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Tomography (e.g., Cat Scanner)

Tomography (e.g., Cat Scanner) patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

10/16/14 - 20140307932 - Method of assessing heterogeneity in images
A method of assessing heterogeneity in images is disclosed. 3D images of an object are acquired. The acquired images may be filtered and masked. Iterative decomposition is performed on the masked images to obtain image subdivisions that are relatively homogeneous. Comparative analysis, such as variogram analysis or correlogram analysis, is...

10/16/14 - 20140307933 - Methods to reduce variance in oct analysis of the macula
Methods for analyzing optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the macula to reduce variance and improve disease diagnosis are presented. One embodiment of the invention is directed towards selecting analysis locations and data segmentation techniques to take advantage of structural homogeneities. Another embodiment is directed towards reducing the variance in...

10/16/14 - 20140307934 - Dynamic tomography angle selection
A method for determining a projection angle for use in tomographic imaging comprises obtaining projection data including at least one projection view from at least one projection angle. The at least one projection view is generated by scanning a test object with a tomographic imaging device. Each projection view comprises...

10/16/14 - 20140307935 - Medical image diagnosis apparatus and phase determination method using medical image diagnosis apparatus
In order to provide a medical image diagnosis apparatus and a phase determination method using a medical image diagnosis apparatus that can determine an appropriate movement phase when obtaining a tomographic image corresponding to a specific movement phase, there are provided a storage unit that stores material distribution information, which...

10/16/14 - 20140307936 - Method and apparatus for the assessment of medical images
A method of determining the degree of uptake of a PET maker in an individual candidate PET scan, the method including the steps of: (a) calculating a series of representative matched controlled PET and MRI templates for a series of controlled sample scans of individuals; (b) computing a series of...

10/09/14 - 20140301619 - System and method for diagnostic vector classification support
The diagnostic vector classification support system and method disclosed herein may both reduce the time and effort required to train radiologists to interpret medical images, and provide a decision support system for trained radiologists who, regardless of training, have the potential to miss relevant findings. In an embodiment, a morphological...

10/09/14 - 20140301620 - Methods and systems for optical imaging or epithelial luminal organs by beam scanning thereof
Arrangements, apparatus, systems and systems are provided for obtaining data for at least one portion within at least one luminal or hollow sample. The arrangement, system or apparatus can be (insertable via at least one of a mouth or a nose of a patient. For example, a first optical arrangement...

10/09/14 - 20140301621 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and medical imaging device
An image processing apparatus, an image processing method and a medical imaging system are disclosed. The image processing apparatus comprises: an original image acquisition section configured to acquire the original image of an object; a parametric image acquisition section configured to acquire a parametric image corresponding to the original image;...

10/09/14 - 20140301622 - Method and apparatus to generate image data
In a method and apparatus for the generation of image data of a moving subject inside a body, raw data are initially acquired for a region encompassing the subject at different measurement points in time, and position overview data for the different measurement points in time are generated on the...

10/09/14 - 20140301623 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program
A first image and a second image are obtained; the amount of deformation of the first image is estimated by evaluating the degree of similarity between a deformed first image and the second image, using an evaluation function that evaluates the correlation between the distribution of corresponding pixel values within...

10/09/14 - 20140301624 - Method for interactive threshold segmentation of medical images
A method of delineating a region of interest in a medical image and a system for carrying out the method. An initial point, corresponding to a pixel having an initial pixel intensity is selected on a desired region of interest in an image. A preliminary region of interest is delineated...

10/02/14 - 20140294269 - Medical image data processing apparatus and method
An image data processing apparatus comprising a image data processing unit for obtaining segmented image data segmented using a segmentation process and including a representation of a vessel, wherein a region of the vessel is missing from the representation, a boundary identification unit for identifying at least one point at...

10/02/14 - 20140294270 - Directional diffusion fiber tracking
Systems and methods facilitating high definition fiber tracking are disclosed. These systems and methods can utilize a directional Axonal Volume (dAV) value that can quantify the direction and volume of anisotropic water diffusion in axons to assess brain connection integrity. dAV provides a robust and anatomically interpretable measurement of connectivity...

10/02/14 - 20140294271 - Image similarity-based finite element model registration
Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with evaluating global deformations and local deformations in a prostate are described. One example apparatus includes logics that evaluate global and local deformations in a prostate and register a pre-External Beam Radiation Treatment (EBRT) three dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) image with a post-EBRT...

10/02/14 - 20140294272 - Discriminatively weighted multi-scale local binary patterns
Apparatus and methods associated with detecting prostate cancer (CaP) in a magnetic resonance (MR) image of a prostate of a CaP patient are described. One example apparatus includes logics that acquire an image of a prostate, learn a weighted vector, detect salient features in the image of the prostate, and...

10/02/14 - 20140294273 - Method for designing an orthodontic appliance
The invention relates to a method for designing a dental appliance for a facial skeleton including dental crowns and the roots corresponding thereto, said method including the following steps: producing a volumetric image of the facial skeleton, in the form an initial digital file, using medical imaging; modifying said volumetric...

10/02/14 - 20140294274 - Image processing device, image processing method and image processing program
A first image and a second image obtained by imaging the same subject with different types of modalities are obtained. The first image is deformed, and similarity between the deformed first image and the second image is evaluated by an evaluation function that evaluates correlation between distributions of corresponding pixel...

10/02/14 - 20140294275 - Method for producing optimised tomography images
The present invention relates to the technical field of imaging methods, in particular for diagnostic purposes. The subject matter of the present invention is a method for producing optimized tomography images, a computer program product for performing the method according to the invention on a computer, and the optimised images...

09/25/14 - 20140286552 - Deriving image data from data received from an ultrasound probe
Apparatus for producing image data representing a specimen being imaged using ultrasound includes a processor and memory. The processor is configured to receive input data representing the output from an ultrasound probe, process the input data to produce output image data, and output the output image data. The processor is...

09/25/14 - 20140286553 - Deriving image data from data received from an ultrasound probe
Apparatus for producing image data representing a specimen being imaged using ultrasound includes a processor and memory. The processor is configured to receive input data representing the output from an ultrasound probe, process the input data to produce output image data, and output the output image data. The processor is...

09/25/14 - 20140286554 - Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance tomography image reconstruction
In a method and apparatus for determining an image from measurement data from a magnetic resonance tomography a first step can be executed in parallel for multiple subsets of the measurement data in multiple instances, wherein the individual instances each allocate distinct resources. A second step is executed, which allocates...

09/25/14 - 20140286555 - Medical image display apparatus and method
A medical image display apparatus and method, which divide a screen region into a first region whose length is relatively greater than a width thereof and on which an entire lower-limb image and a division boundary line dividing the lower-limb image in a widthwise direction, and a second region adjacent...

09/25/14 - 20140286556 - Heart imaging method
The present invention relates to imaging of a human or animal heart, particularly imaging of movement of the heart and can be used for imaging function and form in a wide range of research, medical, veterinary and industrial applications. In particular, the present invention provides a method and apparatus for...

09/25/14 - 20140286557 - Spectral imaging
An analyzer (124) includes a quantifier (204) configured to quantify an amount of contrast material representing scar tissue created by ablation for tissue of interest in contrast enhanced imaging data and a recommender (210) configured to generate a signal indicative of a recommendation to further ablate the tissue of interest...

09/25/14 - 20140286558 - Adaptive application of metal artifact correction algorithms
An apparatus for and a method of correcting an image for an image artifact. An initial image is corrected by an image artifact corrector (190). The so corrected sample correction image is compared with the initial image to obtain information on the corrective action. The corrective action is then adaptively...

09/25/14 - 20140286559 - X-ray ct apparatus, and display apparatus
X-ray CT apparatus and display apparatus are provided such that the executed operation plan can be instantaneously figured out and a desired operation plan can be easily selected from a plurality of the executed operation plans. X-ray CT apparatus of the embodiments performs X-ray scans based on an operation plan...

09/25/14 - 20140286560 - Method for calibration-free locally low-rank encouraging reconstruction of magnetic resonance images
A method for reconstructing an image of a subject from multi-coil data acquired with an array of radio frequency (“RF”) receiver coils that form a part of a magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”) system without the need for coil sensitivity calibration is provided. A coil data set is acquired for each...

09/18/14 - 20140270439 - System and method for simulataneous image artifact reduction and tomographic reconstruction
Described here is a system and method for image reconstruction that can automatically and iteratively produce multiple images from one set of acquired data, in which each of these multiple images corresponds to a subset of the acquired data that is self-consistent, but inconsistent with other subsets of the acquired...

09/18/14 - 20140270440 - Volume image reconstruction using data from multiple energy spectra
A method for forming a three-dimensional reconstructed image acquires two dimensional measured radiographic projection images over a set of projection angles, wherein the measured projection image data is obtained from an energy resolving detector that distinguishes first and second energy bands. A volume reconstruction has image voxel values representative of...

09/18/14 - 20140270441 - Pathway planning system and method
A system and method for planning a pathway through an anatomical luminal network of a patient including memory storing a computer program configured to analyze and manipulate CT images, a processor configured to execute the computer program, and a display device configured to display a user interface of the computer...

09/18/14 - 20140270442 - Vascular territory segmentation using mutual clustering information from image space and label space
Methods, systems, computer programs, circuits and workstations are configured to generate at least one two-dimensional weighted CBF territory map of color-coded source artery locations using an automated vascular segmentation process to identify source locations using mutual connectivity in both image and label space....

09/18/14 - 20140270443 - Error estimates in quantitative functional imaging
Systematic error is estimated as a function of location in quantitative functional imaging. The systematic error is estimated by perturbing the system matrix. The values of one or more variables of the system matrix are altered, and the reconstruction repeated. The differences in the resulting object or image data of...

09/18/14 - 20140270444 - Optic disc image segmentation method and apparatus
Provided is a method of processing image data and detecting a region of an image represented by the image data to be excluded from an analysis of the image. According to the method, image data captured by a medical modality is received. An evaluation of a portion of the image...

09/18/14 - 20140270445 - System and method for oct depth calibration
The invention generally relates to methods for calibrating an OCT image by comparing a detected location of a feature within the image to an expected location of the feature, calculating a calibration value, and transforming the location of pixels within the image to provide a calibrated image....

09/18/14 - 20140270446 - Method and apparatus for registration of multimodal imaging data using constraints
First and second images obtained from first and second imaging modalities, respectively, are set as a target image and an object image, respectively. The object image is segmented into one or more anatomic segments. Each segment is associated with a respective anatomic class. At least one attribute is assigned to...

09/18/14 - 20140270447 - Systems, methods and computer readable storage media storing instructions for automatically segmenting images of a region of interest
Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media relate to segmenting an image series of at least one image of a region of interest of a subject. The methods, systems, and computer readable storage media can automatically segment interior and exterior boundaries relative to the region of interest (e.g., epicardial and endocardial...

09/18/14 - 20140270448 - System and method for attenuation correction in emission computed tomography
The present invention relates to systems and methods for attenuation correction to improve reconstructed image quality and quantitative accuracy and reduce radiation dose in emission computed tomography. In one embodiment, the present invention provides an interpolated average CT (IACT) method and breathing control devices....

09/18/14 - 20140270449 - Interactive method to assess joint space narrowing
A system is configured to assess joint space narrowing and includes a processor communicatively coupled to a display, non-transitory memory and a user input. The processor is configured for receiving at least two images and designating one image as a reference image and another image as a target image. Then,...

09/18/14 - 20140270450 - Motion compensated second pass metal artifact correction for ct slice images
An apparatus and a method for correcting a CT slice image for an image artifact (330) caused by the motion of a high attenuation part (140) in an object (135) of interest. The CT slice image is based on projection images (310a,b). The apparatus and method uses a footprint (315a,b)...

09/18/14 - 20140270451 - Magnetic resonance maps for analyzing tissue
Apparatus for analyzing brain MRI, is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an input for receiving a first and a second MRI scans at the beginning and end of a predetermined time interval post contrast administration; a subtraction map former for forming a subtraction map from said first and said second MRI...

09/18/14 - 20140270452 - Image data processing
An image data processor (116) includes a high resolution restorer (218) configured to restore a voxel neighborhood of a voxel in first image data to a higher resolution, generating restored higher resolution image data, based on a corresponding voxel neighborhood of second higher resolution image data, wherein the second higher...

09/18/14 - 20140270453 - T2 spectral analysis for myelin water imaging
Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with the spectral analysis of T2 spectral data are described. One example magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method includes accessing a data set comprising T2 spectral data associated with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal received from an object. The T2 spectral data is decomposed...

09/11/14 - 20140254904 - Image registration apparatus and method
An image processing apparatus comprises a registration unit configured to perform a first registration between a first set of image data and a second set of data, and a second registration between the first set of image data and the second set of data. The apparatus also comprises a registrability...

09/11/14 - 20140254905 - Computed tomography image reconstruction
Approaches for performing computed tomographic image reconstruction are described. In one embodiment, a full or almost full scan of scan data is acquired and a plurality of image reconstructions are performed based on the scan data, wherein the plurality of image reconstructions result in a corresponding plurality of image volumes...

09/11/14 - 20140254906 - Vascular tree from anatomical landmarks and a clinical ontology
A medical image processing apparatus, comprises a landmark identification unit configured to process a medical image data set to identify a landmark corresponding to a part of a branching structure according to a stored anatomical representation, and a spatial analysis unit configured to process the image data set to determine...

09/11/14 - 20140254907 - Automatic spinal canal segmentation using cascaded random walks
A method and apparatus for automatic spinal canal segmentation in medical image data, such as computed tomography (CT) image data, is disclosed. An initial set of spinal canal voxels is detected in the 3D medical image using a trained classifier. A spinal canal topology defined by a current set of...

09/11/14 - 20140254908 - Method and a system for registering a 3d pre-acquired image coordinate system with a medical positioning system coordinate system and with a 2d image coordinate system
Method for registering a three dimensional (3D) pre acquired image coordinates system with a Medical Positioning System (MPS) coordinate system and a two dimensional (2D) image coordinate system, the method comprising acquiring a 2D image of a volume of interest, the volume including an organ, the 2D image being associated...

09/11/14 - 20140254909 - Perfusion imaging
A perfusion imaging data processor (122) includes an agent peak characteristic-time determiner (206) configured to determine two or more agent peak characteristic-times respectively for two or more circulatory sub-systems represented in a same sub-set of voxels of a set of time-series data of perfusion imaging data, an agent peak argument...

08/28/14 - 20140241604 - Method for extracting arterial input function and application thereof to dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging
The present invention discloses a method for extracting AIF and an application thereof to DCE-MRI. The method comprises steps: contacting a target tissue with a contrast agent to obtain a plurality of images; using the plurality of images to work out the tissue concentration curve of the contrast agent in...

08/28/14 - 20140241605 - Methods and computer program products for quantitative three-dimensional image correction and clinical parameter computation in optical coherence tomography
Methods and computer program products for quantitative three-dimensional (“3D”) image correction in optical coherence tomography. Using the methods and computer program products, index interface (refracting) surfaces from the raw optical coherence tomography (“OCT”) dataset from an OCT system can be segmented. Normal vectors or partial derivatives of the curvature at...

08/28/14 - 20140241606 - Apparatus and method for lesion segmentation in medical image
An apparatus and method are provided including a first segmenter and a second segmenter. The first segmenter is configured to generate a first segmentation result from a medical image using a first segmentation parameter for a candidate lesion. The second segmenter is configured to determine a target lesion to segment...

08/28/14 - 20140241607 - Medical image processing apparatus and medical image processing method
A medical image processing apparatus is configured as follows. Namely the apparatus is provided with a first image generation unit which executes reconfiguration processing based on X-ray transmission data to generate a contrast blood vessel figure three-dimensional image data including a figure of a blood vessel in a subject having...

08/28/14 - 20140241608 - Method of analyzing a medical image
A method of analyzing a medical image, where the medical image comprises one or more than one region of interest, and where the method comprises a) providing the medical image comprising a set of actual image values; b) rescaling the actual image values to produce corresponding rescaled image values and...