Michael A Wood, Pascal Roncalez, Lauren S Pflugrath, Jacques Souquet: Ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system with universal access to diagnostic information and images. Atlantis Diagnostics International L L C, Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, February 10, 1998: US05715823 (394 worldwide citation)

A medical ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is provided which is capable of being accessed over data communication networks such as the Internet, making the ultrasonic images, diagnostic reports, and ultrasound system diagnostics information and operation accessible to a conventional personal com ...

Helen F Routh, Charles W Powrie Jr, Roy B Peterson: Continuous display of peak and mean blood flow velocities. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, February 22, 1994: US05287753 (238 worldwide citation)

A technique for continuously determining and displaying the peak and mean velocities of spectral Doppler information is disclosed. Received spectral Doppler data is examined over a predetermined period to determine the signal to noise ratio of the Doppler signals. Individual instantaneous measuremen ...

Lauren S Pflugrath, Jacques Souquet: Hand held ultrasonic diagnostic instrument. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, March 3, 1998: US05722412 (164 worldwide citation)

A hand held ultrasonic instrument is provided in a portable unit which performs both B mode and Doppler imaging. In a preferred embodiment an array transducer, digital beamformer, digital filter, and image processor are packaged in one or more enclosures weighing ten pounds (4.5 kilograms) or less.

Lauren S Pflugrath, Jacques Souquet: Medical ultrasonic diagnostic system with upgradeable transducer probes and other features. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, February 18, 1997: US05603323 (154 worldwide citation)

A remotely upgradeable medical diagnostic ultrasound system is described which is upgradeable with a new transducer probe by means of air shipment of the upgrade hardware and remote transmission of upgrade data which controls operation of the probe. The ultrasound system includes a data communicator ...

Ascher Shmulewitz: Detection of tissue abnormality through blood perfusion differentiation. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, August 10, 1993: US05233994 (124 worldwide citation)

A method for accentuating the differences in blood perfusion between normal and tumorous tissue is provided which comprises the steps of measuring the blood perfusion in a local area of the body, heating the local area, then measuring the blood perfusion for variations or inhomogenieties in blood pe ...

Larry J Augustine, Philip Keller: Acquisition and display of ultrasonic images from sequentially oriented image planes. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, June 25, 1996: US05529070 (121 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic imaging system is disclosed which produces a sequence of images of planes of a subject including both image and spatial positional information of the image plane. In one embodiment the positional information is developed from a plurality of accelerometers located within a scanhead. The ...

Keith W Johnson, Jeffry E Powers: Ultrasonic detection of contrast agents. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, October 10, 1995: US05456257 (111 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic diagnostic system is provided which detects the presence of coated microbubble contrast agents in the body of a patient by transmitting ultrasonic energy which causes the destruction of the coated microbubbles and detects the microbubble destruction through phase insensitive detection ...

Dwayne H Putzke: Fully wetted mechanical ultrasound scanhead. Advanced Technology Laboratories, Lawrence S Levinson, Sanford J Asman, February 4, 1986: US04567895 (110 worldwide citation)

A fully wetted ultrasound scanhead for medical applications is described in which the motor and the rotor are enclosed within a sealed housing filled with ultrasound coupling fluid. The invention includes a drive belt to drive the rotor from the motor, rather than a precision drive means. Speed adju ...

Robert R Entrekin, Brent S Robinson, Philip Keller: Volumetric ultrasonic imaging with diverging elevational ultrasound beams. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, April 26, 1994: US05305756 (108 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic transducer is provided for producing two-dimensional projection images of the interior of the body. The transducer may comprise an array of elements, acuated to produce scanning beams which are focused in the azimuthal direction and divergent in the elevation direction. The elements wi ...

George P Gruner: Ultrasonic transesophageal probe with detachable transducer tip. Advanced Technology Laboratories, W Brinton Yorks Jr, June 3, 1997: US05634466 (96 worldwide citation)

A multiplane TEE probe is provided for the imaging and diagnosis of multiple scan planes from within a cavity of the body. The probe includes an articulation section formed of a plurality of interconnected links. The articulation section is controlled from the handle of the probe, with the articulat ...