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1. WO2009051847 - THREE DIMENSIONAL MAPPING DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND MACHINES AND METHOD

Publication Number WO/2009/051847
Publication Date 23.04.2009
International Application No. PCT/US2008/011973
International Filing Date 20.10.2008
IPC
A61B 8/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
CPC
A61B 5/06
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes
06Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
A61B 5/062
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes
06Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
061Determining position of a probe within the body employing means separate from the probe, e.g. sensing internal probe position employing impedance electrodes on the surface of the body
062using magnetic field
A61B 5/064
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
5Measuring for diagnostic purposes
06Devices, other than using radiation, for detecting or locating foreign bodies
061Determining position of a probe within the body employing means separate from the probe, e.g. sensing internal probe position employing impedance electrodes on the surface of the body
064using markers
A61B 8/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
A61B 8/4245
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
42Details of probe positioning or probe attachment to the patient
4245involving determining the position of the probe, e.g. with respect to an external reference frame or to the patient
A61B 8/4254
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
42Details of probe positioning or probe attachment to the patient
4245involving determining the position of the probe, e.g. with respect to an external reference frame or to the patient
4254using sensors mounted on the probe
Applicants
  • CALUSER, Calin [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • CALUSER, Calin
Agents
  • KNECHTEL, Robert, L.
Priority Data
60/999,78919.10.2007US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) THREE DIMENSIONAL MAPPING DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND MACHINES AND METHOD
(FR) SYSTÈME D'AFFICHAGE À MAPPAGE TRIDIMENSIONNEL POUR DES MACHINES DE DIAGNOSTIC À ULTRASONS ET PROCÉDÉ
Abstract
(EN)
An apparatus, system, and method where the ultrasound transducer position registration is automated, calculates the position of each pixel in the ultrasound image in reference to the predetermined anatomical reference points (AR) and can store the information on demand. The graphic interface associated with the ultrasound image allows for the instant display of selected targets position coordinates relative to anatomical reference points, in the ultrasound images. This system would significantly reduce the ultrasound examination time, by eliminating the time consuming manual labeling of images and speeding up the target finding at subsequent examinations, enhance correlation capability with other diagnostic imaging modalities like CT scans, MRI, mammograms, decrease human errors and fatigue, provide an easy, uniform, method of communicating the target position among healthcare providers.
(FR)
L'invention porte sur un appareil, un système et un procédé dans lesquels l'enregistrement de position de transducteur ultrasonore est automatisé, qui calculent la position de chaque pixel dans l'image ultrasonore par référence aux points de référence anatomique prédéterminés (AR) et qui peuvent mémoriser les informations à la demande. L'interface graphique associée à l'image ultrasonore permet l'affichage instantané de coordonnées de positions cibles sélectionnées par rapport à des points de référence anatomique, dans les images ultrasonores. Ce système réduira significativement le temps d'examen par ultrasons, en éliminant le temps que prend le marquage manuel d'images et en accélérant la recherche de cibles lors d'examens ultérieurs, améliorera la possibilité de corrélation avec d'autres modalités d'imagerie de diagnostic de type balayages de tomodensitométrie, IRM, mammographies, diminuera les erreurs et la fatigue humaines, fournira un procédé facile et uniforme de communication d'une position cible entre des professionnels de la santé.
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