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William G Kuhle: Biopsy needle with flared tip. Morrison & Foerster, August 17, 1999: US05938635 (132 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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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 (131 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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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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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 (129 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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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 (128 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 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 (128 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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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 (125 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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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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Peter M Bonutti: Apparatus and method for use in medical imaging. Apogee Medical Products, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, September 27, 1994: US05349956 (113 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for use in medical imaging simulate within an imaging coil normal movements of body parts such as joints, and improve imaging of soft tissue and bony parts as compared to a static system in which images are taken of a joint in only one position. A joint or body parts is moved ...



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