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Jean Yves Chapelon, Dominique Cathignol, Albert Gelet, Emmanuel Blanc: Ultrasound therapy apparatus delivering ultrasound waves having thermal and cavitation effects. Technomed Medical Systems, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Pennie & Edmonds, February 11, 1997: US05601526 (322 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing therapy using ultrasound. The apparatus uses a treatment device having at least one piezoelectric transducer element to supply ultrasonic waves focussed onto a focal point or region that determines the tissue zone submitted to therapy. The treatment device, whic ...


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Jean Yves Chapelon, Emmanuel Blanc, Francois Lacoste: Therapy and imaging probe and therapeutic treatment apparatus utilizing it. Technomed Medical Systems, Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, February 24, 1998: US05720287 (196 worldwide citation)

The therapy and imaging probe of the invention comprises a probe body (20') of an elongate shape defining a general axis (X--X), one imaging transducer (40') for transmitting imaging waves, and one therapy transducer (30') for transmitting therapy waves. The imaging transducer is mounted on first su ...


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Jean Y Chapelon, Dominique Cathignol, Albert Gelet, Emmanuel Blanc: Therapeutic endo-rectal probe and apparatus constituting an application thereof for destroying cancer tissue, in particular of the prostate, and preferably in combination with an imaging endo-cavitary-probe. Technomed Medical Systems, Iserm Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, December 12, 1995: US05474071 (148 worldwide citation)

A therapeutic endo-rectal probe comprises a piezoelectric transducer element mounted in a support member itself connected to a rigid guide means enabling endo-rectal insertion of the probe, the outside shape of the support member preferably being that of a disk having an outline that is for the most ...


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Jean Yves Chapelon: High-intensity ultrasound therapy method and apparatus with controlled cavitation effect and reduced side lobes. Technomed Medical Systems and Institut National, Welsh & Katz, November 12, 1996: US05573497 (147 worldwide citation)

In a high-energy ultrasound therapy method and apparatus, said apparatus comprises a therapy device with at least one ultrasound therapy transducer element and a signal generator supplying an electronic signal to said ultrasound transducer element, the signal generator supplying the transducer(s) wi ...


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Jean Yves Chapelon: High-intensity ultrasound therapy method and apparatus with controlled cavitation effect and reduced side lobes. Technomed Medical Systems and Institut National, Welsh & Katz, April 28, 1998: US05743863 (147 worldwide citation)

In a high-energy ultrasound therapy method and apparatus, said apparatus comprises a therapy device with at least one ultrasound therapy transducer element and a signal generator supplying an electronic signal to said ultrasound transducer element, the signal generator supplying the transducer(s) wi ...


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Jean Yves Chapelon, Dominique Cathignol, Albert Gelet, Emmanuel Blanc: Therapeutic endo-rectal probe, and apparatus constituting an application thereof for destroying cancer tissue, in particular of the prostate, and preferably in combination with an imaging endo-cavitary-probe. Technomed Medical Systems Inserm Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Parc d Activites la Poudrette Lamartine, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, September 16, 1997: US05666954 (136 worldwide citation)

A therapeutic endo-rectal probe comprises at least a piezoelectric transducer element mounted in a support member itself connected to a rigid guide means enabling endo-rectal insertion of said probe, the outside shape of said support member preferably being that of a disk having an outline that is f ...


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Gerard Hascoet, Francois LaCoste, Muriel Cathaud, Jean Marie Jacomino, Marian Devonec, Paul Perrin: Method and apparatus for the surgical treatment of tissues by thermal effect, and in particular the prostate, using a urethral microwave-emitting probe means. Technomed Medical Systems, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, January 2, 1996: US05480417 (97 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for the surgical treatment of tissues by thermal effect, in particular prostate, is disclosed comprising a urethral emitting probe having a front end and a rear end, capable of being inserted in the urethra, provided with microwave antenna located intermediate or in the vicinity of said ...


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Mathieu Ribault, Francois LaCoste, Jean Yves Chapelon, Emmanuel Blanc: Frequency adjustment in high intensity focused ultrasound treatment apparatus. Technomed Medical Systems, Institut National de La Santa et de La Recherche Medicale, Welsh & Katz, December 3, 2002: US06488639 (94 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns an apparatus for treating a biological sample by emitting focused high intensity ultrasounds towards a focal point, characterised in that it comprises means emitting wideband focused ultrasounds. The apparatus enables to adjust the focused ultrasound frequency according to the ...


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Francois Lacoste, Dominique Cathignol: Apparatus and method for location and treatment using ultrasound. Technomed Medical Systems, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, Welsh & Katz, January 13, 2004: US06676601 (93 worldwide citation)

A method for treating myomas or tumors having a pedicle includes the steps of locating the pedicle of a myoma or a tumor using Doppler echography and delivering focused ultrasound to the pedicle.


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Gerard Hascoet, Francois Lacoste, Muriel Cathaud, Marian Devonec, Paul Perrin: Urethral probe and apparatus for the therapeutic treatment of the prostate by thermotherapy. Technomed Medical Systems, Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, April 23, 1996: US05509929 (90 worldwide citation)

A urethral probe having a front part and a rear part, and a microwave antenna connected to an external device for generating microwaves. The microwave antenna has its primary active heating part arranged in the urethral probe to be directed onto the prostatic tissues located at least at the level of ...