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Ultrasound System Solves Attenuation Problem

Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging is a type of ultrasound elastography with proven diagnostic value. It works by generating a shear wave and detecting differences in attenuation (scatter...
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Timothy Hall, Ivan Rosado-Mendez | P150014US01

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Real-Time 3-D Elastography

Elastography is a type of imaging technique that reveals the stiffness of tissues. It commonly is used to detect tumors and other abnormalities that cause changes in local tissue stiffness. Measuremen...
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Tomy Varghese, Atul Ingle | P140237US01

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Composite Images for Clearer Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a crucial diagnostic tool, capable of imaging body parts like a beating heart and measuring tissue elasticity. Modern systems can produce individual images as well as video. While video ...
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Ray Vanderby, William Sethares, Mon-Ju Wu, Sarah Duenwald-Kuehl, Joseph Karls | P130212US01

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Cervical Probe Predicts Preterm Delivery Risk

Preterm birth affects 13 million babies every year, resulting in infant deaths, disabilities and medical conditions costing $26 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Preterm birth rates have increased i...
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Timothy Hall, Lisa Reusch, Helen Feltovich | P130172US01

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Rapid Three-Dimensional Elasticity Imaging

Elastography is a type of imaging technique that reveals the stiffness of tissues. It commonly is used to detect tumors and other abnormalities that cause changes in local tissue stiffness. Measuremen...
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Tomy Varghese, Atul Ingle | P130117US01

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Method and Apparatus for Cardiac Elastography

Elastography is a new medical imaging technique that detects and images the stiffness properties -- such as axial strain, lateral strain and Poisson’s ratio -- of tissues under compression. Give...
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Tomy Varghese, Christian Breburda, James Zagzebski, Peter Rahko | P02274US

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Elastographic Imaging of the Cervix and Uterine Wall

Elastography is a new ultrasound imaging technique that detects and images the local stiffness properties of tissues under compression. Elastrography promises to improve the diagnosis of several uteri...
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Tomy Varghese, Mark Kliewer, James Zagzebski | P03009US

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Automated Evaluation of Ultrasonic Elasticity Images

Ultrasound-based elasticity imaging uses signals from conventional diagnostic ultrasound systems to show the mechanical properties of tissue (e.g., stiffness or Poisson’s ratio). In quasi-static...
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Jingfeng Jiang, Timothy Hall, Amy Ettling | P04300US

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Ultrasound Determination of Vascular Age

Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. A key challenge facing the cardiology community is the identification of high-risk individuals who would bene...
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James Stein | P02313US

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Rapid, Precise Ultrasonic Elasticity Imaging

Ultrasonic elastography is an ultrasound imaging technique that detects and creates images of the stiffness properties, or strain, of tissues under compression. This method can reveal disease properti...
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Timothy Hall, Yanning Zhu | P07059US

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Elastographic Imaging of Soft Tissue in Vivo

Elastography is a new ultrasound imaging technique that detects and images the local stiffness properties of tissues during compression. Three-dimensional (3-D) elastography provides a way to visualiz...
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Tomy Varghese, James Zagzebski, Udomchai Techavipoo, Quan Chen | P02153US

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