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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
8423120 Method and apparatus for positioning a biopsy needle Apr. 16, 2013
8423116 Noninvasive measurements in a human body Apr. 16, 2013
8419651 Spectrum analysis of coronary artery turbulent blood flow Apr. 16, 2013
8419643 Ultrasonic method and apparatus for assessment of bone Apr. 16, 2013
8419641 Medical image display method, medical image diagnostic apparatus, and medical image display device Apr. 16, 2013
8419640 Removal of bone cement and implants by ultrasonic vibration methods Apr. 16, 2013
8414496 System and method for reducing angular geometric distortion in an imaging device Apr. 9, 2013
8414491 Ultrasonograph and ultrasonograph control method Apr. 9, 2013
8414490 System and method for modelling left ventricle of heart Apr. 9, 2013
8411111 Model generator for cardiological diseases Apr. 2, 2013
8409102 Multi-focus ultrasound system and method Apr. 2, 2013
8409101 Ultrasonic probe and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus Apr. 2, 2013
8409098 Method and apparatus for collection of cardiac geometry based on optical or magnetic tracking Apr. 2, 2013
8409097 Visual imaging system for ultrasonic probe Apr. 2, 2013
8409095 Systems and methods for hands free control of medical devices Apr. 2, 2013
8409094 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method for displaying ultrasound image Apr. 2, 2013
8409092 Medical imaging system that redirects heat waste for patient pallet heating Apr. 2, 2013
8403859 Image guided catheters and methods of use Mar. 26, 2013
8403858 Image guided catheters and methods of use Mar. 26, 2013
8403856 Rotational intravascular ultrasound probe with an active spinning element Mar. 26, 2013
8403855 Ultrasound system and signal processing unit configured for time gain and lateral gain compensation Mar. 26, 2013
8403854 Ultrasound diagnosis apparatus and method for acquiring 3-D images Mar. 26, 2013
8403853 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus Mar. 26, 2013
8403852 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and control method thereof Mar. 26, 2013
8403849 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus Mar. 26, 2013
8403842 Transvaginal ultrasound probe speculum Mar. 26, 2013
8402829 Interactive ultrasound-based depth measurement for medical applications Mar. 26, 2013
8398554 Harmonic cMUT devices and fabrication methods Mar. 19, 2013
8398553 Method and an apparatus for recording bladder volume Mar. 19, 2013
8398552 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus Mar. 19, 2013
8398551 Capacitive ultrasonic transducer, production method thereof, and capacitive ultrasonic probe Mar. 19, 2013
8398549 Ultrasound methods, systems and computer program products for imaging contrasting objects using combined images Mar. 19, 2013
8398548 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic method Mar. 19, 2013
8396534 Intravital-information imaging apparatus Mar. 12, 2013
8396276 Systems and methods for performing an image-based gating procedure during an IVUS imaging procedure Mar. 12, 2013
8394028 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic probe Mar. 12, 2013
8394027 Multi-plane/multi-slice processing for 2-D flow imaging in medical diagnostic ultrasound Mar. 12, 2013
8394025 Method and apparatus for determining the absolute value of intracranial pressure Mar. 12, 2013
8394024 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method for tracing movement of tissue Mar. 12, 2013
8394023 Method and apparatus for automatically determining time to aortic valve closure Mar. 12, 2013
8394012 Device for use for the treatment of hemorrhoid prolapse Mar. 12, 2013
8391958 Method and arrangement relating to testing objects Mar. 5, 2013
8390181 Electronic array probe for ultrasonic imaging Mar. 5, 2013
8388539 Operation supporting device, method, and program Mar. 5, 2013
8388537 Ultrasonic imaging apparatus Mar. 5, 2013
8388535 Methods and apparatus for focused ultrasound application Mar. 5, 2013
8382671 Handheld force-controlled ultrasound probe Feb. 26, 2013
8382670 Ultrasonic diagnosis system and distortion distribution display method Feb. 26, 2013
8382669 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus control method Feb. 26, 2013
8379051 Data set conversion systems and methods Feb. 19, 2013

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