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William J Duncan: Semi-anthropomorphic biliary/renal training phantom for medical imaging and lithotripsy training. Dornier Medical Systems, Jones Askew & Lunsford, October 8, 1991: US05055051 (97 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for training physicians and technicians to locate stones found in simulated human body organs, principally simulated biliary and renal calculi, and then actually fragment these calculi using ESWL. A reusable semi-anthropomorphic phantom comprises an opaque liver tissue-equiva ...


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Oscar Khutoryansky, Dennis Bleser, Allan Kojro, Thomas Simak, Thomas Rosevear: Universal radiographic/fluoroscopic digital room. Continental X Ray Corporation, Laff Whiteself Conte & Saret, June 3, 1997: US05636259 (96 worldwide citation)

A universal radiographic/fluoroscopic "room" is constructed according to the present invention by combining a versatile group of X-ray examination system components, electrical and mechanical drive components, and sensing components, under the supervision of a flexible control system, to form a univ ...


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Vomlehn John Christian, Vosburgh Kirby Gannett, Carl Allen Lawrence: Computer-constructed surgical guide. Gen Electric, April 14, 1999: EP0908836-A2 (96 worldwide citation)

A system for constructing a reference structure intended to fit flush against an anchor site of a subject is used to anchor and guide medical equipment, or used for accurate placement of fasteners into the anchor site. The present invention employs a medical imaging device (11) which acquires data o ...


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Francis M Creighton IV, Rogers C Ritter, Andrew F Hall, Roger N Hastings: Efficient magnet system for magnetically-assisted surgery. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 7, 2003: US06630879 (91 worldwide citation)

A system for magnetically assisted surgery includes a magnetic support structure, a patient support structure and a magnet having at least four poles attached to the magnetic support structure so that the magnet provides a near-field magnetic field in an operating region of a patient supported by th ...


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Charles Truwit, Haiying Liu: Method and apparatus for positioning a device in a body. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, February 27, 2001: US06195577 (89 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a method of positioning an interventional device in a body using a guide pivoting about a pivot point, performed by locating the spatial coordinates of a target and the pivot point, determining a third point outside of the body lying along or proximate a line extending through the ...


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Mark W Grinstaff, Neil P Desai, Kenneth S Suslick, Patrick Soon Shiong, Paul A Sandford, Noma R Merideth: Polymeric shells for medical imaging prepared from synthetic polymers, and methods for the use thereof. Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Stephen E Reiter, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, April 30, 1996: US05512268 (88 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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Paul E Licato, Peter C Bosch, Suriyanarayana Venkatraman, Robert Steven Stormont: Method and apparatus for managing peripheral devices in a medical imaging system. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder & Van Someren, March 12, 2002: US06356780 (87 worldwide citation)

A technique for managing data relating to peripheral devices and subsystems in an imaging system includes providing memory circuitry and, where desired, signal processing circuitry resident in the peripheral devices. Manufacturing data, identification data, service record information, calibration da ...


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Peter J Wilk, Robert C Stirbl: Ultrasonic imaging system and associated method. Wilk Patent Development Corporation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, February 11, 2003: US06517484 (84 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic medical imaging system comprises a calibration system, a transducer position determination system and an image formation system. The calibration system adjusts the remaining two systems and is part of the overall medical imaging system. A position determination system may discretely de ...


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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, January 31, 2006: US06993375 (83 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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Rudolf Maarten Bolle, Jonathan Hudson Connell, Nalini K Ratha: System and method for liveness authentication using an augmented challenge/response scheme. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello Esq, February 1, 2005: US06851051 (83 worldwide citation)

An integrated signal sensor with processing power to augment a challenge from server and compute the response is proposed to guarantee that the sensed signal is live and not stored. The sensor-processor computes the response to the augmented challenge based on the signal charactersitics of the sense ...



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