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Muriel D Ross, Ian Alexander Twombly, Steven O Senger: Method and apparatus for virtual interactive medical imaging by multiple remotely-located users. The United States of America represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Robert M Padilla, Carla M Wong, August 19, 2003: US06608628 (128 worldwide citation)

A virtual interactive imaging system allows the displaying of high-resolution, three-dimensional images of medical data to a user and allows the user to manipulate the images, including rotation of images in any of various axes. The system includes a mesh component that generates a mesh to represent ...


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William G Kuhle: Biopsy needle with flared tip. Morrison & Foerster, August 17, 1999: US05938635 (127 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for performing percutaneous needle biopsies under direct visualization by medical imaging technologies is provided. The apparatus is a biopsy needle comprised of a shaft, a tip which is flared in dimension with respect to the diameter of the shaft, and a longitudinal bevel wh ...


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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 (126 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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Albert S Waxman: Ultrasound imaging system with improved scan conversion. G D Searle & Co, Walter C Ramm, Albert Tockman, Dennis O Kraft, November 15, 1977: US04058001 (124 worldwide citation)

In an improved system for medical imaging employing a transducer for transmitting and detecting ultrasonic vibrations, a digital scan converter accepts echo signals detected by the transducer and transducer position signals identifying the point of origin of the signals in a scanning plane transvers ...


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Harvey E Cline, Ronald D Watkins: Automatically positioned focussed energy system guided by medical imaging. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, June 18, 1996: US05526814 (123 worldwide citation)

An automatically positioned focussed energy transducer system facilitates medical procedures by allowing a physician to interactively view the position the focal point of a focussed energy transducer superimposed upon a medical image and computer generated model of internal structures of a patient. ...


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Michael B Merickel, Charles S Carman, James R Brookeman, John P Mugler III, Carlos R Ayers: Noninvasive medical imaging system and method for the identification and 3-D display of atherosclerosis and the like. Center for Innovative Technology, Staas & Halsey, July 31, 1990: US04945478 (123 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an image processing, pattern recognition and computer graphics system and method for the noninvasive identification and evaluation of atheroscelerosis using multidimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Functional information, such as plaque tissue type, is combined with stru ...


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Eric J Seibel: Medical imaging, diagnosis, and therapy using a scanning single optical fiber system. University of Washington, Ronald M Anderson, December 13, 2005: US06975898 (119 worldwide citation)

An integrated endoscopic image acquisition and therapeutic delivery system for use in minimally invasive medical procedures (MIMPs). The system uses directed and scanned optical illumination provided by a scanning optical fiber or light waveguide that is driven by a piezoelectric or other electromec ...


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Michael A Martinelli: Ultrasonic transducer. Intra Sonix, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, September 5, 1989: US04862893 (117 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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Mark W Grinstaff, Neil P Desai, Kenneth S Suslick, Patrick Soon Shiong, Paul A Sandford, Noma R Merideth: Non-fluorinated polymeric shells for medical imaging. Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Stephen E Reiter, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, April 16, 1996: US05508021 (116 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 she ...


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Carl J Ryals, Stanley H Wong, Edward M Goldberg, Robert C Hudson: Method and apparatus for displaying data in a medical imaging system. ADAC Laboratories, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 8, 1998: US05803914 (112 worldwide citation)

A system for acquisition, processing and display of gated SPECT imaging data for use in diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) in nuclear medicine. The present invention provides a physician with two parameters for evaluating CAD: information relating to the distribution of blood flow within the m ...



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