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HIFUPlex™
& HIFUPlex™ PLUS

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An Ultrasound-Guided Platform
to Advance Your Biomedical
Research 
in Focused Ultrasound

Over the last few years, Focused Ultrasound (FUS), a non-invasive therapeutic technology, has gained substantial momentum following the approval of multiple new indications.  The potential utility of FUS shows promise across a variety of clinical areas including cardiology, endocrinology, musculoskeletal medicine, neurology, oncology, urology, and women’s health. The use of ultrasound-guided FUS (USgFUS) is expanding due to its real-time feedback, flexibility and lower cost.  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. As this field has advanced, the needs of researchers have changed. At Verasonics we continue to expand our portfolio to address the evolving needs in FUS research and product development.

In collaboration with Sonic Concepts, Inc., an innovator of high-performance transducers, Verasonics offers HIFUPlex transducers and the HIFUPLEX Plus, a full-turnkey solution to advance your biomedical research in ultrasound-guided focused ultrasound (USgFUS).

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 64 LE, 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 FUS.

HIFUPlex PLUS 1000 and 3000 – Complete Pre-clinical Platforms for 3D Therapy Planning, Delivery, and Monitoring

HIFUPlex™ PLUS expands the HIFUPlex™ offering by providing turn-key solutions for both large- and small-animal USgFUS research. Both HIFUPlex™ PLUS 1000 and 3000 provide specific products and features that will facilitate and advance FUS research.

HIFUPlex™ PLUS 1000 includes a benchtop platform with motorized positioning of the applicator and motorized rotation of the imaging transducer for 3D USgFUS on small subjects. The compact benchtop platform offers x- and y-axis mechanical computer-controlled motion.  HIFUPlex™ PLUS 1000 is compatible only with the HIFUPlex™ -01, -02 and -03 transducers, which add z-axis axial steering. The water conditioning unit provides degassed water as well as a heater and chiller for automatic closed loop temperature control.

HIFUPlex™ PLUS 3000 includes an applicator arm and integrated cart for easy manual positioning of the transducers and motorized rotation of the imaging transducer for 3D USgFUS on large subjects.  HIFUPlex™ PLUS 3000 is compatible with any of the HIFUPlex™ transducers.  The integrated water conditioning unit provides degassed water as well as a heater and chiller for automatic closed loop temperature control.  The bladder coupling system is an alternative to the larger cone included with the HIFUPlex™-04, -05 and -06 transducers, for increased treatment depth.

SoniVue™ HIFUPlex™ & HIFUPlexPLUS Software Enhancements

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Verasonics has enhanced the SoniVue™ HIFUPlex™ software and added new capabilities with the SoniVue HIFUPlex™ PLUS.  Both interfaces now feature a streamlined appearance, more imaging modes, Thermal Strain Imaging (TSI) for monitoring (optional on HIFUPlex™), and experiment data management.

The SoniVue™ HIFUPlex™ PLUS software provides all the capabilities needed for a 3D experimental workflow:

  • Several imaging modes for ultrasound guidance, monitoring and assessment
  • Scan conversion of a series of 2D slices using rotary scanning to a 3D data set
  • SoniVue™ HIFUPlex™PLUS software for 3D treatment planning and delivery
  • Thermal Strain Imaging (TSI) for monitoring of local heating
  • Experiment data-logging and review tools
Read about the Collaboration Between Verasonics and Sonic Concepts
HIFUPlex Press Release

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