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A magnetic resonance surgery system facilitates performance of surgery with a focussed ultrasound transducer that selectively destroys tissue in a region within a subject. The focussed ultrasound transducer dissipates ultrasonic energy at a focal point within the region of tissue to be destroyed. A number of hydraulic positioners position the focal point under the control of a surgeon. A magnetic resonance imaging system employing a temperature sensitive pulse sequence creates an image of the tissue and the region being heated to allow the surgeon to adjust the position of the ultrasonic transducer so as to direct ultrasonic energy to the appropriate location.

Title
Magnetic resonance guided focussed ultrasound surgery
Application Number
7/854040
Publication Number
5247935
Application Date
March 19, 1992
Publication Date
September 28, 1993
Inventor
Ronald D Watkins
Niskayuna
NY, US
Kenneth W Rohling
Burnt Hills
NY, US
Robert H Ettinger
Schenectady
NY, US
Harvey E Cline
Schenectady
NY, US
Agent
Marvin Snyder
Lawrence P Zale
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
A61B 5/055
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