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Gera M Strommer, Uzi Eicher: Medical imaging and navigation system. Mediguide, Darby & Darby P C, June 10, 2008: US07386339 (138 worldwide citation)

Medical imaging and navigation system including a processor, a display unit, a database, a medical positioning system (MPS), a two-dimensional imaging system, an inspected organ monitor interface, and a superimposing processor, the MPS including a transducer MPS sensor and a surgical tool MPS sensor ...


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Michael A Martinelli: Ultrasonic transducer. Intra Sonix, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, March 26, 1991: US05002058 (136 worldwide citation)

A miniature transducer designed for use in a medical imaging system catheter probe is disclosed. The transducer has an electric cavity and coaxial construction for preventing electric fields from being emitted or received by the transducers. The construction of the transducer enables two to be mount ...


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Kambiz Dowlatshahi: Apparatus for interstitial laser therapy having an improved temperature sensor for tissue being treated. McCaleb Lucas & Brugman, June 29, 1993: US05222953 (136 worldwide citation)

Improved apparatus for carrying out minimally invasive interstitial laser hyperthermia to induce coagulation necrosis in tissue masses located deeply within the body of a subject. Among examples are malignant tumors in the liver or breast. Low power laser radiation is introduced through an optical f ...


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Zachary S Spigelman, Richard H Theriault: Method of monitoring a location of an area of interest within a patient during a medical procedure. Biotrack, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, September 12, 2000: US06119033 (135 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for a medical imaging system are disclosed. The imaging system is particulary suited for surgical procedures performed with respect to a lesion in a breast, although application of the invention is not so limited. An image of a portion of a patient's anatomy can be displayed on ...


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Mark J Rice, Steve Spanoudis: Identification of protective covers for medical imaging devices. Fovioptics, Foley & Lardner, March 25, 2003: US06537207 (135 worldwide citation)

A protective cover for medical imaging devices of the type having a probe with an optical system at a distal end includes a sheath of plastic material formed to enclose at least a portion of the probe and a transparent head secured to the sheath at a distal end of the cover. The transparent head pro ...


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Shih Ping Wang, Shengtz Lin, Siqing Zhang, Donald Chin, Karen D Maroc: Guide and position monitor for invasive medical instrument. U Systems, Cooper & Dunham, February 24, 2004: US06695786 (131 worldwide citation)

An instrument guide is described for mounting an invasive instrument such as a biopsy needle to an imaging probe, controlling its position, monitoring its position, and/or predictively displaying its position on a user display of the medical imaging system. A plurality of substantially rigid segment ...


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Ming Li: System and method for 3-D medical imaging using 2-D scan data. Siemens Medical Systems, Jeffrey Slusher, December 10, 1996: US05582173 (130 worldwide citation)

A region of tissue is scanned as a series of 2-D frames. The correlation of substantially homogeneous speckle regions in the frames is determined and is compared with a precalibrated speckle correlation-versus-distance function to give an estimate of the distance between the frames. In some applicat ...


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Mark W Grinstaff, Neil P Desai, Kenneth S Suslick, Patrick Soon Shiong, Paul A Sandford, Noma R Merideth: Method for the preparation of fluorocarbon-containing polymeric shells for medical imaging. Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Stephen E Reiter, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, April 9, 1996: US05505932 (129 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, compositions comprising imaging agent(s) contained within polymeric shells are provided. Invention compositions are useful, for example, as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography, and X-ray computer tomography. The polymeric sh ...


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John F Clauser: Ultrahigh resolution interferometric x-ray imaging. September 22, 1998: US05812629 (129 worldwide citation)

The Invention provides practical apparatus and methods for significant improvements to conventional radiography practice. It can image objects having negligible x-ray absorption contrast e.g. otherwise x-ray transparent low-Z artifacts such as human soft-tissue, by obtaining edge-enhanced contrast f ...


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John L Groezinger: Method and system for remotely viewing and configuring output from a medical imaging device. Eastman Kodak Company, William F Noval, August 8, 2000: US06101407 (128 worldwide citation)

A method and system for remotely viewing and configuring output from a medical imager is described. A medical imager having an embedded web server generates an HTML document according to medical images received from various medical modalities. Imaging information is communicated in the HTML document ...



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