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|Ultrasonic lens for receiver application|
An improved ultrasonic lens and associated system is provided. Specifically, there is provided an ultrasonic lens with two sets of parallel sound ports operatively connected to an electrodynamic transducer to extend the working range of both audible and ultrasonic sound signals.
Sound Solutions International Co., Ltd.
|Ultrasound simulation system and tool|
Embodiments of flexible ultrasound simulation devices, methods, and systems described herein may facilitate various medical procedure training by rendering realistic ultrasound images in accordance with the end user interaction with an anatomy model, an ultrasound probe replica and a medical tool. An ultrasound probe replica may be adapted with a low friction tip, such as a roller ball.
|Utilizing depth from ultrasound volume rendering for 3d printing|
Systems and methods are provided for utilizing depth from volume rendering for 3d printing. Three-dimensional (3d) mesh data may be generated based on one or more volume rendered images and/or volumetric datasets corresponding thereto, obtained during medical imaging (e.g., based on echo ultrasound signals during ultrasound imaging).
General Electric Company
|Method and null substraction ultrasound imaging|
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, applying different apodization weights for ultrasound echoes to generate a plurality of images of a target where one of the apodization weights has a zero mean value across an aperture of a transducer array and generating a null subtracted image of the target by combining the plurality of images. Other embodiments are disclosed..
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois
|Airborne ultrasound testing system for a test object|
The invention refers to an airborne ultrasound testing system for a test object (3) containing an ultrasound generator (1;9) and an ultrasound receiver (2) and a control to control both and a computer assisted test result interface to display an image of the tested test object (3). The ultrasound generator (1) is a resonance-free thermo-acoustic ultrasound generator which does not rely on mechanically deformable or oscillating parts and the ultrasound receiver (2) is a membrane-free and resonance-free optical microphone in an air or gas coupled pulse echo arrangement or in an air or gas coupled transmission mode arrangement.
|Assessment of blood coagulation using an acoustic radiation force based optical coherence elastography (arf-oce)|
An apparatus and method of using an optical coherence elastography (oce) under acoustic radiation force (arf) excitation includes the steps of inducing an excitation wave in a blood sample by use of an ultrasound beam from an ultrasonic transducer; measuring an elastic property of the blood sample by use of an optical coherence tomography (oct) beam transverse to the ultrasound beam to dynamically measure the elastic property of the blood sample during coagulation and assessing the clot formation/dissolution kinetics and strength.. .
The Regents Of The University Of California
|System and methods for applying controlled low-intensity ultrasound to a cell culture|
Disclosed herein are ultrasonic systems for applying low-intensity ultrasound to a sample (e.g., a cell culture or tissue). Further disclosed are methods for applying low-intensity ultrasound to a sample (e.g., a cell culture or tissue) or inducing apoptosis in a cell using the ultrasonic systems..
Sonify Biosciences, Llc
|Axle of wheel sets and respective the ultrasound inspection|
An axle of railway wheel sets and a corresponding method for the ultrasound inspection are described. A blind hole, coaxial to the axle and sized to accommodate an ultrasonic probe, is obtained in each end of the axle.
Lucchini Rs S.p.a.
|Utilizing depth from ultrasound volume rendering for 3d printing|
Various embodiments include systems and methods for utilizing depth from ultrasound volume rendering for 3d printing. Volumetric ultrasound dataset may be generated, based on echo ultrasound signals, and one or more volume rendered ultrasound images, based on the volumetric ultrasound dataset, may be displayed.
General Electric Company
|Methods and systems for reducing ultrasound artifacts|
Methods of and systems for monitoring—via an ultrasonic imaging device—the delivery of radio-frequency energy are described herein. The articles may be ultrasonically echogenic to assist with guidance..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research
Ultrasound probe with integrated electronics
A hand-held ultrasound system includes integrated electronics within an ergonomic housing. The electronics includes control circuitry, beamforming and circuitry transducer drive circuitry.
Adaptive demodulation ultrasound image
Disclosed are a method and an apparatus, which enhance a quality of an ultrasound image to provide an improved image. An adaptive demodulation method includes acquiring input radio frequency (rf) data, quadrature-demodulating the input rf data to output an inphase-quadrature (iq) signal, determining a valid region for the input rf data, and estimating attenuation of a frequency of the iq signal, based on data included in the valid region among the input rf data and performing frequency compensation corresponding to the estimated attenuation of the frequency..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Wireless probe, ultrasonic imaging apparatus, and controlling the same
Disclosed herein are a wireless probe, an ultrasound imaging apparatus, and a method of controlling the same. The wireless probe includes a determiner for determining whether to switch into a low-power mode based on at least one of a condition of a wireless communication network, whether an ultrasound image is about an object, position information between an ultrasonic imaging apparatus and the wireless probe, and whether a predetermined waiting time has passed; and a probe controller for controlling switching into the low-power mode based on the determination result..
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
Systems and methods for remote graphical feedback of ultrasound scanning technique
An apparatus and method for providing remote expert feedback to an operator of an ultrasound imaging machine. The remote feedback consists of graphical icons that are dragged and dropped onto a video stream of the patient being scanned or the ultrasound image being captured and shared in real-time with the local operator to help improve their scanning technique.
Clarius Mobile Health Corp.
Continuous ultrasonic monitoring
A system for continuous ultrasonic monitoring includes an ultrasound transducer. The ultrasound transducer includes an array of ultrasonic transducer elements.
Hemonitor Medical Ltd
Optimized cmos analog switch
An improved analog switch for use in an ultrasound elastography probe is disclosed. The improved analog switch results in less heat dissipation compared to prior art analog switches..
Microchip Technology Inc.
Ultrasound transducer and processing methods thereof
An ultrasonic transducer includes a backing element, an active element overlying the backing layer, and a matching element overlying the active element, the matching element having an inner surface that contacts the active element and an outer surface with a non-homogeneous texture and/or material composition. The matching element may be formed by subtractive or deposition techniques..
Acist Medical Systems, Inc.
Systems and methods for registering images obtained using various imaging modalities and verifying image registration
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods to verify and/or obtain a registration of images obtained two image systems (such as a ct system and an mri system) via the use of a third imaging modality (such as an ultrasound system).. .
Ultrasonic controlling the same
Disclosed is an ultrasound apparatus and method for controlling the same, whereby once a feature point for re-registration is selected on one of registered ultrasound image and external image, a cursor is displayed on the other image at a point corresponding to the selected feature point. The ultrasonic apparatus includes a controller for using a difference in coordinates between a first feature point of an ultrasound image and a second feature point of an external image with respect to a reference coordinate system, to register the ultrasound image and the external image; a display for displaying the registered ultrasound image and external image; and an input unit for receiving a command to select third and fourth feature points for re-registration, wherein the controller is configured to, once the third feature point of one of the ultrasound image and the external image is selected, control the display to display a cursor for selection of the fourth feature point at a position corresponding to the third feature point on the other one of the ultrasound image and the external image by means of the difference..
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
Ultrasonic flow meter with a connection arrangement including elastic connectors arranged within an insulating support arrangement
An ultrasonic flow meter includes a meter housing, a first ultrasound transducer, a second ultrasound transducer, an electronic control arrangement for operating the ultrasonic flow meter, and a connection arrangement being arranged between the electronic control arrangement and the ultrasound transducers. The connection arrangement includes an electrically insulating support arrangement, and a set of elastic connectors for electrically connecting the electronic control arrangement with the first and second ultrasound transducers.
Apator Miitors Aps
Light and/or ultrasonic transducer device with electrical stimulation
A flexible device having a layered structure for delivering electrical stimulation and one or both of light and ultrasound to a skin surface is provided. The device is flexible so as to form a non-planar contact surface against the skin surface, and includes one or both of (a) a flexible light emitter layer positioned between two flexible conductive layers that emits light when driven by a power source and (b) a flexible ultrasound emitter layer positioned between two flexible conductive layers that produces ultrasound when driven by a power source.
Sonovia Holdings Llc
System for handling an augmentation implant
A handling device for handling an augmentation implant is proposed, comprising an elongated housing having an axial through-bore for accommodating a sonotrode of an ultrasound applicator, and a lateral opening for inserting a pin magazine with an augmentation pin, wherein the axial through-bore and the lateral opening are connected to each other. The handling device further comprises a distal implant portion for fastening a proximal end of the augmentation implant at the housing, and a proximal tool portion for driving and/or augmenting the augmentation implant.
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc
Endoscopic ultrasound fine needle fiducial system
Methods, apparatuses and systems are described for implanting a plurality of fiducial markers into a tissue. Systems include a needle, a stylet sized to slide within a lumen of the needle, and a multi-stop stylet spacer having stopping features configured to engage with the stylet to stop the distal end of the stylet at one or more predetermined distances from the distal end of the needle.
Ultrasound diagnosis analyzing contrast enhanced ultrasound image
Provided are an ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method for analyzing a contrast enhanced ultrasound image. The ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method determine, by analysis, causes of defects in a frame of an ultrasound image based on a time intensity curve and allow visual display of the defective frame based on the determined causes.
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
Methods and apparatuses for measuring tissue stiffness changes using ultrasound elasticity imaging
A method of evaluating tissue stiffness of a target area includes positioning an ultrasound elasticity imaging apparatus adjacent a surface of an area of tissue where the target area is located and applying a dynamic range of force to the tissue. A plurality of ultrasound beams can be directed at the tissue and a plurality of ultrasound echoes can be acquired from the strained tissue in the target area to calculate an amount of developed strain within the target area..
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
Ultrasound image diagnostic apparatus
An ultrasound image diagnostic apparatus includes the following. An ultrasound probe outputs transmission ultrasound into a subject in response to reception of a pulsed signal and outputs a reception signal in response to reception of ultrasound reflected from the subject.
Konica Minolta, Inc.
Separable beamforming for ultrasound array
Ultrasonic imaging apparatus or techniques can include obtaining at least an approximation of samples of reflected ultrasonic energy and constructing a representation of an imaging plane within the tissue region. Such apparatus or techniques can include separately determining, for respective focusing locations respective first sums of at least approximated complex samples of reflected ultrasonic energy obtained via respective first lines of transducers, and separately determining, for the specified focusing location, a second sum of at least some the respective first sums of at least approximated complex samples of reflected ultrasonic energy, the second sum corresponding to a second line of transducers in the ultrasonic transducer array.
Ultrasound device and processing ultrasound signal
An ultrasound device includes: a plurality of transducers constituting a two-dimensional (2d) probe; a signal processor configured to generate non-inverted signals based on first signals received from first transducers of a first group from among the plurality of transducers and to generate inverted signals based on second signals received from second transducers of a second group from among the plurality of transducers; a beamformer configured to generate a first summing signal corresponding to the non-inverted signals by performing beamforming on the non-inverted signals and to generate a second summing signal corresponding to the inverted signals by performing beamforming on the inverted signals; and a differential amplifier configured to differentially amplify the first summing signal and the second summing signal.. .
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus
An ultrasonic probe according to an embodiment includes a tip part, an operation part, a bending part, and a heat conducting part. The tip part includes transducer elements configured to transmit and receive ultrasound waves, electronic circuitry electrically connected to the transducer elements, and a frame having the electronic circuitry provided thereon.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Ultrasound use with a heat-affected region
A method and system of ultrasound imaging includes acquiring ultrasound channel data for a region-of-interest, determining an estimated size of a heat-affected region, identifying a first subset of the ultrasound channel data, and identifying a second subset of the ultrasound channel data. The method and system includes generating a pilot trace based on the first subset of ultrasound channel data and comparing the second subset of the ultrasound channel data to the pilot trace to determine delay errors for the second subset of the ultrasound channel data.
General Electric Company
Sensor coordinate calibration in an ultrasound system
Sensor coupled to the ultrasound probe provides position information related to an ultrasound imaging position in the object. A processor performs first registration between the medical image and the ultrasound image based on the anatomical feature in the ultrasound image and a medical image of the object acquired by imaging modality different from the ultrasound apparatus, obtains first registration information which provides a relationship between a coordinate system of the medical image and a coordinate system of the ultrasound image based on the first registration, performs second registration between the sensor and the medical image based on the position information and the first registration information, and obtains second registration information based on the second registration.
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology
System and producing parametric maps of optoacoustic data
A method is disclosed for creating and outputting a masked parametric map (e.g., hemoglobin oxygenation) that reflects parameters in a first parametric map (e.g., relative oxygenation) and second parametric map (e.g., relative hemoglobin). In an illustrative embodiment, the method comprises a steps of generating a first parametric map, generating a second parametric map, and then generating a masked parametric map that reflects parameters in the first and second parametric maps.
Tactile sensation data processing apparatus, tactile sensation providing system, and tactile sensation data processing method
A tactile sensation data processing apparatus includes a data receiving part that receives first data relating to a target tangible object from a first portable electronic terminal; and a data transmitting part that transmits, to a second portable electronic terminal, tactile sensation data that represents tactile sensations of the target tangible object. The tactile sensation data associates an image of the target tangible object with positions in the image and amplitudes corresponding to the tactile sensations at the respective positions.
System and testing ultrasound transducer
An apparatus for testing an ultrasound device having an ultrasound transducer and a controller includes: a housing; an absorbing layer inside the housing, wherein the absorbing layer is configured to receive ultrasound energy from the ultrasound transducer; and a thermal camera for detecting temperature at the absorbing layer. A method for testing an ultrasound device having an ultrasound transducer and a controller, includes: operating the ultrasound transducer to deliver ultrasound energy towards an absorbing layer at a testing apparatus using a thermal camera to detect temperature at the absorbing layer; obtaining thermal image data from the camera; and analyzing the thermal image data to determine whether the ultrasound device is operating desirably..
Kona Medical, Inc.
Energy based fat reduction
Methods for non-invasive fat reduction can include targeting a region of interest below a surface of skin, which contains fat and delivering ultrasound energy to the region of interest. The ultrasound energy generates a thermal lesion with said ultrasound energy on a fat cell.
Guided Therapy Systems, Llc
Dvdms sensitizer for cancer sonodynamic therapy
A method for treatment of hyperproliferative tissue by injection of and subsequently exposing the hyperproliferative tissue to a frequency of ultrasound. The invention further includes purified bis [1-[6,7-bis [2-(sodium carbonate ethyl]-1,3,5,8,-tetramethyl-2-vinyl-porphin-4-yl]ethyl]ether (dvdms) for use in sonodynamic treatment of hyperproliferative tissue including cancer and further includes a kit including a dosage controllable injection device charged with a biologically compatible fluid containing dvdms..
Portable medical ultrasound scanning system having a virtual user interface
A portable ultrasound scanning system for performing a diagnostic ultrasound scanning process of a patient, comprising a portable housing configured to be held in a first hand of a user of the scanning system. A display comprising a touchscreen is mounted on the hand-held housing.
Dual display presentation portable medical ultrasound scanning systems
A portable ultrasound scanning system comprising a hand-held housing, ultrasound electronics of a complete ultrasound scanning system, including a beamformer and an image processing unit, contained within the hand-held housing. A first display comprises a touchscreen on the hand-held housing with a user input interface, at least partially presented on the first display.
Hand-held medical imaging system with improved user interface for deploying on-screen graphical tools and associated apparatuses and methods
A portable ultrasound system having an enhanced user interface is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable ultrasound system can include a hand-held base unit configured to present a graphical user interface that contains a first control area, a second control area, and an active image area.
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.
Interchangeable probes for portable medical ultrasound scanning systems
A portable ultrasound scanning system for performing a diagnostic ultrasound scanning process of a patient. The system comprises a portable housing containing ultrasound electronics of a complete ultrasound scanning system including a beamformer that regulate and control operation of the scanning system.
Breast ultrasound scanning device
An apparatus and a method are disclosed for obtaining ultrasound images of a patient's breast that is chestwardly compressed with a template that is essentially planar and rotates relative to the breast while one or more ultrasound transducers moving with the template take 2d images of the breast through one or more respective radially oriented slots in the template, preferably through a membrane that is porous to a gel. The 2d images are processed into slice images representing breast slices of desired thicknesses and orientation that are displayed alone or with some of the 2d images, preferably pairs of orthogonally disposed 2d images..
Methods and systems for measuring tissue impedance and monitoring pvd treatment using neuro-implants with improved ultrasound powering
Methods and systems for measuring tissue impedance and monitoring pvd treatment using neuro-implants with improved wireless powering are disclosed. In some embodiments, an implanted device including a wireless energy receiver, a demodulation circuit, and electrodes may be configured to received modulated energy from an energy transmitter.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University