|IPC:||A61N 7/00 (2006.01)|
|Applicants:||ANGEL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (CANADA), INC. [CA/CA]; 4936 Yonge Street, Suite 260, Toronto, ON M2N 6S3 (CA) (All Except US).|
CHEN, Rixin [CA/CA]; (CA) (US Only).
|Inventor:||CHEN, Rixin; (CA).|
|Agent:||DEETH WILLIAMS WALL LLP; 400-150 York Street, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3S5 (CA).|
|United States Patent Application||20090062724|
|Chen; Rixen||March 5, 2009|
SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SONODYNAMIC THERAPY
The present invention relates to diffuse ultrasound along with chemical agents to treat tissue, called sonodynamic therapy (SDT), and a system for treatment using SDT that comprises a whole body ensonification apparatus and control system. The whole body ensonification may reduce the chances of missing desired tissue that may not be easily detectable or may be found throughout the body. The apparatus has a plurality of diffuse ultrasound transducers for ensonifying at least part of a chamber filled with fluid and designed to accommodate a body for treatment. The person may be treated with sono-sensitive chemical agents, which may be activated when ensonified by the apparatus.
|Inventors:||Chen; Rixen; (Vancouver, CA)|
ANGEL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (CANADA), INC.
Angel’s HIFU technology has been developed in conjunction with the China National Ultrasound Research Laboratory and the technology continues to be expanded and improved by its researchers and scientists today. Angel began first stage clinical trials in China in 2002. Successful and positive third stage clinical trials were completed at the end of 2005.