Multifaceted ultrasound transducer probe system and methods for its use

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A High Intensity Focused Ultrasound system is provided for treatment of focal disease. The preferred embodiment includes an intracavity probe having two active ultrasound radiating surfaces with different focal geometries. Selectively energizing the first surface focuses therapeutic energy a first distance from the housing, energizing the second surface focuses therapeutic energy nearer the housing. Preferably, the probe includes a thin, flexible, inelastic membrane which is rigidized with pressure to allow blunt manipulation of tissue. Methods of use of the probe are also provided, particularly for treatment of diseases of the prostate.

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THS INTERNATIONAL, INC.MILPITAS, CA5
FOCUS SURGERYINDIANAPOLIS, IN2

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DeMarta, Stan Pleasanton, CA 5 900
Fry, Frank Port Charlotte, FL 1 322
Hennige, Carl San Jose, CA 3 671
Kendrick, Paul Sunnyvale, CA 3 362
Law, Wing K Mountain View, CA 6 1087
Miller, Fred Fremont, CA 2 329
Sanghvi, Narendra T Indianapolis, IN 37 2677

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