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DUAL MODALITY ENDOCAVITY BIOPSY IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

United States Patent Application

20140142424
A1
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A dual modality endocavity imaging and treatment system for detection of cancer and targeted biopsy and treatment procedures, comprising: a housing; a nuclear detector system housed within the housing and configured for detecting nuclear radiation imaging data; an ultrasound detector system housed within the housing for detecting ultrasound imaging data; a needle associated with the housing and adjustably positionable relative thereto; and a data processing module configured to receive the nuclear radiation imaging data and the ultrasound imaging data and to generate and output an image showing the relative position of the needle and an endocavity object of interest. The needle may include a distinct radiation signature to facilitate imaging thereof
Lall, Terrence (Toronto, CA), Ionson, James A. (Lexington, MA)
GAMMA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (Toronto CA)
14/ 163,183
January 24, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The present invention was made with government support under contract number DE-ACO2-98CH10886 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States government may have certain rights in this invention.