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Gary G Liversidge, Eugene R Cooper, J Michael Shaw, Gregory L McIntire: X-ray contrast compositions useful in medical imaging. Sterling Winthrop, William J Davis, June 7, 1994: US05318767 (97 worldwide citation)

An X-ray contrast composition comprising particles consisting essentially of a non-radioactive crystalline organic x-ray contrast agent having a surface modifier adsorbed on the surface thereof in an amount sufficient to maintain an effective average particle size of less than 400 nm, and a pharmace ...


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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 (97 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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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 (91 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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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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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 (88 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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James W Green: Respiration monitor for computed tomography. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, February 23, 2010: US07668585 (86 worldwide citation)

A medical diagnostic imaging system (10) includes a diagnostic imaging scanner (12) that acquires imaging data of a medical imaging patient. A reconstruction processor (46) reconstructs at least a portion of the acquired imaging data into an image representation. A pair of electrodes (30, 32) contac ...


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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 (84 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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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, August 24, 2004: US06782288 (84 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 ...