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Hascoet Gerard, Lacoste Francois, Cathaud Muriel, Jacomino Jean Marie, Devonec Marian, Perrin Paul: Apparatus for the surgical treatment of tissues by hyperthermia, preferably the prostate, equipped with heat protection means preferably comprising means forming radioreflecting screen.. Technomed Int, May 30, 1990: EP0370890-A1 (112 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for the surgical treatment of tissues (12) by hyperthermia, preferably the prostate (14), of the type equipped with heating means (16) for inducing hyperthermia, comprising a microwave generating device (18) placed in an emitting probe means (20) adapted to be inserted in a cavity of the b ...


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Chapelon Jean Yves, Ribault Mathieu, Blanc Emmanuel, Lacoste Francois: Method to determine effect of ultrasonic treatment therapy on tissue. Technomed Medical Systems, November 19, 1999: FR2778574-A1 (9 worldwide citation)

The method involves measuring ultrasound signals back scattered from the tissue before and after treatment. An Independent claim is included for an ultrasound device for tissue therapy.


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LACOSTE FRANCOIS: Ultrasound probe head comprising an imaging transducer with a shielding element, Ultraschallsondenkopf mit einem Bildgebungstransducer mit Abschirmelement, Tête de capteur dultrasons comprenant un transducteur dimagerie avec un élément de protection. THERACLION SAS, December 21, 2011: EP2397188-A1 (5 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an ultrasound probe head (1), especially for HIFU treatment, comprising a treatment ultrasound transducer (2) and an imaging ultrasound transducer (3). The imaging transducer (3) comprises a shield element (4) configured such that most of the energy of ultrasound wav ...


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Lacoste Francois Rene: Fluidised bed therapeutic bed.. Lacoste Francois Rene, October 12, 1983: EP0091349-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

Dans un lit thérapeutique du type comprenant une cuve (E) traversée par un courant de gaz et renfermant une multitude de microbilles de verre (1), des granulés (2) sphériques et de densité plus grande que celle des billes de verre (1), présentant une activité biochimique plus grande que celle des bi ...


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Lacoste Francois, Esnault Olovier: Focused ultrasound probe for deep human tissue treatment, has integrated treatment and imaging transducers. Technomed Medical Systems, January 17, 2003: FR2827149-A1 (4 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a treatment probe for focussed ultrasound comprising: a probe body (2) which is mounted in rotation around an axis (8); an elongated treatment transducer (10) with a focussed ultrasound emission acoustic axis which is more or less the same as the rotation axis of the probe b ...


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Lacoste Francois, Tetard Antoine, Chaussy Christian, Chapelon Jean Yves: Medical treatment probe. Edap, Inst Natl de La Sante &Amp de La Recherche Medicale, August 5, 2004: JP2004-216159 (3 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To selectively destroy only a predetermined tissue, for example, a tumor tissue while reducing a risk of bleeding and reducing a risk of glycine absorption by sufficiently clotting blood vessels.SOLUTION: This operative clotting instrument has a plane ultrasonic transducer with ...