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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...
9042967 Device and method for wound imaging and monitoring  
A device for fluorescence-based imaging and monitoring of a target comprising: a light source emitting light for illuminating the target, the emitted light including at least one wavelength or...
9034023 Dynamic colorectal PDT application  
Dynamic colorectal PDT methods, devices and photosensitizer compositions to treat abnormal cell growth in anal tissue such as perianal and intra-anal intraepithelial neoplasia grade III are...
9037216 Systems and methods for dynamic imaging of tissue using digital optical tomography  
A methods for imaging tissue using diffuse optical tomography with digital detection includes directing at the tissue a plurality of amplitude modulated optical signals from a plurality of optical...
9036140 Optical probe system with increased scanning speed  
An optical probe system having a probe with an optical guide (G) having a distal end. The optical guide (G) is mounted inside a housing (H) so that the distal end is displaceable with respect to...
9031640 Laser doppler blood flow measuring method and device  
[Subject] To provide laser Doppler blood flow measuring method and device which achieve multi-dimensional measurement efficiently at a high degree of accuracy over a wide range with a simple...
9031641 Quantifying laser-doppler perfusion signal for arrhythmia detection and disease monitoring  
A medical device system and associated method to control a laser Doppler unit to emit light from a coherent laser light source and collect a photodetector signal produced by the laser Doppler unit...
9028065 Ophthalmologic apparatus and image classification method  
A ophthalmologic method and apparatus for processing a captured image of a tear film lipid layer on a cornea of a patient's eye to be examined and for classifying types of dry eye of the patient's...
9020581 Spatially offset Raman spectroscopy of layered soft tissues and applications of same  
The present invention in one aspect relates to a method for surgical margin evaluation of tissues during breast conserving therapy at a surgical site of interest. In one embodiment, the method...
9014789 Systems and methods for visualizing ablated tissue  
Systems and methods for visualizing ablated tissue are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system for imaging tissue includes a catheter having an expandable balloon at a distal end, an illumination...
9014792 Method and apparatus for analyzing subsurfaces of a target material  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method for aligning first and second light signals on an optical path directed to a target, where the...
9014791 System and method for managing thermal issues in gas turbine engines  
The present invention generally relates to a system that enables one to address various thermal management issues in advanced gas turbine engines. In one embodiment, the present invention relates...
9013555 Method and apparatus for ultrahigh sensitive optical microangiography  
Embodiments herein provide an ultrahigh sensitive optical microangiography (OMAG) system that provides high sensitivity to slow flow information, such as that found in blood flow in capillaries,...
RE45484 Image guided awl/tap/screwdriver  
A trackable medical instrument for use in a computer assisted image guided medical and surgical navigation systems that generate images during medical and surgical procedures, includes a guide...
9008351 Method and apparatus for processing image, and medical imaging system employing the apparatus  
A method of processing an image is provided. The method includes estimating a thickness of an object that includes at least two materials, from a radiation image taken with radiations of at least...
9008757 Navigation system including optical and non-optical sensors  
Systems and methods that utilize optical sensors and non-optical sensors to determine the position and/or orientation of objects. A navigation system includes an optical sensor for receiving...
9002439 Blood vessel wall analyzing device and blood vessel wall analyzing method  
The present invention relates to a blood vessel wall analyzing apparatus provided with a structure enabling accurate measurement of plaque components in a blood vessel wall in a state that reduces...
8996098 System and method for diagnosing and treating disease  
A method and system for diagnosing and treating infection or disease, in which an individual takes a photograph of an infected or diseased area of a body using a camera connected to a...
8996097 Ophthalmic measuring method and apparatus  
In an ophthalmic measuring method, a traceable marker in particulate form is administered to the lachrymal fluid of a subject's eye, and the lachrymal fluid is irradiated with illuminating light....
8989848 Apparatus and method for non-invasively detecting diseases that affect structural properties in biological tissues  
Apparatus and methods for spectroscopic analysis of biological tissues to classify an individual as diabetic or non-diabetic, or to determine the probability, progression or level of a disease or...
8989844 Imaging system for following a surgical tool in an operation field  
The invention concerns an imaging system to monitor at least one surgical instrument in an operative site inside a volume of the body of an animal, comprising: at least one endoscopic camera to...
8983581 System and method for large field of view, single cell analysis  
A method and system for medical imaging employs an excitation source configured to cause an object having a plurality of cells to at least one of emit, reflect, and fluoresce light. An optical...
8983582 Methods and apparatuses for positioning within an internal channel  
Methods and apparatuses for positioning medical devices onto (or close to) a desired portion of the interior wall of an internal channel, such as for scan imaging, for photodynamic therapy and/or...
8977348 Systems and methods for determining cardiac output  
A system is provided including a thoracic bio-impedance or bio-reactance (TBIR) analysis module, a photoplethysmograph (PPG) analysis module, and a cardiac output module. The TBIR module is...
8974444 Method for picosecond and femtosecond laser tissue welding  
A method for welding tissue wounds in an animal. The method comprises joining edges of a tissue wound and irradiating the tissue wound and tissue surrounding the tissue wound with a pulsed laser....
8977331 Systems and methods for nerve imaging  
Systems and methods for imaging are presented. The method includes producing excitation light configured to induce fluorescence in an imaging agent that selectively binds to a target species in a...
8977338 Biological optical measurement apparatus, measurement probe, and biological optical measurement system  
A biological optical measurement apparatus includes a connector unit to which a measurement probe is detachably connected, a supply unit configured to supply air to the connector unit, a pipe that...
8971985 Minute ventilation estimation based on depth maps  
What is disclosed is a system and method for estimating minute ventilation by analyzing distortions in reflections of structured illumination patterns captured in a video of a thoracic region of a...
8971984 Hyperspectral technology for assessing and treating diabetic foot and tissue disease  
This invention relates generally to an index map comprising both pressure and perfusion information from a diabetic patient foot for the purpose of treatment. The index map may also be a map of...
8971999 Intra-oral scanner  
An intra-oral scanner includes an optical output unit; an optical output control unit to rotate the optical output unit along a first reference axis or moves the optical output unit so as to...
8965488 Method for evaluating blush in myocardial tissue  
Vessel perfusion and myocardial blush are determined by analyzing fluorescence signals obtained in a static region-of-interest (ROI) in a collection of fluorescence images of myocardial tissue....
8965487 Process, system and software arrangement for measuring a mechanical strain and elastic properties of a sample  
A system, process and software arrangement are provided to determining data associated with at least one structural change of tissue. In particular, a first optical coherence tomography (“OCT”)...
8958867 Detection of lipid core plaque cap thickness  
Described are methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products for examining a blood vessel wall. The blood vessel wall is illuminated with near-infrared light. Reflected...
8951187 Intraoral imaging system  
An intraoral imaging system includes a receiving module that communicates with an imaging display device. The imaging device includes handle having a transmitter module and a power source as well...
8954135 Portable biometric monitoring devices and methods of operating same  
The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to portable biometric monitoring device including a housing having a physical size and shape that is adapted to couple to the user's body, at...
8954133 Spectroscopic detection of brain damage  
The present invention provides a non-invasive device and method of detecting or evaluating brain damage in a living subject.
8954130 Apparatus and method for irradiating a medium  
A method for irradiating a medium includes irradiating the medium with an electromagnetic wave which is scattered in the medium and modulated in frequency at a position in the medium; obtaining...
8954134 Light-guided transluminal catheter  
Generally, the present invention is directed to a light-guided catheter for direct visualization of placement through the skin. An embodiment of the invention includes a method for transcutaneous...
8948851 Method and apparatus for depth-resolved fluorescence, chromophore, and oximetry imaging for lesion identification during surgery  
A tomographic fluorescent imaging device for imaging fluorophores in biological tissues has a scanned laser for scanning the tissue and a camera for receiving light from the biological tissue at...
8948850 Non-contact thermometer sensing a carotid artery  
Methods and apparatus are provided which in some implementations a non-contact thermometer determines a temperature of a subject from a carotid source point of the subject.
8948852 Imaging volumes with arbitrary geometries in non-contact tomography  
A method for tomographic imaging of diffuse medium includes directing waves into a diffusive medium, solving a surface-bounded inversion problem by forward field calculations through decomposition...
8948849 System and method for optode and electrode positioning cap for electroencephalography, diffuse optical imaging, and functional neuroimaging  
An electroencephalographic electrode and optode positioning device has the form of a cap suitable for placement on a subject's head. The cap has semirigid telescopic structures that stiffen it to...
8942790 Needle and related methods  
An optical spectroscopic injection needle assembly. According to one embodiment, the assembly may include an injection needle, a light source, a spectrometer, a computer and an indicator. The...
8939966 Differential laser-induced perturbation (DLIP) for bioimaging and chemical sensing  
Methods for imaging or optical sensing of a material are provided. A first fluorescent image or optical signal of a material can be recorded, the material can be perturbed, and then a second...
8939901 Endoscope apparatus for outputting signals corresponding to first and second narrowband wavelength bands  
An endoscope apparatus includes: a light source device radiating at least one or more illumination lights having a predetermined wavelength band to a subject; a CCD picking up an image of a return...
8938087 Method and apparatus for processing image and medical image system performing the method  
An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes an image mapping unit for generating a mapping image in which first radiation images of multi-energy bands with...
8932223 Catheter for intravascular ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging  
A design and a fabrication method for an intravascular imaging and therapeutic catheters for combined ultrasound, photoacoustic, and elasticity imaging and for optical and/or acoustic therapy of...
8934962 Electrophysiology mapping and visualization system  
Electrophysiology mapping and visualization systems are described herein where such devices may be used to visualize tissue regions as well as map the electrophysiological activity of the tissue....
8929973 Apparatus and method for characterizing optical sources used with human and animal tissues  
Medical researchers use various optical devices for diagnosis, detection, treatment, and therapy. In some embodiments, they do not have the equipment necessary to determine how much light is...
8923955 Use of a system for imaging by fiber-optic confocal fluorescence in vivo in situ, system and method for imaging by fiber-optic confocal fluorescence in vivo in situ  
A method for imaging a tissue includes collecting a light signal from at least part of said tissue, using a fiber optic probe for fluorescence imaging, wherein the fiber optic probe comprises a...