Patent Number: 6,253,214

Title: Ultrasound image information archiving system

Abstract: An ultrasound image information archiving system is provided for storing a reference copy of ultrasound image information. The system comprises a primary storage device, a secondary storage device, and control means for retrieving ultrasound image information, creating a reference copy of the ultrasound image information, and storing the reference copy in the secondary storage device. The system can be used in a method for storing a reference copy of ultrasound image information in which ultrasound image information is retrieved from a primary storage device and a reference copy of ultrasound image information is created and then stored in a secondary storage device. The system can also be used with a more general ultrasound image information archiving method.

Inventors: Hall; Fred M. (Ann Arbor, MI), Hranek; Gerard A. (Sunnyvale, CA), Kreuzer; Lloyd B. (Menlo Park, CA), McNary; Lawrence T. (San Jose, CA), Rabold; Mary Jeanne (San Carlos, CA), Rock; David A. (Saline, MI), Timbs; Rex A. (Ipsalanti, MI)

Assignee: Acuson Corporation

International Classification: G06F 19/00 (20060101); G06F 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018