Verasonics, in collaboration with Sonic Concepts, Inc., an innovator of high performance transducers are introducing the HIFUPlex Portfolio. By bringing together the best of Sonic Concepts’ transducers, and the high quality and flexibility of Verasonics’ Vantage ultrasound systems, the HIFUPlex portfolio delivers premium quality, innovation and versatility to ultrasound-guided focused ultrasound (USgFUS). HIFUPlex addresses many applications in focused ultrasound (FUS), and meets a wide range of budgets.
Sonic Concepts designs and manufactures cutting-edge, top-of-the-line therapeutic transducers in many different configurations. These transducers offer high efficiency over a broad bandwidth and highly uniform acoustic output at the radiating surface ideal for FUS applications. Verasonics’ Vantage ultrasound systems are used today at numerous institutions and companies worldwide for FUS research and product development. The Vantage 64LE, Vantage 128 and Vantage 256 systems are available in high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) configurations, which enable both energy delivery and imaging using the same transmitters, for flexible and comprehensive exploration with focused ultrasound.
Focused ultrasound is becoming increasingly preferred as a valuable non-invasive therapeutic technology in a variety of clinical areas including cardiology, endocrinology, oncology and women’s health. HIFUPlex can be used in most of these areas to advance biomedical research. FUS demonstrates important and growing utility in a variety of application areas, using a range of modalities such as tissue destruction, drug delivery, neuro-stimulation and modulation, immunomodulation and stem cell honing. MRI has predominantly been used to guide FUS, however researchers today are developing ultrasound-guided FUS (USgFUS) applications because they are more flexible and less costly. Ultrasound is ideal not only for energy delivery, but also to identify, guide and target tissue in real time, as well as to monitor the treatment.