Accession Number : ADD006376

Title :   An Ultrasonic Focusing System for the Warming of Cardiac Tissue.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Levine,Robert A ; Konrad,William L

Report Date : 26 Mar 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An ultrasonic system for warming of cardiac tissues which includes a plurality of focused ultrasonic transducers which are coupled through the skin and arranged so that their respective focused beams of energy are directed between the ribs of a patient to an overlapping area within the heart muscle thereof. The system thus allows selective heating of the heart muscle without excessive heating of the overlaying tissues and without reflection and absorption of the beams by the intervening bones in the rib cage. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Ultrasonic radiation, Focusing, Heating, Tissues(Biology), Heart

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE