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Geoffrey R Lockwood, Christine E Morton: Ultrasound transducer array. Queen s University at Kingston, Stephen J Scribner, Carol Miernicki Steeg, December 13, 2005: US06974417 (117 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to an ultrasonic transducer array for non-destructive imaging and inspection of materials, suitable for applications such as bio-medical imaging. According to the invention, the transducer has at least one electrode comprising an array of electrode elements, wherein the elemen ...


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Fred H Burbank, Paul Lubock, Michael L Jones, Richard L Quick, Frank Louw, Stephen A De Santis: Tissue site markers for in VIVO imaging. SenoRx, Edward J Lynch, Duane Morris, April 20, 2004: US06725083 (115 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed biopsy site markers and methods of marking a biopsy site, so that the location of the biopsy cavity is readily visible by conventional imaging methods, particularly by ultrasonic imaging. The biopsy site markers of the invention have high ultrasound reflectivity, presenting ...


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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 (115 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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Evan C Unger, Yunqiu Wu: Methods of imaging and treatment with targeted compositions. Bristol Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, Woodcock Washburn, February 18, 2003: US06521211 (112 worldwide citation)

Novel ultrasound methods comprising administering to a patient a targeted vesicle composition which comprises vesicles comprising a lipid, protein or polymer, encapsulating a gas, in combination with a targeting ligand, and scanning the patient using ultrasound. The scanning may comprise exposing th ...


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Michael A Martinelli: Method of making a transducer. Intra Sonix, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, December 18, 1990: US04977655 (112 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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Reuven Levinson: Processing images for removal of artifacts. Eliav Medical Imaging Systems, Benjamin J Barish, October 27, 1998: US05828725 (110 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for processing images received on an image sensor of rectangular configuration bounded by four outer edges and including a plurality of pixel elements arranged in a rectangular matrix includes the following operations: A. locating an initial rectangular-matrix region consistin ...


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John R Liebig, Steven M Jones, Xiaohan Wang: Coregistration of multi-modality data in a medical imaging system. ADAC Laboratories, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 30, 1997: US05672877 (106 worldwide citation)

A method of coregistering medical image data of different modalities is provided. In the method, an emission scan of an object is performed using a nuclear medicine imaging system to acquire single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) image data. A transmission scan of the object is performed ...


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Fred H Burbank, Paul Lubock, Michael L Jones, Richard L Quick, Frank Louw, Stephen A De Santis: Tissue site markers for in vivo imaging. SenoRx, Edward J Lynch, Duane Morris, May 16, 2006: US07047063 (104 worldwide citation)

The invention is directed biopsy site markers and methods of marking a biopsy site, so that the location of the biopsy cavity is readily visible by conventional imaging methods, particularly by ultrasonic imaging. The biopsy site markers of the invention have high ultrasound reflectivity, presenting ...


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Adrian Parvulescu, Robert P Ellis: Medical image processing system. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Jerry A Miller, Miller Patent Services, January 13, 2004: US06678764 (103 worldwide citation)

A medical image archiving system and method. A medical image archiving system receives analog NTSC or PAL video from a medical imaging device and converts it to a digital format for storage. The storage can be via local hard disc drive, or CD writer, or other optical storage medium, or via Local or ...


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Frederick W George III, Wolfgang F Kraske: Medical imaging system for displaying, manipulating and analyzing three-dimensional images. Integrated Medical Systems, Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker, January 16, 2001: US06175655 (102 worldwide citation)

A method and device for generating, displaying and manipulating three-dimensional images for medical applications is provided. The method creates a three-dimensional images from MRI or other similar medical imaging equipment. The medical imaging system allows a user to view the three-dimensional mod ...



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