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1. (WO2012094308) QUANTITATIVE ELASTOGRAPHY
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2012/094308    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/020063
Publication Date: 12.07.2012 International Filing Date: 03.01.2012
IPC:
A61B 8/08 (2006.01)
Applicants: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY [US/US]; 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
ANTHONY, Brian, W. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
SUN, Shih-Yu [--/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: ANTHONY, Brian, W.; (US).
SUN, Shih-Yu; (US)
Agent: NORTRUP, John, H.; Strategic Patent, P.C. P.O. Box 920629 Needham, MA 02492 (US)
Priority Data:
61/429,308 03.01.2011 US
Title (EN) QUANTITATIVE ELASTOGRAPHY
(FR) ÉLASTOGRAPHIE QUANTITATIVE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)A contact force sensor is used to detect an instantaneous contact force for an ultrasound probe while an ultrasound image is obtained. The contact force can be used to evaluate tissue deformation in response to the applied force, which permits enhanced imaging such as estimation of undeformed tissue shapes and a determination of tissue elasticity.
(FR)La présente invention concerne l'utilisation d'un capteur de force de contact pour détecter une force de contact instantanée d'une sonde à ultrasons tandis qu'une image ultrasonore est obtenue. La force de contact peut être utilisée pour évaluer la déformation d'un tissu en réponse à la force appliquée, ce qui permet une meilleure imagerie, comme l'estimation des formes de tissus non déformés et la détermination de l'élasticité d'un tissu.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, QA, RO, RS, RU, RW, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, 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)