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Method for making orders without wired or wireless connection and without in person contact

Method for making orders without wired or wireless connection and without in person contact

Virtually designing a customized healing abutment

3shape A/s

Virtually designing a customized healing abutment

Virtually designing a customized healing abutment

Children's National Medical Center

Three dimensional printed replicas of patient's anatomy for medical applications

Date/App# patent app List of recent Ct Scan-related patents
01/29/15
20150030995
 Method for calculating the final position of a dental implant to be implanted in a patient's mouth in a hole made with the aid of a surgical template patent thumbnailnew patent Method for calculating the final position of a dental implant to be implanted in a patient's mouth in a hole made with the aid of a surgical template
The method includes the steps of: a) providing a surgical template (10) having a bushing (12) positioned and orientated so as to define the axis of the hole, the bushing (12) being adapted to receive drill guide sleeves with which drills of progressively increasing diameter are to be guided for the making of the hole; b) performing a ct scan of the portion of the patient's cranium in which the hole is to be made, with the surgical template (10) positioned thereon; c) removing the surgical template (10) from the patient's mouth; d) performing a ct scan on the surgical template (10) only; and e) generating, from the ct scan obtained in steps b) and d), a three-dimensional model of the aforesaid portion of the patient's cranium, in which the surgical template (10), and therefore the axis of the aforesaid hole, are placed in the same position as that in which they were placed in step b).. .
Safe Surgery S.r.l.
01/22/15
20150025984
 Method for making orders without wired or wireless connection and without in person contact patent thumbnailMethod for making orders without wired or wireless connection and without in person contact
An application for coding and decoding an order of product or service can be installed in a handheld device, such as a mobile phone or a tablet device, to help make an order with no need of talking with a clerk at the store. This application, after receiving the order, is able to convert the received order into a code, wherein the code may be a conventional bar code or a matrix bar code which is capable of storing more information.
01/22/15
20150025855
 Virtually designing a customized healing abutment patent thumbnailVirtually designing a customized healing abutment
A method of virtually designing a customized healing abutment and a drill guide for a patient, where the method includes: obtaining a ct scan including at least part of the patient's jaw bone; virtually placing at least one implant relative to the jaw bone of the ct scan, such that a planned implant placement is defined; virtually designing: a drill guide for guiding the surgical drilling of a bore for the implant into the patient's jaw bone at the planned implant placement; and a customized healing abutment configured for shaping the soft tissue according to a target profile when arranged in the implant; where the design of the drill guide and of the customized healing abutment is at least partly based on the ct scan and on the planned implant placement.. .
3shape A/s
01/22/15
20150025666
 Three dimensional printed replicas of patient's anatomy for medical applications patent thumbnailThree dimensional printed replicas of patient's anatomy for medical applications
A system and method of creating a 3-dimensional (3d) replica of a patient's anatomy. The method includes acquiring 3d echo images of the patient's anatomy using ultrasound waves, selecting a filter that reduces noise in the 3d echo images, selecting a segmentation algorithm to segment the filtered 3d echo images, selecting at least one additional segmentation algorithm to subsequently segment the segmented 3d echo images, creating a 3d digital model, and outputting the 3d digital model as the 3d replica of the patient's anatomy.
Children's National Medical Center
01/22/15
20150023336
 Communicating a headless onboardee device local wireless network scan to an onboarder device via a peer-to-peer protocol to assist an onboarding process patent thumbnailCommunicating a headless onboardee device local wireless network scan to an onboarder device via a peer-to-peer protocol to assist an onboarding process
The disclosure relates to wireless communications. An aspect receives, by an onboarder device, a list of local wireless network scan results from an onboardee device, selects a local wireless network on the list of local wireless network scan results, and sends an indication of the selected local wireless network to the onboardee device, wherein the onboardee device attempts to connect to the selected local wireless network.
Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc.
01/15/15
20150018842
 Systems and methods for frameless image-guided biopsy and therapeutic intervention patent thumbnailSystems and methods for frameless image-guided biopsy and therapeutic intervention
A system and a method of performing a frameless image-guided biopsy uses imaging, a six-dimensional robotic couch system, a laser guidance system, an optical distance indicator, and a needle control apparatus. A planning ct scan is made of the patient with stereotactic fiduciary markers to localize and produce digitally reconstructed radiographs.
Voxel Rad, Ltd.
01/15/15
20150018666
 Method and  registering image data between different types of image data to guide a medical procedure patent thumbnailMethod and registering image data between different types of image data to guide a medical procedure
A method and apparatus are provided for registering image data between two different types of image data. The image data is obtained during two separate scanning processes.
01/08/15
20150011875
 Computed tomography (ct) - high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) system and/or method patent thumbnailComputed tomography (ct) - high intensity focused ultrasound (hifu) system and/or method
A system (100) includes a ct scanner (101) with a radiation source (108) that emits radiation the traverses an examination region (112), a radiation sensitive detector array (110), located opposite the source across the examination region, which detects radiation traversing the examination region and a portion of a subject therein and generates a signal indicative thereof, and a subject support (114) that positions the subject in the examination. A hifu apparatus (124) includes an ultrasound probe (126).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
01/01/15
20150007329
 Browsing support infrastructure with tiered malware support patent thumbnailBrowsing support infrastructure with tiered malware support
A network browser has a malware detection manager for direct or indirect scanning of files during an upload or download processes for viruses, adware, spyware, etc. The malware detection manager defines and employs a quarantine bin, which is an isolated and secure memory space or directory for temporary placement of file packets during the file transmission while malware detection can commence.
Enpulz, L.l.c.
12/25/14
20140376701
 Quantitative phantomless calibration of computed tomography scans patent thumbnailQuantitative phantomless calibration of computed tomography scans
An apparatus, method, and computer program product for calibrating a ct scan without the use of an external calibration phantom, to enable quantitative assessment of internal body tissues and organs and additionally for any application that would benefit from a calibration of the scan attenuation data, such as viewing ct images in a consistent fashion. Embodiments are described with applications to quantitative assessment of bone density in the spine and hip, mineral content in blood vessels, hepatic-fat content in the liver, and gray-to-white matter ratio in the brain.
O.n.diagnostics, Llc
12/25/14
20140376692

Mitigation of radiation leakage via entry port and/or exit port of radiation system


Among other things, an object scanner, such as an x-ray system, is provided, where the object scanner is configured to translate an object undergoing an examination along a non-linear path. For example, in some embodiments, an examination region of the object scanner is spatially offset, relative to an entry port and/or an exit port of the object scanner, such that there is little to no line of sight through the object scanner, from the entry port to the exit port.
Analogic Corporation
12/25/14
20140376688

Method and apparatus that automates tube current and voltage selection for ct scans


A ct scanner and method of operating the ct scanner enables customized automated selection of tube current and peak tube voltage for a ct scan. The ct scanner receives data, each datum of which corresponds to a reference image quality (noise level at a certain tube voltage) for patient water equivalent diameter (“wed”) body size.
Indiana University Research & Technology Corporation
12/25/14
20140376685

Method for 3d mineral mapping of a rock sample


The method for 3d mineral mapping of a rock sample comprises the steps of defining a total mineral content of a sample and calculating x-ray attenuation coefficients for the defined minerals. X-ray micro/nanoct scanning of the sample is performed and its three-dimensional microstructure image in gray scale is obtained.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
12/18/14
20140371731

Electronic ophthalmoscope for selective retinal photodisruption of the photoreceptor mosaic


An electronic slo/oct ophthalmoscope is equipped with a femtosecond (fs) laser for intra- or preretinal therapeutic use in the posterior segment of the eye. In one application the retina photoreceptor mosaic or bruch's membrane is disrupted in such pattern that minimizes loss of visual functioning but reduces metabolic load of the outer retina.
12/18/14
20140369458

Ct imaging methods and systems


Disclosed is a ct imaging method and system. The method includes: ct scanning an object with a dual-energy ct system to obtain a first complete set of projection data in a first scan mode, and to obtain a second incomplete set of projection data in a second scan mode; reconstructing a first attenuation coefficient image of the object from the first set of projection data, and extracting, from the first attenuation coefficient image, prior structure information of the object indicating edge intensity; and reconstructing a second attenuation coefficient image of the object from the second incomplete set of projection data using the extracted prior structure information as a constraint.
Nuctech Company Limited
12/11/14
20140363048

Interactive and automatic 3-d object scanning the purpose of database creation


Systems, methods, and devices are described for capturing compact representations of three-dimensional objects suitable for offline object detection, and storing the compact representations as object representation in a database. One embodiment may include capturing frames of a scene, identifying points of interest from different key frames of the scene, using the points of interest to create associated three-dimensional key points, and storing key points associated with the object as an object representation in an object detection database..
12/04/14
20140357991

Xerostomia markers


Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods of determining an efficacy of a xerostomia treatment in a mammalian subject (e.g., a human) that include the steps of comparing a first thickness of a site in the subject that comprised of sub-epithelial oral mucosa to a second thickness of the site; and thereby determining that: the xerostomia treatment is efficacious because the second thickness is greater than the first thickness; or the xerostomia treatment is not efficacious because the first thickness is greater than or equal to the second thickness. In such methods, assaying the first thickness comprises analyzing a first oct scan of the site that was conducted at a time close to the subject starting the xerostomia treatment, and assaying the second thickness comprises analyzing a second oct scan of the site that was conducted at a time close to the subject completing the xerostomia treatment..
12/04/14
20140353512

Scanning optical system, optical scanning apparatus, and radiation image readout apparatus


Wherein f is the focal length of the entire fθ lens, and f3 is the focal length of the third lens. Thereby, a compact scanning optical system capable of achieving a sufficiently small beam diameter on a scanning target surface is obtained..
11/13/14
20140337112

System and creating and sharing product ensembles with an electronic pin board wall


A method and system for creating and sharing product ensembles between a portable computing device (“pcd”) and a pin board wall includes receiving product scan data for a product and displaying a visual representation of the product on a display of a pcd as part of a product ensemble. A product ensemble includes two or more products grouped together.
11/13/14
20140336481

Multispot monitoring for use in optical coherence tomography


Optical coherence tomography (herein “oct”) based analyte monitoring systems are disclosed. In one aspect, techniques are disclosed that can identify fluid flow in vivo (e.g., blood flow), which can act as a metric for gauging the extent of blood perfusion in tissue.
11/06/14
20140328454

System and determining an orientation of reservoir geobodies from unoriented conventional cores


A system and method for determining an orientation of a reservoir feature from an unoriented core. The method includes selecting an arbitrary inclined plane in a longitudinal or transverse cross sectional ct scan image of the unoriented core; flattening the inclined plane by realigning all voxels within a volume of the unoriented core so as to obtain a horizontal plane in a realigned core; selecting a transverse cross sectional ct scan image of the realigned core where a desired feature is present; determining a correcting angle to be added to an angle of a flat-bed contact plane of the realigned core relative to a reference mark in the realigned core to obtain a correct inclination angle relative to compass map coordinates; determining a first angle between a direction perpendicular to the feature relative to the reference mark; and determining a second angle by adding the correcting angle to the first angle..
11/06/14
20140328452

X-ray ct device and correcting scattered x-rays


It is an object to prevent a poor x-ray ct image due to scattered x-rays. An x-ray ct scanner (100) uses an x-ray detector (4), etc., to scan (f1) an object (3) to obtain x-ray transmission image data, and estimate (f3) an x-ray absorption coefficient distribution inside the object (3) based on the scanned x-ray transmission image data.
11/06/14
20140326237

Portable connector for securing portable medical devices


The invention relates to a portable vacuum connector device 100. The connector device can be attached to various surfaces such as surfaces of ct scanner or other medical equipment by means of vacuum cups or connectors 102.
10/30/14
20140321605

Cone beam ct scanning


A cbct system is described that includes a radiation source for emitting a cone beam of radiation in a beam direction towards an object, a detector for detecting the cone beam of radiation, and a positioner for moving the radiation source and the object according to a scanning trajectory. The system is operated according to a sampling pattern that includes intersections of the scanning trajectory and a reconstruction trajectory, wherein motion of the radiation source is substantially confined to a spherical shell.
10/30/14
20140319362

Scintillator crystal body, manufacturing the same, and radiation detector


In a scintillator used for radiation detection, such as an x-ray ct scanner, a scintillation crystal body having a unidirectional phase separation structure is provided which has a light guide function for crosstalk prevention without using partitions. The phase separation structure includes a first crystal phase and a second crystal phase having a refractive index larger than that of the first crystal phase and which have a first principal surface and a second principal surface, these principal surfaces being not located on the same plane, the first principal surface and the second principal surface have portions to which the second crystal phase is exposed, and a portion of the second crystal phase exposed to the first principal surface and a portion of the second crystal phase exposed to the second principal surface are connected to each other..
10/16/14
20140309514

Ecg electrode connector


Disclosed is an ecg electrode lead wire connector which provides improved electrical and mechanical coupling of the ecg electrode press stud to the lead wire and is suitable for use during imaging procedures such as, without limitation, ct scans or mri. The connector assembly includes a housing having.
10/09/14
20140304187

System and making a context-sensitive donation


A mobile device application includes computer-executable instructions configured to determine a donation context, and to select from among a plurality of non-profit organizations (npos) or charitable campaigns for receiving a donation from a user of the mobile device. In one embodiment, a machine-readable symbol decoder configured to extract scan-to-give data from a scanned scan-to-give symbol.
10/09/14
20140303472

Radiolucent ecg electrode system


Disclosed is an ecg electrode lead system suitable for use during imaging procedures such as, without limitation, ct scans or mri and methods of use. In embodiments, the system includes an ecg electrode connector formed from radiolucent materials to enhance performance during imaging procedures by reducing or eliminating shadows on imaging media.
09/18/14
20140270054

Adaptive ct scanning system


Apparatus, systems, and methods that provide an x-ray interrogation system having a plurality of stationary x-ray point sources arranged to substantially encircle an area or space to be interrogated. A plurality of stationary detectors are arranged to substantially encircle the area or space to be interrogated, a controller is adapted to control the stationary x-ray point sources to emit x-rays one at a time, and to control the stationary detectors to detect the x-rays emitted by the stationary x-ray point sources..
09/18/14
20140268160

Specular object scanner for measuring reflectance properties of objects


An apparatus to measure surface orientation maps of an object may include a light source that is configured to illuminate the object with a controllable field of illumination. One or more cameras may be configured to capture at least one image of the object.
09/18/14
20140268046

Systems and methods for improved acquisition of ophthalmic optical coherence tomography data


Systems and methods for improved acquisition of ophthalmic optical coherence tomography data are presented, allowing for enhanced ease of use and higher quality data and analysis functionality. Embodiments include automated triggering for detecting and initiating collection of oct ophthalmic data, an automated technique for determining the optimal number of b-scans to be collected to create the highest quality image and optimize speckle reduction, automated review of fundus images collected with an adjunct imaging modality to guide the oct data collection, a single scan protocol in which a large field of view is collected with hd b-scans embedded at different locations depending on automated analysis of either a fundus image or sparse oct scan, and various scan configurations for imaging eyes with large axial depth range..
09/11/14
20140257083

Methods for evaluating regional cardiac function and dyssynchrony from a dynamic imaging modality using endocardial motion


An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a method and system for evaluating regional cardiac function and dyssynchrony from an imaging modality using the motion of endocardial features of the heart. In the method and system, an imaging modality such as a ct scanner is used to obtain an image sequence that is then processed using a computer program.
09/11/14
20140253912

Defect inspection for same


In defect scanning carried out in a process of manufacturing a semiconductor or the like, a light detection optical system comprising a plurality of photosensors is used for detecting scattered light reflected from a sample. The photosensors used for detecting the quantity of weak background scattered light include a photon counting type photosensor having few pixels whereas the photosensors used for detecting the quantity of strong background scattered light include a photon counting type photosensor having many pixels or an analog photosensor.
09/04/14
20140249534

Bony balancing total knee replacement


Total knee replacement surgery is improved through custom cuts on the distal femur without resorting to expensive computer navigation. The method involves measurements on plain radiographs or ct scans prior to surgery, the amount of bone that would be resected on each knee, medially and laterally on the distal femur.
09/04/14
20140247917

X-ray ct scanning and dual-source ct system


A method is disclosed for x-ray ct scanning with a dual-source system, in which two radiation bundles are each delimited by diaphragms such that these radiation bundles are free of mutual points of intersection at least in the examination object. An embodiment of the invention also relates to a dual source ct system, including a controller configured to control radiation-delimiting diaphragms, which delimit and align the radiation bundles such that these run free of mutual points of intersection at least in the examination object..
08/28/14
20140240670

Method of motion correction in optical coherence tomography imaging


An image data set acquired by an optical coherence tomography (oct) system is corrected for effects due to motion of the sample. A first set of a-scans is acquired within a time short enough to avoid any significant motion of the sample.
08/21/14
20140236488

Computed tomography calibration systems and methods


According to certain embodiments of the invention, computer hardware and software can perform single or dual-energy decomposition calculations and predict ct values for either single-energy or dual energy ct from basis material decomposition estimates derived using theoretical models. Using that information, the computer hardware and software can (among other things) present one dimensional information from a ct scanner, such as representative pixel value, in two dimensions, such as a line in two dimensional basis material space..
08/21/14
20140233854

Real time object scanning using a mobile phone and cloud-based visual search engine


A system for tagging an object comprises and interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive an image.
08/14/14
20140226885

Multiple image generation from a single patient scan


Methods and systems for generating images. One system includes a processor.
08/14/14
20140226884

Method for simulating thoracic 4dct


Four-dimensional (4d) computed tomography (ct) is simulated by first generating a surface mesh from a single thoracic ct scan. Tetrahedralization is applied to the surface mesh to obtain a first volume mesh.
08/14/14
20140226883

Residual activity correction at reconstruction


In a method for correcting for residual activity due to an earlier tracer in a later pet or spect scan image at reconstruction, thereby generating a residual-corrected later image the residual activity is estimated by detecting the time of an introduction of a tracer for the later pet or spect scan; and separating the residual activity from the true counts during iterative reconstruction of the pet or spect scan image.. .
08/14/14
20140225892

Automatic volumetric image inspection


Systems and methods for inspecting data generated during a scan of an object. One system includes a processor.
08/07/14
20140222546

System and managing transactions with a portable computing device


A method and system include verifying credentials for gaming access to a transactional controller with the portable computing device. The transactional controller may receive a merchant identifier corresponding to a merchant and then it may compare the merchant identifier against loyalty account data stored in a database.
08/07/14
20140218686

Attenuation-based optic neuropathy detection with three-dimensional optical coherence tomography


Optical coherence tomography (oct) scan data of a subject is acquired over a region of interest which can include an optic disc or a macula of a retina. Layer boundaries of retinal layers are identified in the oct scan data to facilitate measurements.
07/31/14
20140215280

Ct scanning system and a receiving and transmitting raw data therein


A method of transmitting raw data by a data acquisition system in a ct scanning system, wherein the ct scanning system comprises a rotational part of a gantry with at least one raw data backup memory, and wherein the data acquisition system is configured to adopt the at least one backup memory for storing a backup of the raw data. The method comprising: generating the raw data as scanned; storing generated raw data in the at least one backup memory; transmitting the raw data to an operation console in the ct scanning system; and repeating generating, storing, and transmitting of the raw data in the case of an unfinished scan, until the unfinished scan is finished..
07/31/14
20140211925

Geometry calibration algorithm for large flat module detector ct scanner


A method for geometric calibration of a ct scanner, including, for each row of at least one row of detector cells, establishing a complete geometric description of the ct scanner, including at least one unknown geometric parameter, establishing a description of a forward projection function using the complete geometric description, acquiring actual projection coordinates of a calibration phantom placed in a scanning field of view (sfov) on a current row of detector cells and corresponding to a plurality of angles, acquiring calculated projection coordinates of the calibration phantom on the current row of detector cells and corresponding to the plurality of angles using the description of the forward projection function, and acquiring a calibrated value for the at least one unknown geometric parameter by evaluating the at least one unknown geometric parameter based on the acquired actual projection coordinates and calculated projection coordinates via a nonlinear least square fitting algorithm.. .
07/31/14
20140211908

Method and data conversion in an unequal gamma angle ct system


A method and apparatus for data conversion in an unequal γ angle ct system. The method for imaging in a ct system having a flat module detector array includes obtaining fan beam projection data of an object from a ct scan, obtaining a geometric structure parameter of the flat module detector array; rebinning data from the fan beam projectiondata to parallel beam projection data based on the geometric structure parameter to convert the fan beam projection data into the parallel beam projection data, and generating a ct image from the parallel beam projection data..
07/31/14
20140209687

Camera time out feature for customer product scanning device


A computer-implemented process for a customer to scan items for purchase and proceed to a rapid checkout can be operated within a processor of a portable computerized device. The process includes monitoring a scan of an item to be purchased, the scan comprising an image captured by a camera device of the portable computerized device, commanding deactivation of the camera device after execution of the scan, monitoring an indication by a user of the portable computerized device that an item is to be scanned, and commanding activation of the camera device based upon the monitored activation..
07/17/14
20140198893

Excised specimen imaging using a combined pet and micro ct scanner


Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatus for imaging a tissue specimen excised during surgery with a combined positron emission tomography (pet) and micro computed tomography (micro ct) scanner. The specimen is scanned with a ct imaging system of the combined pet and micro ct scanner.
07/10/14
20140195030

Cutting decision-making donated tissues


A system and method for cut decision-making to increase tissue yield includes a three-dimensional scanner configured to collect scan data of a tissue sample. A computer system includes a processor and memory and is configured to receive the scan data to generate a digital model of the tissue sample.
07/03/14
20140183607

Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) x-ray detector with a repaired cmos pixel array


A digital x-ray detector includes a scintillator that is configured to absorb radiation emitted from an x-ray radiation source and to emit light photons in response to the absorbed radiation. The detector also includes a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) light imager that is configured to absorb the light photons emitted by the scintillator.
06/26/14
20140181606

Direct scan access jtag


The present disclosure describes novel methods and apparatuses for directly accessing jtag tap domains that exist in a scan path of many serially connected jtag tap domains. Direct scan access to a selected tap domain by a jtag controller is achieved using auxiliary digital or analog terminals associated with the tap domain and connected to the jtag controller.
06/19/14
20140169519

Cone-beam ct scanning


Combined systems that rely on a single source able to switch between therapeutic emissions and diagnostic emissions for a cone-beam ct scanner can be improved by rotating the collimator during ct scanning to allow a wider maximum aperture. The detector can also be positioned in an offset manner so as to take best advantage of this aperture.
06/12/14
20140163376

Three dimensional mapping display system for diagnostic ultrasound machines and method


An apparatus, system, and method where the ultrasound transducer position registration is automated, calculates the position of each pixel in the ultrasound image in reference to the predetermined anatomical reference points (ar) and can store the information on demand. The graphic interface associated with the ultrasound image allows for the instant display of selected targets position coordinates relative to anatomical reference points, in the ultrasound images.
06/05/14
20140152957

Optic neuropathy detection with three-dimensional optical coherence tomography


Based on optical coherence tomography (oct) imaging of a portion of an eye, a mask of an anatomical feature is derived. Using the mask as a reference, a scan path is determined that is at least partially fitted to and/or partially enclosing the mask.
05/29/14
20140148685

Method and navigating ct scan with a marker


A method for a ct scan of a body part, wherein a marker is positioned on the body part. The method comprises: positioning a marker on the body part; performing a scout scan of the area which contains the body part, to acquire a scout image; detecting the marker in the scout image to acquire position information of the marker; and using the position information to navigate the ct scan..
05/29/14
20140146948

Ct collimator and ct system including the ct collimator


A ct collimator comprising a rotating slot part on a rotation shaft and having a plurality of blades, each blade has a slot of a different width and a radiation beam entering the collimator can only pass via a slot in one of the blades, each edge of each blade slot along a longitudinal direction has a convex curved surface structure, and in a vertical plane along a longitudinal direction, two side edges of the slot are curved, and each blade is arranged to be eccentric to the center of the rotation shaft. A ct system using the ct collimator, the detection area of the radiation rays projected to the radiation detector via the ct collimator can be maintained unchanged by adjusting the rotation angle of the blade, under the circumstance where the focus of the radiation source shifts during a ct scan..
05/29/14
20140146936

Method and system for gated radiation therapy


A method and system for a gated radiation therapeutic system is provided. The method comprises performing a 4d-ct scan to obtain ct images, and processing the ct images to extract a characteristic signal, wherein the characteristic signal is associated with respiratory phases within the patient's breathing cycle and has a correlation relation with the external signal of the gated radiation therapy.
05/29/14
20140146935

Method and device for correcting artefacts during x-ray imagery, especially computer tomography, with a moving modulator field


A method and a device produce x-ray images of objects, according to which artefacts caused by scattered radiation are corrected. To this end, a modulator field is used, that can be moved from a first position to a second position, thereby enabling modulator field areas with small and relatively large x-ray attenuation coefficients to be interchanged.
05/29/14
20140144979

Systems and methods for recommending a retail location


A method and a system are disclosed for generating a recommendation of a retail location on a network-based system. For example, a system may obtain a retail location definition associated with a geographic location.
05/22/14
20140143616

Defect scan and manufacture test


A method for detecting a defect in a portion of a storage device is disclosed. Reference data and data read from the portion are compared to determine a number of error bits and a number of error symbols.
05/22/14
20140142969

Multiple resource planning system


A system for managing remote doctor medical request workflow may include a workflow module that optimizes assignments of medical requests to remote doctors based on parameterized doctor and scheduling information and may further include a forecasting module that predicts the hospital credentials, state licenses or doctors needed to fulfill a projected volume of future medical requests. In one embodiment, radiologists are parameterized and then matched with requests for radiological readings based on information extracted from dicom image headers and merged with associated information contained in a medical work order.
05/22/14
20140139215

Vertical scan imaging system


An imaging system and methods including a gantry defining a bore and an imaging axis extending through the bore, and at least one support member that supports the gantry such that the imaging axis has a generally vertical orientation, where the gantry is displaceable with respect to the at least one support member in a generally vertical direction. The imaging system may be configured to obtain a vertical imaging scan (e.g., a helical x-ray ct scan), of a patient in a weight-bearing position.
05/22/14
20140138445

Automatic identification system for randomly oriented objects


A method of identifying a plurality of items, the method comprising: performing a ct scan of a plurality of items, at least some of said items bearing information tags; reconstructing an image based on the ct scan; and identifying an information tag associated with the items based on the reconstructed image.. .
05/15/14
20140133726

Method and system of measuring anatomical features in subcutaneous images to assess risk of injury


The present disclosure provides a method and system using software and associated equipment to automatically identify two or more preselected anatomical features by examining pixels within images such as computerized tomography (ct) scanned images, determining appropriate measurements between such identified features based on dimensions and scaling available within the image file, comparing these measurements to normative data, and providing output of the results to a user, such as medical personnel. In at least one embodiment, system can measure the basion-dens interval (bdi), which has been shown to be an effective indicator of ligament injury within the occipito-cervical complex (“occ”) that may not present with other symptoms, is not revealed with standard ct imaging, and is of mortal danger to the patient if untreated.
05/08/14
20140128731

Optical surface identification for laser surgery


Systems and methods automatically locate optical surfaces of an eye and automatically generate surface models of the optical surfaces. A method includes oct scanning of an eye.
05/01/14
20140122206

System and managing transactions with a portable computing device


A method and system include verifying credentials for gaining access to a transactional controller with the portable computing device. The transactional controller may receive a merchant identifier corresponding to a merchant and then it may compare the merchant identifier against loyalty account data stored in a database.
05/01/14
20140121511

Rapid stress-rest cardiac pet imaging systems and methods


Systems and methods which utilize stress first and then rest imaging techniques to provide for improved medical imaging results are provided herein. One embodiment may administer a stress regime, such as exercise stress, and administer a tracer to a patient and retrieve a stress image.
04/24/14
20140114461

3d machine vision scanning information extraction system


A three-dimensional machine vision scanner head for obtaining raw scan data from a target object and an integrated scan information extraction module that performs data reduction and passes to a controller selected summary target object scan information that is significant for automated control decisions in an industrial process. The scanner head contains a laser light emitter, reflected laser light detector and a communication interface for transmitting the target object scan information from the information extraction module to the controller..
04/24/14
20140114183

Computerized tomography (ct) fluoroscopy imaging system using a standard intensity ct scan with reduced intensity ct scan overlays


A method for providing ct fluoroscopy of an internal procedure site during a medical procedure so as to visualize patient anatomy and a high-contrast medical element during the procedure without subjecting the patient to unacceptable quantities of x-ray radiation, comprising: (1) taking a standard intensity ct scan of the internal procedure site; (2) taking a reduced intensity ct scan of the procedure site while the high-contrast medical element is inserted into the procedure site; (3) extracting the high-contrast medical element portion of the reduced intensity ct scan from the reduced intensity ct scan; (4) merging the high-contrast medical element portion of the reduced intensity ct scan extracted in step 3 with the standard intensity ct scan of the procedure site taken in step 1 so as to provide a composite ct scan; (5) displaying the composite ct scan; and (6) returning to either step 1 or step 2.. .


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Ct Scan topics: Tomography, Longitudinal Axis, Computed Tomography, Atrial Fib, Pulmonary Vein, Atrial Fibrillation, Endocardial, Fibrillation, Medical Procedures, Imaging System, Coordinates, Specifications, Sonic Energy, System Operator, Calibration

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