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1. (WO2014204769) AN ASSESSMENT DEVICE AND ASSESSMENT METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/204769    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/042054
Publication Date: Thu Dec 25 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 13 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: A61B 8/00
G01S 7/52
A61B 8/12
A61B 8/08
G01S 15/89
A61B 1/005
A61B 8/06
A61B 5/107
Applicants: ENDOFLOW, LLC
Inventors: KRAUT, Eric
Title: AN ASSESSMENT DEVICE AND ASSESSMENT METHOD
Abstract:
An assessment device and assessment method are provided. The assessment device includes a tube, a flexible tip secured to the tube, and a rotatable sensor section proximal to the flexible tip, the rotatable sensor section including a Doppler transducer and a phased array arranged and disposed to provide a Doppler assessment data point corresponding to an assessment angle of the Doppler transducer. The rotatable sensor section is rotatable between a first assessment angle and a second assessment angle. The assessment method includes providing an assessment device including the rotatable sensor section, inserting the rotatable sensor section, positioning the rotatable sensor section with respect to a target assessment area, rotating the rotatable sensor section through a range of assessment angles between a first assessment angle and a second assessment angle, and obtaining the Doppler assessment data point with the rotatable sensor section.