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Methods and apparatus for performing diagnostic ultrasound simultaneously with the application of therapeutic ultrasonic waves are disclosed. The methods and apparatus are particularly advantageous in performing ultrasonic imaging of a region of a patient while simultaneously applying therapeutic ultrasonic waves to the region for the purpose of rupturing vesicles administered to that region for purposes such as enhanced cavitation or the targeted release of a bioactive agent into the region. An operator is able to monitor the rupture of vesicles in real time.

Title
Methods and apparatus for performing diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound simultaneously
Application Number
8/468052
Publication Number
5558092
Application Date
June 6, 1995
Publication Date
September 24, 1996
Inventor
David W Yellowhair
Tucson
AZ, US
Evan C Unger
Tucson
AZ, US
Agent
Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris
Assignee
ImaRx Pharmaceutical
AZ, US
IPC
A61H 1/00
A61F 7/00
A61B 8/00
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