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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 (186 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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Frank J Bova, William A Friedman: Computer controlled guidance of a biopsy needle. University of Florida, Dennis P Clarke, Miles & Stockbridge, April 8, 2003: US06546279 (170 worldwide citation)

A computer controlled system for guiding the needle device, such as a biopsy needle, by reference to a single mode medical imaging system employing any one of computed tomography imaging (CTI) equipment, magnetic resonance imaging equipment (MRI), fluoroscopic imaging equipment, or 3D ultrasound sys ...


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David C Amundson, H John Hanlin: Infrared endoscopic imaging in a liquid with suspended particles: method and apparatus. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, January 23, 2001: US06178346 (167 worldwide citation)

A device and method for imaging an object that is situated within a fluid environment having suspended particles uses infrared illumination. In a representative application, a catheter having fiber optics is inserted into the vasculature of a patient. The fiber optics transmits infrared light to an ...


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Donald W Chakeres: Interventional medicine apparatus. Thomas S Baker Jr, November 25, 1997: US05690108 (152 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for assisting in the manual location, vectoring, and insertion of a medical instrument relative to a patient's body using medical imaging equipment providing a cross-sectional imaging plane and a monitor which displays a distance calibrated cross-section imaged at the equipment imaging pla ...


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Robert Bleidt, Danny Chin, James Timothy Christopher Kaba: Method of striping a data stream onto subsets of storage devices in a multiple user data distribution system. Sarnoff Corporation, William J Burke, July 6, 1999: US05920702 (152 worldwide citation)

A multiple user data storage, retrieval and distribution system containing a parallel processing computer system that forms a digital information server. The server contains a plurality of parallel processors each connected to a information storage device. The user data is stored in a distributed ma ...


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Douglas Cassel: Automated syringe filling system for radiographic contrast agents and other injectable substances. Sereboff & Buyan, June 15, 1999: US05911252 (148 worldwide citation)

A system and method for automated filling of one or more medical syringes with desired volume(s) and concentration(s) of an injectate solution, such as a contrast solution usable for medical imaging procedures (e.g., x-ray, MRI, ultrasound). The system may incorporate an automated syringe magazine w ...


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Arthur E Uber III, Edward J Rhinehart, Rosemary Almon Martin, David M Griffiths, Alan D Hirschman, Francis J Sciulli, Walter Grumski, Vera Pagano, Karen Zelenski: Data communication and control for medical imaging systems. Medrad, Henry E Bartony Jr, Gregory L Bradley, May 28, 2002: US06397098 (147 worldwide citation)

A system for producing a contrast-enhanced medical image of a patient includes a source of a contrast or enhancement medium, a pressurizing unit in fluid connection with the source of contrast or enhancement medium, an energy source operable to apply energy to a region of the patient, an imaging uni ...


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Evan C Unger: Acoustically active drug delivery systems. Bristol Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, Woodcock Washburn, July 9, 2002: US06416740 (142 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to targeted therapeutic delivery systems comprising a gas or gaseous precursor filled microsphere wherein said gas or gaseous precursor filled microsphere comprises an oil, a surfactant, and a therapeutic compound. Methods of preparing the targeted therapeutic deliv ...


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Charles Daniel Johnson, Amy Kiyo Hara, Judd Evon Reed: System for two dimensional and three dimensional imaging of tubular structures in the human body. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Faegre & Benson, April 6, 1999: US05891030 (142 worldwide citation)

A system, method, and article of manufacture for imaging tubular structures of the human body, such as the digestive tract of a living person, with a medical imaging device such as a computed tomography (CT) scanner and a computer workstation. The CT scanner is used to generate cross-sectional axial ...


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Gera M Strommer, Uzi Eichler, Liat Schwartz: Method and apparatus for real time quantitative three-dimensional image reconstruction of a moving organ and intra-body navigation. Mediguide, Darby & Darby P C, March 11, 2008: US07343195 (139 worldwide citation)

Medical imaging and navigation system including a processor, a medical positioning system (MPS), a two-dimensional imaging system and an inspected organ monitor interface, the MPS including an imaging MPS sensor, the two-dimensional imaging system including an image detector, the processor being cou ...



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