Sonora gets patent for ultrasound testing device
Misonix, a developer of ultrasonic medical device technology for the treatment of cancer and other chronic health conditions, said that its Sonora Medical Systems subsidiary was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,278,289 for an ultrasound testing device.
The patent awarded to Sonora, a supplier of aftermarket products, services and test equipment to the medical imaging ultrasound and MRI markets, is for its FirstAssist ultrasound system testing device. The patent pertains to the methods and apparatus for testing a diagnostic ultrasound system having multiple transmitter elements and multiple receiver elements.

FirstAssist was designed and developed for the purposes of testing the accuracy and ensuring the clinical efficacy of medical ultrasound imaging devices, according to Misonix.