The system is a cart based, portable ultrasound therapy device that is designed to treat the patient using very low duty cycle ultrasound pulses. It contains an ultrasound imaging device for imaging and an ultrasound therapy transducer for excision therapy. The system provides multi-axis control for remote positioning of the therapy transducer and the image probe.
The ultrasound system consists of a console for controlling an ultrasonic imaging system, a therapy transducer, and a treatment arm mechanism that supports the therapy transducer and the imaging probe. Significant image processing is needed to render the ultrasound images in such a way to allow for treatment planning by the clinician.