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Number: 600/437
Name: Surgery > Diagnostic testing > Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation > Ultrasonic
Description: Methods and apparatus wherein the radiation applied to the body consists of a vibratory acoustic frequency or sound wave produced by a transducer which causes a disturbance in the pressure and density of a fluid, or in the elastic strain in a solid, and has a frequency higher than that detectable by the human ear.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
600/443 Anatomic image produced by reflective scanning 1,614
600/458 Contrast enhancement 495
600/453 Doppler effect (e.g., fetal hr monitoring) 357
600/449 One-dimensional anatomic display or measurement 227
600/440 Plural display mode systems 189
600/459 Structure of transducer or probe assembly 1,315
600/448 Through-transmission (e.g., time-of-flight) imaging 79
600/442 Tissue attenuation or impedance measurement or compensation 202
600/438 Used as an indicator of another parameter (e.g., temperature, pressure, viscosity) 412
600/439 With therapeutic device 957

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8706186 Apparatus for insertion of a medical device during a medical imaging process Apr. 22, 2014
8702630 Method and apparatus for injecting ultrasound into tissue Apr. 22, 2014
8702611 Ultrasound probe and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus Apr. 22, 2014
8702608 Method for estimating acoustic velocity of ultrasonic image and ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus using the same Apr. 22, 2014
8702579 Control system and method for precisely guiding a percutaneous needle toward the prostate Apr. 22, 2014
8690818 Ultrasound catheter for providing a therapeutic effect to a vessel of a body Apr. 8, 2014
8690783 Ultrasonic transducer assembly Apr. 8, 2014
8690782 System for generating multiple beams from a single receive event Apr. 8, 2014
8690780 Noninvasive tissue tightening for cosmetic effects Apr. 8, 2014
8690779 Noninvasive aesthetic treatment for tightening tissue Apr. 8, 2014
8690778 Energy-based tissue tightening Apr. 8, 2014
8690777 Apparatus and method for real time 3D body object scanning without touching or applying pressure to the body object Apr. 8, 2014
8690776 Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for image guided surgery Apr. 8, 2014
8687868 Image generating apparatus, image generating method, and program Apr. 1, 2014
8687860 Mammography statistical diagnostic profiler and prediction system Apr. 1, 2014
8684936 Method and apparatus to produce ultrasonic images using multiple apertures Apr. 1, 2014
8681116 Medical mounting system and method Mar. 25, 2014
8679051 Microbubble medical devices Mar. 25, 2014
8679023 Tissue insertion type ultrasonic probe Mar. 25, 2014
8679022 Ultrasonic sensor, measuring device, and measurement system Mar. 25, 2014
8679017 Biological information measurement apparatus and method Mar. 25, 2014
8672851 Ocular ultrasound based assessment device and related methods Mar. 18, 2014
8672850 Focusing of a two-dimensional array to perform four-dimensional imaging Mar. 18, 2014
8672847 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method Mar. 18, 2014
8672846 Continuous transmit focusing method and apparatus for ultrasound imaging system Mar. 18, 2014
8670816 Multiple medical device guidance Mar. 11, 2014
8668647 Bandpass sampling for elastography Mar. 11, 2014
8668646 Integrated sensor for medical applications Mar. 11, 2014
8666472 Arterial endothelial function measurement method and apparatus Mar. 4, 2014
8666132 Data compression method and data compression apparatus Mar. 4, 2014
8663116 Methods, assemblies, and devices for positioning a catheter tip using an ultrasonic imaging system Mar. 4, 2014
8663114 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and storage medium Mar. 4, 2014
8663112 Methods and systems for fat reduction and/or cellulite treatment Mar. 4, 2014
8663110 Providing an optimal ultrasound image for interventional treatment in a medical system Mar. 4, 2014
8660632 Medical image processing apparatus, X-ray CT apparatus, MRI apparatus, ultrasound diagnostic imaging apparatus, and medical image processing method Feb. 25, 2014
8660326 Image processing method for estimating a risk of atheroma plaque breakage Feb. 25, 2014
8657751 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound image producing method Feb. 25, 2014
8657749 Ultrasonic puncture needle Feb. 25, 2014
8657748 Blood vessel function inspecting apparatus Feb. 25, 2014
8652048 Implant and system for predicting decompensation Feb. 18, 2014
8652047 Apparatus and method for automatically measuring the volume of urine in a bladder using ultrasound signals Feb. 18, 2014
8652046 Palpation algorithms for computer-augmented hand tools Feb. 18, 2014
8652045 System and method for characterizing tissue based upon homomorphic deconvolution of backscattered ultrasound Feb. 18, 2014
8649844 Medical image diagnosis assisting apparatus, method, and program Feb. 11, 2014
8649586 Color flow gain adjustment method and device Feb. 11, 2014
8647280 Ultrasonic probe and method for manufacturing ultrasonic probe Feb. 11, 2014
8647278 Method and system for non-invasive intracranial pressure monitoring Feb. 11, 2014
8647276 Ultrasonic diagnostic device Feb. 11, 2014
8647274 Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method Feb. 11, 2014
8647259 Ultrasound scanning capsule endoscope (USCE) Feb. 11, 2014

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