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Imaging system gantry tilt support

Flat-field imaging system and methods of use

Date/App# patent app List of recent Imaging System-related patents
07/24/14
20140207286
 Interfacing with a mobile telepresence robot patent thumbnailnew patent Interfacing with a mobile telepresence robot
A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a plan view map of an area and tags associated with the area.
07/24/14
20140206991
 Prediction of a likely contrast medium behavior patent thumbnailnew patent Prediction of a likely contrast medium behavior
A method is disclosed for the prediction of a likely contrast medium behavior for a contrast medium-assisted examination of an object under investigation. In an embodiment, the method includes detecting patient-specific blood flow behavior data in a pre-measurement making use of a defined examination protocol and determining an individual impulse response function from the blood flow behavior data; detecting a pre-measured heart rate signal associated with the pre-measurement; and predicting the likely contrast medium behavior based on the individual impulse response function, the pre-measured heart rate signal and a current examination protocol, and a currently detected heart rate signal.
07/24/14
20140206979
 Plenoptic otoscope patent thumbnailnew patent Plenoptic otoscope
A plenoptic otoscope enables three-dimensional and/or spectral imaging of the inside of the ear to assist in improved diagnosis of inflammations and infections. The plenoptic otoscope includes a primary imaging system and a plenoptic sensor.
07/24/14
20140206937
 Imaging system having a quick connect coupling interface patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging system having a quick connect coupling interface
An imaging system can include a base unit and one or more imaging units. The base unit can include a main interface that has a plurality of main electrical connectors and one or more main mechanical connectors.
07/24/14
20140206580
 Protein microarray assay imager patent thumbnailnew patent Protein microarray assay imager
An approach is described that combines distinct properties of a specialized porous nitrocellulose film (pnc) with quantum nanoparticles to create an improved assay and detection sensitivity, permitting the development of a camera-based imaging system for fluorescent detection of macromolecules in microarray format. The two properties of pnc that facilitate the approach are an extraordinarily high binding capacity and a newly observed internal scattering of light.
07/24/14
20140205070
 Systems and methods for fast kilovolt switching in an x-ray system patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for fast kilovolt switching in an x-ray system
Various of the disclosed embodiments contemplate systems and methods in an x-ray imaging system, such as a ct system, facilitating more crisp switching between high and low voltages at an x-ray tube. Certain embodiments circuits which store and discharge energy to improve voltage rise and fall times.
07/24/14
20140205066
 Radiation imaging system and operating method thereof, and radiation image detecting device patent thumbnailnew patent Radiation imaging system and operating method thereof, and radiation image detecting device
A measurement area selection circuit has an irradiation field determination unit, an object area determination unit, and a measurement area determination unit. The irradiation field determination unit determines an irradiation field of an imaging surface of an fpd.
07/24/14
20140205061
 X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object using at least one imaging system.
07/24/14
20140205059
 Imaging system gantry tilt support patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging system gantry tilt support
An imaging system (500) includes an annular shaped rotating gantry (504) having an aperture (501) and configured to support at least a radiation source, wherein the rotating gantry rotates about a rotation axis (508) around an examination region, and wherein the rotation axis is located within the aperture in a center region (508) of the examination region. The imaging system further includes a stationary gantry (502), configured to rotatably support the rotating gantry.
07/24/14
20140204699
 Ultrasound imaging system patent thumbnailnew patent Ultrasound imaging system
An ultrasound imaging system includes a probe with a transducer array with at least one transducer element that transmits ultrasound signal and receives echo signals produced in response thereto. The system further includes a console with a controller that controls the at least one element to transmit the ultrasound signals and receive the echo signals, and an echo processor that processes the received echoes and generates images indicative thereof.
07/24/14
20140204604
new patent Imaging system and related techniques
A method and apparatus for imaging using a double-clad fiber is described.. .
07/24/14
20140204360
new patent Optical guidance systems and methods using mutually distinct signal-modifying sensors
In an embodiment, a guidance system determines a location parameter of an object, and includes: at least one oscillating element located at the object for emitting modulated optical radiation; at least two mutually distinct signal-modifying electro-optical sensors, each of the electro-optical sensors having a detector and a demodulator for generating a demodulated electrical signal in response to detection of at least a portion of the modulated optical radiation; and a processor for determining the location parameter from the demodulated electrical signals. In another embodiment, a guidance system has aberration-corrected imaging and includes: a plurality of electro-optical sensors sharing a field of view and mutually distinctly providing a respective plurality of altered images therefrom; and an image generator module for linearly and non-linearly processing spatial frequency properties of the plurality of altered images to synthesize an aberration-corrected image for the imaging system..
07/24/14
20140204349
new patent Illumination system and projection device comprising the same
An illumination system and a projection device comprising the same are provided. The projection device comprises an imaging system and the illumination system.
07/24/14
20140204217
new patent Thermal imaging system capable of tracing specific portion in thermal image and method of tracing specific portion using the same
The present invention relates to a thermal imaging system capable of tracing a specific portion in a thermal image and a method of tracing a specific portion using thereof. The thermal imaging system includes a thermal imaging camera; an imaging camera installed to be adjacent to the thermal imaging camera; and a position measurement apparatus installed to be adjacent to the thermal imaging camera in order to measure photographing positions of the thermal imaging camera and the imaging camera.
07/24/14
20140204203
new patent Reflectometer, spectrophotometer, ellipsometer or polarimeter system including sample imaging system that simultaneously meets scheimpflug condition and overcomes keystone error
An imaging system, and method of its use, for viewing a sample surface at an inclined angle, preferably in functional combination with a sample investigating reflectometer, spectrophotometer, ellipsometer or polarimeter system; wherein the imaging system provides that a sample surface and multi-element imaging detector surface are oriented with respect to one another to meet the scheimpflug condition, and wherein a telecentric lens system is simultaneously positioned between the sample surface and the input surface of the multi-element imaging detector such that an image of the sample surface produced by said multi-element imaging detector is both substantially in focus over the extent thereof, and such that substantially no keystone error is demonstrated in said image.. .
07/24/14
20140204200
new patent Methods and systems for speed calibration in spectral imaging systems
This disclosure generally relates to spectral imaging and, more particularly, to methods and systems for speed calibration in spectral imaging systems. In one embodiment, a spectral imaging system is disclosed, comprising: an imaging sensor configured to acquire image data for an imaged object; a multi-band wavelength filter disposed to filter light detected by the imaging sensor; and a motion stage configured to cause relative motion between the imaged object and the multi-band wavelength filter at a motion rate that is based on a frame rate of the imaging sensor and a number of wavelength bands of the wavelength filter utilized to filter light detected by the imaging sensor; wherein the motion rate is set such that light detected by the imaging sensor corresponding to a portion of the imaged object is filtered by successive wavelength bands of the wavelength filter for successive frames capturing the portion of the imaged object..
07/24/14
20140204196
new patent Focus and imaging system and techniques using error signal
Systems and techniques for an optical scanning microscope and/or other appropriate imaging system includes components for scanning and collecting focused images of a tissue sample and/or other object disposed on a slide. The focusing system described herein provides for determining best focus for each snapshot as a snapshot is captured, which may be referred to as “on-the-fly focusing.” best focus may be determined using an error function generated according to movement of a dither focusing lens.
07/24/14
20140204150
new patent Release agent composition for solid inkjet imaging systems for improved coefficient of friction
A functional amine release agent displaying reduced coefficient of friction as compared to standard silicone oils, the release agent comprising a polydimethylsiloxane oil and a functional amine selected from the group consisting of pendant propylamines and pendant n-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl; wherein the concentration of functional amine to polydimethylsiloxane oil is approximately less than 0.0006 meq/g. According to certain embodiments, the functional amine release agent is operable to impart a coefficient of friction of about 0.3 or more to the print media, resulting in improved finishing and converting equipment interaction..
07/24/14
20140204147
new patent Printhead color density correction in printing systems
A printing system includes a linehead that jets ink onto a moving print media to print a test block and an integrated imaging system positioned downstream of the linehead with respect to a media transport direction. The integrated imaging system includes an opening in a housing for receiving light reflected from a moving print media.
07/24/14
20140204137
new patent Printhead color density correction in printing systems
A method for color density correction in a printing system that includes a linehead, with one or more printheads, that jets ink onto a moving print media and an integrated imaging system that captures images of content printed on the moving print media is provided. One or more pixel data values and a measured density value trace for a printed test block are produced by scanning the test block and averaging pixel data in a print media transport direction.
07/24/14
20140203805
new patent Magnetic resonance imaging system, data processing apparatus, and method for generating magnetic resonance image
A method and apparatus for generating a magnetic resonance image including applying to a target first radio frequency (rf) pulses having phases and different frequencies to excite a plurality of sub-volumes constituting a volume of the target, and acquiring first magnetic resonance signals from the plurality of sub-volumes, and applying to the target second rf pulses having the same frequencies as the frequencies of the first rf pulses and phases at least one of which is different from the phases of the first rf pulses, and acquiring second magnetic resonance signals from the plurality of sub-volumes. Also, data may be generated based on the first and second magnetic resonance signals..
07/24/14
20140203170
new patent Imaging system
An imaging system includes: an illumination unit configured to emit illumination light for illuminating a subject; a light receiving unit in which pixels are arranged two-dimensionally, each pixel being configured to receive light and generate an electric signal by performing photoelectric conversion of the light; a readout unit configured to sequentially read out the electric signal from the light receiving unit for every horizontal line; and an illumination controller configured to keep intensity of the illumination light emitted from the illumination unit constant in at least a part of a readout period where the readout unit reads out the horizontal line of the light receiving unit in one frame or one field period, and configured to variably control an illumination time of the illumination light emitted from the illumination unit, outside the readout period.. .
07/24/14
20140203169
new patent Flat-field imaging system and methods of use
A method of aligning a plurality of targets is provided. The method includes generating a plurality of targets.
07/24/14
20140202130
new patent Multi-color pyrometry imaging system and method of operating the same
A multi-color pyrometry imaging system for a high-temperature asset includes at least one viewing port in optical communication with at least one high-temperature component of the high-temperature asset. The system also includes at least one camera device in optical communication with the at least one viewing port.
07/17/14
20140200438
Intraluminal imaging system
The invention generally relates to devices and methods that allow an operator to obtain real-time images of a luminal surface prior to, during, and after an intraluminal procedure, including while an intraluminal tool is engaged with the luminal surface. In one embodiment, an imaging system of the invention includes a guidewire comprising a first imaging element and a catheter comprising a second imaging element and a lumen that is configured to slidably receive at least a portion of the guidewire within.
07/17/14
20140200434
Vibrational photoacoustic tomography using raman laser
A method of noninvasively imaging tissue within a body includes irradiating the tissue using an imaging laser including a raman-based laser tuner, the radiation including a plurality of laser pulses, each having energy greater than 100 mj; receiving an acoustic signal generated by vibrational energy in the tissue, wherein the vibrational energy is a result of selective overtone excitation of molecules in the tissue by the radiation; and automatically converting the acoustic signal to an image representative of the tissue using a processor. An imaging system includes an imaging laser configured to irradiate tissue with a plurality of laser pulses using a raman-based laser tuner.
07/17/14
20140198973
Terahertz temporal and spatial resolution imaging system, imaging method and application thereof
A terahertz temporal and spatial resolution imaging system is provided. The system includes: a sample placing rack; a detection crystal, located on the exit side of the sample placing rack; a pump light generating device, for generating a pump light to irradiate the test sample; a terahertz light generating device, for generating a terahertz light to irradiate the test sample, irradiate the detection crystal after obtaining information about the test sample, and modulate an index ellipsoid of the detection crystal; a detection light generating device, for generating a detection light to irradiate the detection crystal to detect the index ellipsoid of the detection crystal, thereby indirectly obtaining the information about the test sample; and an imaging apparatus, located in an optical path after the detection light passes through the detection crystal, for collecting terahertz images of the test sample..
07/17/14
20140198899
Dual energy imaging system
An inspection system that makes dual energy measurements with a detector array that has selective placement of filter elements adjacent a subset of detectors in the array to provide at least two subsets of detector elements sensitive to x-rays of different energies. Dual energy measurements may be made on objects of interest within an item under inspection by forming a volumetric image using measurements from detectors in a first of the subsets and synthetic readings computed from measurements made with detectors in the array, including those that are filtered.
07/17/14
20140198897
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
07/17/14
20140198895
Medical imaging system
A medical imaging system includes a radiographing apparatus and an image processing apparatus. The radiographing apparatus is provided with a talbot or talbot-lau interferometer and includes an x-ray source, an x-ray detector, and a subject table.
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.
07/17/14
20140198364
Three-dimensional imaging system based on stereo hologram
A three-dimensional imaging system based on a stereo hologram is disclosed. Images composed of sub-images having the same vertical-horizontal resolutions which are generated at plural image projection modules having a two-dimensional arrangement structure are projected to a prism array plate or a transmission-type diffusion plate, and are converted into light points, i.e., image points through a microlens array unit.
07/17/14
20140198249
Control apparatus and imaging system
A control apparatus includes a control unit configured to control a cycle from a first irradiation start timing to a second irradiation start timing to be shorter than a cycle of each of first and second picture periods. The first irradiation start timing is a timing at which a light source device starts radiating pulsed illumination light in the first picture period in which an image pickup device performs reading.
07/17/14
20140198222
Optical monitoring device for an imaging system
An optical monitoring device for an optical imaging system having a focal plane, an optical axis and an entry pupil, forming an image of a scene substantially at infinity on an image detector disposed substantially in the focal plane, comprises: a virtually point-like emission source at the periphery of the detector and substantially in the focal plane; a reflecting element with a plane surface upstream of the imaging system relative to the direction of light rays coming from the scene, and according to a position and inclination where a monitoring image of the source produced by the optical system and reflected by the reflecting element is substantially in the focal plane on a detection element connected to a monitoring image analyzer allowing potential optical defects to be identified; the reflecting element having an annular shape allowing passage of light rays coming from the scene and passing through the entry pupil.. .
07/17/14
20140198213
Imaging system and method for detecting fog conditions
An imaging system and method is provided for detecting fog conditions surrounding a controlled vehicle. An imager having an image sensor is configured to image a scene external and forward of the controlled vehicle and to generate image data corresponding to the acquired images.
07/17/14
20140198190
Wearable surgical imaging device with semi-transparent screen
A mobile, wearable imaging system, having operator eyewear with a plurality of semi-transparent lenses, a microphone, a video capture device, and an accelerometer, wherein the semi-transparent lenses provide the operator a full-forward head's up view and a view of an external image superposed on the full-forward head's up view. The system also includes a mobile multifunction controller including an image processor that receives the external image and produces the view of an external image superposed on the full-forward head's up view in the operator eyewear, an audio signal processor, a motion signal processor, a gesture sensor, a manual input device, and a general processor unit, which executes a received system command, and where symbolic data received by the controller is selectively combined with the external image superposed on the full-forward head's up view..
07/17/14
20140198184
Stereo assist with rolling shutters
An imaging system for a vehicle may include a first image capture device having a first field of view and configured to acquire a first image relative to a scene associated with the vehicle, the first image being acquired as a first series of image scan lines captured using a rolling shutter. The imaging system may also include a second image capture device having a second field of view different from the first field of view and that at least partially overlaps the first field of view, the second image capture device being configured to acquire a second image relative to the scene associated with the vehicle, the second image being acquired as a second series of image scan lines captured using a rolling shutter.
07/10/14
20140195954
Accessories as workflow priors in medical systems
Workflow information is populated in a user interface of a medical system. One or more accessories are detected.
07/10/14
20140194746
Ivus system with rotary capacitive coupling
An imaging system comprises a catheter having a lumen, a rotatable imaging probe within the catheter lumen including a distal transducer and first and second conductors coupled to the transducer, and a coupler that couples the rotatable first and second conductors to non-rotatable third and fourth conductors, respectively. The coupler includes a rotary capacitive coupler..
07/10/14
20140194742
Ultrasound imaging system and method
An ultrasound imaging system and method includes performing a gesture with a scan system and detecting the gesture based on data from a motion sensing system in the scan system. The motion sensing system includes at least one sensor selected from the group of an accelerometer, a gyro sensor and a magnetic sensor.
07/10/14
20140194728
Real time control of high intensity focused ultrasound using magnetic resonance imaging
A medical apparatus (300, 400, 500) comprises a high intensity focused ultrasound system (322) configured for for sonicating a target volume (340) of a subject (318). The medical apparatus further comprises a magnetic resonance imaging system (302) for acquiring magnetic resonance data (356, 358, 360, 368, 374) from an imaging zone (308).
07/10/14
20140194704
Intraluminal imaging system
The invention generally relates to devices and methods that allow an operator to obtain real-time images of a luminal surface prior to, during, and after an intraluminal procedure, including while an intraluminal tool is engaged with the luminal surface. In one embodiment, an imaging system of the invention includes a first elongate member that includes at least one first imaging element and a second member that includes at least one second imaging element.
07/10/14
20140193090
Apparatus and methods for reducing common-mode noise in an imaging system
Apparatus and methods reduce common-mode error. An integrated circuit includes a plurality of signal channels, a first proxy channel, and a subtraction block.
07/10/14
20140193061
Whole slide multispectral imaging systems and methods
The methods and systems disclosed herein include obtaining a first plurality of images of a sample, where each image in the first plurality of images corresponds to a different spectral band of illumination light incident on the sample or emission light from the sample, obtaining a second plurality of images of the sample, where each image in the second plurality of images corresponds to a different spectral band of illumination light incident on the sample or emission light from the sample, aligning the first and second pluralities of images based on information from a first image from the first plurality of images and a second image from the second plurality of images, where the first and second images correspond to a shared spectral band, and combining at least some members of the first plurality of images and at least some members of the second plurality of images to form an image stack.. .
07/10/14
20140193050
Multispectral imaging systems and methods
The methods and systems disclosed herein include obtaining a first image of a sample, where the first image corresponds to light transmitted through the sample in a first plurality of distinct spectral bands, obtaining a second image of the sample, where the second image corresponds to light transmitted through the sample in a second plurality of distinct spectral bands, and where at least some members of the second plurality of spectral bands are different from the members of the first plurality of spectral bands, and combining the first and second images to form a multispectral image stack, where each pixel in the image stack includes information corresponding to at least four distinct spectral bands, and where the at least four distinct spectral bands include at least one member from the first plurality of spectral bands and at least one member from the second plurality of spectral bands.. .
07/10/14
20140192960
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit acquires x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
07/10/14
20140192955
Method and apparatus for improved sampling resolution in x-ray imaging systems
The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for x-ray imaging wherein a radiation source comprising rows of discrete emissive locations can be positioned such that these rows are angularly offset relative to rows of sensing elements on a radiation sensor. A processor can process and allocate responses of the sensing elements in appropriate memory locations given the angular offset between source and sensor.
07/10/14
20140192255
Dynamic adjustment of multimode lightfield imaging system using exposure condition and filter position
An adjustable multimode lightfield imaging system. A non-homogeneous filter module is positioned at the pupil plane of the lightfield imaging system and provides the multimode capability.
07/10/14
20140192254
Quasi-monocentric-lens-based multi-scale optical system
Optical systems based on an objective lens comprising one or more plastic lens elements are disclosed. The inclusion of plastic lens element reduces one or more of system cost, size, weight, and/or complexity.
07/10/14
20140192223
Imaging device, imaging system, and imaging method
An imaging device includes a histogram unit that extracts luminance information from video signals obtained by image capture and generates a histogram, a white balance detector unit that detects the deviation in the white balance of the video signal, and a white balance processor unit that corrects the white balance of the video signal; and along with selecting the imaging conditions of the imaging unit based on the deviations detected by the white balance detector unit, also controls the white balance processor unit. When there is a large deviation in the white balance, the imaging device decides whether or not to correct the white balance according for example to the hue..
07/10/14
20140192203
System and method for focusing an electronic imaging system
The present invention relates to the field of image processing and methodologies to passively focus an image automatically, using the electronic sensor signal. The method comprises the steps of; receiving a pixel image, generating at least two histograms of the received image using at least two different frequency components, finding widths of acquired histograms and storing them as a focus measure, finding the difference between last received frame's highest frequency component histogram width and at least one previously received frame's histogram width corresponding to the same component, is there a meaningful difference?, and using the difference to determine the focus direction signal.
07/10/14
20140191758
Transmit antenna selector and magnetic resonance imaging system
A transmit antenna selector includes a control circuit, a body coil signal output interface, a local coil signal output interface, a radio-frequency signal input interface, and a dummy load. The control circuit includes a plurality of diodes.
07/10/14
20140191140
Systems and methods for altering visual acuity
Provided are methods, systems, and apparatus for altering a modulation transfer function of an imaging system. The described methods, systems and apparatus can be used to temporarily alter visual acuity of a subject..
07/03/14
20140189072
Imaging device, imaging system, image management server, image communication system, imaging method, and image management method
An imaging device includes an imaging unit that images a subject to generate electronic image data; and a communication unit that communicates with a plurality of servers through a network. The imaging device also includes an image file generating unit that generates an image file including first interpretation subject information interpreted by anyone of the plurality of servers..
07/03/14
20140188417
Electrical impedance detecting device of portable electrical impedance imaging system and detecting method thereof
An electrical impedance detecting device of a portable electrical impedance imaging system by utilizing a theory of sending excitation signal and detecting response signal and a method thereof, wherein the excitation signal is a constant square wave excitation current signal, the response voltage signal on a target is transformed to a square wave signal with appropriate amplitudes by buffering, amplifying, rc filtering and differential amplifying circuits, and then is transformed to a digital signal at a proper time by an analog-to-digital converter. The response voltage signal is sampled once when at high level and once when at low level for every circle of the square wave signal by the adc, and a sample v1 and a sample v2 are obtained respectively, difference of the sample v1 and the sample v2 is taken as a detecting result for one circle.
07/03/14
20140188132
System for image-based robotic surgery
A robotic surgery system having a mobile base and a first moveable support structure coupled between the mobile base and a first element of a fluoroscopic imaging system. The first element is a source element or a detector element, and a second element of the imaging system is a source element or a detector element.
07/03/14
20140187963
Fire control system for rotational ivus
A patient interface module (pim) for an intra-vascular ultrasound (ivus) imaging system and a method for using it are provided. The pim may include a motor having position sensors; a motor controller circuit providing a signal to the motor; and a clock and timing circuit to provide a trigger signal to a pulse transmitter circuit and a reference clock signal to an analog to digital converter (adc) circuit, the trigger signal and the reference clock signal synchronized to a local oscillator; wherein the motor is configured to provide a relative phase value between a motor shaft and the local oscillator to a data processing circuit..
07/03/14
20140187951
Method of remove blackground noise in short pulse excitation of arfi
A method for eliminating background noises in shear waves and the respective ultrasonic imaging system, the method includes: transmitting a push pulse along a push pulse vector; transmitting a first group of focus track pulses at a first group of a plurality of locations far away from the push pulse vector; receiving a first group of focus echo signals in response to the first group of focus track pulses; and processing the first group of focus echo signals to determine a first group of tissue displacement information varying with time.. .
07/03/14
20140187950
Ultrasound imaging system and method
An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring position data from a motion sensing system on a probe while acquiring ultrasound data with the probe. The system and method includes detecting a predetermined motion pattern of the probe, accessing a subset of the ultrasound data corresponding to the predetermined motion pattern, and displaying an image based on the subset of the ultrasound data on a display device..
07/03/14
20140187947
Ultrasound imaging system and method for identifying data from a shadow region
An ultrasound imaging system and method includes acquiring ultrasound data of a region-of-interest including an interventional device with a probe, identifying a position of the interventional device with respect to the probe, and identifying a shadow region within the region-of-interest based on the position of the interventional device. The system and method includes identifying a subset of the ultrasound data acquired from the shadow region, generating an image including a graphical indicator identifying a shadow region area generated from the subset of the ultrasound data, and displaying the image..
07/03/14
20140187937
Ultrasound probe switchover device and a corresponding ultrasound imaging system
An ultrasound probe switchover device and a corresponding ultrasound imaging system, the device comprising connecting lines configured to directly connect signal pins of ultrasound probes and signal channels of a transmit-receive beamformer, wherein each connecting line first connects together a set of signal pins with the same number in the ultrasound probes, and then connects the set to a corresponding signal channel of the transmit-receive beamformer.. .
07/03/14
20140187923
Collimator for imaging system and method for using the same
The embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to a probe that may be inserted into a patient. In certain embodiments, the probe includes a housing, a collimator assembly, and a detector assembly.
07/03/14
20140187919
Mpr slice selection for visualization of catheter in three-dimensional ultrasound
A system employs an interventional tool (30), ultrasound imaging system and a multi-planar reformatting module (40). The interventional tool (30) has one or more image tracking points (31).
07/03/14
20140187910
Stationary anterior phased array coil for simultaneous pet-mr imaging
A pet-mr apparatus includes an mr imaging system for acquiring mr signals and a pet system for acquiring pet emissions of the patient. The pet-mr apparatus also includes an anterior surface coil configured to receive mr signals from a volume-of-interest of the patient in the bore and resulting from the emitted rf pulse sequence and a coil positioning structure mounted to the pet-mr apparatus and configured to receive the anterior surface coil thereon and position the anterior surface coil proximate to the volume-of-interest of the patient without coming in contact with the patient, with the coil positioning structure being configured to provide both a vertical adjustment of the anterior surface coil relative to a coronal plane of the patient and an angular adjustment of the anterior surface coil relative to the coronal plane of the patient..
07/03/14
20140187909
Whole body rf coil for pet-mr system
A pet-mr apparatus includes an mr imaging system having an rf coil former having inner and outer surfaces, an rf shield formed about the outer surface of the rf coil former, and an rf coil positioned on the inner surface of the rf coil former. The pet-mr apparatus also includes a pet system having a detector array positioned to encircle the bore to acquire pet emissions of the subject of interest and a plurality of rf power cables to provide power to the rf coil.
07/03/14
20140187856
Control system for modular imaging device
A medical imaging system including a control module having a processor, at least one input module transmitting identifying information once connected to the control module, a display coupled to the control module for displaying image data received from the at least one input module, and a software executing on the processor for presenting icons on the display associated with the identifying information.. .
07/03/14
20140187379
Drive device of hospital bed, hospital bed, and magnetic resonance imaging system
A drive device of a hospital bed, a hospital bed, and a magnetic resonance imaging system are disclosed. The drive device includes: a first power interruption component, connected to a first transmission mechanism, and used for controlling power supply of the first transmission mechanism, where the first transmission mechanism is used for driving a bed body of the hospital bed to move in a first direction.
07/03/14
20140186791
Infrared dental imaging
Dental imaging systems include an optical scanner that scans one or more interrogation beams across a portion of at least one tooth to produce a dentally modulated light flux associated with light scattering, absorption, or other interaction of the interrogation beam and a tooth interior. The dentally modulated light flux is detected and processed to produce picture information associated with the tooth.
07/03/14
20140185942
Imaging system for determining multi-view alignment
A computer-implemented method which may be used with imaging systems is provided. The method may include receiving a first image from a first device configured to generate the first image based upon, at least in part, a first portion of an item.
07/03/14
20140185899
System and method for acquiring optoacoustic data and producing parametric maps using interframe persistent artifact removal
The quality of a parametric map is improved based upon information contained in optoacoustic images. Frames are acquired by a multi-wavelength optoacoustic imaging system.
07/03/14
20140185896
Conditional likelihood material decomposition and methods of using the same
Embodiments of methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining a radiographic phase-contrast digital computed tomography imaging system and methods for same that can include obtaining a first and second plurality of 2d projection images over a range of scan angles, generating at least two statistically independent reconstructed images of an object from the first plurality of 2d projection images and the second plurality of 2d projection images, determining a material property as a function of volume for each of at least two materials represented in the projection images, using a conditional likelihood determination comprising the material property as a function of volume and the at least two statistically independent reconstructed images to differentiate the at least two materials in a reconstructed image of the object.. .
07/03/14
20140185764
Imaging apparatus and imaging system
An imaging apparatus has an aec function that can prevent irregularities in photographed images, without being increased in size. The imaging apparatus comprises a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix shape, each of the plurality of pixels including a conversion element for converting radiation or light into an electric charge, a plurality of lines that are connected to the plurality of pixel units and that extend in different directions to each other, a current monitor circuit that monitors currents flowing in the plurality of lines, and an arithmetic unit that calculates a two-dimensional distribution by performing back-projection processing with respect to the currents flowing in the plurality of lines monitored by the current monitor circuit..
07/03/14
20140185761
X-ray imaging apparatus and method of controlling the same
Disclosed are an x-ray imaging apparatus that captures one or more images of an inner part of the human body or the like, and a method for controlling the apparatus. In particular, an imaging system includes an x-ray generator which is configured to irradiate a target object with x-rays, a detector which is configured to detect x-rays which are emitted at a plurality of times and which have propagated through the target object, a driver which is configured to change a position of the x-ray generator or the detector, an image processor which is configured to generate a plurality of x-ray images from the detected x-rays and to compare the plurality of x-ray images in order to generate at least one difference image, and a controller which is configured to detect tissues which constitute the target object based on the at least one difference image..
07/03/14
20140185756
Generating a representation of an object of interest
A volumetric image of a space is acquired from an imaging system. The space includes an object of interest and another object, and the volumetric image includes data representing the object of interest and the other object.
07/03/14
20140185752
Imaging system
An imaging system used for material discrimination of an objet is provided. The imaging system includes an x-ray source and an imaging sensor.
07/03/14
20140185751
X-ray dose estimation technique
Embodiments of the disclosure relate to projection-based volumetric dose estimation for x-ray systems, such as x-ray imaging systems. For example, in one embodiment, an x-ray system is capable of estimating an x-ray dose based on an energy interaction of the x-rays with respective portions of an object.
07/03/14
20140185746
Spectral grating-based differential phase contrast system for medical radiographic imaging
Embodiments of methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining a phase-contrast digital radiographic imaging system and methods for same that can include an x-ray source for radiographic imaging; a beam shaping assembly including a collimator and a source grating, an x-ray grating interferometer including a phase grating, and an analyzer grating; and an x-ray detector, where a single arrangement of the beam shaping assembly, the x-ray grating interferometer and a position of the detector is configured to provide spectral information (e.g. At least two images obtained at different relative beam energies)..
07/03/14
20140185741
Multi-energy ct imaging system and imaging method
The present invention relates to a computed tomography (ct) imaging system, in particular to a multi-energy ct imaging system and imaging method.. .


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