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Methods and systems for using reference images in acoustic image processing

United States Patent

January 4, 2005
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A method and system of examining tissue are provided in which a field, including at least a portion of the tissue and one or more registration fiducials, is insonified. Scattered acoustic information, including both transmitted and reflected waves, is received from the field. A representation of the field, including both the tissue and the registration fiducials, is then derived from the received acoustic radiation.
Moore; Thomas L. (Livermore, CA), Barter; Robert Henry (Oakland, CA)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit, MI)
10/ 323,866
December 18, 2002
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The Government has rights in this invention pursuant to U.S. Dept. of Energy Work for Others Agreement L-8420.