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1. WO2002038042 - THERMOMETRY-BASED BREAST CANCER RISK ASSESSMENT

Publication Number WO/2002/038042
Publication Date 16.05.2002
International Application No. PCT/GB2001/004942
International Filing Date 07.11.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 10.06.2002
IPC
A61B 5/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons
CPC
A61B 2560/045
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
2560Constructional details of operational features of apparatus; Accessories for medical measuring apparatus
04Constructional details of apparatus
0443Modular apparatus
045with a separable interface unit, e.g. for communication
A61B 5/015
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
01Measuring temperature of body parts; ; Diagnostic temperature sensing, e.g. for malignant or inflamed tissue
015By temperature mapping of body part
A61B 5/20
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
20for measuring urological functions ; restricted to the evaluation of the urinary system
A61B 5/6804
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes
68Arrangements of detecting, measuring or recording means, e.g. sensors, in relation to patient
6801specially adapted to be attached to or worn on the body surface
6802Sensor mounted on worn items
6804Garments; Clothes
Applicants
  • XIMED GROUP, PLC [GB]/[GB]
Inventors
  • YOUNG, David, Ernest
  • YOUNG, Colin, Alfred
  • JENKINS, Kevin
Agents
  • SAUNDERS & DOLLEYMORE
  • MURGITROYD & COMPANY
Priority Data
09/710,60309.11.2000US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) THERMOMETRY-BASED BREAST CANCER RISK ASSESSMENT
(FR) EVALUATION DU RISQUE DE CANCER DU SEIN FONDEE SUR LA THERMOMETRIE
Abstract
(EN)
The system provides analogue electronic sensor means, novel mechanical harness mounting means having adjustment means and provided with remote attached data-logging control means for sampling breast surface temperature and means for collecting, storing and displaying these data. The system allows breast temperatures to be measured, with great accuracy and reliability, for selected periods for up to seven days at any desired rational sampling rate. Collected breast surface temperature data may then be uploaded into a computer for elaboration using a dedicated computer program. Breast surface temperatures may be measured at a specific point during the menstrual cycle, determined by progesterone levels in the urine when the system is used to determine the risk of breast cancer occurring later in women who do not currently have the disease, or it may be used at other times for other purposes.
(FR)
Selon l'invention, le système comporte un dispositif capteur électronique analogique, un nouveau dispositif de montage de harnais mécanique pourvu d'un dispositif de réglage et d'un dispositif de commande d'enregistrement de données relié à distance permettant d'échantillonner la température de la surface du sein, et un dispositif conçu pour recueillir, stocker et afficher ces données. Ledit système permet de mesurer la température du sein de manière très précise et fiable pendant des périodes choisies allant jusqu'à sept jours à n'importe quelle fréquence d'échantillonnage rationnelle. Les données de température recueillies de la surface du sein peuvent ensuite être téléchargées sur un ordinateur en vue de leur élaboration au moyen d'un programme informatique spécialisé. Les températures de la surface du sein peuvent être mesurées à un point spécifique lors du cycle menstruel, déterminé par les concentrations de progestérone dans les urines lorsqu'on utilise le système pour établir le risque de cancer du sein survenant ultérieurement chez les femmes qui ne souffrent pas pour le moment de cette maladie. On peut l'utiliser également à d'autres moments pour d'autres fins.
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