Method And Apparatus For Imaging Of Vessel Segments


An apparatus, method and software arrangement for imaging a surface of a structure that is in contact with an opaque fluid is provided. The apparatus includes an article of manufacture (e.g., a housing), a fluid delivery arrangement and an imaging arrangement. The housing includes an aperture formed in the article of manufacture. The fluid delivery arrangement is configured to deliver a volume of substantially transparent fluid to the aperture formed in the housing. The imaging arrangement is configured to image the surface of the structure using an imaging modality after the volume of the transparent fluid is delivered to the aperture, wherein the imaging arrangement and/or the article of manufacture is translated along the surface of the structure while imaging the surface of the structure.

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Document History
  • Publication: Sep 19, 2017
  • Application: Nov 15, 2010
    US US 94672510 A
  • Priority: Nov 15, 2010
    US US 94672510 A
  • Priority: Aug 24, 2005
    US US 21148305 A
  • Priority: Aug 24, 2004
    US US 60413804 P

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