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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 (144 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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Michael A Martinelli: Ultrasonic transducer. Intra Sonix, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, March 26, 1991: US05002058 (141 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 (138 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 (137 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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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 (137 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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John F Clauser: Ultrahigh resolution interferometric x-ray imaging. September 22, 1998: US05812629 (136 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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Mark J Rice, Steve Spanoudis: Identification of protective covers for medical imaging devices. Fovioptics, Foley & Lardner, March 25, 2003: US06537207 (136 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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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 (135 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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Ming Li: System and method for 3-D medical imaging using 2-D scan data. Siemens Medical Systems, Jeffrey Slusher, December 10, 1996: US05582173 (135 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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Elena Pavlovskaia, Oleg Mishin, Boris E Shpungin: System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty. OtisMed Corporation, Polsinelli Shughart PC, April 17, 2012: US08160345 (130 worldwide citation)

A custom arthroplasty guide and a method of manufacturing such a guide are disclosed herein. The guide manufactured includes a mating region configured to matingly receive a portion of a patient bone associated with an arthroplasty procedure for which the custom arthroplasty guide is to be employed. ...



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