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9042968 Lymphatic pressure-measuring system and method for controlling same  
The present invention has an object to measure lymphatic pressure with more safety and ease at lower cost. To achieve this, a lymphatic pressure-measuring system 1 includes: a manchette 11 fitted...
9042962 Model based positioning system  
The present invention relates to a model based positioning system that includes a positioning device having at least one transmitter configured to be in a tracking environment, e.g. inserted into...
9042965 Biopsy marker with in situ-generated imaging properties  
An intracorporeal marker, for marking a site within living tissue of a host, includes an outer body portion of biodegradable material. An inner body portion is located in the outer body portion....
9037219 Estimation of distances and size of lesions in the colon with an imaging capsule  
A method of estimating distances in a colon of a subject, including: orally administering to a subject a contrast agent, orally administering an imaging capsule to the subject, emitting radiation...
9037218 Photoacoustic contrast agent based active ultrasound imaging  
Electromagnetic energy is applied to thereby oscillate a bubble that is then insonified to produce an echo (260) for reception and analysis to afford imaging of the region of the bubble. To create...
9031639 Chemical liquid injector and CT apparatus  
Chemical liquid injector 100 includes two piston driving mechanisms 130 each moving a piston of a syringe forward, main injection condition determining section 171 determining injection conditions...
9023611 Charged-balanced imaging agents  
The present invention relates to compositions and methods of optically imaging tissues or cells using imaging agents have in vivo properties that result in signal-to-background ratios of at least...
9020579 System and method for dual energy and/or contrast enhanced breast imaging for screening, diagnosis and biopsy  
Systems and methods for x-ray imaging a patient's breast in combinations of dual-energy, single-energy, mammography and tomosynthesis modes that facilitate screening for and diagnosis of breast...
9020580 Systems and methods for monitoring time based photo active agent delivery or photo active marker presence  
Devices and approaches for monitoring time based photo active agent delivery or photo active marker presence in an eye. A monitoring system is provided for measuring the presence of a photo active...
9020224 Volume of efficacy model capture  
A system and method for determining, planning, and/or administering a therapy of a selected material from a catheter to a selected specific region of an anatomy is disclosed. The catheter can be...
9014787 Bioabsorbable target for diagnostic or therapeutic procedure  
An implantable device has a body that is substantially rigid and has an imageable shape. The body is further bioabsorbable and may contain permanent metallic elements to aid in its imaging. When...
9008752 Method to determine distribution of a material by an infused magnetic resonance image contrast agent  
A contrast agent can be infused into a subject and a determination can be made of a VOD and/or a concentration gradient of the contrast agent in the VOD. The contrast agent can be infused in the...
9008759 Devices and systems for determination of parameters for a procedure, for estimation of cardiopulmonary function and for fluid delivery  
A system enables determination of at least one parameter for an injection procedure to be performed on a patient in connection with a diagnostic imaging procedure. The system includes a processor...
8998928 Confinement of kidney stone fragments during lithotripsy  
The present invention improves significantly the success rate of lithotripsy and reduces the risk of tissue damage, by injecting a temporary plug in front, and optionally behind a concretion (for...
9002438 System for the detection of gamma radiation from a radioactive analyte  
A system for the measurement of radiation emitted from an in-vivo administered radioactive analyte. The system employs a sensor having a scintillation material to convert gamma radiation to...
8989843 Methods and apparatus for estimating the position and orientation of an implant using a mobile device  
Methods and apparatus for providing an overlay image of an implant during a surgical procedure using a mobile computing device are provided herein. The implant may include radio-opaque internal...
8989847 Method of measuring propulsion in lymphatic structures  
Novel methods and imaging agents for functional imaging of lymph structures are disclosed herein. Embodiments of the methods utilize highly sensitive optical imaging and fluorescent spectroscopy...
8989839 Method and apparatus for diagnosis of tumor activity using tumor interstitial fluid pressure  
A scanning apparatus, is used to effect multiple images of a tumor in which a contrast agent has been localized as a detectable marker over a selected time to map the change in the imaged marker....
8983577 System for determining the orientation of a catheter  
The present invention relates to a system for determining the orientation of a catheter (2). The system comprises a catheter (2), an asymmetric marker (11) attached to the catheter (2), and an...
8977344 Injection catheter with needle electrode  
An injection catheter for infusing therapeutic and diagnostic agents into the heart comprises a catheter body and a tip section mounted at the distal end of the catheter body. A needle control...
8966735 Tissue marker for multimodality radiographic imaging  
An implantable tissue marker incorporates a contrast agent scaled within a chamber in a container formed from a solid material. The contrast agent is selected to produce a change, such as an...
8971994 Systems and methods for positioning a catheter  
A method for displaying a position of a medical device, such as a catheter, during insertion thereof into a patient. In one example embodiment, the method includes obtaining a first set of...
8965486 Cavity filling biopsy site markers  
The invention provides materials, devices and methods for marking biopsy sites for a limited time. The biopsy-marking materials are ultrasound-detectable bio-resorbable powders, with powder...
8948845 System, methods, and instrumentation for image guided prostate treatment  
The invention provides systems, methods, and instrumentation for aiding the performance of an image guided procedure of the anatomy of a patient such as, for example, the prostate. The invention...
8948848 Angiography catheter  
Embolic protection devices and methods for capturing embolic debris. An embolic protection device includes a pigtail catheter having a lumen for housing a guidewire. The distal portion of the...
8932561 Medical device rapid drug releasing coatings comprising a therapeutic agent and a contrast agent  
The invention relates to a coated medical device for rapid delivery of a therapeutic agent to a tissue in seconds to minutes. The medical device has a layer overlying the exterior surface of the...
8934959 Physiological pharmacokinetic analysis for combined molecular MRI and dynamic PET imaging  
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging typically has excellent spatial resolution, but relatively poor temporal resolution. In contrast, positron emission tomography (PET) typically has excellent...
8923952 System and method for quantitative molecular breast imaging  
A system and method for performing quantitative lesion analysis in molecular breast imaging (MBI) using the opposing images of a slightly compressed breast that are obtained from the dual-head...
8923953 Medical examination apparatus having an alarm signal emitter  
A medical examination apparatus including a control unit, an image-generating modality and a controllable injection apparatus for a contrast agent is provided. The control unit is connected to an...
8918161 Methods of use for surface enhanced spectroscopy-active composite nanoparticles  
Various methods of use for surface enhanced spectroscopy-active composite nanoparticles (SACN's) are provided. SACN's are submicron-sized particles or labels can be covalently or non-covalently...
8909325 Radioactive emission detector equipped with a position tracking system and utilization thereof with medical systems and in medical procedures  
A system for calculating a position of a radioactivity emitting source in a system-of-coordinates, the system comprising (a) a radioactive emission detector; (b) a position tracking system being...
8903472 Applications of scaling laws of tree structures  
In at least one embodiment, a method for diagnosing vascular disease is provided, the method comprising the steps of obtaining a vessel image showing a vasculature of a vessel, identifying at...
8903473 Radiopaque markers for implantable medical devices  
A radiopaque marker for inclusion within an implantable medical device (IMD) may comprise one or more radiopaque articles selected from a predetermined set of radiopaque articles. The one or more...
8897855 Medical imaging method and system  
In an imaging procedure, sound pressure is generated by applying ultrasound to the region to be imaged in order to cause a deformation of tissue therein from at least one acquired ultrasound image...
8892190 Method and apparatus for performing intra-operative angiography  
Method for assessing the patency of a patient's blood vessel, advantageously during or after treatment of that vessel by an invasive procedure, comprising administering a fluorescent dye to the...
8880153 Angiography system for the angiographic examination of a patient and angiographic examination method  
An angiography system for angiographic examination of a patient is provided. The system has an x-ray emitter and an x-ray image detector attached to the ends of a C-arm, a patient support couch, a...
8880154 Fibrous marker and intracorporeal delivery thereof  
An intracorporeal marker includes a fibrous unitary marker body having bioabsorbable fibers compressed into a compressed configuration, and bound in the compressed configuration by a polymer...
8874192 Non-invasive imaging for determination of global tissue characteristics  
Evaluating tissue characteristics including identification of injured tissue or alteration of the ratios of native tissue components such as shifting the amounts of normal myocytes and fibrotic...
8862207 Fluoroscopic imaging system  
A liquid injector (400) injects a medical liquid into a patient whose fluoroscopic image data is to be picked up and generates injection history data corresponding to the injection, and a control...
8855748 Opposed view and dual head detector apparatus for diagnosis and biopsy with image processing methods  
The invention relates generally to biopsy needle guidance which employs an x-ray/gamma image spatial co-registration methodology. A gamma camera is configured to mount on a biopsy needle gun...
8855745 Mammography installation  
A mammography installation or a mammography system allows x-ray projections of the breasts for at least one 3D volume image to be calculated with and without a contrast agent progression, and...
8848861 System for medical imaging using long persistence contrast agents  
A system acquires images in the presence of a contrast agent of relatively long persistence using a synchronization processor, image acquisition device and imaging controller. The synchronization...
8847592 Techniques for magnetic particle imaging  
A magnetic particle imaging apparatus includes magnets [106,107] that produce a gradient magnetic field having a field free region (FFR), excitation field electromagnets [102,114] that produce a...
8849377 Intraluminal tissue markers  
Methods and devices are provided for marking tissue to be subsequently located for removal from a body or for other examination. In general, a marker is provided that can be delivered adjacent to...
8849371 System for analyzing and treating abnormality of human and animal tissues  
A patient treatment unit for analyzing and treating abnormality of human or animal tissues, includes a display; a pulse generator circuit that outputs a sequence of electrical pulses at a pulse...
8838208 Fiducial deployment needle system  
Embodiments include a fiducial deployment system. A fiducial may include dimples to enhance echogenicity and/or to provide for engagement with a delivery cannula or stylet. The needle system may...
8825139 Method for automatic detection of a contrast agent inflow in a blood vessel of a patient with a CT system and CT system for carrying out this method  
A method for automatic detection of a contrast agent inflow in a blood vessel of a patient with a CT system, and CT system for carrying out this method, are disclosed. At least one embodiment of...
8825131 MR spectroscopy system and method for diagnosing painful and non-painful intervertebral discs  
An MR Spectroscopy (MRS) system and approach is provided for diagnosing painful and non-painful discs in chronic, severe low back pain patients (DDD-MRS). A DDD-MRS pulse sequence generates and...
8805478 Methods of performing a power injection procedure including identifying features of a subcutaneously implanted access port for delivery of contrast media  
Methods of performing a power injection procedure are described. One method includes taking an x-ray of a subcutaneously implanted access port in a patient to determine whether the access port...
8798717 Patient support and/or transport means and magnetic resonance system  
A patient support and/or transport device is proposed. The patient support and/or transport device comprises a receptacle in particular for a push-in patient support plate. At least one metal...