Device for cushioning of compression surfaces

  • US 6,765,984 B2
  • Filed: 08/03/2001
  • Issued: 07/20/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/06/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for compressing a tissue structure, comprising:

  • a compression device including a primary contact surface comprising radiolucent material lying within a field of an x-ray source for obtaining an x-ray of a tissue structure disposed in the field, and one or more side surfaces extending laterally from the primary contact surface; and

    a pad comprising compressible material secured to the compression device, the pad including a tissue contact surface comprising radiolucent material removably secured against the primary contact surface of the compression device, and one or more side regions removably secured along respective side surfaces of the compression device.

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