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A probe for inspecting and treating an internal organ of a patient. The probe includes a tube having a proximal end and a distal end. The tube has a flexible portion near the distal end. A head is coupled to the flexible portion at the distal end of the tube. The head includes a HIFU transducer. The probe also includes a mechanism for positioning the probe responsive to manipulation by a user. The probe may optionally include a direct viewing mechanism for viewing the area adjacent to the head, a ultrasound system for generating ultrasound images of the area adjacent to the head, and a lighting mechanism for illuminating the area adjacent to the head. The probe may be employed as an endoscope for applying HIFU therapy to internal organs of a patient.

Title
Probe for medical imaging and therapy using ultrasound
Application Number
8/236344
Publication Number
5492126
Application Date
May 2, 1994
Publication Date
February 20, 1996
Inventor
Edward C Driscoll Jr
Portola Valley
CA, US
Carl W Hennige
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Focal Surgery
CA, US
IPC
A61B 8/00
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