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Phase measurement device and method in microwave tomography system

Phase measurement device and method in microwave tomography system

Portable system for simultaneously operating optical far field imaging, tomography and spectroscopy

National Cheng Kung University

Portable system for simultaneously operating optical far field imaging, tomography and spectroscopy

Portable system for simultaneously operating optical far field imaging, tomography and spectroscopy

Pronova Solutions

Positron emission tomography guided proton therapy

Date/App# patent app List of recent Tomography-related patents
03/26/15
20150087974
 Patient-specific analysis of positron emission tomography data patent thumbnailnew patent Patient-specific analysis of positron emission tomography data
Systems and methods are provided for evaluating tissue for abnormal glucose uptake within a region of interest within a patient. A pet scanner obtains pet imagery including the region of interest and at least part of the liver.
03/26/15
20150087960
 Positron emission tomography guided proton therapy patent thumbnailnew patent Positron emission tomography guided proton therapy
Systems and methods of treating a patient, including a proton treatment system having a proton delivery unit to direct protons to a target area of a patient, the proton treatment system including a positron emission tomography (pet) system having a detector unit to scan for radiotracers introduced into a patient's body, a processing unit to generate location information corresponding to a target area of the patient based on a scanned radiotracer, a guidance unit to receive the location information from the pet system and to instruct the proton delivery unit to direct protons to the target area according to the location information.. .
Pronova Solutions, Llc
03/26/15
20150087007
 Microfluidic electrocage device and cell medium for trapping and rotating cells for live-cell computed tomography (ct) patent thumbnailnew patent Microfluidic electrocage device and cell medium for trapping and rotating cells for live-cell computed tomography (ct)
A microfluidic device useable for performing live cell computed tomography imaging is fabricated with a cover portion including a first wafer with at least one metal patterned thereon, a base portion including a second wafer with at least one metal patterned thereon and negative photoresist defining recesses therein, and a diffusive bonding layer including a negative photoresist arranged to join the cover portion and the base portion. A composition useful in live cell computer topography includes a long-chain polysaccharide at a concentration of from about 0.01% to about 10.0% in cell culture medium for supporting cell life while enabling cell rotation rate to be slowed to a speed commensurate with low light level imaging..
Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Arizona, Acting For And On Behalf Of Ariz
03/26/15
20150086150
 Terahertz-wave element, terahertz-wave detecting device, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy system, and tomography apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Terahertz-wave element, terahertz-wave detecting device, terahertz time-domain spectroscopy system, and tomography apparatus
A terahertz-wave element includes a waveguide (2, 4, 5) that includes an electro-optic crystal and allows light to propagate therethrough, and a coupling member (7) that causes a terahertz wave to enter the waveguide (2, 4, 5). The propagation state of the light propagating through the waveguide (2, 4, 5) changes as the terahertz wave enters the waveguide (2, 4, 5) via the coupling member (7)..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
03/26/15
20150086099
 Visualization of dual energy computed tomography airways data patent thumbnailnew patent Visualization of dual energy computed tomography airways data
A method for depicting an airway tree of a patient includes: (a) generating an iodine map of the airway tree from dual energy computed tomography (dect) imaging data acquired from the patient; (b) defining a region of interest of the airway tree from the dect imaging data; (c) rendering at least a portion of the airway tree based on information derived from the iodine map and the defined region of interest; and (d) displaying a graphical image of at least a portion of the airway tree on a user interface. Systems for depicting an airway tree of a patient are described..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
03/26/15
20150085973
 Computed tomography device based on straight trajectory and x-ray imaging device patent thumbnailnew patent Computed tomography device based on straight trajectory and x-ray imaging device
A straight trajectory ct device can be used in radiation imaging. The device includes: a ray-generating unit that generates a ray within a specific range of field angle; a channel for an object to be inspected though which the object to be inspected passes; a first collimator; and a ray receiving unit provided on both sides of the channel for the object to be inspected.
Tsinghua University
03/26/15
20150085970
 Systems and methods for hybrid scanning patent thumbnailnew patent Systems and methods for hybrid scanning
A system includes a detector and a processing unit. The detector includes multiple pixels configured to detect computed tomography (ct) events and nuclear medicine (nm) imaging events.
General Electric Company
03/26/15
20150085295
 Light emitting device and optical coherence tomography apparatus including same as light source patent thumbnailnew patent Light emitting device and optical coherence tomography apparatus including same as light source
The grating section reflects or absorbs a beam having a wavelength other than peak wavelengths corresponding to the two gain peaks in a spectrum of the beam generated by driving the second electrode. The beam generated by driving the second electrode and having the selected wavelength is guided to a region of the optical waveguide where the first electrode is disposed and is combined with a beam generated by driving the first electrode..
03/26/15
20150085293
 Portable system for simultaneously operating optical far field imaging, tomography and spectroscopy patent thumbnailnew patent Portable system for simultaneously operating optical far field imaging, tomography and spectroscopy
A portable optical tomography design for performing elastographic deformation mapping of tissues comprises a coherence light source providing one light beam; a scanning microscope comprising a waveguide having two terminals, a coupler disposed on one terminal, an actuating member connected to the waveguide or the coupler, a first optical reflection member, a beam splitter, and a fourier-domain spectrometer. The waveguide is actuated by the actuator to traverse a horizontal and vertical motion to prescribe a two-dimensional plane for scanning the tissue sample.
National Cheng Kung University
03/26/15
20150085253
 Optical coherence tomography-based ophthalmic testing methods, devices and systems patent thumbnailnew patent Optical coherence tomography-based ophthalmic testing methods, devices and systems
In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, an optical coherence tomography-based ophthalmic testing center system includes an optical coherence tomography instrument comprising an eyepiece for receiving at least one eye of a user or subject; a light source that outputs light that is directed through the eyepiece into the user's or subject's eye, an interferometer configured to produce optical interference using light reflected from the user's/subject's eye, an optical detector disposed so as to detect said optical interference; and a processing unit coupled to the detector. The ophthalmic testing center system can be configured to perform a multitude of self-administered functional and/or structural ophthalmic tests and output the test data.
Doheny Eye Institute
03/26/15
20150084644
new patent

Phase measurement device and method in microwave tomography system


Transmitting a second tx frequency signal separated by a predetermined discrete frequency from the first tx frequency signal, receiving a signal corresponding to the second tx frequency signal, and measuring a second phase value; calculating a first phase difference based on a difference between the first and second phase values; calculating a second phase difference based on the discrete frequency; and determining an unwrapped phase value through comparison between the first and second phase differences.. .
03/26/15
20150083141
new patent

Hearing protection means for use with a magnetic resonance tomography device and magnetic resonance tomography device with hearing protection means


A hearing protection means for use with a magnetic resonance tomography device, comprising two noise-protection earpieces for external coverage of two outer ears of an examination object and at least one elastic holder means for affixing the noise-protection earpieces around the outer ears of the examination object, wherein the two noise-protection earpieces comprise a non-magnetic material and have a sound-deadening function is provided. The at least one elastic holder means has a strap-like shape, is able to be disposed on the head of the examination object circumferentially, in this case running along the area of the lower jaw and the outer ear region, and is able to be adapted in its circumferential length such that a predetermined tension is able to be set over the entire circumferential length.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
03/19/15
20150081219

Coherent transmit and receiver bi-static electromagnetic geophysical tomography


Devices and processes provide for geophysical oil, gas, or mineral prospecting and subsurface fluid monitoring, using a controlled source electromagnetic system that transmits a designed probe wave to create images of sub-surface structures and fluids either statically or while in motion.. .
Deep Imaging Technologies, Inc.
03/19/15
20150078647

Automatic implant detection from image artifacts


A computer-implemented method of implant detection includes receiving a three-dimensional (3d) image of an anatomy portion of a patient from computed tomography (ct) projections of the patient in an image processing computing system. A cluster of voxels forming an implant candidate is identified on a ct slice of the 3d image and the identified implant candidate is compared with artifacts of implants from an implant database stored in a memory of the computing system.
Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
03/19/15
20150078513

Dental x-ray imaging system having higher spatial resolution


A dental cone beam computed tomography (cbct) system, with a photon generator configured to emit x-ray photons; a photon detector spaced apart from the photon generator so as to accommodate at least a portion of a human mouth therebetween, the photon detector configured to receive the x-ray photons; and a processor in electronic communication with the photon detector. The photon detector is a direct-conversion detector configured to convert each received x-ray photon directly to a corresponding electrical signal, to determine information corresponding to a spatial pattern of the electrical signals, and to transmit the information to the processor.
03/19/15
20150078508

Computed tomography apparatus and controlling x-ray by using the same


A method of controlling an x-ray in a computed tomography (ct) apparatus includes: acquiring scout images of an object; setting an imaging region of the object in the acquired scout images; determining an outline of transverse axes lengths of the imaging region based on the transverse axes lengths of the imaging region; controlling x-rays emitted toward the object by adjusting a distance between elements of a transverse collimator of the ct apparatus according to the determined outline; and reconstructing a cross-sectional x-ray image of the object based on x-ray projection data generated by detecting the controlled x-rays.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/19/15
20150078506

Practical model based ct construction


A method for a practical model based computed tomography construction may include assuming that a filtered back projection reconstruction of a computed tomography image is available and acquiring a deviate of a multivariate random variable computed tomography data set. A filtered back projection reconstruction of the image may be estimated, and the filtered back projection reconstruction may be identified as a deviate of a multivariate random variable.
University Of Utah Research Foundation
03/19/15
20150077708

Imaging system


Imaging systems are provided allowing examination of different object regions spaced apart in a depth direction by visual microscopy and by optical coherence tomography. An axial field of view and a lateral resolution is varied depending on which object region is examined by the imaging system.
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
03/19/15
20150077707

Imaging system


Imaging systems are provided allowing examination of different object regions spaced apart in a depth direction by visual microscopy and by optical coherence tomography. An axial field of view and a lateral resolution is varied depending on which object region is examined by the imaging system.
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag
03/12/15
20150073272

In-line pet detector configuration for a combined pet and ct imaging system


A positron emission tomography (pet) detector configuration for a combined pet and computed tomography (ct) imaging system, wherein the ct system includes an annular cavity. The configuration includes a backplane having a neutral axis and an aperture.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
03/12/15
20150069250

Cmos spad array with mixed timing pick-off for time-of-flight positron emission tomography


Timing pick-off is provided in time-of-flight positron emission using digital output photo sensors (e.g., spad or dsipm). The timing-to-digital converter (tdc) is replaced for timing detection with a mixed analog and digital timing pick-off (mtp) where a processor determines the timing from an output of the mtp.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
03/12/15
20150069231

Method for electron tomography


The invention relates to an improved method of electron tomography. Electron tomography is a time consuming process, as a large number of images, typically between 50-100 images, must be acquired to form one tomogram.
Fei Company
03/05/15
20150066437

Graphic product generator


A method, a checking system, a computer program product and a control computer are disclosed for checking a configuration for a multi-component computed tomography device. After a change of a configuration setting, a targeted check of device components can be carried out through created rules and index data..
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
03/05/15
20150065870

X-ray therapy system and irradiation field determining method


The x-ray therapy system includes a gantry (11), a positron emission tomography (pet) detection device (12) provided in the gantry (11), and an irradiation unit (15) provided in the gantry (11) and configured to radiate x-rays to a patient. The pet detection device (12) has a pair of photon detection units (13) and photon detection unit-moving devices (14) configured to move the pair of photon detection units (13) with respect to the gantry (11)..
National University Corporation Hokkaido University
03/05/15
20150065869

Low noise transmission scan simultaneous with positron emission tomography


A method and device is described for correcting pet images for the attenuation of effects of the tissues and periodic movements of the patient. The device provides gamma-rays for image registration along with the ct scan.
Prescient Imaging Llc
03/05/15
20150065854

Joint estimation of attenuation and activity information using emission data


Methods, systems and non-transitory computer readable media for imaging are disclosed. Emission projection data corresponding to a target region of a subject is acquired using an emission tomography system.
General Electric Company
03/05/15
20150065777

Radiation therapy machine with real-time ebt imaging


The present invention provides a radiation therapy machine using electron beam tomography to provide rapid real-time measurement of radiation therapy target movement. The electron beam therapy may be mounted on a gantry to move with the radiation therapy head or both the megavoltage and kilovoltage radiation needed for radiation therapy and tomography may be implemented by a single combined electron beam tube..
03/05/15
20150064107

Imaging agent


The invention relates to imaging agents, and in particular to multi-modal nanoparticle (npia) imaging agents offering magnetic, radionuclide and fluorescent imaging capabilities to exploit the complementary advantages of magnetic resonance imaging (mri), positron emission tomography (pet), single-photon emission computed tomography (spect) and optical imaging (oi). The invention extends to these new types of agents per se, and to uses of such agents in various biomedical applications, such as in therapy and in diagnosis..
King's College London
03/05/15
20150063668

Three-dimensionlal virtual liver surgery planning system


An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a three-dimensional virtual liver surgery planning system including: a digital imaging and communications in medicine (dicom) receiving module which receives an abdomen computer tomography (ct) volume data set from a picture archiving and communication system (pacs) server; a dicom loading and noise removing module which loads the received abdomen ct volume data set and remove noises; a standard liver volume estimation module which estimates a standard liver volume (slv) from the denoised abdomen ct volume data set; a liver extraction module which extracts a three-dimensional liver region; a vessel extraction module which extracts a three-dimensional vessel region including a portal vein, a hepatic artery, a hepatic vein, and an inferior vena cava (ivc); a tumor extraction module which extracts a three-dimensional tumor region; a liver segmentation module which divides the extracted three-dimensional liver region into several segments using landmarks which are selected by a user or a segmentation sphere; and a liver surgery planning module which makes a three-dimensional liver surgery plan using a resection surface, a liver segments, or the segmentation sphere.. .
Industrial Cooperation Foundation Of Chonbuk National University
03/05/15
20150063535

X-ray computed tomography imaging apparatus


An imaging condition setting unit sets imaging conditions for a pre-contrast enhancement scan, a monitoring scan, and a post-contrast enhancement scan. A roi setting unit sets a region of interest for the monitoring scan in a reference image generated by a reference image scan executed before the pre-contrast enhancement scan, the monitoring scan, and the post-contrast enhancement scan.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
03/05/15
20150063534

Image-based motion compensation of image data


A method, a computer program, a computer program product and a computed tomography system are disclosed. The image data is a spatially three-dimensional reconstruction.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
03/05/15
20150063532

Multilevel computed tomography for radially-shifted focal spots


In one example embodiment, a method of volumetric image reconstruction of an examination region includes directing x-rays from an anode of an x-ray device towards the examination region from multiple positions relative to the examination region, including multiple focal spot positions radially shifted relative to the anode. X-rays that have passed through the examination region are detected and first multiple x-ray attenuation values are determined for each of the multiple positions.
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
03/05/15
20150063529

X-ray computed tomography imaging apparatus and photon counting ct apparatus


Based on a plurality of detection data sets acquired by a data acquisition unit and correspond to respective tube voltages, an image generator generates a plurality of reference substance image data sets targeting respective reference substances contained in a subject. The image generator generates a correction data set for each of the plurality of tube voltages by applying, to a detection data set corresponding to each of the tube voltages, a correction coefficient for suppressing a discrepancy of an actual energy spectrum of the x-rays detected by an x-ray detector from a predetermined x-ray energy spectrum, and generates the plurality of reference substance image data sets based on a plurality of correction data sets corresponding to the respective tube voltages..
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
03/05/15
20150063526

Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, and x-ray computed tomography apparatus


An x-ray image processing apparatus includes a storage unit, a transformed image generation unit, a scattered ray image generation unit, and a scattered ray reduced image generation unit. The storage unit stores a medical image.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
03/05/15
20150063406

Optical coherence tomography (oct) freeze drying microscopy


A product critical temperature during freeze drying is determined. The product is imaged using optical coherence tomography (“oct”).
Physical Sciences, Inc.
03/05/15
20150063089

Six-dimensional optical multilayer storage using two-photon absorption writing, erasing and optical coherence tomography reading


This invention relates a method of six-dimensional optical multilayer storage using two-photon absorption writing, erasing and optical coherence tomography reading and the apparatus designed based on this method. The invented system stores data in three spatial dimensions plus three physical dimensions of wavelength, intensity and polarization.
03/05/15
20150062532

Data acquisition methods for reduced motion artifacts and applications in oct angiography


Systems and methods for reducing the effects of motion on functional optical coherence tomography (oct) imaging are described. Embodiments including post-processing and motion tracking are presented.
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
03/05/15
20150062531

Heads up displays for optical coherence tomography integrated surgical microscopes


Surgical microscope systems are provided including an optical coherence tomography (oct) system; an objective lens; oculars for direct viewing of a subject distal to the objective lens; a heads up display module configured to direct an optical image through the oculars to be visible to a user of at least one ocular; and a coupling element connected to the surgical microscope coupling the oct system, the heads up display module and the objective lens. The coupling element has first and second faces, the first face positioned toward the oculars of the surgical microscope and the second face positioned toward the subject.
Bioptigen, Inc.
03/05/15
20150061676

Combined shim and rf coil arrangement


A coil arrangement for a magnetic resonance tomography device includes at least two antennas connected in parallel to one another for rf signals and connected in series with one another for direct current signals.. .
03/05/15
20150060677

X-ray detector


An x-ray detector is disclosed, in particular for a computed tomography system. In an embodiment, the x-ray detector includes a regular arrangement of measuring pixels for covering a measuring surface.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
02/26/15
20150057535

Systems and methods for attenuation correction in time-of-flight positron emission tomography


Systems and methods for attenuation correction in time-of-flight (“tof”) positron emission tomography (“pet”) imaging are provided. In some aspects, a provided pet system includes a plurality of detectors arranged about a bore configured to receive the subject, the plurality of detectors configured to acquire gamma rays emitted from the subject as a result of a radiotracer administered to the subject.
02/26/15
20150055137

Optical coherence tomography imaging systems and methods


Optical coherence tomography imaging systems and methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, an optical coherence tomography imaging system includes a scanner configured to obtain images and to convert the images to electrical signals.
02/26/15
20150055130

Multilayered tissue phantoms, fabrication methods, and use


A method for producing a multilayer tissue phantom involves successively forming at least two layers, each layer formed by depositing a viscous flowable material over a supporting element or over a previously formed layer of the phantom supported by the supporting element, selectively redistributing the material while material is solidifying to control a thickness distribution of the layer, and allowing the material to solidify sufficiently to apply a next layer. The supporting element supports the material in 2 or 3 directions and effectively molds a lumen of the tissue.
National Research Council Of Canada
02/26/15
20150055093

Microscope-integrated oct system with an electrically tunable focus


A surgical imaging system is provided. The surgical imaging system includes a surgical microscope and a telecentric optical coherence tomography scanning unit configured to scan a sample through at least one optical component associated with the surgical microscope..
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation


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