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Method and apparatus for storage and/or introduction of implant for hollow
Apparatus for advancing a vascular implant into a blood vessel. The apparatus comprises a first elongate member, the first elongate member having sufficient...
Tissue ligating device
A tissue ligating device for ligating a tissue includes a suture having an elastic restoring force, and a hook-shaped member including a groove portion,...
Anvil assembly and delivery system
An anvil assembly suitable for trans-oral delivery includes an anvil head configured to receive a guide suture that is severed during a stapling procedure. An...
Stents and methods of using stents are provided. Stents of the invention provide external support structure for a blood vessel segment disposed within, wherein...
Surgical instrument with automatically-returned firing member
A surgical instrument is disclosed. The surgical instrument comprises a handle, a shaft comprising a proximal portion extending from the handle and a distal...
System and method for satellite drug delivery
The present disclosure is directed to an implantable repository including a housing comprising at least one bioactive agent and at least one attachment member...
Directionally biased staple and method of manufacturing
In accordance with the present disclosure a cartridge for use with a surgical stapler is disclosed. The cartridge has a plurality of individual directionally...
Integrated tissue positioning and jaw alignment features for surgical
An apparatus includes a body, a shaft in communication with the body, and an end effector in communication with the shaft. The end effector is operable to drive...
Clips for vascular anastomosis and method of use
Disclosed is a surgical clip for end-to-end or end-to-side vascular anastomosis and for suturing blood conduits, which comprises a V-shaped base from which at...
Movable member for use with a tissue thickness compensator
A cutting blade for a surgical cutting and stapling instrument is disclosed therein. The cutting blade can include one or more features to direct or displace...
Closed loop suture for anchoring tissue grafts
A method and device for securing a tissue graft within a bone passage includes providing a graft fixation device that houses a closed loop having both braided...
A method and a device for anchoring a suture to an object includes a shuttle and a pin made of a material which can be liquefied by means of ultrasonic...
Method and device for approximating tissue
A wound closure device including a first tissue anchor with a first suture filament fixedly coupled thereto at a proximal end and extending along a length to a...
Articulating surgical instruments and method of deploying the same
A surgical instrument comprises a steering mechanism. The steering mechanism comprises a handle at a proximal end of the surgical instrument. The handle...
System and method for pelvic floor repair
A method of repairing a pelvic floor disorder and a system for carrying out the method are provided. The method is effected by positioning an imaging device in...
Shaft of a laparoscopic instrument
A shaft of a laparoscopic instrument, having a ceramic tube which extends over the main length of the shaft and has a sheath which encloses the ceramic tube in...
System and method for acquiring optoacoustic data and producing parametric
maps using subband acoustic compensation
A method is disclosed for generating sinograms by sampling transducers acoustically coupled with a surface of a volume after a pulse of light, each transducer...
Ultrasound observation apparatus, method for operating ultrasound
observation apparatus, and computer-readable...
An ultrasound observation apparatus includes: an analysis unit that analyzes a frequency of a signal using a parameter that differs depending on presence or...
Dual-mode piezocomposite ultrasonic transducer
A compact, high power, dual mode, emitting and receiving ultrasound transducer and method for applying ultrasonic energy within a living subject and for...
An ultrasound endoscope according to the invention includes: an ultrasound transducer that transmits/receives ultrasound; a housing in which the ultrasound...
Apparatus for dispensing gel for use with a medical device
An apparatus for dispensing gel for use with a medical device comprising a storage container for storing a quantity of gel of at least one gallon, a pump for...
Ultrasonic probe, position display apparatus and ultrasonic diagnostic
An ultrasonic probe connected to an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus having a display unit configured to display an ultrasonic image is provided. The ultrasonic...
An ultrasound endoscope, having a cable for connecting the ultrasound endoscope to a driving apparatus, includes an insertion section insertable into a subject,...
Interventional deployment and imaging system
Needle deployment and imaging system includes a sheath, an imaging core, and interventional core. The imaging core and interventional core are received in first...
Velocity estimation for vector flow imaging (VFI) in ultrasound
An ultrasound imaging system includes a transducer array, with an array of transducer elements that transmits an ultrasound signal and receives a set of echoes...
Radiographic imaging apparatus and a method of correcting threshold
energies in a photon-counting radiographic...
Provided are a radiographic imaging apparatus and a method of controlling the same. The radiographic imaging apparatus includes a radiographic source configured...
System and method to automatically assist mobile image acquisition
A system and method to perform image acquisition of a subject is provided. The system includes a mobile device to move an imaging system across a floor, and a...
Multi-source radiation generator and radiography system
A multi-source radiation generator in which plural radiation sources are arranged in series includes a control unit that controls a dose of radiation emitted...
Systems and methods for imaging phase selection for computed tomography
An imaging system includes a computed tomography (CT) acquisition unit and a processing unit. The CT acquisition unit includes an X-ray source and a CT detector...
An x-ray system comprising: at least one x-ray tube assembly; a collimator; an image detector; a monitor; means for determining the location of a Region of...
Method and system for providing information from a patient-specific model
of blood flow
Embodiments include a system for providing blood flow information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system including a touchscreen....
X-ray measurement assisting tool
This assisting tool is a multi-functional tool that is used in X-ray measurements of a subject. The multi-functionality is achieved by using the outer form and...
Apparatus and method for breast immobilization
This application discusses, among other things, curved plates for immobilizing a breast of a subject for medical imaging. In an example, an immobilization...
Single photon emission computed tomography imaging method
A SPECT diagnostic method of performing myocardial perfusion imaging on a patient, consisting of (A) administering a rest radiotracer to the patient while the...
Radiation imaging using very slow rotational technique
An imaging system includes a radiation source, a positioner configured to rotate the radiation source along an arc path at a rate less than 0.5 degree/sec, an...
Distributed healthcare communication system
A graphical audio station of a nurse call system is operable to permit a user to perform one or more of the following functions: establish a two-way voice...
Healthcare communication system for programming bed alarms
A system that monitors various conditions of a plurality of hospital beds located in different rooms of a healthcare facility is provided. Alternatively or...
Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus
A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus performs myocardial perfusion imaging of an object. An imaging unit acquires image data by imaging a heart of the object...
Sensor over-mold shape
An implantable sensor module and medical device includes a housing having an inner shell having a thickness extending between an inner wall and an outer wall...
EEG hair band
The present invention relates to hair band EEGs. More particularly, the present invention relates to hair bands.
Nonlinear system identification techniques and devices for discovering
dynamic and static tissue properties
A device for measuring a mechanical property of a tissue includes a probe configured to perturb the tissue with movement relative to a surface of the tissue, an...
Image processing device, image processing method, image processing system,
program, and recording medium
Provided is an image processing device including a specifying unit configured to specify a part of a living body within a first image on the basis of a...
Method and system to determine anaerobic threshold of a person
non-invasively from freely performed exercise...
A method and system for determining anaerobic threshold intensity (AnT) of a user in a freely performed physical exercise. A physiological response of a user is...
Advancement mechanism for cartridge-based devices
An advancement mechanism of a lancing device operates to sequentially advance lancets in a cartridge. The advancement mechanism includes a rotary drive gear...
Biological fluid collection device and biological fluid separation and
A biological fluid collection device that is adapted to receive a blood sample having a cellular portion and a plasma portion is disclosed. After collecting the...
Analyte sensor with increased reference capacity
Systems and methods of use for continuous analyte measurement of a host's vascular system are provided. In some embodiments, a continuous glucose measurement...
Optical-based physiological monitoring system
A non-invasive, optical-based physiological monitoring system is disclosed. In an embodiment, the non-invasive, optical-based physiological monitoring system...
Method and system for directing a localized biological response to an
The invention provides methods for directing a localized biological response of a mammalian body to an implant disposed within the body. In one embodiment, a...
Finger biometric sensor including magnetic field finger biometric sensing
pixels and related methods
A finger biometric sensor may include a substrate and an array of magnetic field finger biometric sensing pixels carried by the substrate. The finger biometric...
Communicating between MRI control system and RF coils
A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, method and/or apparatus is configured to effect MR imaging where data corresponding to MR signals is transmitted from...