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Computerized ultrasound risk evaluation system

United States Patent

October 23, 2007
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A method and system for examining tissue are provided in which the tissue is maintained in a position so that it may be insonified with a plurality of pulsed spherical or cylindrical acoustic waves. The insonifying acoustic waves are scattered by the tissue so that scattered acoustic radiation including a mix of reflected and transmitted acoustic waves is received. A representation of a portion of the tissue is then derived from the received scattered acoustic radiation.
Duric; Nebojsa (Albuquerque, NM), Littrup; Peter J. (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Holsapple, III; Earle (Grosse Pointe Farms, MI), Barter; Robert Henry (Oakland, CA), Moore; Thomas L (Livermore, CA), Azevedo; Stephen G. (Livermore, CA), Ferguson; Sidney W. (Livermore, CA)
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute (Detroit, MI)
10/ 323,354
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.