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Title: Method and apparatus for detecting and/or imaging clusters of small scattering centers in the body

Abstract

An ultrasonic method and apparatus are provided for detecting and imaging clusters of small scattering centers in the breast wherein periodic pulses are applied to an ultrasound emitting transducer and projected into the body, thereafter being received by at least one receiving transducer positioned to receive scattering from the scattering center clusters. The signals are processed to provide an image showing cluster extent and location.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Berkeley, CA
  2. Palo Alto, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864264
Patent Number(s):
4338948
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Berkeley, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61B - DIAGNOSIS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; detecting; imaging; clusters; scattering; centers; ultrasonic; provided; breast; periodic; pulses; applied; ultrasound; emitting; transducer; projected; thereafter; received; receiving; positioned; receive; center; signals; processed; provide; image; cluster; extent; location; transducer positioned; receiving transducer; scattering centers; ultrasonic method; imaging clusters; scattering center; /600/73/128/

Citation Formats

Perez-Mendez, Victor, and Sommer, Frank G. Method and apparatus for detecting and/or imaging clusters of small scattering centers in the body. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Perez-Mendez, Victor, & Sommer, Frank G. Method and apparatus for detecting and/or imaging clusters of small scattering centers in the body. United States.
Perez-Mendez, Victor, and Sommer, Frank G. Fri . "Method and apparatus for detecting and/or imaging clusters of small scattering centers in the body". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864264.
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abstractNote = {An ultrasonic method and apparatus are provided for detecting and imaging clusters of small scattering centers in the breast wherein periodic pulses are applied to an ultrasound emitting transducer and projected into the body, thereafter being received by at least one receiving transducer positioned to receive scattering from the scattering center clusters. The signals are processed to provide an image showing cluster extent and location.},
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