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Douglas L Packer, Richard A Robb: Method for producing high resolution real-time images, of structure and function during medical procedures. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Quarles & Brady, April 29, 2003: US06556695 (208 worldwide citation)

Images of a heart are acquired with a high resolution medical imaging system used to construct a dynamic high resolution 4D model. During a medical procedure such as endocardial physiology mapping and ablation, real-time images are produced by an ultrasonic transducer inserted into the heart. The hi ...


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James Bernard Seward, Douglas L Packer: Simultaneous side-and-end viewing underfluid catheter. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Merchant & Gould P C, May 9, 2000: US06059731 (78 worldwide citation)

A simultaneous side-and-end viewing ultrasound imaging catheter system includes at least one side array and at least one end array. Each of the arrays has at least one row of ultrasonic transducer elements. The elements are operable as a single ultrasound transducer which are phased to produce a fie ...


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Michael G Curley, Gregory R Eberl, Douglas L Packer, Malini Madhavan: Systems and methods for visualizing fluid enhanced ablation therapy. Thermedical, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Nutter McClennen & Fish, April 4, 2017: US09610396 (5 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for visualizing fluid enhanced ablation therapy are described herein. In one embodiment, a method for ablating tissue is provided that includes inserting an elongate body into a tissue volume, heating an imageable fluid within the elongate body to transform the imageable fluid in ...