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Shuki Vitek, Naama Brenner: Systems and methods for reducing secondary hot spots in a phased array focused ultrasound system. Insightec TxSonics, Lyon & Lyon, July 16, 2002: US06419648 (313 worldwide citation)

System and methods for performing a therapeutic procedure using focused ultrasound include providing a piezoelectric transducer including a plurality of transducer elements, such as a concave concentric ring array or a liner array of transducer elements. Drive circuitry is coupled to the transducer ...


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Zvi Friedman, Dov Maor, Shuki Vitek: Systems and methods for ultrasound assisted lipolysis. Insightec Txsonics, Bingham McCutchen, November 11, 2003: US06645162 (246 worldwide citation)

Cells are destroyed within a subcutaneous tissue region using a transducer disposed externally adjacent to a patient's skin. The transducer emits acoustic energy that is focused at a linear focal zone within the tissue region, the acoustic energy having sufficient intensity to rupture cells wit ...


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Zvi Friedman, Dov Maor, Shuki Vitek: Systems and methods for ultrasound assisted lipolysis. Insightec Txsonics, Bingham McCutchen, September 30, 2003: US06626854 (225 worldwide citation)

Cells are destroyed within a subcutaneous tissue region using a transducer disposed externally adjacent to a patient's skin. The transducer emits acoustic energy that is focused at a linear focal zone within the tissue region, the acoustic energy having sufficient intensity to rupture cells wit ...


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Avner Ezion, Kolisher Izzydor, Shuki Vitek: Systems and methods for controlling a phased array focused ultrasound system. InSightec TxSonics, Bingham McCutchen, January 14, 2003: US06506154 (128 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for controlling the phase and amplitude of individual drive sinus waves of a phased-array focused ultrasound transducer employ digitally controlled components to scale the amplitude of three or more bases sinuses into component sinus vectors. The component sinus vectors are linea ...


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Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion: System and method for sensing and locating disturbances in an energy path of a focused ultrasound system. InSightec TxSonics, Vista IP Law Group, February 13, 2007: US07175596 (125 worldwide citation)

A method for sensing a disturbance in a transmission path of a converging ultrasound energy beam transmitted by a transducer in a focussed ultrasound system comprises transmitting a burst of ultrasound energy from the transducer, detecting whether a reflected portion of the ultrasound energy burst i ...


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Shuki Vitek, Naama Brenner: System and methods for controlling distribution of acoustic energy around a focal point using a focused ultrasound system. InSightec TxSonics, Bingham McCutchen, January 14, 2003: US06506171 (122 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound system includes a plurality of transducer elements disposed about and having an angular position with a central axis. Drive signals drive respective transducer elements that include phase shift values based upon the angular position of each respective transducer element. The pha ...


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Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion, David Freundlich: Focused ultrasound system with MRI synchronization. Insightec Txsonics, Bingham McCutchen, May 11, 2004: US06735461 (117 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for performing a focused ultrasound procedure monitored using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is provided. An MRI system uses a timing sequence for transmitting radio frequency (RF) signals and detecting magnetic resonance (MR) response signals from a patient's body in resp ...


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David Froundlich, Yerucham Shapira: MRI-based temperature mapping with error compensation. InSightec TxSonics, Bingham McCutchen, May 6, 2003: US06559644 (109 worldwide citation)

Magnetic resonance temperature change monitoring of a heated portion of a tissue mass undergoing thermal treatment is more accurately accomplished by compensating for false temperature change measurements caused by movement of the mass and/or temporal changes of the magnetic field during the thermal ...


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Shuki Vitek, Dov Maor: Systems and methods for creating longer necrosed volumes using a phased array focused ultrasound system. InSightec TxSonics, Bingham McCutchen, September 2, 2003: US06613004 (106 worldwide citation)

A system for performing a therapeutic procedure using focused ultrasound includes a transducer array including a plurality of transducer elements, drive circuitry coupled to the transducer elements, and a controller coupled to the drive circuitry. The controller controls the drive circuitry to alter ...


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Shuki Vitek: Systems and methods for testing and calibrating a focused ultrasound transducer array. InSightec TxSonics, Bingham McCutchen, April 8, 2003: US06543272 (90 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for testing the performance of a focused ultrasound transducer array include transmitting ultrasonic energy from the transducer array towards an acoustic reflector, such as a planar air mirror, and receiving ultrasonic energy reflected off of the acoustic reflector using a sensin ...