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A method of treatment of tissue with focussed ultrasound comprises placing adjacent the tissue to be treated a reflector of ultrasound or an ultrasound energy conversion device which converts received ultrasound energy to heat, stores the heat and then releases the heat over time into the tissue to be treated. An ultrasound transducer is then oriented with its focal point adjacent the reflector or ultrasound energy conversion device. The tissue is then irradiated with high intensity focussed ultrasound while the reflector or ultrasound energy conversion device is in place.

Title
Focussed ultrasound tissue treatment method
Application Number
8/623562
Publication Number
5676692
Application Date
March 28, 1996
Publication Date
October 14, 1997
Inventor
Francis J Fry
Port Charlotte
FL, US
Richard Bihrle
Indianapolis
IN, US
Narendra T Sanghvi
Indianapolis
IN, US
Agent
Barnes & Thornburg
Assignee
Indianapolis Center for Advanced Research
IN, US
IPC
A61B 8/00
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