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Yoav Levy, Yoav Medan, Kobi Vortman: Reference-based motion tracking during non-invasive therapy. INSIGHTEC, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, November 14, 2017: US09814909

During a focused-ultrasound or other non-invasive treatment procedure, the motion of the treatment target or other object(s) of interest can be tracked in real time based on the comparison of treatment images against a reference library of images that have been acquired prior to treatment for the an ...


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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, Bingham McCutchen, November 25, 2004: US20040236253-A1

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, Shuki Vitek: Tissue aberration corrections in ultrasound therapy. Insightec TxSonics, Bingham Mccutchen, June 24, 2004: US20040122323-A1

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, Yoav Medan, Avner Ezion: Hierarchical Switching in Ultra-High Density Ultrasound Array. Insightec, Vista Ip Law Group, July 19, 2007: US20070167781-A1

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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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, David Freundlich: Controlled, non-linear focused ultrasound treatment. InSightec Image Guided Treatment, Vista Ip Law Group, January 18, 2007: US20070016039-A1

A system for treating tissue within a body is configured to deliver a first level of ultrasound energy to a target tissue region for a first duration resulting in the generation of microbubbles in the target tissue region, determine one or more characteristics of the target tissue region in the pres ...


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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek: Tissue inhomogeneity correction in ultrasound imaging. InSightec Image Guided Treatment, Bingham Mccutchen, January 8, 2004: US20040006272-A1

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, Kullervo Hynynen: Systems and methods for enhanced focused ultrasound ablation using microbubbles. Insightec TxSonics, The Brigham and Women s Hospital, Bingham Mccutchen, October 2, 2003: US20030187371-A1

A system for performing a therapeutic procedure using focused ultrasound includes a piezoelectric transducer, drive circuitry coupled to the transducer for providing drive signals to the transducer, and a controller coupled to the drive circuitry for alternating an intensity of the drive signals bet ...


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Shuki Vitek, Kobi Vortman: Focused ultrasound system with adaptive anatomical aperture shaping. InSightec Image Guided Treatment, Bingham McCutchen, March 16, 2006: US20060058671-A1

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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Shuki Vitek, Kobi Vortman: Focused ultrasound system for surrounding a body tissue mass. Insightec Image Guided Treatment, Bingham McCutchen, March 16, 2006: US20060058678-A1

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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Kobi Vortman, Shuki Vitek, David Freundlich: Controlled, non-linear focused ultrasound treatment. Insightec, Goodwin Procter, September 23, 2010: US20100241036-A1

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 ...