Apparatus and method for ultrasonic imaging of the uterus and fallopian tubes using air and saline

  • US 6,450,963 B1
  • Filed: 06/30/2000
  • Issued: 09/17/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/30/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a pump assembly including first and second pumps, the pumps having independently operable actuators that allow independent operation of the pumps; and

    the first pump is adapted to inject a solution of sterile saline to a location in a body and the second pump is adapted to inject sterile air into the saline to generate air bubbles in the saline, wherein the saline solution and the air bubbles generated therein permit sonographic observation of the location and condition of the body.

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