0659387-A2 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 6 patents.

Provided on the side of a distal end of an insertion part (21) are an observation ultrasonic transducer (53) for acquiring an ultrasonic image and a therapeutic ultrasonic transducer (50) for outputting a therapeutic ultrasonic wave so as to be focused. Positioning or the like between the observation ultrasonic transducer (53) and the therapeutic ultrasonic transducer (50) is so conducted that a focusing point at which the therapeutic ultrasonic wave is focused is locked to a predetermined position within a scanning range of the observation ultrasonic wave. If the position of the focusing point is locked whereby a lesion part to be treated is set to a predetermined position on an ultrasonic image, it is necessarily possible to conduct the position setting to the focusing point.; It is also made possible to confirm the position of the lesion part and to acoustically observe a state of the lesion part during irradiation of the therapeutic ultrasonic wave.

Title
Ultrasonic diagnosis and therapy system in which focusing point of therapeutic ultrasonic wave is locked at predetermined position within observation ultrasonic scanning range.
Application Number
EP19940120617 19941223
Publication Number
0659387 (A2)
Application Date
December 23, 1994
Publication Date
June 28, 1995
Inventor
Kuramoto Seiji
US
Oaki Yoshinao
JP
Tsukaya Takashi
JP
Ueda Yasuhiro
JP
Takehana Sakae
JP
Hirao Isami
JP
Fujio Kouji
JP
Assignee
Olympus Optical Co
JP
IPC
A61B 08/12
A61N 07/00
A61B 19/00
A61B 08/12
A61N 07/02
A61B 19/00
A61B 08/12
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