Second Generation Commercial Ultrasound Therapy Arrays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 CA65206-1,
Agency Tracking Number: 24902
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
701 Devonshire Drive, Champaign, IL, 61820
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Stephen Goss
 (217) 351-7722
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Research Institution
The goal of our work is to develop a new generation of commercial ultrasound applicators andassociated hardware/software capable of improved heating uniformity and controllability at variousdepths within the body, with specific application, for the first time, to thermal therapy for breast cancerand chest wall recurrence. Such thermal therapy, used in conjunction with conventional radiationtherapy, has been shown to be safe and effective in a number of clinical studies. These new applicatordesigns are based on extensive clinical experience with the SONOTHERM(R) 1000 multichannelultrasound hyperthermia system, an FDA approved system now in clinical use in over 35 clinical sitesaround the world. The applicators will be developed specifically for use with that system, though somehardware and software modifications will be necessary to accept the new applicators. Phase I goals areto improve the performance of the SONOTHERM (R) system for treatment of breast and chest walllesions by examining (a) higher frequency applicator operation to limit penetration depth where indicated,(b) simultaneous multifrequency operation to provide depth of penetration varying over the face of theultrasound applicator array, and (c) improved means for coupling these new applicators for breast andchest wall treatments. Phase II will be devoted to the construction of clinical testing versions ofapplicators and other ancillary hardware and software developed during Phase I, and to conduct FDAsanctioned clinical trials at selected sites within the SONOTHERM(R) 1000 user base in the U.S. todetermine the safety and effectiveness of the new devices.

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