08409099 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 305 patents.

A focused ultrasound system includes an ultrasound transducer device forming an opening, and having a plurality of transducer elements positioned at least partially around the opening. A focused ultrasound system includes a structure having a first end for allowing an object to be inserted and a second end for allowing the object to exit, and a plurality of transducer elements coupled to the structure, the transducer elements located relative to each other in a formation that at least partially define an opening, wherein the transducer elements are configured to emit acoustic energy that converges at a focal zone.

Title
Focused ultrasound system for surrounding a body tissue mass and treatment method
Application Number
10/927772
Publication Number
8409099 (B2)
Application Date
August 26, 2004
Publication Date
April 2, 2013
Inventor
Kobi Vortman
Haifa
IL
Shuki Vitek
Haifa
IL
Agent
Bingham McCutchen
Assignee
Insightec
IL
IPC
A61B 8/14
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