Design and preliminary results of an ultrasound applicator for interstitial thermal coagulation.

@article{Lafon1998DesignAP,
  title={Design and preliminary results of an ultrasound applicator for interstitial thermal coagulation.},
  author={Cyril Lafon and Jean Yves Chapelon and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Prat and Fabien Gorry and J. Margonari and Yves Theill{\`e}re and Dominique J. Cathignol},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          113-22
        }
}
The extracorporeal high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) techniques are not still transposable for tumors of the digestive tract because of their locations. This study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of interstitial applicators (3.8 mm O.D.) to comply with this therapeutic lack and to demonstrate the possibility of producing coagulation necrosis by a specially designed probe and with a short exposure time (20 s). The active surface of the applicators consists of plane water-cooled… CONTINUE READING
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