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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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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 International, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, August 10, 1993: US05234004 (193 worldwide citation)

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


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Paul Dancer, Francois Lacoste: Method and apparatus for determining the position of a target relative to a reference of known co-ordinates and without a priori knowledge of the position of a source of radiation. Technomed International, Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, March 29, 1994: US05299254 (121 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method and to apparatus determining the exact position of a target relative to a reference of known co-ordinates. The apparatus comprises a source of radiation for forming an image of a target, which image is received by a receiver device situated beyond the target. A mask ...


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Francois Lacoste, Marian Devonec, Muriel Cathaud: Method of automatically measuring the volume of a tumor or of a gland, in particular the prostate, a measuring device, and a method and apparatus constituting and application thereof. Technomed International, Cohen Pontani Lieberman & Pavane, January 12, 1993: US05178148 (105 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a measuring method for automatically measuring the volume of a tumor or of a gland, and also to a measuring device. The measuring device comprises an endocavitary detector probe, in particular a transrectal probe, display means, the display means including an image-forming s ...


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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 ...


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Francois Lacoste, Marian Devonec, Muriel Cathaud: Arm having an end movable in translation, and therapeutic treatment apparatus constituting an application thereof. Technomed International, Cohen Pontani Lieberman Pavane, December 15, 1992: US05170790 (67 worldwide citation)

A positioning device for positioning an instrument in three dimensions, the device comprising at least one arm which is essentially rigid having a first end and a second end, the second end being hinged relative to a support stand via at least one hinge axis, and said instrument being mounted on a s ...


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Dominique Cathignol, Chantal Delon Martin, Jean Yves Chapelon, Francois Lacoste, Catherine Guers: Ultrasound apparatus for extracorporeal therapeutic treatment of superficial varicose veins. Technomed Int, Inst Nat Sante Rech Med, August 14, 1992: FR2672486-A1 (40 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ultrasound apparatus for extracorporeal treatment of superficial varicose veins. This apparatus is characterised in that it comprises an ultrasound treatment device (12) having means for focusing the ultrasound waves, defining a focal region (F) where the ultrasound waves ...