The current method of emulsifying tissue employs focused ultrasound with microsecond pulses and cavitation. This invention emulsifies soft tissue using a mechanism of ultrasonic atomization inside gas or vapor cavities.
The method of non-invasively treating tissue includes pulsing ultrasound energy from the ultrasound source toward the target site in the tissue. The ultrasound source is configured to emit high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves. The target site comprises a pressure-release interface of a gas or vapor cavity located within the tissue.
The method continues by generating shock waves in the tissue to induce a lesion at the target site. It additionally includes characterizing the lesion based on a degree of at least one of a mechanical or thermal ablation of the tissue.