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Shahram Vaezy, Roy W Martin, Stephen J Carter, George W Keilman, Victor Y Fujimoto, Lawrence A Crum: Noise-free real time ultrasonic imaging of a treatment site undergoing high intensity focused ultrasound therapy. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, July 30, 2002: US06425867 (461 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for the simultaneous use of ultrasound on a probe for imaging and therapeutic purposes. The probe limits the effects of undesirable interference noise in a display by synchronizing high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves with an imaging transducer to cause the noise to be ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Eugene H Valet, Steven P Koda, December 28, 1999: US06007499 (362 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound ("HIFU") is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Shahram Vaezy, Roy W Martin, Stephen J Carter, George W Keilman, Victor Y Fujimoto, Lawrence A Crum: Ultrasound therapy head configured to couple to an ultrasound imaging probe to facilitate contemporaneous imaging using low intensity ultrasound and treatment using high intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, April 6, 2004: US06716184 (249 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for the simultaneous use of ultrasound on a probe for imaging and therapeutic purposes. The probe limits the effects of undesirable interference noise in a display by synchronizing high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves with an imaging transducer to cause the noise to be ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. University of Washington, Sonic Concepts, Eugene H Valet, August 13, 2002: US06432067 (178 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound (“HIFU”) is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Jessica L Foley, Shahram Vaezy, James W Little: Ultrasound guided high intensity focused ultrasound treatment of nerves. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, March 31, 2009: US07510536 (171 worldwide citation)

A method for using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat neurological structures to achieve a desired therapeutic affect. Depending on the dosage of HIFU applied, it can have a reversible or irreversible effect on neural structures. For example, a relatively high dose of HIFU can be used ...


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Roy W Martin, Lawrence A Crum, Shahram Vaezy, Stephen J Carter, W Scott Helton, Michael Gaps, Peter J Kaczkowski, Andrew Proctor, George Keilman: Method and apparatus for medical procedures using high-intensity focused ultrasound. Eugene H Valet, November 13, 2001: US06315741 (151 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for enabling substantially bloodless surgery and for stemming hemorrhaging. High intensity focused ultrasound (“HIFU”) is used to form cauterized tissue regions prior to surgical incision, for example, forming a cauterized tissue shell around a tumor to be removed. The procedur ...


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Shahram Vaezy, Adrian Prokop, Roy W Martin, Peter Kaczkowski, Misty Noble: Solid hydrogel coupling for ultrasound imaging and therapy. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, July 4, 2006: US07070565 (124 worldwide citation)

The present invention employs hydrogels as acoustic couplings for clinical applications of ultrasound imaging and therapy, but is particularly applicable to high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) based therapy. While other materials can be used, it has been determined that polyacrylamide is suffic ...


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Jessica L Foley, Shahram Vaezy, James W Little: Ultrasound guided high intensity focused ultrasound treatment of nerves. University of Washington, King & Spalding, Peter J Dehlinger, June 12, 2012: US08197409 (94 worldwide citation)

A method for using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat neurological structures to achieve a desired therapeutic effect. Depending on the dosage of HIFU applied, it can have a reversible or irreversible effect on neural structures. For example, a relatively high dose of HIFU can be used ...


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Stephen J Carter, Shahram Vaezy, Roy W Martin, George W Keilman, Lawrence A Crum: Treatment of unwanted tissue by the selective destruction of vasculature providing nutrients to the tissue. University of Washington, Mirabilis Medica, Ronald M Anderson, May 25, 2010: US07722539 (81 worldwide citation)

A noninvasive technique that can be used to deny blood flow to a particular region of tissue, without the inherent risks associated with invasive procedures such as surgery and minimally-invasive procedures such as embolization. Blood flow in selected portions of the vasculature can be occluded by s ...


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Jessica L Foley, Shahram Vaezy, James W Little: Image guided high intensity focused ultrasound treatment of nerves. University of Washington, King & Spalding, Peter J Dehlinger, July 3, 2012: US08211017 (76 worldwide citation)

A method for using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat neurological structures to achieve a desired therapeutic effect. Depending on the dosage of HIFU applied, it can have a reversible or irreversible effect on neural structures. For example, a relatively high dose of HIFU can be used ...