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1. (WO2005104729) VERSATILE BREAST ULTRASOUND SCANNING
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Pub. No.:    WO/2005/104729    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/014321
Publication Date: 10.11.2005 International Filing Date: 26.04.2005
IPC:
A61B 8/00 (2006.01)
Applicants: U-SYSTEMS, INC. [US/US]; 110 Rose Orchard Way, San Jose, CA 95134-1358 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
CHEN, Jiayu [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
ANDERSON, Tor, C. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SUMMERS, Douglas, G. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WANG, Shih-Ping [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: CHEN, Jiayu; (US).
ANDERSON, Tor, C.; (US)
Agent: KAVRUKOV, Ivan, S.; Cooper & Dunham LLP, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036 (US)
Priority Data:
60/565,698 26.04.2004 US
60/577,078 04.06.2004 US
60/629,007 17.11.2004 US
Title (EN) VERSATILE BREAST ULTRASOUND SCANNING
(FR) BALAYAGE A ULTRASONS POLYVALENT DU SEIN
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Versatile ultrasound scanning of a breast is described using an apparatus (1202) including a hand-manipulable compression/scanning assembly (1208). The compression/scanning assembly (1208) comprises an ultrasound transducer (1304) and a compressive member comprising an at least partially conformable membrane (1218) in a substantially taut state, the membrane (1218) having a first surface compressing the breast in a generally chestward direction and a second surface opposite the first surface. The compression/scanning assembly (1208) further comprises a transducer translation mechanism coupled to the ultrasound transducer (1304) and configured to sweep the ultrasound transducer across the second surface of the membrane to scan the breast while compressed in the generally chestward direction. Systemized and/or standardized ultrasonic scanning of a breast based on hand-manipulable scanners (1208, 1508) having substantially planar scanning surfaces is also described.
(FR)L'invention se rapporte au balayage à ultrasons polyvalent d'un sein au moyen d'un appareil (1202) comprenant un ensemble compression/balayage à manipulation manuelle (1208). Cette ensemble compression/balayage (1208) comprend un transducteur à ultrasons (1304) et un élément de compression comportant une membrane au moins partiellement adaptable (1218) dans un état sensiblement rigide, cette membrane (1218) étant dotée d'une première surface qui comprime le sein généralement dans le sens de la poitrine et d'une seconde surface opposée à la première surface. Cet ensemble compression /balayage (1208) comprend aussi un mécanisme de transfert de transducteur relié au transducteur à ultrasons (1304) et configuré pour balayer le transducteur à ultrasons sur la seconde surface de la membrane pour balayer le sein pendant sa compression généralement dans le sens de la poitrine. L'invention porte aussi sur le balayage à ultrasons systématisé et/ou standardisé d'un sein au moyen de scanners à manipulation manuelle (1208, 1508) présentant des surfaces de balayage sensiblement planes.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NA, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, 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, IS, IT, LT, LU, MC, NL, PL, 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)