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Inventor:
Wang; Shih-Ping
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Los Altos, CA
No. of patents:
38
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE31691 Panel type x-ray image intensifier tube and radiographic camera system October 2, 1984
A panel shaped, proximity type, x-ray image intensifier tube for medical x-ray diagnostic use having all linear components and yet a high brightness gain, in the range of 500 to 20,000 cd-sec/m.sup.2 -R, the tube being comprised of a rugged metallic tube envelope, an inwardly concave,
8579819 Breast ultrasound scanning template November 12, 2013
Apparatus and related methods for facilitating volumetric ultrasonic scanning of a breast are described. In one preferred embodiment, a generally cone-shaped radial scanning template having a vertex and a wide opening angle is provided, the radial scanning template having a slot-like
8241219 Compressive surfaces for ultrasonic tissue scanning August 14, 2012
Automated ultrasonic scanning of a chestwardly compressed breast of a supine patient uses a scanning assembly that moves down to compress the breast through a membrane that is secured to the assembly across a bottom opening. A motorized ultrasound transducer moves across the breast while
8184882 Full-field breast image data processing and archiving May 22, 2012
A system, computer program product, and related methods are described for obtaining, processing, and/or and archiving full-field breast image data, such as full-field breast ultrasound (FFBU) data, in a manner that promotes ready integration with current x-ray mammogram-based breast
8162833 Thick-slice ultrasound images derived from ultrasonic scans of a chestwardly-compressed breast o April 24, 2012
Displaying breast ultrasound information on an interactive user interface is described, the user interface being useful in adjunctive ultrasound mammography environments and/or ultrasound-only mammography environments. Bilateral comparison is facilitated by a pairwise display of thick-sl
8128568 Handheld volumetric ultrasound scanning device March 6, 2012
An apparatus and related methods for ultrasonically scanning a tissue volume are described, the apparatus being particularly advantageous in the context of freehand ultrasound assisted biopsy of the breast although readily applied to non-biopsy contexts and other body parts. The appa
7940966 Full-field breast image data processing and archiving May 10, 2011
A system, computer program product, and related methods are described for obtaining, processing, and/or and archiving full-field breast image data, such as full-field breast ultrasound (FFBU) data, in a manner that promotes ready integration with current x-ray mammogram-based breast
7828733 Coronal and axial thick-slice ultrasound images derived from ultrasonic scans of a chestwardly-c November 9, 2010
Displaying breast ultrasound information on an interactive user interface is described, the user interface being useful in adjunctive ultrasound mammography environments and/or ultrasound-only mammography environments. Bilateral comparison is facilitated by a pairwise display of thick-sl
7828732 Breast cancer screening with adjunctive ultrasound mammography November 9, 2010
An adjunctive ultrasound mammography system and associated methods are described, comprising a scanning apparatus for facilitating standardized, repeatable breast ultrasound scans, and further comprising an adjunctive ultrasound display apparatus configured for fast, intuitive viewing of
7731662 Compressive surfaces for ultrasonic scanning and associated method June 8, 2010
An apparatus and related methods for ultrasonically scanning a tissue sample are described, the apparatus comprising an ultrasound transducer and a taut fabric sheet compressing the tissue sample, the ultrasound transducer contacting the taut fabric sheet and ultrasonically scanning
7615008 Processing and displaying breast ultrasound information November 10, 2009
Displaying breast ultrasound information on an interactive user interface is described, the user interface being useful in adjunctive ultrasound mammography environments and/or ultrasound-only mammography environments. Bilateral comparison is facilitated by a pairwise display of thick-sl
7597663 Adjunctive ultrasound processing and display for breast cancer screening October 6, 2009
An adjunctive ultrasound mammography system and associated methods are described comprising an adjunctive ultrasound display configured for quick, intuitive, interactive viewing of data derived from volumetric ultrasound scans, the data being displayed near a conventional x-ray mammo
7556602 Breast cancer screening with adjunctive ultrasound mammography July 7, 2009
Ultrasound mammography in which an automated transducer scans the patient's breast to generate many images of thin slices that are processed into few images of thick slices that can be displayed simultaneously for practical rapid assessment of the breast. The thin-slice images can be
7313260 Controlling thick-slice viewing of breast ultrasound data December 25, 2007
An adjunctive ultrasound mammography system and associated methods are described in which an ultrasound image being displayed near an x-ray mammogram image may be superimposed thereon or thereunder by a user for facilitating rapid comprehension of breast structures and detection of a
7103205 Breast cancer screening with ultrasound image overlays September 5, 2006
An adjunctive ultrasound mammography system and associated methods are described in which an ultrasound image being displayed near an x-ray mammogram image may be superimposed thereon or thereunder by a user for facilitating rapid comprehension of breast structures and detection of a
7018333 Method and system for instant biopsy specimen analysis March 28, 2006
An apparatus and related methods for ultrasound-assisted surgical removal of a tumor or other biological object from a patient, the tumor requiring complete removal such that no portion thereof remains inside the patient, is described. According to a preferred embodiment, a specimen cont
6695786 Guide and position monitor for invasive medical instrument February 24, 2004
An instrument guide is described for mounting an invasive instrument such as a biopsy needle to an imaging probe, controlling its position, monitoring its position, and/or predictively displaying its position on a user display of the medical imaging system. A plurality of substantially
6628815 Computer-aided diagnosis system and method September 30, 2003
An x-ray system acquires an initial low-contrast, wide latitude (G=2.5, or G=2 or less) x-ray image of a breast. A processing system automatically finds suspected abnormalities in the breast by processing the low contrast initial image, and then automatically converts the initial x-ray i
6574357 Computer-aided diagnosis method and system June 3, 2003
A computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) method and system provide image annotation information that can include an assessment of the probability, likelihood or predictive value of the CAD-detected suspected abnormalities as an additional aid to the radiologist. More specifically, probability
6477262 Computer-aided diagnosis method and system November 5, 2002
A computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) method and system provide image annotation information that can include an assessment of the probability, likelihood or predictive value of the CAD-detected suspected abnormalities as an additional aid to the radiologist. More specifically, probability
6434262 Computer-aided diagnosis system and method August 13, 2002
An x-ray system acquires an initial low-contrast, wide latitude (G=2.5, or G=2 or less) x-ray image of a breast. A processing system automatically finds suspected abnormalities in the breast by processing the low contrast initial image, and then automatically converts the initial x-ray i
6266435 Computer-aided diagnosis method and system July 24, 2001
A computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) method and system provide image annotation information that can include an assessment of the probability, likelihood or predictive value of the CAD-detected suspected abnormalities as an additional aid to the radiologist. More specifically, probability
6075879 Method and system for computer-aided lesion detection using information from multiple images June 13, 2000
A system, method, and computer program product for computer-aided detection of suspicious lesions in digital mammograms is described, wherein single-view feature vectors from a first digital mammogram are processed in a classification algorithm along with information computed from a
5828774 Computer-aided diagnosis system and method October 27, 1998
X-ray images are displayed at both high-resolution and high-illumination with annotation superimposed in registration therewith to point out suspected abnormalities identified through a process in which the x-ray images are digitized and the digitized information is subjected to feature
5729620 Computer-aided diagnosis system and method March 17, 1998
X-ray images are displayed at both high-resolution and high illumination with annotation superimposed in registration therewith to point out suspected abnormalities identified through a process in which the x-ray images are digitized and the digitized information is subjected to feature
5054048 X-ray radiography method and system October 1, 1991
A method and device for producing flux equalized x-ray images for medical radiography through the use of a scanning fan shaped x-ray beam and a feedback control system which regulates the beam intensity at a multiple number of points along the fan beam to compensate for the x-ray att
4953189 X-ray radiography method and system August 28, 1990
A method and device for producing flux equalized x-ray images for medical radiography through the use of a scanning fan shaped x-ray beam and a feedback control system which regulates the beam intensity at a multiple number of points along the fan beam to compensate for the x-ray att
4649559 Digital radiography device March 10, 1987
A large area, digital radiography apparatus in which a prescatter and a postscatter collimator are moved simultaneously with an x-ray image intensifier tube whose output display is scanned by a stationary scanning camera to produce a digitized x-ray image over a large cross-sectional
4598369 Tomography apparatus and method July 1, 1986
Tomographic images are obtained at a plane of interest by taking a series of x-ray exposures, producing a series of multiple images therefrom, arranging these multiple images so that points residing within a desired plane of interest are coincident to form a first order clarified image,
4447721 Panel type X-ray image intensifier tube and radiographic camera system May 8, 1984
An x-ray image intensifier tube for medical x-ray diagnostic use having a tube envelope, an inwardly concave, iron nickel, chromium alloy input window, an output display screen, a scintillator photocathode screen suspended within the envelope and in between the input window and the o
4426721 X-ray intensifier detector system for x-ray electronic radiography January 17, 1984
The apparatus of the invention includes a planer, proximity type x-ray image intensifier for detecting a fan beam of x-rays and for producing an intensified output visible light image on an output display screen which is sensed by a scannable, linear array of solid state diode detectors.
4300046 Panel type X-ray image intensifier tube and radiographic camera system November 10, 1981
A panel shaped, proximity type, x-ray image intensifier tube for medical x-ray diagnostic use having all linear components and yet a high brightness gain, in the range of 500 to 20,000 cd-sec/m.sup.2 -R, the tube being comprised of a rugged metallic tube envelope, an inwardly concave,
4255666 Two stage, panel type x-ray image intensifier tube March 10, 1981
A panel shaped, proximity type, multi-stage x-ray image intensifier tube for medical x-ray diagnostic use having all linear components and yet a high brightness gain, the tube being comprised of a rugged metallic tube envelope, an inwardly concave, metallic input window, a full size outp
4221967 Gamma ray camera September 9, 1980
An Anger gamma ray Camera is improved by the substitution of a gamma ray sensitive, proximity type image intensifier tube for the scintillator screen in the Anger camera, the image intensifier tube having a negatively charged flat scintillator screen and a flat photocathode layer and a
4208577 X-ray tube having scintillator-photocathode segments aligned with phosphor segments of its displ June 17, 1980
An X-ray amplifier tube of the proximity design in which the scintillator screen, the photo-cathode screen and the output phosphor display screen are all segmented, with the segmentations of each screen being in registry with those of the other screens. In some embodiments one or more ap
4186302 Panel type X-ray image intensifier tube and radiographic camera system January 29, 1980
A panel shaped, proximity type, x-ray image intensifier tube for medical x-ray diagnostic use having all linear components and yet a high brightness gain, in the range of 500 to 20,000 cd-sec/m.sup.2 -R, the tube being comprised of a rugged metallic tube envelope, an inwardly concave,
4140900 Panel type x-ray image intensifier tube and radiographic camera system February 20, 1979
A panel shaped, proximity type, x-ray image intensifier tube for medical x-ray diagnostic use having all linear components and yet a high brightness gain, in the range of 500 to 20,000 cd-sec/m.sup.2 -R, the tube being comprised of a rugged metallic tube envelope, an inwardly concave,
4104516 Direct view, panel type x-ray image intensifier tube August 1, 1978
A panel shaped, proximity type, x-ray image intensifier tube for medical x-ray fluoroscopy use having all linear components and yet a high brightness gain, in excess of 4,000 cd-sec/m.sup.2 -R, the tube being comprised of a rugged metallic tube envelope, an inwardly concave metallic










 
 
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