|| List of recent Imaging-related patents
| Gradient-based pattern and evaluation point selection|
Described herein is a method for a lithographic process for imaging a portion of a design layout onto a substrate using a lithographic imaging apparatus, the lithographic process having a plurality of design variables, the method comprising: calculating a gradient of each of a plurality of evaluation points or patterns of the lithographic process, with respect to at least one of the design variables; and selecting a subset of evaluation points from the plurality of evaluation points or patterns based on the gradient.. .
| Time-dependent navigation of telepresence robots|
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.
| Processing a video for tidal chest volume estimation|
What is disclosed is a system and method for estimating tidal chest volume using 3d surface reconstruction based on an analysis of captured reflections of structured illumination patterns from the subject with a video camera. The imaging system hereof captures the reflection of the light patterns from a target area of the subject's thoracic region.
| Low power ultrasound system|
A low power ultrasound system for use in sonography applications, including vascular imaging, is disclosed. In one embodiment, the low power ultrasound system comprises a base unit that includes an image processor and a display.
| Systems and methods for interfacing with an ultrasound system|
Systems and methods for enabling a user to interact with a medical imaging system using a touch screen display are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a touch screen display associated with the medical imaging system may receive input from a user based on a position of a contact point of the user with the touch screen display.
| Devices and methods for optical pathology|
Currently most cancers, including breast cancers, are removed without any intraoperative margin control. Post-operative methods inspect 1-2% of the surgical margin and are prone to sampling errors.
| Determining a patient-specific contrast medium impulse response function|
A method for determining a patient-specific contrast medium impulse response function includes providing patient-specific test bolus contrast medium behavior data and a number of basic impulse response functions on the basis of a defined test bolus input function. Simulated test bolus contrast medium behavior functions are generated by combining the basic impulse response functions with the test bolus input function.
| Method and system for performing an imaging scan of a subject|
A method for performing an imaging scan of a subject includes positioning a narrow field-of-view camera at a first imaging position to acquire a first set of imaging information of a first object of interest, positioning the narrow field-of-view camera at a second imaging position to acquire a second set of imaging information of a second object of interest, determining emission counts for the first and second sets of imaging information, and utilizing the determined emission counts to generate a value that indicates a probability of a successful medical procedure being performed on the subject.. .
| System and method for real-time ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy based on biomechanical model of the prostate from magnetic resonance imaging data|
A method and system for real-time ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy based on a biomechanical model of the prostate from 3d planning image data, such as magnetic resonance imaging (mri) data, is disclosed. The prostate is segmented in the 3d ultrasound image.
| Methods and apparatus for estimating the position and orientation of an implant using a mobile device|
Methods and apparatus for providing an overlay image of an implant during a surgical procedure using a mobile computing device are provided herein. The implant may include radio-opaque internal markers adjacent to and defining edges of the implant.
| Implantable or insertable mri-detectable medical device having a coating comprising paramagnetic ions and a process for preparing it|
The present invention concerns a medical device which can be detected by means of magnetic resonance imaging (mri). The medical device is characterized by having mechanically stably attached a coating comprising paramagnetic ions which are directly and strongly encompassed by the coating polymers.
| Head clamp for use in imaging by magnetic resonance and x-ray|
A head clamp for use in imaging of a part of a patient using magnetic resonance and x-ray imaging is formed as a generally c-shaped support including a base and two legs arranged so that the clamp members with pins are attached to the legs. An adjustment system moves one of the clamp members inwardly and outwardly relative to the other so as to apply a clamping force to the skull.
| Non-rigid-body morphing of vessel image using intravascular device shape|
A medical method and system include a medical imaging system (105) configured to generate images of an interventional procedure. An overlay generator (113) is configured to generate an overlay image on the images of the interventional procedure.
| 2d dipole localization using absolute value of mcg measurements|
A magnetic imaging systems produces magnetic magnitude images using magnetic sensors capable of determining only the absolute value of a detected magnetic field and provide no information regarding the positive or negative sign of the detected magnetic image. A 2d dipole location is determines the 2d location of a dipole within a magnetic magnitude image by finding the minimum of the derivative of the absolute value of the magnetic field.
| Non-invasive imaging for determination of global tissue characteristics|
Evaluating tissue characteristics including identification of injured tissue or alteration of the ratios of native tissue components such as shifting the amounts of normal myocytes and fibrotic tissue in the heart, identifying increases in the amount of extracellular components or fluid (like edema or extracellular matrix proteins), or detecting infiltration of tumor cells or mediators of inflammation into the tissue of interest in a patient, such as a human being, is provided by obtaining a first image of tissue including a region of interest from a first acquisition, and obtaining a second image of the tissue including the region of interest during a second, subsequent acquisition. The subsequent acquisition may be obtained after a period of time to determine if injury has occurred during that period of time.
| Compositions and methods for making and using multifunctional polymerized liposomes|
According to some embodiments, the present invention provides compositions and methods for making and using multifunctional polymerized liposomes finding relevant application in medical sciences, particularly in bioimaging, diagnostics, drug delivery, and drug formulation. The compositions and methods involve lipids that are both polymerizable and have a “clickable” group that provides the ability to functionalize via a click reaction with various functional moieties useful for the above-listed applications..
| Tau imaging probe|
According to the present invention, the above problems are solved by providing a compound of a formula i (wherein a, r1, r2, r3, r4, r5, r6, ra and rb are as defined in the present description) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.. .
| Methods of forming a pattern in a material and methods of forming openings in a material to be patterned|
Methods of forming a pattern in a material and methods of forming openings in a material to be patterned are disclosed, such as a method that includes exposing first portions of a first material to radiation through at least two apertures of a mask arranged over the first material, shifting the mask so that the at least two apertures overlap a portion of the first portions of the first material, and exposing second portions of the first material to radiation through the at least two apertures. The first portions and the second portions will overlap in such a way that non-exposed portions of the first material are arranged between the first portions and second portions.
| Capacitive element, manufacturing method of the same, solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus|
A capacitive element, includes: an active region parted by an element isolation region formed in a semiconductor substrate; a first electrode formed of a diffusion layer in the active region; an insulating layer formed on the first electrode; and a second electrode formed on a planar surface of the first electrode via the insulating layer, wherein the second electrode is formed within the active region and within the first electrode in a planar layout.. .
| Power light emitting die package with reflecting lens and the method of making the same|
A light emitting die package and a method of manufacturing the die package are disclosed. The die package includes a leadframe, at least one light emitting device (led), a molded body, and a lens.
| Raman scattering nanoprobes|
A raman scattering probe, and a method of making such a probe, uses a capsule of nanometric size, such as a nanotube, to which is coupled at least one raman-active molecule. The raman-active molecule may be encapsulated in, or attached on the exterior of the capsule, and exhibits a raman scattering response when the probe is illuminated by an excitation light beam.
| Spectral filter for an intra-oral imaging system|
An imaging device is coupled to a wand having an optical source that generates light at a metrology wavelength, wherein the wand is included in an intra-oral imaging system. The imaging device comprises a spectral filter that transmits the light of the metrology wavelength and blocks light of other wavelengths.
| Reticle with composite polarizer and method of simultaneous optimization of imaging of a set of different patterns|
A reticle with a composite polarizer includes: a transparent substrate; a patterned layer disposed on said transparent substrate; and a polarizing filter disposed on said transparent substrate, wherein said transparent substrate is substantially transparent with respect to illumination light, said patterned layer is partially opaque with respect to said illumination light, and said polarizing filter is capable of selectively polarizing said illumination light.. .
| Collagen-targeted nanoparticles|
This invention relates to compositions comprising collagen binding peptides coupled to nanoparticles. The invention also relates to a method of imaging a collagenous matrix using a composition comprising collagen binding peptides coupled to nanoparticles..
| Method of preparing iron oxide nanoparticles coated with hydrophilic material, and magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent using the same|
The present invention relates to a method of preparing biocompatible iron oxide nanoparticles by coating iron oxide nanoparticles having improved magnetism via annealing treatment using salt particles with a hydrophilic material and to a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) contrast agent including the iron oxide nanoparticles prepared thereby. Among hydrophilic materials, carboxymethyl dextran (cm-dextran) is the most efficient in terms of stabilizing the annealed iron oxide nanoparticles and exhibiting contrast effects..
| Nanocrystals, compositions, and methods that aid particle transport in mucus|
Nanocrystals, compositions, and methods that aid particle transport in mucus are provided. In some embodiments, the compositions and methods involve making mucus-penetrating particles (mpp) without any polymeric carriers, or with minimal use of polymeric carriers.
| Indocyanine green-containing particle and contrast agent for photoacoustic imaging having the particle|
Provided is the following indocyanine green (icg)-containing particle to be used as, for example, a contrast agent for fluorescent imaging or photoacoustic imaging. The leakage of icg from the particle in a serum is prevented and hence the particle can stably retain icg.
| Tumor-targeting gas-generating nanoparticle, method for preparing the same, and tumor-targeting nanoparticle for drug delivery using the same|
A tumor-targeting gas-generating nanoparticle, a method for preparing same and a tumor-targeting nanoparticle for drug delivery using same relate to a tumor-targeting gas-generating nanoparticle including a polycarbonate core and a amphiphilic coat, a method for preparing same and a tumor-targeting nanoparticle for drug delivery using same. Since a tumor-targeting gas-generating nanoparticle according to the present disclosure is accumulated in the tumor tissue in large quantity and generates strong ultrasound wave signals, it can be usefully used as a contrast agent for ultrasonic imaging..
| Molecular probes for multimodality imaging of anionic membrane surfaces|
Embodiments provide dual modality probes for imaging phosphatidylserine (ps) exposure and other anionic membrane surfaces. In various embodiments, the probes were constructed by utilizing a) the high selectivity of synthetic zinc (ii) dipicolylamine coordination complexes (zn-dpa) for targeting externalized ps which over-expresses in apoptotic and necrotic cells, b) a near-infrared (nir) dye for optical imaging, and c) a widely used clinically approved radionuclide for pet (or spect) imaging.
| Radiolabeled bbn analogs for pet imaging of gastrin-releasing peptide receptors|
Radiolabeled bombesin (bbn) analogs that bind to the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (grpr) represent a topic of active investigation for the development of molecular probes for positron emission tomography (pet) or single-photon emission computed tomography (spect) of prostate cancer (pca). Rm1 and amba have been identified as the two most promising bbn peptides for grpr-targeted cancer imaging and therapy.
| Magnetic nanoplatforms for theranostic and multi-modal imaging applications|
Disclosed are nanoparticle compositions comprising paramagnetic particles, radiolabels, fluorophores, and/or positron emission tomography agents encapsulated within a biocompatible vehicle. In addition, methods of multi-modal diagnostic imaging and treating diseased tissues are disclosed, wherein the methods comprises administering a nanoparticle composition to a subject in which the nanoparticle composition comprises paramagnetic particles, radiolabels, fluorophores, and positron emission tomography agents encapsulated within a biocompatible vehicle..