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1. (WO2008002442) SCANNING PROBE WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS

Pub. No.:    WO/2008/002442    International Application No.:    PCT/US2007/014433
Publication Date: 2008. 1. 3 International Filing Date: 2007. 6. 20
IPC: A61B 8/14
Applicants: ENVISIONEERING LLC
TAYLOR, James D.
CHANDLER, Dennis D.
Inventors: TAYLOR, James D.
CHANDLER, Dennis D.
Title: SCANNING PROBE WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS
Abstract:
An ultrasound cavital probe suitable for transrectal or other usage, includes an ultrasound probe, having an outer housing, a pair of motors within one end of the housing, a first shaft operatively associated with one of the motors to provide longitudinal movement to the ultrasound transducer, while a second shaft operatively associated with the second motor, and which extends through the hollow interior of the first said shaft, provides for pivotal or rotary movement to the ultrasound transducer and probe, to furnish a 2-dimensional view of the surrounding anatomy, and which in combination with the movement from the first shaft, furnishes a 3-dimensional volumetric scan of the surrounding anatomy, along with facilitating the image plane movements normally obtained by a standard probe while used in a stepping device, and integrated electronics package operatively provided within the ultrasonic probe for use for processing scanned signals, their digitization, and their transmission by a controller to a personal computer for further processing and display.