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9039624 Ultrasonic HIFU transducer with non-magnetic conductive vias  
A high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer comprising a piezoelectric array with a layer of piezoelectric material having a patient-facing front surface and a back surface, the front...
9039619 Methods for treating skin laxity  
A method and system for ultrasound treatment of skin laxity are provided. Methods and systems can include ultrasound imaging of the region of interest for localization of the treatment area,...
9039618 Medical imaging device and method  
An imaging system uses sensors to traverse an external portion of an object to generate a three dimensional image of the object.
9039617 Methods and systems for generating thermal bubbles for improved ultrasound imaging and therapy  
A method and system uniquely capable of generating thermal bubbles for improved ultrasound imaging and therapy. Several embodiments of the method and system contemplates the use of unfocused,...
9033886 Ultrasound treatment device  
The invention concerns a device for treatment of an organ or tissue of a living being. The device comprises at least one treatment transducer for emission of ultrasound waves, preferably high...
9033880 Robotic insertion systems and methods  
An apparatus for accessing the lumen of a vessel includes a handle providing a controller for operating the apparatus, an image capturing instrument secured to the handle, a display secured to the...
9033885 System and method for energy delivery to tissue while monitoring position, lesion depth, and wall motion  
Systems and methods for ablating tissue include an ablation device having an energy source and a sensor. The energy source provides a beam of energy directable to target tissue, and the sensor...
9011337 Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling ultrasound power output and stability  
Some embodiments provide a method of providing ultrasound energy having a stable power output. The method can comprise providing ultrasound energy from a ultrasound transducer; determining a power...
9011336 Method and system for combined energy therapy profile  
A method and system for treating tissue with a combined therapy profile is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, ultrasound energy is used to treat numerous depths of tissue within a region of...
9005144 Tissue-retaining systems for ultrasound medical treatment  
An ultrasound medical treatment system includes an end effector insertable into a patient. The end effector includes a tissue-retaining device. The tissue-retaining device includes a first...
9002426 Haptic guidance system and method  
A surgical apparatus includes a surgical device, configured to be manipulated by a user to perform a procedure on a patient, and a computer system. The computer system is programmed to create a...
8992958 Ultrasonic cancer treatment enhancer and cell killer  
There is provided an ultrasonic cancer treatment enhancer and cell killer that can significantly improve the effect of treating cancer by ultrasonic irradiation while ensuring a high level of...
8992427 Methods and systems for controlled deployment of needle structures in tissue  
A system for deploying needles in tissue includes a controller and a visual display. A treatment probe has both a needle and tines deployable from the needle which may be advanced into the tissue....
8979776 Lithotripsy system with automatic 3D tracking  
A lithotripsy system capable of 3D tracking monitors the acoustic reflection from the stone in order to focus the shock wave on the stone regardless of shock wave displacement or stone movement....
8974391 Device for therapeutic treatment  
A device for therapeutic treatment includes an acoustic transducer designed to emit power waves to treat a target, and an imaging probe designed to emit waves for providing an image representation...
8968199 Spatial compound imaging in an ultrasound system  
Embodiments for forming an ultrasound spatial compound image by correcting refraction of ultrasound signals in an ultrasound system are disclosed herein. An ultrasound data acquisition unit forms...
8961424 Ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus  
An ultrasound image diagnosis apparatus executing lighting-on and lighting-off of a lighting device by detecting an identification (ID) data of a probe or an operation on an operation panel. The...
8965073 Data input method and ultrasonic imaging apparatus  
An ultrasonic imaging apparatus for processing ultrasonic raw data by a processor, includes a processor having a video processing front end, and a data input device for inputting the ultrasonic...
8945015 Ablation probe with fluid-based acoustic coupling for ultrasonic tissue imaging and treatment  
Devices and systems for ultrasonically imaging tissue and performing ablation therapy are disclosed. An ablation probe for treating and imaging body tissue includes an ablation electrode tip with...
8936553 Devices, systems, and methods for visualizing an occluded vessel  
Embodiments of the present disclosure are configured to visualize severe blockages in a vessel and, in particular, chronic total occlusions in blood vessels. In some particular embodiments, the...
8932223 Catheter for intravascular ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging  
A design and a fabrication method for an intravascular imaging and therapeutic catheters for combined ultrasound, photoacoustic, and elasticity imaging and for optical and/or acoustic therapy of...
8932224 Energy based hyperhidrosis treatment  
A method and system for energy-based (e.g., ultrasound treatment and/or other modalities) of sweat glands are provided. An exemplary method and system for targeted treatment of sweat glands can be...
8932239 Method and apparatus for ultrasound drug delivery and thermal therapy with phase-convertible fluids  
An ultrasound treatment includes applying ultrasound at a first energy level to a region of interest in a subject for activating a cavitation nucleation agent during a first portion of a treatment...
8930169 Capacitive ultrasonic transducer and endo cavity ultrasonic diagnosis system using the same  
A capacitive ultrasonic transducer (c-MUT) comprising a silicon substrate and a transducer element which comprises transducer cells, each of which is constituted by a first electrode equipped on...
8920324 Energy based fat reduction  
Methods for non-invasive fat reduction can include targeting a region of interest below a surface of skin, which contains fat and delivering ultrasound energy to the region of interest. The...
8920322 Valve treatment simulation from medical diagnostic imaging data  
Valve treatment simulation is performed from patient specific imaging data for therapy planning. A model of the valve may be generated from the patient specific data automatically or with very...
8915853 Methods for face and neck lifts  
Methods for treating skin and subcutaneous tissue with energy such as ultrasound energy are disclosed. In various embodiments, ultrasound energy is applied at a region of interest to affect tissue...
8915870 Method and system for treating stretch marks  
Methods and systems for treating stretch marks through deep tissue tightening with ultrasound are provided. An exemplary method and system comprise a therapeutic ultrasound system configured for...
8918481 Medical image display system and medical image communication method  
A medical image display system according to an embodiment including a server that provides medical image display data and display/clinical applications and a terminal device that can access the...
8915854 Method for fat and cellulite reduction  
A method and system for providing ultrasound treatment to a tissue that contains a lower part of dermis and proximal protrusions of fat lobuli into the dermis. An embodiment delivers ultrasound...
8911370 Ultrasonic cellular tissue screening system  
A system for screening breast tissue includes an ultrasound probe and a carrier adapted to support the ultrasound probe and to progressively move the probe over the breast tissue. A pad is...
8900145 Ultrasound systems and methods for real-time noninvasive spatial temperature estimation  
Ultrasound systems and methods for real-time noninvasive spatial temperature estimation are disclosed herein. A method for noninvasive temperature estimation in accordance with an embodiment of...
8882754 Multiple sclerosis therapeutic methods using therapeutic ablation devices and systems  
Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms. In one series of...
8882673 Continuous transversus abdominis plane block  
A procedure and kit are provided for performing an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) procedure. The patient's abdomen is scanned with an ultrasound probe to identify and mark the...
8876718 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image generating method  
An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasound transducer unit having inorganic piezoelectric elements arranged in layer form and organic piezoelectric elements arranged in layer form,...
8876722 Endoventricular injection catheter system with integrated echocardiographic capabilities  
An endoventricular injection catheter with integrated echocardiographic capability enables injections into heart tissue under visualization. The catheter includes an elongated body having a distal...
8870773 Ultrasound-guided delivery of a therapy delivery device to a nerve target  
A method for guiding a therapy delivery device to a sympathetic nerve chain target of a subject includes: (a) selecting a sympathetic nerve chain target; (b) using ultrasound imaging to obtain an...
8858471 Methods and systems for ultrasound treatment  
A method and system for ultrasound treatment are provided. Acoustic energy, including ultrasound, can serve as input energy to a mask with apertures, such apertures acting as secondary acoustic...
8858440 Methods and devices for modulating cellular activity using ultrasound  
The present invention comprises methods and devices for modulating the activity or activities of living cells, such as cells found in or derived from humans, animals, plants, insects,...
8858439 Ultrasound operation apparatus, ultrasound operation system, and cavitation suppression method  
An ultrasound operation apparatus includes an ultrasound transducer; a drive section that drives the ultrasound transducer using a drive signal; a probe that has a proximal end section in which...
8852103 Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods  
Apparatus and methods are described that include ultrasound imaging devices, which may operate in a transmissive ultrasound imaging modality, and which may be used to detect properties of interest...
8852104 Method and apparatus for ultrasound assisted local delivery of drugs and biomarkers  
The current invention provides an ultrasound-assisted delivery device, that includes a focused ultrasound transducer having an ultrasound focal point, a real-time imaging device having an imaging...
8845537 Ultrasound operation apparatus, ultrasound operation system, and cavitation utilization method  
An ultrasound operation apparatus includes an ultrasound transducer; a drive section that drives the ultrasound transducer by means of a drive signal; a probe that has a proximal end section in...
8845559 Method and apparatus for treating tissues with HIFU  
A method for treating a desired volume of tissue using HIFU or other energy modality to ablate a pattern of elemental treatment volumes each having a volume that is greater than that of the focal...
8849371 System for analyzing and treating abnormality of human and animal tissues  
A patient treatment unit for analyzing and treating abnormality of human or animal tissues, includes a display; a pulse generator circuit that outputs a sequence of electrical pulses at a pulse...
8834370 Ultrasonic percutaneous enteral feeding tube  
Among other things, a gastrostomy tube including a feeding tube that spans between an outer retention device and an inner retention device is disclosed. Embodiments of the inner retention device...
8836200 Torsional mode ultrasonic generator  
Apparatus (5,50) for generating torsional-mode ultrasonic vibrations comprises a stack of axially-polarized piezo-electric ceramic rings (10) having a torsional converter (1,51,53) mounted...
8831708 Multi-modal medical imaging  
A nuclear probe and ultrasound transducer are interconnected, such as being in a same hand-held housing. The interconnection aligns the coordinate systems in a known spatial relationship. The...
8801615 System and method for ultrasound therapy treatment  
A system and method for treating tissue uses an ultrasound therapy system including an ultrasonic applicator having has at least one transducer element. Steering and focusing of ultrasound beams...
8795178 Ultrasound imaging system and method for identifying data from a shadow region  
An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring ultrasound data of a region-of-interest including an interventional device with a probe, identifying a position of the interventional...