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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek: Tissue inhomogeneity correction in ultrasound imaging. Insightec Image Guided Treatment, Bingham McCutchen, March 16, 2004: US06705994 (77 worldwide citation)

A method of imaging a site of interest in a body using an ultrasound probe comprising a plurality of ultrasound transducer elements comprises obtaining an ultrasound image of a pass zone between the ultrasound probe and the site of interest. The image includes the site of interest and a plurality of ...


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion: Acoustic beam forming in phased arrays including large numbers of transducer elements. Insightec Image Guided Treatment, Goodwin Procter, November 3, 2009: US07611462 (53 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound system includes a transducer array, a controller for providing drive signals to the transducer array, and a switch. The transducer array includes a plurality of “n” transducer elements, and the controller includes a plurality of “m” output channels providing sets of drive signal ...


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Shuki Vitek, Kobi Vortman: Focused ultrasound system with adaptive anatomical aperture shaping. Insightec—Image Guided Treatment, Goodwin Procter, April 20, 2010: US07699780 (50 worldwide citation)

A method of treating tissue within a body includes directing an ultrasound transducer having a plurality of transducer elements towards target body tissue, and delivering ultrasound energy towards the target tissue from the transducer elements such that an energy intensity at the target tissue is at ...


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek: Tissue aberration corrections in ultrasound therapy. Insightec, Bingham McCutchen, January 3, 2012: US08088067 (47 worldwide citation)

A system for focusing ultrasonic energy through intervening tissue into a target site within a tissue region includes a transducer array including transducer element, an imager for imaging the tissue region, a processor receiving images from the imager to determine boundaries between different tissu ...


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, Avner Ezion: Acoustic beam forming in phased arrays including large numbers of transducer elements. InSightec, Bingham McCutchen, August 23, 2011: US08002706 (29 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound system includes a transducer array, a controller for providing drive signals to the transducer array, and a switch. The transducer array includes a plurality of “n” transducer elements, and the controller includes a plurality of “m” output channels providing sets of drive signal ...


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Kobi Vortman, Yoav Medan, Avner Ezion: Hierarchical switching in ultra-high density ultrasound array. Insightec, Bingham McCutchen, December 17, 2013: US08608672 (20 worldwide citation)

A focused ultrasound system comprises a transducer having a multiplicity of transducer elements, drive circuitry that generates and outputs a plurality of drive signals, each offset by a respective phase difference, and a controller for selectively coupling the drive signals to respective transducer ...


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Shuki Vitek, Kobi Vortman: Focused ultrasound system for surrounding a body tissue mass and treatment method. Insightec, Bingham McCutchen, April 2, 2013: US08409099 (19 worldwide citation)

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 sec ...


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Shuki Vitek, Kobi Vortman: Asymmetric ultrasound phased-array transducer for dynamic beam steering to ablate tissues in MRI. InSightec, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, November 3, 2015: US09177543 (2 worldwide citation)

An asymmetric ultrasound transducer array may include multiple regions or groups of transducer elements. The regions may be configured to generate respective ultrasound beams with different capabilities, such as, e.g., focusing at varying focal depths and lateral steering, and/or focusing into diffe ...


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, Yoav Levy: Adaptive active cooling during focused ultrasound treatment. INSIGHTEC, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, May 29, 2018: US09981148

Disclosed are thermal treatment methods that involve monitoring and/or actively adjusting the temperature of targeted and/or non-targeted tissues.


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, David Freundlich: Controlled, non-linear focused ultrasound treatment. INSIGHTEC, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, November 20, 2018: US10130828

A system (10) for treating tissue within a body is configured to deliver a first level of ultrasound energy to a target tissue region (42) for a first duration resulting in the generation of micro-bubbles (56) in the target tissue region, determine one or more characteristics of the target tissue re ...