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1. (WO2013049116) METHOD FOR DETECTION OF CHARACTERISTICS OF ORGAN FIBROSIS
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Pub. No.:    WO/2013/049116    International Application No.:    PCT/US2012/057207
Publication Date: 04.04.2013 International Filing Date: 26.09.2012
IPC:
A61B 5/055 (2006.01)
Applicants: ACUITAS MEDICAL LIMITED [GB/GB]; #12 Technium One, Kings Road Swansea SA1 8PH (GB)
Inventors: JAMES, Timothy, W.; (GB).
TELFER, Samantha; (GB).
DAVIES, Amanda; (GB).
FARR, Lance, W.; (GB).
PATHAK, Ryan; (GB).
JAMES, Kristin; (GB)
Agent: VINCENT, Lester, J.; Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP 1279 Oakmead Parkway Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4040 (US)
Priority Data:
61/539,276 26.09.2011 US
Title (EN) METHOD FOR DETECTION OF CHARACTERISTICS OF ORGAN FIBROSIS
(FR) PROCÉDÉ DE DÉTECTION DE CARACTÉRISTIQUES D'UNE FIBROSE D'ORGANE
Abstract: front page image
The disclosed invention is a method for detecting indications of the presence of liver disease and other fibrotic diseases using a magnetic-resonance based technique for measuring fine tissue and bone textures. Specifically, the invention focuses on adaptations to this prior art to facilitate assessment of the presence and severity of liver disease, lung disease, and other fibrotic disease by measuring spatial wavelengths characteristic of the specific disease process across an areal cross-section through an organ. The results may be presented using a mapping technique. In this way, the resolution of MR is extended further than possible with current MR imaging, so as to be able to measure the fine scale structures and tissue changes that are known to be characteristic of the degenerative processes involved in the development of these diseases.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BN, 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, PA, 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, 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)