional high intensity ultrasound energy to deposit thermal dose via surface contact with tissue.

Frequency optimization in ultrasound treatment

In ultrasound therapy, the frequency of sonications can be optimized, within a certain frequency range, to maximize the absorption or the acoustic intensity at the target in a manner specific to the patient.. .
Insightec, Ltd.

Disposable acoustic coupling medium container

A medical imaging and therapy device is provided that may include any of a number of features. One feature of the device is that it can acoustically couple an ultrasound therapy transducer to a patient.

Systems and methods for producing and delivering ultrasonic therapies for wound treatment and healing

One embodiment is directed to a non-contact, medical ultrasound therapy system for generating and controlling low frequency ultrasound. The ultrasound therapy system includes a treatment wand including an ultrasonic transducer, a generator unit, and a cable coupling the treatment wand to the generator unit.
Celleration, Inc.

Method for providing directional therapy to skeletal joints

An ultrasound therapy system and method is provided that provides directional, focused ultrasound to localized regions of tissue within body joints, such as spinal joints. An ultrasound emitter or transducer is delivered to a location within the body associated with the joint and heats the target region of tissue associated with the joint from the location.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Methods and systems for non-invasive treatment of tissue using high intensity focused ultrasound therapy

Methods and systems for non-invasive treatment of tissue using high intensity focused ultrasound (“hifu”) therapy. A method of non-invasively treating tissue in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology, for example, can include positioning a focal plane of an ultrasound source at a target site in tissue.
University Of Washington Through Its Center For Commercialization

Histotripsy excitation sequences optimized for bubble cloud formation using shock scattering

Methods and devices for producing cavitation in tissue are provided. In one embodiment, a shock scattering method of histotripsy therapy comprises delivering an initiation pressure waveform from an ultrasound therapy transducer into tissue, the initiation pressure waveform being configured to produce at least one bubble in the tissue, delivering a scattering pressure waveform from the ultrasound therapy transducer into the at least one bubble within a life-cycle of the at least one bubble, and producing cavitation nuclei near the at least one bubble with the scattering pressure waveform.

Implantable thermal treatment method and apparatus

A long-term implantable ultrasound therapy system and method is provided that provides directional, focused ultrasound to localized regions of tissue within body joints, such as spinal joints. An ultrasound emitter or transducer is delivered to a location within the body associated with the joint and heats the target region of tissue associated with the joint from the location.

Multi-element therapy and imaging transducer for ultrasound therapy

A transducer assembly for providing ultrasound may include a shaft operatively connected to a motor. A housing may include a receptacle for receipt of at least a portion of the shaft therein, two spaced-apart therapy elements, and an imaging element positioned between the therapy elements.

Low intensity ultrasound therapy

Methods of treating a subject suffering from a disease or a disorder associated with hyperproliferating cells. The method includes non-invasively administering to the subject ultrasound at a low intensity in a dose effective to selectively prevent the growth of the hyperproliferating cells or to eliminate the hyperproliferating cells in the subject, while substantially not affecting the cell viability of normal cells of the subject.

Devices and methods for multi-focus ultrasound therapy

Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and imaging system and method can include use of transducer to simultaneously or substantially simultaneously produce multiple cosmetic treatment zones in tissue. The system can include a hand wand, a removable transducer module, a control module, and/or graphical user interface.

Ultrasound therapy transducer head with temperatire control structure

An ultrasound therapy transducer head comprises an ultrasound source emitting ultrasonic radiation, the ultrasound source comprising a plurality of transducer elements, integrated driving electronics coupled to the transducer elements, the electronics generating at least one output ultrasound waveform and driving at least some of the transducer elements independently based on the at least one output ultrasound waveform and temperature control structure providing cooling for the electronics.. .

Focused ultrasound therapy apparatus and focal point controlling method thereof

A focal point controlling method of a focused ultrasound therapy apparatus includes receiving a plurality of focal point positions on which a focal point of an ultrasonic wave is to be formed, and receiving a sound pressure that is to be applied by the ultrasonic wave to each of the plurality of focal point positions, determining a particle velocity at each of a plurality of elements included in an ultrasound transducer, and radiating the ultrasonic wave according to the determined particle velocity. The particle velocity may be determined based on the received sound pressure that is to be applied by the ultrasonic wave to each of the plurality of focal point positions, by reflecting a sound pressure distribution of the ultrasonic wave that is generated by each of the plurality of elements..

Device for ocular ultrasound therapy having a reflector

The present invention relates to a device for treating an ocular pathology, including a ring (1) comprising a proximal end intended to be in contact with an eye of a patient, and a distal end intended to receive ultrasound generating means (2), wherein the device additionally includes at least one reflector (3) for reflecting and focusing ultrasound generated by the generation means.. .

Method and generating treatment plan to be provided to focused ultrasound therapy apparatus

Methods and apparatuses for generating treatment plans to be provided to focused ultrasound therapy apparatuses are provided. The method includes receiving an area to which ultrasound is to be irradiated, determining a size of a focal spot in the area, determining locations of focal spots in the area to which ultrasounds are to be sequentially irradiated based on the size of the focal spot, such that each of the locations of the focal spots is farthest from locations of focal spots in the area to which ultrasounds have been previously-irradiated, determining durations and intensities of ultrasound irradiations based on the size of the focal spot and the locations of the focal spots, and generating the treatment plan to irradiate ultrasound based on the size of the focal spot, the locations of the focal spots, and the durations and the intensities of the ultrasound irradiations..



Ultrasound Therapy topics:
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Ultrasound
  • Transducer
  • Sound Transducer
  • Treatments
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Fragmentation
  • 3d Printing
  • Intervertebral Disc
  • Ultrasound Emitter
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Electroporation
  • Thermal Ablation
  • Cryotherapy
  • Immunotherapy


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