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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
8465430 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus Jun. 18, 2013
8465428 Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic probe system Jun. 18, 2013
8465426 Ultrasonograph Jun. 18, 2013
8464378 Medical inspection apparatus Jun. 18, 2013
8463361 System and method for non-invasive instantaneous and continuous measurement of cardiac chamber volume Jun. 11, 2013
8463356 Ultrasonic therapy system reducing the electromagnetic interference to the imaging device Jun. 11, 2013
8460193 System and method for ultra-high frequency ultrasound treatment Jun. 11, 2013
8460192 Ultrasound imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, display apparatus, and display method Jun. 11, 2013
8460191 Ultrasonic medical diagnostic device for imaging changes with time Jun. 11, 2013
8460190 Automated image interpretation with transducer position or orientation sensing for medical ultrasound Jun. 11, 2013
8457713 Medical treatment system Jun. 4, 2013
8455963 Low frequency CMUT with vent holes Jun. 4, 2013
8454540 Non-invasive ultrasonic body contouring Jun. 4, 2013
8454520 Intravascular ultrasound techniques Jun. 4, 2013
8454518 Ultrasonic probe Jun. 4, 2013
8454516 System and method for three dimensional harmonic ultrasound imaging Jun. 4, 2013
8454514 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and a medical image-processing apparatus Jun. 4, 2013
8454512 Confocal photoacoustic microscopy with optical lateral resolution Jun. 4, 2013
8454511 Magneto-motive ultrasound detection of magnetic nanoparticles Jun. 4, 2013
8452613 Multiple modality computer aided diagnostic system and method May. 28, 2013
8452371 Artery imaging system May. 28, 2013
8451158 Analog to digital converter with generalized beamformer May. 28, 2013
8449467 Helical acoustic array for medical ultrasound May. 28, 2013
8449466 System and method for locating medical devices in vivo using ultrasound Doppler mode May. 28, 2013
8447388 Apparatus and method for biological observation using sound waves and light May. 21, 2013
8447091 Ultrasonic observation apparatus, operation method of the same, and computer readable recording medium May. 21, 2013
8446419 Image processing system and method May. 21, 2013
8444566 Guide for placement of catheter into brain and a method of utilizing the same May. 21, 2013
8444565 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus, method of measuring pressure gradient, and method of measuring blood vessel elasticity May. 21, 2013
8444564 Noninvasive diagnostic system May. 21, 2013
8444562 System and method for treating muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage tissue May. 21, 2013
8444561 Ultrasonic diagnosing apparatus May. 21, 2013
8439842 Method and device for controlling transmission power of an active transducer May. 14, 2013
8439841 Method of measuring the thickness of a biological tissue by ultrasounds and device for carrying out such method May. 14, 2013
8439840 Ultrasound imaging system and method with automatic adjustment and/or multiple sample volumes May. 14, 2013
8439839 Ultrasonic diagnosis device and ultrasonic probe for use in ultrasonic diagnosis device May. 14, 2013
8435183 Balance body ultrasound system May. 7, 2013
8435182 Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging May. 7, 2013
8435181 System and method to identify and measure organ wall boundaries May. 7, 2013
8435180 Gain optimization of volume images for medical diagnostic ultrasonic imaging May. 7, 2013
8432417 User interface and methods for sonographic display device Apr. 30, 2013
8430820 Ultrasonic imaging apparatus Apr. 30, 2013
8430819 System and method for ultrasound imaging with a configurable receive aperture Apr. 30, 2013
8428691 Method and apparatus for localizing an ultrasound catheter Apr. 23, 2013
8428690 Intracardiac echocardiography image reconstruction in combination with position tracking system Apr. 23, 2013
8428687 Systems and methods for matching and imaging tissue characteristics Apr. 23, 2013
8427527 Autostereoscopic display Apr. 23, 2013
8425422 Adaptive volume rendering for ultrasound color flow diagnostic imaging Apr. 23, 2013
8425419 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic method Apr. 23, 2013
8425418 Method of ultrasonic imaging and biopsy of the prostate Apr. 23, 2013

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