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1. (WO2018089218) ULTRASOUND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED INSTRUMENT VISUALIZATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089218    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/059123
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Oct 31 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 8/00
A61B 8/08
Applicants: FUJIFILM SONOSITE, INC.
Inventors: KARADAYI, Kerem
Title: ULTRASOUND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED INSTRUMENT VISUALIZATION
Abstract:
An ultrasound imaging system includes a processor programmed to generate an anatomy image and a number of needle frames at different transmit beam angles. The system analyzes the data in the needle frames and selects segments therein that are identified as likely representing an interventional instrument. Data from one or more needle frames are blended with the data for the anatomy image of the tissue to create a composite image of the tissue and the interventional instrument.