Single-element ultrasound transducer for combined vessel localization and ablation

Abstract

This report describes a system that utilizes a single high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer for both the localization and ablation of arteries with internal diameters of 0.5 and 1.3 mm. In vitro and in vivo tests were performed to demonstrate both the imaging and ablation functionalities of this system. For imaging mode, pulsed acoustic waves… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/TUFFC.2011.1869

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