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The endoscopic probe, more especially for medical use, comprises a tubular member insertable in a cavity to be explored, having a flexible part ending in an endmost section able to be orientated by means of mechanical control means disposed inside the flexible section. The section carries optical illumination and image return means and an ultrasonic electro-acoustic translater. This translator comprises a fixed curved linear array of piezoelectric elements, the convexity of the curve being directed outwardly. The array is associated with an electronic circuit for energizing the elements according to a sectorial sweep sequence in an angular field overlapping with the field of view of the optical means.

Title
Ultrasonic sweep echography and display endoscopic probe
Application Number
6/597054
Publication Number
4605009
Application Date
April 5, 1984
Publication Date
August 12, 1986
Inventor
Marceau Berson
Joue les Tours
FR
Gerard Fleury
Fondettes Par Luynes
FR
Leandre Pourcelot
Saint Avertin
FR
Agent
Larson and Taylor
Assignee
Universite Francois Rabelais
FR
IPC
A61B 10/00
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