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Minimally Invasive Microwave Ablation Antennas

Microwave ablation is a minimally invasive method for treating cancer, especially solid tumors. The method uses an interstitial antenna that heats tissue with microwave energy. These antennas require...
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Nader Behdad, Susan Hagness, Hung Luyen | P140132US01

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Real-Time 3-D Elastography

Elastography is a type of imaging technique that reveals the stiffness of tissues. It commonly is used to detect tumors and other abnormalities that cause changes in local tissue stiffness. Measuremen...
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Tomy Varghese, Atul Ingle | P140237US01

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Monitoring Tumor Ablation in Real Time

As an alternative to surgery, thermal ablation is a method of treating tumors of the liver, kidney, lung and other body parts. In the process, a slender antenna or probe is inserted through the skin t...
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Christopher Brace, Peng Wang | P130294US01

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Rapid Three-Dimensional Elasticity Imaging

Elastography is a type of imaging technique that reveals the stiffness of tissues. It commonly is used to detect tumors and other abnormalities that cause changes in local tissue stiffness. Measuremen...
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Tomy Varghese, Atul Ingle | P130117US01

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Degrading Tumors with Microwave Heat Probes

While primary liver cancer remains one of the most pervasive solid malignancies worldwide—afflicting a million new patients annually—more than 70 percent of cases are ineligible for surgical remov...
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Christopher Brace, Jason Chiang | P120091US01

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Radio Frequency Ablation System Using Multiple Electrodes

Radio frequency (RF) ablation is an important method of treating non-resectable primary and metastatic liver tumors. The technique uses an electric current to destroy tumor cells with heat, resulting ...
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Fred Lee, Dieter Haemmerich, John Webster, Andrew Wright, Chris Johnson, David Mahvi | P01339US

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Fan-Beam Microwave Horn for Improved Organ Resection

Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the world and is frequently fatal.  Surgical resection currently is the preferred treatment for liver cancer.  During the time-consuming treat...
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David Mahvi, Mark Converse, Punit Prakash, John Webster | P07328US

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Electrode Array for Radiofrequency Tissue Ablation

The liver is a common site for both primary and metastasizing cancer. Surgical resection, the preferred treatment for liver cancer, is a time consuming procedure during which the surgeon must cut thro...
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Dieter Haemmerich, David Mahvi, John Webster, David Schutt | P03367US

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Floating Sleeve Microwave Antenna for Tumor Ablation

In microwave ablation, a coaxial microwave antenna is inserted into tissue in or near a tumor to deliver microwave energy to the region and remove the tumor. The specific absorption rate (SAR) pattern...
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Deshan Yang, John Bertram, Mark Converse, John Webster, David Mahvi | P05190US

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Elastographic Imaging of Soft Tissue in Vivo

Elastography is a new ultrasound imaging technique that detects and images the local stiffness properties of tissues during compression. Three-dimensional (3-D) elastography provides a way to visualiz...
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Tomy Varghese, James Zagzebski, Udomchai Techavipoo, Quan Chen | P02153US

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