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1. (WO1997014360) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NON-INVASIVELY DETECTING URINARY TRACT INFECTION USING ULTRASOUND
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Pub. No.:    WO/1997/014360    International Application No.:    PCT/US1996/016098
Publication Date: 24.04.1997 International Filing Date: 07.10.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    13.05.1997    
IPC:
A61B 8/08 (2006.01)
Applicants: DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND CORPORATION [US/US]; P.O. Box 818, Redmond, WA 98073 (US)
Inventors: McMORROW, Gerald, J.; (US)
Agent: PUNTIGAM, Clark, A.; 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (US)
Priority Data:
08/546,068 20.10.1995 US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NON-INVASIVELY DETECTING URINARY TRACT INFECTION USING ULTRASOUND
(FR) APPAREIL ET METHODE DE DETECTION NON INVASIVE D'INFECTIONS DES VOIES URINAIRES A L'AIDE D'ULTRASONS
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An ultrasound signal is transmitted into the center of the bladder. The received backscatter information (22) is gated so that the data which remains is from a sample volume within the bladder and does not include information from the front or back walls and surrounding tissues of the bladder. The backscatter information (22) is then compared with a preestablished threshold value. If the received backscatter is above a threshold value, it is indicative of a possible urinary tract infection, and an alarm is transmitted to the user.
(FR)Un signal ultrasonore est envoyé dans le centre de la vessie. L'information rétrodiffusée captée (22) est filtrée de manière à ce que les données subsistantes ne proviennent que d'un volume échantillon intérieur à la vessie et ne contiennent pas d'informations sur les parois antérieures ou postérieures ou sur les tissus environnants de la vessie. L'information rétrodiffusée (22) est ensuite comparée à une valeur-seuil préétablie. Si elle dépasse ladite valeur, elle indique une éventuelle infection des voies urinaires.
Designated States: JP.
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)