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Treatment of in-vivo bladder tissue with electronically scanned high-intensity focused ultrasound
Author(s): Benoit Feuillu; Francois Lacoste; Jacques Schlosser; Guy Vallancien
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Paper Abstract

Introduction: The efficacy of extracorporeal High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) on bladder wall has been demonstrated. However, the treatment is still slow, needing about 15 min to treat 1 cm2. Objectives: Demonstrate the feasibility of HIFU with electronic scanning and reduce the during of HIFU treatments. Conclusions: Necrotic lesions on bladder posterior wall can be obtained with HIFU treatments using electronic scanning of the focal point. Average treatment duration with electronic scanning is reduced to 3 min 30 sec/cm2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 1998
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3249, Surgical Applications of Energy, (2 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304349
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Benoit Feuillu, Ctr. Hospitalier Universitaire de Nancy-Brabois (France)
Francois Lacoste, Edap-Technomed (France)
Jacques Schlosser, Ctr. Hospitalier Universitaire de Nancy-Brabois (France)
Guy Vallancien, CERA/Institut Montsouris (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3249:
Surgical Applications of Energy
Thomas P. Ryan, Editor(s)

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