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Title:
MECHANICAL MANIPULATOR FOR HIFU TRANSDUCERS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2005/107622
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A mechanical manipulator (10) for controlling the movement of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducers, especially for medical use, such as in the treatment of cancers. A base harness having two or three legs (12) is mounted on the treatment table. A central shaft mounted on the base harness carries a diagnostic probe as well as a plurality of treatment probes. The treatment probes may be moved through three degrees of freedom using computer controlled motors. The treatment probes may be moved linearly, in jaw motion and in a pitch motion.

Inventors:
CHAUHAN SUNITA (SG)
Application Number:
PCT/SG2005/000143
Publication Date:
November 17, 2005
Filing Date:
May 06, 2005
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Assignee:
UNIV NANYANG (SG)
CHAUHAN SUNITA (SG)
International Classes:
A61B1/00; A61B18/18; A61B19/00; B25J9/06; A61N7/00; A61N7/02; (IPC1-7): A61B18/18; A61B1/00; A61B19/00; A61N7/00; B25J9/06
Domestic Patent References:
WO2002020084A22002-03-14
WO1997029690A11997-08-21
Foreign References:
EP0326768A21989-08-09
US5876325A1999-03-02
US5105367A1992-04-14
US4604016A1986-08-05
US4671256A1987-06-09
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ALBAN TAY MAHTANI & DE SILVA (#07-01 Robinson Point, Singapore 1, SG)
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