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US20140243675 TISSUE SITE MARKERS FOR IN VIVO IMAGING  
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...
US20140207000 COATING FOR IMPROVING THE ULTRASOUND VISIBILITY  
The disclosure relates to a coating for improving the ultrasound visibility of a device, the coating being made of a matrix material comprising at least one contrast agent, wherein the at least...
US20140039320 ULTRASONIC SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING TISSUE SUBSTANCE EXTRACTION  
The present invention relates to an ultrasonic system for measuring a micro-vascular flow distribution of a tissue portion of a mammal comprising an ultrasonic transducer (101) arranged for...
US20130116569 METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING DRUG DELIVERY USING CONTRAST-ENHANCED ULTRASOUND  
The present invention relates to a method for quantifying drug delivery with the characteristic of measuring the signal intensity of peripheral vessels with a contrast-enhanced ultrasound to...
US20130331701 MAGNETO-MOTIVE ULTRASOUND DETECTION OF MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES  
Provided herein are systems, methods and compositions for the use of ultrasound for detection of cells and nanoparticles.
US20140066774 BIOCOMPATIBLE AND ULTRASOUND-DIFFERENTIABLE MICRO-OBJECTS SUITABLE FOR IMPLANTATION IN A VERTEBRATE SUBJECT  
Described embodiments include a system. A described system includes a set of at least two biocompatible and ultrasound-differentiable micro-objects suitable for implantation in a vertebrate...
US20130096435 PIEZO MICRO-MARKERS FOR ULTRASOUND MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS  
An imaging system is disclosed that uses piezoelectric markers. The piezoelectric fields in combination with ultrasound reflections can be used to construct an image of an otherwise difficult to...
US20150230780 ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND-GUIDED NOTCHED BIOPSY NEEDLE  
A notched tissue-collection needle configured similarly to a fine-needle-aspiration needle is provided with a cutting edge disposed in the notch and configured to excise tissue into the notch for...
US20140236014 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR OCCLUDING AN OVARIAN PATHWAY  
Methods and devices of sterilization by which the ovarian pathway is occluded by a plug, wherein placement of the plug may be visually confirmed. Other methods and devices are also described.
US20140058268 ECHOGENIC MEDICAL NEEDLE  
There is disclosed a medical needle comprising a needle shaft that defines a longitudinal axis, a tip formed at one end of the shaft, and an ultrasonic reflector formed in an outer surface of the...
US20100298710 THERAPY ASSESSMENT WITH ULTRASOUND CONTRAST AGENTS  
An ultrasonic imaging apparatus and method are described for monitoring the progress of therapy for pathology such as lesions, tumors, and metastases by means of contrast agent imaging. A sequence...
US20110082374 Method For Assessing Vascular Disease by Quantitatively Measuring Vaso Vasorum  
A method and system for quantifying the extent of vaso vasorum with contrast enhanced ultrasound and correlating that quantitative value to the risk for vascular disease is provided. An ultrasound...
US20090204003 TRACKING SELECTION FOR MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND IMAGING  
Data is captured for different contrast agent perfusion imaging options. For example, two different maximum intensity projection (MIP) combinations of frames are formed during scanning, one with...
US20100312118 Systems and Methods for Perfusion Enhanced Diagnostic Imaging  
Systems and methods for enhancing diagnostic imaging by the means of increasing tissue perfusion and/or vasodilation, and thus, increasing imaging agent perfusion distribution and/or imaging agent...
US20120136238 HEMOGLOBIN CONTRAST IN MAGNETO-MOTIVE OPTICAL DOPPLER TOMOGRAPHY, OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY, AND ULTRASOUND IMAGING METHODS AND APPARATUS  
A novel contrast mechanism for imaging blood flow using magneto-motive optical Doppler tomography (MM-ODT), Optical Coherence Tomography, and Ultrasound. MM-ODT, OCT, and ultrasound combined with...
US20140276073 ECHOGENIC SURFACE USING REULEAUX TRIANGLE  
Disclosed are embodiments of devices and methods for providing enhanced echogenicity to medical devices. An echogenic feature is formed in the shape of a pyramidal reuleaux triangle. A lobe is...
US20110190635 ULTRASOUND SCANNER WITH GEL DISPENSER DEVICE ATTACHED TO OR INTEGRATED WITH AT LEAST ONE PROBE AND USE  
The invention relates to an ultrasound scanner comprising a gel distributing device which is attached, or built into, at least one signal emitting probe. The ultrasound scanner is provided with a...
US20060100514 Cardiac ablation using microbubbles  
In a cardiac ablation procedure, ultrasonic energy is emitted from an ultrasonic ablation device (28) and is focused on myocardial tissue (30) within the wall of the heart or within the wall of a...
US20100274135 ULTRASONOGRAPHIC IDENTIFICATION OF A SENTINEL LYMPH NODE  
A method of detecting at least one axillary sentinel lymph node using ultrasonography is described. The method comprises injecting an iron hydroxide compound into a patient at or near a suspected...
US20140066761 Optoacoustic-Ultrasonic Contrast Agents with Enhanced Efficiency  
Provided herein are dual contrast agents or nanocomposite particles designed to enhance optoacoustic-ultrasonic imaging. The contrast agents or particles have a core designed to enhance response...
US20060020208 Sensing gas bubbles in a living body  
A method of detecting gas bubbles in a living body, comprising: transmitting at least one original electromagnetic signal to a body portion; detecting a signal modulated by a flow of blood in said...
US20140073926 CONTINUOUS ANESTHESIA NERVE CONDUCTION APPARATUS AND METHOD  
The invention generally relates to a continuous anesthesia nerve conduction apparatus and method thereof, and more particularly to a method and system for use in administering a continuous flow or...
US20110230765 Motion Synchronized Destruction for Three-Dimensional Reperfusion Mapping in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging  
Destruction for reperfusion in medical diagnostic ultrasound is synchronized to motion. Perfusion data for a volume is acquired sequentially for different segments of the volume. For a given...
US20050215904 Ultrasound breathing waveform detection system and method  
Cycle information is detected with ultrasound. For example, a breathing cycle is detected from frames of ultrasound data acquired over time. Motion relative to a reference frame is tracked in...
US20090030323 Ultrasound and Microbubbles in Ocular Diagnostics and Therapies  
The present disclosure described methods, systems, and techniques for applying contrast-enhanced ultrasound to locate areas of blockage within retinal vessels and to break up clots that are...
US20080021321 Contrast agent destruction or therapy event indication in ultrasound medical imaging  
Destructive or therapy events are indicated in medical ultrasound imaging. Audible, visual, vibratory or other feedback is provided to the user. The feedback indicates the use of the destructive...
US20150173704 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASUREMENT OF TISSUE PERFUSION  
One aspect of the present disclosure relates to a system that can measure profusion through a volume of tissue. The system can include a non-transitory memory that stores instructions and a...
US20120203112 Optimization of Lines Per Second for Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound Contrast Agent Imaging  
Frame rate and/or line density are controlled in contrast agent medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging. The number of lines scanned per second (e.g., frame rate and/or line density) is set based on...
US20080097213 Echogenic Medical Device and Method of Forming Echogenic Surface  
Medical devices are made visible under ultrasonic or magnetic imaging techniques by adding a series of features on their surfaces. The features are desirably placed at more than one angle to the...
US20080154129 ORGAN ANASTOMOSIS MARKER, MARKER POSITIONING APPARATUS AND TRANSENDOSCOPIC GASTROJEJUNAL ANASTOMOSIS PROCEDURE  
An organ anastomosis marker is provided with a plurality of marker portions, a connecting member and a string-like member. The marker portions are formed with an elastic member that reflects...
US20090056723 Ultrasonically Detectable Intrauterine System and a Method for Enhancing Ultrasound Detection  
The present invention relates to ultrasonically detectable intrauterine systems and to a method for enhancing ultrasound detection of these systems. An intrauterine system having an inert metal...
US20070167798 Contrast agent augmented ultrasound therapy system with ultrasound imaging guidance for thrombus treatment  
Ultrasound diagnosis and therapy for disruption of a thrombus are provided with a same ultrasound system. A same transducer and system images contrast agents and ruptures the contrast agents to...
US20090299191 Extravasation Detection In An Ultrasound System  
Embodiments for detecting extravasation in an ultrasound system are disclosed. The ultrasound system includes a Tx/Rx unit to transmit an ultrasound beam to a target object and receive ultrasound...
US20140194741 SUBCUTANEOUS CAVITY MARKING DEVICE AND METHOD  
These are subcutaneous cavity marking devices and methods. More particularly, upon insertion into a body, the cavity marking device and method enable one to determine the center, orientation, and...
US20060173339 Method, compounds and preparations for the identification of sentinel lymph nodes  
The present invention relates methods for the identification of a sentinel lymph node and to compounds and preparations used in said methods.
US20080125657 Automated contrast agent augmented ultrasound therapy for thrombus treatment  
Control of the sonothrombolysis treatment is automated based on feedback from ultrasound. The region to be treated may be tracked to provide ongoing treatment at the desired location. The...
US20140378841 ECHOGENIC ARTICLE WITH COMPOUND INDENTATIONS  
The present invention provides an article or an interface having a distribution of a first partially spherical indentation and at least a second partially spherical indentation contained within...
US20090005683 ULTRASONIC IMAGING APPARATUS AND ULTRASOUND IMAGING METHOD  
An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes a probe that transmits an ultrasonic pulse to an object to be detected and receives a reflection ultrasonic pulse train from the object to be detected, a...
US20050107700 Thin film ultrasonic transmitter  
A thin film piezoelectric material employs a metallic backer plate to provide high output, non-resonant ultrasonic transmissions suitable for quantitative ultrasonic measurement and/or imaging.
US20100312117 ULTRASONIC VISUALIZATION OF PERCUTANEOUS NEEDLES, INTRAVASCULAR CATHETERS AND OTHER INVASIVE DEVICES  
An invasive medical device includes a fluid path of microbubbles which is imaged by ultrasound during use of the device. The fluid path extends through the device, preferably to the distal end of...
US20080039726 Hysterography and intrauterine venography catheter  
A single device is provided for performing hysterography and intrauterine venography having a marker that aids in positioning the device within the patient, having a bulb-tip to seal the cervix,...
US20070038109 Transmission device for ultrasonic imaging system  
The invention relates to an ultrasonic imaging system having an ultrasound intra-esophageal endoscope device for scanning a patient's organs, for use in particular with transesophageal...
US20090312637 ULTRASOUND MONITORING AND FEEDBACK FOR MAGNETIC HYPERTHERMIA  
A method and system of magnetic hyperthermia control using ultrasound thermometry, the method comprising: acquiring a reference set of ultrasound data corresponding to a tissue of interest (121);...
US20050049507 Method and measuring changes in microvascular capillary blood flow  
A method of measuring changes in microvascular capillary flow in a predetermined region in a subject comprising: (a) administering an ultrasound contrast medium to said subject such that said...
US20050171419 Medium for contrast enhancement or convenience for ultrasonic, endoscopic, and other medical examinations  
The present invention relates to a particularly convenient medium for providing contrast enhancement and/or distension of the subject body or organ cavity during imaging, radiographic,...
US20080242999 ULTRASONIC IMAGING APPARATUS AND ULTRASONIC VELOCITY OPTIMIZATION METHOD  
A resolution optimization unit determines an optimal sound velocity corresponding to a tissue component at each position in a scan slice, and calculates a reception delay time or the like for each...
US20100298709 METHOD FOR NONLINEAR IMAGING OF ULTRASOUND CONTRAST AGENTS AT HIGH FREQUENCIES  
This invention employs multiple ultrasound pulse firings of either alternating phase and/or amplitude to detect nonlinear fundamental and subharmonic signals from microbubble contrast agents...
US20080200795 Method of Modifying MR Signals Using Ultrasound Waves  
Described herein is a medical imaging technique that includes directing ultrasound waves into a portion of a body of interest during at least a portion of a time period during which an MR imaging...
US20070055161 Ultrasonic imaging system and method for simulataneous display of blood flow and perfusion parameters  
A method and system are described for displaying an ultrasonic parametric image showing tissue perfusion in registration with an anatomical ultrasonic image of the tissue containing the blood...
US20080228079 CLINICAL UTILIZATION OF CONTRAST AGENTS TO DEFINE SPECIFIC AREAS WITHIN THE MYOCARDIAL WALL TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND LOCALIZATION FOR ABLATION, CYROABLATION, OR OTHER TECHNIQUES IN PATIENTS WITH POST MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION  
Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for ablating non-viable cardiac tissue. In an embodiment, the method may include locating non-viable cardiac tissue...

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