Clinical Procedure

The Echopulse®, device for non invasive treatment using ultrasound is used to treat breast fibroadenoma and thyroid nodules.


The treatment is an outpatient procedure. The patient lies on a treatment bed and put under local anesthesia or conscious sedation. The treatment lasts 1 hour on average.


The procedure is divided into four steps:


1. Procedure set-up

• Device preparation and cooling and coupling set up
• Patient installation
• Local anesthesia or conscious sedation


2. Treatment head positioning

• Manual positioning of the treatment probe over the area to be treated and visualization of the target
• High-precision three-dimensional electronic centering


3. Treatment planning

• Real time identification of the area to be treated using ultrasonography
• Limits of the target area are outlined
• Planning of individual treatment areas with HIFU


4. Treatment

• Optimal parameters set up for tailored treatment
• Consecutive repeated pulses to cover the entire targeted volume
• Continuous ultrasound monitoring of the treated area




Echopulse® and its accessories are class IIB medical devices designed and marketed by Theraclion for the treatment of breast fibroadenomas and benign thyroid nodules.
They are regulated health products which bear the CE marking as required by law. Please read the user guide carefully.