Another application mentioned is the instant transmission by doctors of large data files containing diagnostic images to other offices.
Hafslund Nycomed has a strong business in contrast dyes injected into patients, which enhance X-ray and other diagnostic images.
Doctors might use the invention to produce three-dimensional renderings of diagnostic images, like those produced by magnetic resonance imaging systems.
In recent years many doctors have bought X-ray and ultrasound machines so they can take diagnostic images in their offices.
Issues in automated handling and archiving of medical diagnostic images.
The device calculates the speed of the sound waves' echoes and constructs real-time diagnostic images of structures inside the body.
The illumination of the skin by distant infrared light, without the impression of the source on the skin, does not reveal a diagnostic image.
Doctors will be able to transmit detailed diagnostic images to colleagues in seconds and could consult each other over the telephone as they gaze at their screens.
These will provide the best diagnostic images and allow access to these images by physicians regardless of location.
Ultrasonographers (medical and cardiac) produce diagnostic images through the use of ultrasound units.