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Title:
ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER FOR MEDICAL USE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2011/154654
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
The invention relates to a phased-network ultrasound transducer for medical use, comprising a single support (2) and a group of transducer elements (3) distributed randomly on the surface of the support (2), said transducer elements (3) being fixed. According to the invention, the group comprises at least two sub-groups of transducer elements (3), each of said sub-groups having a different geometric point of convergence such as to focus an ultrasound energy in a different coverage volume (4, 5) such that the arrangement of said coverage volumes covers a target volume to be treated. In addition, the invention includes control means for controlling the transducer elements (3) independently of one another.

Inventors:
AUBOIROUX VINCENT (FR)
DUMONT ERIK (FR)
SALOMIR RARES VINCENT (FR)
Application Number:
PCT/FR2011/051288
Publication Date:
May 10, 2012
Filing Date:
June 07, 2011
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Assignee:
IMAGE GUIDED THERAPY (FR)
AUBOIROUX VINCENT (FR)
DUMONT ERIK (FR)
SALOMIR RARES VINCENT (FR)
International Classes:
A61N7/02; B06B1/06; G10K11/32; G10K11/34
Domestic Patent References:
WO2008015521A22008-02-07
Foreign References:
US6135971A2000-10-24
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
COQUEL, Jean-Marc COQUEL (CS 40009, Bordeaux Cedex, FR)
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