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9033882 Gas supersaturation monitoring  
A system and method include generating at least one bubble in tissue using ultrasound. The at least one bubble generated is detected and correlated to gas saturation of the tissue.
9033883 Flow quantification in ultrasound using conditional random fields with global consistency  
Velocities are unaliased using conditional random fields. To constrain the energy minimization function, a global term includes a measure of a level of aliasing. In one example, the measure of the...
9033884 Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods  
Apparatus and methods are described that include ultrasound imaging devices, which may operate in a transmissive ultrasound imaging modality, and which may be used to detect properties of interest...
9028412 Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods  
Apparatus and methods are described that include ultrasound imaging devices, which may operate in a transmissive ultrasound imaging modality, and which may be used to detect properties of interest...
9022936 Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods  
Apparatus and methods are described that include ultrasound imaging devices, which may operate in a transmissive ultrasound imaging modality, and which may be used to detect properties of interest...
9005126 Ultrasonic tissue displacement/strain imaging of brain function  
Tissue Pulsatility Imaging (TPI) is an ultrasonic technique developed to measure tissue displacement or strain in the brain due to blood flow over the cardiac and respiratory cycles. Such...
8998812 Ultrasound method and probe for electromagnetic noise cancellation  
A method of ultrasound imaging includes acquiring ultrasound data with a plurality of transducer elements. The ultrasound data includes a plurality of signals. The method includes detecting an...
8979758 Sensing module for orthopedic load sensing insert device  
A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. The sensing module (200) is a...
8979759 Ultrasonic imaging device and information processing device  
Ultrasonic imaging device noninvasively measures cardiac muscle stiffness or intracardiac pressure. The device includes: an ultrasonic probe (2) transmitting and receiving ultrasonic waves to and...
8974388 Ultrasound probe and ultrasound elasticity imaging apparatus  
An ultrasound elasticity imaging apparatus includes an elastic data processing section which processes a received signal detected by an ultrasound probe and generates elastic frame data, a display...
8971990 Systems and methods for nonlinear elastography  
Nonlinear elastography systems and methods are provided. The elastography system includes a data acquisition module, such as an imaging device, and associated system control circuitry. The data...
8968201 Lesion assessment using six degree of freedom ultrasound thermography  
A diagnostic device and method for assessing lesion formation by measuring temperature changes during endocardial ablation. Intracardiac echo catheter data is accurately mapped into a model...
8968200 Ultrasonic elastography for cross sectional tissue measurement method and apparatus  
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to the present invention has an ultrasonic probe for transmitting/receiving an ultrasonic wave to/from an object while the object is pressed, a phasing...
8961418 Solving for shear wave information in medical ultrasound imaging  
A shear wave velocity solution is provided for medical ultrasound imaging. Rather than determining shear wave information for each location based on distance from the origin of the shear wave and...
8956297 Displacement measurement method and apparatus, and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus  
An accurate real-time measurement of a displacement vector is achieved on the basis of the proper beamforming that require a short time for obtaining one echo data frame without suffering...
8951198 Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging  
A first ultrasound pulse is applied to biological tissue to create shear waves in the biological tissue, a focused ultrasound pulse is transmitted into the biological tissue, one or more...
8951197 Method of displaying elastic image and diagnostic ultrasound system  
To carry out objective or definitive diagnosis on the basis of an elastic image regardless of experience and proficiency, a method of displaying an elastic image includes the steps of measuring...
8926513 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, positional information acquiring method, and computer program product  
The analysis image generating unit generates section images from volume analysis data that is collected by sending an ultrasound wave down to a region under the ribs. The right/left identifying...
8926515 Method and apparatus for continuously monitoring intracranial pressure  
A method and apparatus for continuously measuring the absolute intracranial pressure in a non-invasive manner is described by using an ultrasonic Doppler device which detects the pulsatility...
8920323 Coupled axial and lateral displacement estimation for elasticity imaging  
The determination of axial and lateral displacement in a material subject to compression is determined by fitting a multi-dimensional model function to the match between corresponding portions of...
8905932 Non-invasive characterization of human vasculature  
Vascular conditions are detected non-invasively in the human body using a collection of information from small local regions of the vasculature. An array of accelerometers or other sensors are...
8900145 Ultrasound systems and methods for real-time noninvasive spatial temperature estimation  
Ultrasound systems and methods for real-time noninvasive spatial temperature estimation are disclosed herein. A method for noninvasive temperature estimation in accordance with an embodiment of...
8882672 Method and system for tissue imaging and analysis  
A method for detecting abnormal tissue in a region of healthy tissue, comprising: a) making a first measurement of ultrasound backscattered from the region; b) heating the region, at least after...
8876717 Biological information acquisition apparatus  
When a subject is pressed by a plate and an acoustic wave is received by a probe via the plate, the acoustic wave is refracted because of the difference between a sound velocity in the subject and...
8870771 Method and apparatus for categorizing breast density and assessing cancer risk utilizing acoustic parameters  
A method for categorizing whole-breast density is disclosed. The method includes the steps of exposing breast tissue to an acoustic signal; measuring a distribution of an acoustic parameter by...
8870772 Method and system for tissue recognition  
A method for characterizing body tissue, comprising: a) transmitting ultrasound into tissue of a body, heating the body tissue by less than 3 degrees Celsius;b) measuring temperature of the...
8864670 Ultrasonic monitoring device for measuring physiological parameters of a mammal  
An ultrasonic monitoring device includes a substrate, a plurality of ultrasonic transducer elements, a computer readable memory medium, a microprocessor, and a power source. The ultrasonic...
8864668 Formation of an elastic image in an ultrasound system  
Embodiments for forming elastic images in an ultrasound system are disclosed. In one embodiment, a Tx/Rx unit repeatedly transmits/receives an ultrasound beam along scan lines in a target object...
8864669 Method and system for tissue imaging and analysis  
A method for detecting abnormal tissue in a region of healthy tissue, comprising: a) making a first measurement of ultrasound backscattered from the region;b) heating the region, at least after...
8858437 Method of transforming a doppler velocity dataset into a velocity vector field  
A method and device for transforming a Doppler velocity dataset into a velocity vector field, the including: (a) providing a 2D or 3D Doppler velocity dataset, acquired by means of 2D or 3D...
8852102 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method of determining elasticity index reliability  
An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and a method of determining elasticity index reliability control transmission and reception of an ultrasonic beam, track displacements in a transmission...
8852103 Transmissive imaging and related apparatus and methods  
Apparatus and methods are described that include ultrasound imaging devices, which may operate in a transmissive ultrasound imaging modality, and which may be used to detect properties of interest...
8840555 System and method of ultrasound image processing  
An ultrasound system includes an ultrasound transducer adapted to obtain a dynamic series of echo signals of a subject tissue at different deformation states, and an image processor for generating...
8834376 Dispersive ultrasound technology as a diagnostic device for traumatic brain injuries  
Described herein is the use of ultrasound pulses at different frequencies to track the dispersion properties of intracranial tissues which may have been altered due to traumatic or other...
8821408 Data mining system for noninvasive intracranial pressure assessment  
Systems and methods are described for noninvasively assessing an intracranial pressure of a patient. Some embodiments include providing a simulation model with a measured arterial blood pressure...
8818731 Apparatus and method for interfacing time-variant signals  
An improved apparatus and method for interfacing a time variant waveform between two hardware environments. In one aspect, the invention comprises a circuit for accurately simulating the output of...
8814798 Implantable device and method for monitoring venous diameter  
An implantable medical device system and associated method receive a signal from an implantable sensor operatively positioned relative to a vein, the signal being responsive to changes in a...
8808185 System and method for generating a patient diagnosis  
A system for generating a diagnosis is disclosed herein. The system includes a controller, an electrocardiograph connected to the controller, and an ultrasound device connected to the controller....
8801614 On-axis shear wave characterization with ultrasound  
Shear wave imaging is provided in medical diagnostic ultrasound. The generation of a shear wave with acoustic energy forms a pseudo shear wave (an apparent wave) traveling towards the transducer....
8801613 Calibration for multi-stage physiological monitors  
A physiological monitor is provided for determining a physiological parameter of a medical patient with a multi-stage sensor assembly. The monitor includes a signal processor configured to receive...
8793079 Method for imaging of nonlinear interaction scattering  
1st and 2nd pulsed waves are transmitted along 1st and 2nd transmit beams where at least one of the beams is broad in at least one direction, and the transmit timing between said 1st and 2nd...
8790288 Arteriovenous access valve system and process  
An arteriovenous graft system is described. The arteriovenous graft system includes an arteriovenous graft that is well suited for use during hemodialysis. In order to minimize or prevent arterial...
8777860 Method for evaluation of renal vascular perfusion using power doppler ultrasonography  
A method for evaluation of renal perfusion with power Doppler ultrasonography is disclosed in the present invention. Serial renal vascular images at different vascular areas including the whole...
8758248 Systems and methods for acoustic radiation force imaging with enhanced performance  
Methods and systems for ultrasound imaging are presented. The method includes configuring a plurality of apertures in a transducer array of an ultrasound imaging device, where the apertures...
8753278 Pressure control in medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging  
Contact pressure from a transducer is controlled in medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging. Rather than measuring pressure directly using a pressure sensor on the transducer, the compression of...
8747318 Ultrasonic measurement apparatus  
A sample moves, either naturally (as in the case of the heart) or by application of force, and its movement is measured. A processing unit calculates first displacement related information...
8740818 Method and apparatus for characterization of clot formation  
Methods, apparatus and systems for characterizing changes in at least one physical property of soft tissue. A series of acoustic pulses is generated and directed into the soft tissue such that at...
8734350 System and method for correcting errors in shear wave measurements arising from ultrasound beam geometry  
A system and method for measuring mechanical properties of a tissue using an ultrasound system is provided. Ultrasound energy is applied to the tissue using the ultrasound system in order to...
8727986 Method and apparatus for assessing risk of preterm delivery  
An apparatus for assessing the risk of preterm delivery and the success of induction of labor at term uses a steered ultrasound beam to assess microstructure of the cervix revealed by backscatter...
8727984 Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus  
An ultrasound diagnosis apparatus that can perform predetermined input operations without using an operation table or a remote controller. To realize improved ergonomics in an ultrasound diagnosis...

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