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1. (WO2004006774) ULTRASOUND INTERFACING DEVICE FOR TISSUE IMAGING
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Pub. No.:    WO/2004/006774    International Application No.:    PCT/US2003/021899
Publication Date: 22.01.2004 International Filing Date: 14.07.2003
IPC:
A61B 8/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: ISCIENCE SURGICAL CORPORATION [US/US]; 1321 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
RACHLIN, Daniel [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
CONSTON, Stanley, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: RACHLIN, Daniel; (US).
CONSTON, Stanley, R.; (US)
Agent: SMITH, Gregory, Scott; Gregory Smith & Associates, 3900 Newpark Mall Road, Suite 317, Newark, CA 94560 (US)
Priority Data:
60/395,676 12.07.2002 US
Title (EN) ULTRASOUND INTERFACING DEVICE FOR TISSUE IMAGING
(FR) DISPOSITIF D'INTERFACE A ULTRASONS POUR IMAGERIE DE TISSUS
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A device (10) used with high frequency ultrasound provides a replaceable barrier between the ultrasound transducer and the tissues being imaged. The device (10) provides an acoustic pathway of minimal effect on the ultrasound signals, and furthermore provides for a safety barrier between a mechanical scanner and the tissues being imaged. The configuration of the device (10) allows it to function as a standoff for the ultrasound transducer to place the focus of the ultrasound beam at the desired depth of tissue for imaging. In addition, the device (10) may be sterilized and replaced as needed, providing sterile tissue contact surfaces. The device (10) has additional features, which are especially advantageous for diagnosis and surgery of the eye.
(FR)L'invention concerne un dispositif (10) à ultrasons haute fréquence fournissant une barrière remplaçable entre le transducteur à ultrasons et les tissus imagés. Le dispositif (10) présente un parcours acoustique d'effet minimum sur les signaux ultrasons et procure en outre une barrière de sécurité entre un scanner mécanique et les tissus imagés. La configuration du dispositif (10) lui permet de fonctionner en tant que pièce de montage pour le transducteur à ultrasons, en vue de placer le faisceau d'ultrasons à l'épaisseur désirée du tissu pour l'imagerie. En outre, le dispositif (10) peut être stérilisé et remplacé si nécessaire, en garnissant les surfaces de contact de tissu stérile. Le dispositif (10) présente des fonctions supplémentaires, particulièrement avantageuses pour le diagnostic et la chirurgie oculaire.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)