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Michael A Martinelli: Method of making a transducer. Intra Sonix, Schiller Pandiscio & Kusmer, December 18, 1990: US04977655 (111 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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Evan C Unger, Yunqiu Wu: Methods of imaging and treatment with targeted compositions. Bristol Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, Woodcock Washburn, February 18, 2003: US06521211 (110 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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Reuven Levinson: Processing images for removal of artifacts. Eliav Medical Imaging Systems, Benjamin J Barish, October 27, 1998: US05828725 (109 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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Peter M Bonutti: Apparatus and method for use in medical imaging. Apogee Medical Products, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, September 27, 1994: US05349956 (108 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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Geoffrey R Lockwood, Christine E Morton: Ultrasound transducer array. Queen s University at Kingston, Stephen J Scribner, Carol Miernicki Steeg, December 13, 2005: US06974417 (103 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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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 (102 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, April 20, 2004: US06725083 (101 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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Vomlehn John Christian, Khanuja Harpal Singh, Carl Allen Lawrence: Real-time image-guided placement of anchor devices. Gen Electric, April 14, 1999: EP0908146-A2 (99 worldwide citation)

A real-time Positioning system monitors and displays a real-time position and orientation (pose) of a Surgical device (25) relative to reference device (27) and internal structures of a subject during a medical procedure. Tracking targets (28) are affixed to a surgical device (25) and a reference de ...


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Winnie C Durbin, John L Schmidt, David Precord, Michael Minogue, Geoffrey Christanday, Esmeraldo Davantes, Bobby Keen: Method and system to grant access to software options resident on a medical imaging device. GE Medical Technology Services, Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group SC, Michael A Della Penna, Carl B Horton, May 15, 2007: US07219222 (98 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided that remotely grants limited access and permits use of resident software options in accordance with terms consistent with an access grant. The invention includes receiving an access request from a user to access a software option resident in memory of a device, deter ...


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Walter J Schrenk: All-polymeric ultraviolet light reflecting film. The Dow Chemical Compny, July 30, 1996: US05540978 (98 worldwide citation)

An all-polymeric ultraviolet light reflective film which is lower in cost than previously used reflector materials, is weather resistant, and which does not absorb significant amounts of solar ultraviolet energy is provided. The film includes a sufficient number of alternating layers of at least fir ...



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