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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:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8257261 Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and image processing apparatus Sep. 4, 2012
8254654 Sidelobe suppression in ultrasound imaging using dual apodization with cross-correlation Aug. 28, 2012
8251908 Motion compensated image-guided focused ultrasound therapy system Aug. 28, 2012
8249324 Image processing apparatus, image processing program, storage medium, and ultra-sonic diagnostic apparatus Aug. 21, 2012
8246543 Imaging method utilizing attenuation and speed parameters in inverse scattering techniques Aug. 21, 2012
8241219 Compressive surfaces for ultrasonic tissue scanning Aug. 14, 2012
8241214 Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and method for ultrasonic imaging Aug. 14, 2012
8241041 Process and system for simulation or digital synthesis of sonographic images Aug. 14, 2012
8239006 Method and apparatus for medical imaging using near-infrared optical tomography and fluorescence tomography combined with ultrasound Aug. 7, 2012
8237336 Array scanning type ultrasound probe Aug. 7, 2012
8235906 System and method for accelerated focused ultrasound imaging Aug. 7, 2012
8235904 Ultrasound system and method for forming BC-mode image Aug. 7, 2012
8235902 System and method for tissue change monitoring during HIFU treatment Aug. 7, 2012
8235900 Method and apparatus for an automatic ultrasound imaging system Aug. 7, 2012
8235899 Ultrasound imaging device Aug. 7, 2012
8235898 Ultrasonic direct strain estimation using temporal and spatial correlation Aug. 7, 2012
8235726 Process and system for simulation or digital synthesis of sonographic images Aug. 7, 2012
8233687 Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and a method of obtaining ultrasonic images Jul. 31, 2012
8231535 Capacitative microfabricated ultrasound transducer-based intravascular ultrasound probes Jul. 31, 2012
8231534 Ultrasonic transmitter/receiver device, ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus Jul. 31, 2012
8231533 Ultrasound coupling device Jul. 31, 2012
8230741 Test method of operations of ultrasonograph and ultrasound probe Jul. 31, 2012
8228347 User interface and methods for sonographic display device Jul. 24, 2012
8226563 Receive circuit for minimizing channels in ultrasound imaging Jul. 24, 2012
8226562 Hand-held ultrasound system having sterile enclosure Jul. 24, 2012
8226538 Biomedical used multiple-channel hemispherical focused ultrasound phased array apparatus Jul. 24, 2012
8224420 MRI guided ultrasound therapy apparatus Jul. 17, 2012
8221337 System and method for monitoring bladder distention in a variety of patients having differing anatomical proportions Jul. 17, 2012
8221323 Using acoustic energy to compute a lung edema fluid status indication Jul. 17, 2012
8221322 Systems and methods to improve clarity in ultrasound images Jul. 17, 2012
8221321 Systems and methods for quantification and classification of fluids in human cavities in ultrasound images Jul. 17, 2012
8219181 Medical imaging system and method containing ultrasound docking port Jul. 10, 2012
8216148 Doppler ultrasound for identifying material properties of a carpal tunnel anatomy Jul. 10, 2012
8216147 Ultrasonographic equipment Jul. 10, 2012
8216145 Ultrasonic diagonstic apparatus, ultrasonic image processing apparatus, and ultrasonic image processing method Jul. 10, 2012
8216142 Ultrasonic probe, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic endoscopic apparatus Jul. 10, 2012
8216141 Ultrasound system and method for forming BC-mode image Jul. 10, 2012
8214021 Medical imaging system and method containing ultrasound docking port Jul. 3, 2012
8213693 System and method to track and navigate a tool through an imaged subject Jul. 3, 2012
8211132 Ultrasonic surgical apparatus Jul. 3, 2012
8211026 Finger mounted probe adapted for intraoperative use Jul. 3, 2012
8211021 Ultrasound image processing apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus Jul. 3, 2012
8211018 Time multiplexed method and device for beamforming Jul. 3, 2012
8206307 Ultrasound imaging probe and method Jun. 26, 2012
8206302 Method and apparatus for filling doppler signal gaps in ultrasound diagnostic imaging Jun. 26, 2012
8206301 Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and ultrasonic image processing apparatus, method and program Jun. 26, 2012
8202219 Ultrasonic bone assessment apparatus and method Jun. 19, 2012
8199685 Processing of medical signals Jun. 12, 2012
8198787 Ultrasonic probe with adhesive protrusion preventive structure Jun. 12, 2012
8198782 Ultrasonic transducer and manufacturing method thereof Jun. 12, 2012

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