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A medical instrument having a shaft, at the proximal end of which a handle is arranged, wherein the shaft is rotatable about its longitudinal axis and can be...
Systems and methods related to gastro-esophageal implants
The present application describes an implant system useable for positioning an implant device such as a device useful for restricting passage of ingested food...
Insertion device for providing fine needle aspiration and core biopsy
An insertion device for taking samples within a body. The insertion device includes a trigger housing, an outer sheath assembly, a sampling device, and a...
Cutting apparatus for automated tissue sample processing and imaging
A method is provided for cutting a tissue sample into sections. A blade having a first reference line is provided that extends from an attachment point of the...
Ultrasound probe diagnosing apparatus, ultrasound diagnostic apparatus,
and ultrasound probe diagnosing method
An ultrasound probe diagnosing apparatus which diagnoses an ultrasound probe having an array of a plurality of ultrasound transducing elements on the basis of...
Systems and methods for capture and display of blood pressure and
An ultrasonic imaging system comprises a processing system and an ultrasound imaging probe that is configured to transmit ultrasound energy into a selected...
Interframe energy normalization in an optoacoustic imaging system
An optoacoustic imaging system includes a handheld probe and first and second pulsed light sources having a common output. The first and second light sources...
System and method for normalizing range in an optoacoustic imaging system
A system and method are provided for normalizing range in an optoacoustic imaging system. In an embodiment, the system includes adjustable amplifiers and a...
Intravascular ultrasound catheter
An intravascular ultrasound catheter may include a central lumen adapted to receive a drive shaft bearing an ultrasound transducer. The intravascular ultrasound...
Ultrasound diagnostic adapter, ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, and
ultrasound diagnostic method
An ultrasound diagnostic adapter used when diagnosing a subject using an ultrasound probe that transmits and receives ultrasound waves, the ultrasound...
Ultrasonic probe and manufacturing method thereof
The present application relates to an ultrasonic probe including a connector capable of applying an electrical signal to a piezoelectric material and disposed...
Lesion assessment using six degree of freedom ultrasound thermography
A diagnostic device and method for assessing lesion formation by measuring temperature changes during endocardial ablation. Intracardiac echo catheter data is...
Tracked ultrasound vessel imaging
A medical imaging apparatus, such as including a processor circuit, can be used to construct a first image of a plane parallel to the surface of an ultrasonic...
Infrasonic stethoscope for monitoring physiological processes
An infrasonic stethoscope for monitoring physiological processes of a patient includes a microphone capable of detecting acoustic signals in the audible...
ECG-gated temporal sampling in cardiac kinetic modeling
In a diagnostic imaging system (10), a monitor (50) monitors periodic biological cycles of the subject (14). A trigger point detector (60) detects a time (t1,...
Projection image generation apparatus, program and method
A structure extraction element obtains three-dimensional structure extraction data by extracting a tubular structure from volume data obtained by imaging a...
X-ray imaging apparatus and method of controlling the same
Disclosed are an X-ray imaging apparatus that captures one or more images of an inner part of the human body or the like, and a method for controlling the...
Single step differential phase contrast x-ray imaging
A system and method for single step and motionless x-ray phase contrast imaging. In one embodiment, a system for single step x-ray imaging includes a clinical...
Energy application apparatus
An energy application apparatus applies energy to an object. The object (2), such as a tumor which has absorbed a radioisotope tracer, defines a location (3) of...
Medical diagnostic imaging apparatus
Included are a storage unit for storing as first medical image information a three-dimensional image representing information about an inside of the subject; an...
Reduced radiation fluoroscopic system
An imaging system includes a display, an x-ray based image acquisition device, a workstation, and a medical device, e.g., a catheter. The image acquisition...
Real-time feedback for preventing high dose C-Arch geometry positions
An apparatus aids operation of an interventional x-ray imager during image acquisition, where the X-ray imager is configured to vary X-ray dosages depending on...
Nuclear medicine diagnostic apparatus
A nuclear medicine diagnostic apparatus includes a support unit for supporting an inspection object from front, an opening for receiving a breast of the...
Method and apparatus for detecting disease regression through
network-based gait analysis
A method, computer-readable storage device and apparatus for determining a regression of a medical condition are disclosed. For example, a method receives...
Personal biosensor accessory attachment
Techniques for providing a personal biosensor accessory attachment are disclosed. In some embodiments, a personal biosensor accessory attachment system is...
Apparatus and method for measuring biologic parameters
Support structures for positioning sensors on a physiologic tunnel for measuring physical, chemical and biological parameters of the body and to produce an...
Methods for locating a blood vessel
The present invention relates to methods for differentiating a blood vessel from a nonvascular tissue during a minimally invasive surgery using a device. A...
Internet-based system for characterizing patients undergoing an
The invention provides a system for evaluating a patient featuring: 1) an ECG-measuring system connected to the patient and configured to sense ECG information...
Method for automatic setting time varying parameter alert and alarm limits
When monitoring physiological parameters (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) of a patient, a threshold limit (30) is set (e.g., automatically or manually)...
Physiologic audio fingerprinting
Audio sounds are captured from a subject's body, e.g., using a smartphone or a worn array of microphones. Plural features are derived from the captured audio,...
Fully self-contained unit dose devices for allergy skin testing
The present invention discloses a system for applying antigens or other diagnostic substances to the skin of a subject for allergy testing. The system is...
Lancet ejection and advancement mechanism for multi-lancet cartridge
A lancing device includes an advance-and-eject mechanism with a positioning member for manipulating a series of interconnected lancets. The advance-and-eject...
Blood collection safety devices and methods of use and manufacture
An automatically locking safety device, e.g., for use in a blood collection procedure, can include a housing, first and second needle covers that are at least...
Blood glucose calibration system
A blood glucose calibration system has a noninvasive sensor that attaches to a person's tissue site so as to generate multi-stream physiological data responsive...
Chemochromic medical articles
The present invention is directed to medical articles which exhibit a color change upon exposure to an analyte of interest and to methods of detecting analytes...
Glycemic health metric determination and application
Disclosed are methods, apparatuses, etc. for determination and application of a unidimensional metric for assessing a patient's glycemic health. In one...
Dynamic integrated lancing test strip with sterility cover
An integrated lancing test strip includes a test strip and a lancet packet coupled to the test strip. The lancet packet includes a sterility sheet enclosing a...
Electrochemical sensor module
Certain embodiments of a sensor cartridge element include a sensor module, an electrode arrangement installed on the sensor module, and a delivery arrangement...
Method and system for fitting hearing aids, for training individuals in
hearing with hearing aids and/or for...
A hearing aid is fitted to an individual and/or the individual is trained in hearing with the hearing aid. In a first step a stimulus signal is provided. In a...
Method and apparatus for calculating amount of exercise performed
A method of calculating an amount of exercise performed includes measuring noise based on a relative difference in displacement between a skin of a user and a...
System and method for determining the posture of a person
A system for determining the posture of a person has a motion sensor (CM) with at least one axis of measurement, which is provided with fixing means (MF) for...
Device and method of monitoring a position and predicting an exit of a
subject on or from a substrate
Methods and devices for monitoring the position of a subject are disclosed. One such method includes sensing pressure waves generated by the subject moving on a...
Heart rate measuring device
The invention relates to a heart rate measuring apparatus and a method, adapted for measuring a subject's (6) heart rate and/or heart rate variation. The heart...
Smartphone-based apparatus and method for obtaining repeatable,
quantitative colorimetric measurement
A method for obtaining a point-of-collection, selected quantitative indicia of an analyte on a test strip using a smartphone involves imaging a test strip on...
Device and method for fractionally collecting contents of exhaled air
A device for fractionally collecting contents of exhaled air by changing the state of matter of the contents by means of the Joule-Thomson effect arising during...
Apnea detector and system
An apnea detector is disclosed. A detector unit in communication with a capacitive type sensor is adapted to receive an electrical signal which is indicative of...
Systems and methods for catheter tip placement using ECG
A system and method for catheter placement using ECG is provided. In certain embodiments, the system and method can generate a patient specific window for...
Tool shape estimation
A medical tool includes a location sensor at a distal end. While the tool is being maneuvered to a desired region of interest, a control unit records a first...
Methods, systems, and devices for spine centrum extraction and
intervertebral disk dividing
Devices, systems, and methods for spine centrum extraction and intervertebral disk dividing are disclosed.
Methods for generating luminal organ profiles using impedance
Methods to generate luminal organ profiles using impedance. One embodiment of such a method comprises the steps of introducing an impedance device having at...