04932414 is referenced by 148 patents and cites 14 patents.

A system is described for obtaining in real-time cross-sectional and 3-dimensional images of a body under study using ultrasonic energy. A piezoelectric transducer is positioned to emit ultrasonic energy and receive echo pulses. The transducer is electronically swept or physically rotated to produce a series of sectored scan planes which are separated by a known angular distance. The echo pulses are processed to produce an ultrasonic image in pseudo 3-dimensional display. By using data from one scan plane, processed as a B-scan image, cross-sectional data can be obtained. Such is combined in a display with an overlay to visually portray the object and positioning information or comparative data. The system is combined with a computer for data analysis and a therapeutic transducer for treatment.

Title
System of therapeutic ultrasound and real-time ultrasonic scanning
Application Number
7/115729
Publication Number
4932414
Application Date
November 2, 1987
Publication Date
June 12, 1990
Inventor
Frederic L Lizzi
Tenafly
NJ, US
D Jackson Coleman
Haworth
NJ, US
Agent
Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas
Assignee
Riverside Research Institute
NY, US
Cornell Research Foundation
NY, US
IPC
A61B 8/00
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