Patent Number: 7,611,466

Title: Ultrasound system and method for measuring bladder wall thickness and mass

Abstract: An ultrasound transceiver scans an organ and processes the echogenic signals to produce three-dimensional, two-dimensional, and one-dimensional information of the organ. The 3-D, 2-D, and 1-D information is utilized to determine the thickness, surface area, volume, and mass of the organ wall.

Inventors: Chalana; Vikram (Mill Creek, WA), Dudycha; Stephen (Bothell, WA), McMorrow; Gerald (Kirkland, WA), Yuk; Jongtae (Redmond, WA), Shelton; Tim (North Bend, WA), Barnard; Bill (Woodinville, WA)

Assignee: Verathon Inc.

International Classification: A61B 8/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017