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An imaging structure has a periphery adapted to selectively assume an expanded geometry and a collapsed geometry. The periphery of the imaging structure carries an array of spaced apart ultrasound transducers.

Title
Systems and methods for visualizing interior tissue regions using expandable imaging structures
Application Number
8/736827
Publication Number
5848969
Application Date
October 28, 1996
Publication Date
December 15, 1998
Inventor
Harm TenHoff
Mountain View
CA, US
David McGee
Sunnyvale
CA, US
David K Swanson
Mountain View
CA, US
James G Whayne
Saratoga
CA, US
Dorin Panescu
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Lyon & Lyon
Assignee
EP Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61B 8/12
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