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Number: 600/461
Name: Surgery > Diagnostic testing > Detecting nuclear, electromagnetic, or ultrasonic radiation > Ultrasonic > Structure of transducer or probe assembly > Associated with puncturing instrument
Description: Subject matter wherein the ultrasonic sound wave generating means has a medical needle associated therewith which is guided by said wave generating means to pierce that portion of the body under diagnosis.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8679022 Ultrasonic sensor, measuring device, and measurement system Mar. 25, 2014
8663110 Providing an optimal ultrasound image for interventional treatment in a medical system Mar. 4, 2014
8644908 Imaging device for fused mammography with independently moveable imaging systems of different modalities Feb. 4, 2014
8622907 Biopsy system with integrated imaging Jan. 7, 2014
8617079 Echogenic medical needle Dec. 31, 2013
8574160 Needle guides for a sonographic imaging device Nov. 5, 2013
8577105 Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method of displaying an ultrasound image Nov. 5, 2013
8556815 Freehand ultrasound imaging systems and methods for guiding fine elongate instruments Oct. 15, 2013
8496593 Needle guide Jul. 30, 2013
8496592 Clamp for a medical probe device Jul. 30, 2013
8480592 Biopsy probe mechanism having multiple echogenic features Jul. 9, 2013
8475407 Method and apparatus for guiding an external needle to an implantable device Jul. 2, 2013
8425425 Virtual image formation method for an ultrasound device Apr. 23, 2013
8366643 System and method for treating subcutaneous tissues Feb. 5, 2013
8366672 Fluid administration system Feb. 5, 2013
8353840 Method and disposable apparatus for guiding needles with a double button unlocking and locking mechanism Jan. 15, 2013
8335552 Method and apparatus for instrument placement Dec. 18, 2012
8308741 Systems and methods for automatically inserting a needle into a living subject Nov. 13, 2012
8257264 Ultrasonic probe with a needle clip and method of using same Sep. 4, 2012
8250753 Method for manufacturing an active fixation electrode Aug. 28, 2012
8226562 Hand-held ultrasound system having sterile enclosure Jul. 24, 2012
8216149 Puncture adaptor, ultrasonic probe for puncture, ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus for puncture, method for detecting angle of puncture needle Jul. 10, 2012
8206308 Shielding for intravascular ultrasound imaging systems and methods of making and using Jun. 26, 2012
8162833 Thick-slice ultrasound images derived from ultrasonic scans of a chestwardly-compressed breast of a supine patient Apr. 24, 2012
8137281 Structure for attaching needle guide to ultrasound probe Mar. 20, 2012
8118743 Sterile cover Feb. 21, 2012
8099155 Method for assisting with percutaneous interventions Jan. 17, 2012
8070685 Connectorized probe for transesophageal echocardiography Dec. 6, 2011
8066644 System, method and device for positioning a target located within soft tissue in a path of an instrument Nov. 29, 2011
8057407 Surgical sensor Nov. 15, 2011
7985184 Ultrasound-assisted drug-delivery method and system based on time reversal acoustics Jul. 26, 2011
7981041 Sonographically guided transvaginal or transrectal pelvic abscess drainage using trocar method and biopsy guide attachment Jul. 19, 2011
7976469 Percutaneous needle guide Jul. 12, 2011
7959573 Needle-guide device, particularly for ultrasound probes Jun. 14, 2011
7864997 Method, apparatus and computer program product for automatic segmenting of cardiac chambers Jan. 4, 2011
7857765 Protocol-driven ultrasound examination Dec. 28, 2010
7846103 Probe guide for use with medical imaging systems Dec. 7, 2010
7840054 Ultrasound image enhancement and speckle mitigation method Nov. 23, 2010
7837627 Sheath apparatus for guiding needles for use with a medical ultrasound transceiver Nov. 23, 2010
7833168 Targeted biopsy delivery system Nov. 16, 2010
7828732 Breast cancer screening with adjunctive ultrasound mammography Nov. 9, 2010
7828733 Coronal and axial thick-slice ultrasound images derived from ultrasonic scans of a chestwardly-compressed breast Nov. 9, 2010
7826883 Localization mechanism for an MRI compatible biopsy device Nov. 2, 2010
7824348 System and method for variable depth ultrasound treatment Nov. 2, 2010
7819810 Multiplanar ultrasonic vascular sensor assembly, system and methods employing same, apparatus for movably affixing a sensor assembly to a body and associated methods Oct. 26, 2010
7811265 Ultrasonic probe with positioning device for examination devices and operation devices Oct. 12, 2010
7806828 Multiplanar ultrasonic vascular sensor assembly and apparatus for movably affixing a sensor assembly to a body Oct. 5, 2010
7806892 Tissue-retaining system for ultrasound medical treatment Oct. 5, 2010
7809422 Method and apparatus for optical imaging Oct. 5, 2010
7766839 Needle insertion systems and methods Aug. 3, 2010

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