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Loading technique for preparing radionuclide containing nanoparticles

Case Western Reserve University

Characterizing ablation lesions using optical coherence tomography (oct)


Date/App# patent app List of recent Tomography-related patents
07/23/15
20150206300 
 Method and  extraction and quantification of hematoma from a brain scan such as computed tomography data patent thumbnailnew patent Method and extraction and quantification of hematoma from a brain scan such as computed tomography data
A method is proposed for processing a ct brain scan to identify hematoma and extract data quantifying it. The method uses anatomical, pathological and imaging knowledge comprising (i) distribution data obtained from population studies and characterizing typical intensity distributions of one or more different types of material present in brains, one of the types of material being hematoma, (ii) at least one spatial template describing the spatial layout of a brain.
Agency For Science, Technology And Research


07/23/15
20150204651 
 Detection of missampled interferograms in frequency domain oct with a k-clock patent thumbnailnew patent Detection of missampled interferograms in frequency domain oct with a k-clock
Optical coherence tomography light sources can be non-linear and attempts to linearize them can lead to asynchrony between the light source and a-line scans and missampling in the scans causing signal noise. Accordingly, a system and methods are provided herein to detect missampling by obtaining a plurality of interferograms; providing at least two wavenumber reference signals at different wavenumbers, wherein the wavenumber reference signals comprise attenuated or enhanced portions of each of the plurality of interferograms; aligning each of the plurality of interferograms according to one of the at least two wavenumber reference signals; and for each of the plurality of interferograms, identifying an interferogram as missampled if another of the at least two reference signals does not align with a corresponding reference signal in a statistically significant number of the plurality of interferograms.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


07/23/15
20150202336 
 Loading technique for preparing radionuclide containing nanoparticles patent thumbnailnew patent Loading technique for preparing radionuclide containing nanoparticles
The present invention relates to a novel composition and method for loading delivery systems such as liposome compositions with radionuclides useful in targeted diagnostic and/or therapy of target site, such as cancerous tissue and, in general, pathological conditions associated with leaky blood vessels. The composition and methods of the invention find particular use in diagnosing and imaging cancerous tissue and, in general, pathological conditions associated with leaky blood vessels in a subject.
Rigshospitalet


07/23/15
20150202002 
 Characterizing ablation lesions using optical coherence tomography (oct) patent thumbnailnew patent Characterizing ablation lesions using optical coherence tomography (oct)
Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with characterizing radio frequency ablation (rfa) lesions using optical coherence tomography (oct) are described. One example method includes acquiring an oct signal from a region of interest (roi) in an ablated material.
Case Western Reserve University


07/23/15
20150201921 
 System and  image-guided arthroscopy patent thumbnailnew patent System and image-guided arthroscopy
Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical diagnoses and interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies comprising one or more imaging devices, and one or more remote retraction and distraction devices. Retraction and distraction devices, such as balloons, mechanical retraction members, and/or trocar screw geometries may be utilized to access, investigate, and intervene at the joint capsule, or inside of the joint capsule.
Reprise Technologies, Llc


07/23/15
20150201898 
 Control apparatus and tomography apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Control apparatus and tomography apparatus
A tomography apparatus for readily imaging an object while reducing radiation exposure doses includes a filter that adjusts distribution of a radiation dose transmitted therethrough from a radiation source, a radiation detection unit that detects a radiation dose transmitted through the filter and through an object, a holder that holds the object, an acquisition unit that acquires information about the holder, and a control unit that controls the distribution of the transmitted radiation does according to the information about the holder acquired by the acquisition unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150201895 
 Supervised machine learning technique for reduction of radiation dose in computed tomography imaging patent thumbnailnew patent Supervised machine learning technique for reduction of radiation dose in computed tomography imaging
Substantial reduction of the radiation dose in computed tomography (ct) imaging is shown using a machine-learning dose-reduction technique. Techniques are provided that (1) enhance low-radiation dosage images, beyond just reducing noise, and (2) may be combined with other approaches, such as adaptive exposure techniques and iterative reconstruction, for radiation dose reduction..
The University Of Chicago


07/23/15
20150201878 
 Apparatus and methods for non-invasive assessment of transplant kidney viability patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and methods for non-invasive assessment of transplant kidney viability
A kidney viability assessment system (kvas) is disclosed which provides objective and reliable tests to assess the viability of transplant or donor kidneys in vivo and predict their post-transplant outcomes. Kvas includes an optical device augmented by an intelligent algorithm that can evaluate the viability or quality of the donor kidney in a real-time, non-invasive way.
Georgetown University


07/23/15
20150201833 
 Optical coherence tomography system with multiple sample paths patent thumbnailnew patent Optical coherence tomography system with multiple sample paths
Improved optical coherence tomography (oct) imaging systems are generally described. In an example, an oct imaging system includes a tunable laser source, an interferometer, a splitter, and a detector.
Santec Corporation


07/23/15
20150201829 
 Geographic atrophy identification and measurement patent thumbnailnew patent Geographic atrophy identification and measurement
Geographic atrophy of the eye can be detected and measured by imaging the eye at a depth greater than the retinal pigment epithelium (rpe) at a plurality of locations of the eye, for example, using optical coherence tomography (oct); determining a ratio of the intensities of imaging signals of a retinal layer(s) with respect to the intensity of imaging signals of a sub-rpe layer(s) at each location; determining representative values based at least in part on the determined ratios; generating a map of the representative values; and identifying diseased areas from the map. Contours and binary maps may be generated based on the identified diseased areas.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


07/16/15
20150199813 

X-ray computed tomography apparatus and information processing apparatus


A reconstruction unit (a pre-processor, a reconstruction unit and an image processor) generates a reconstruction image based on output from the x-ray detector. A correction parameter storage stores correction parameters in time series, the correction parameters being used for correction by which noise or artifact is reduced in processing performed by the reconstruction image unit.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


07/16/15
20150199302 

Image-based point-spread-function modelling in time-of-flight positron-emission-tomography iterative list-mode reconstruction


A method of calculating a system matrix for time-of-flight (tof) list-mode reconstruction of positron-emission tomography (pet) images, the method including determining a tof geometric projection matrix g including effects of object attenuation; estimating an image-blurring matrix r in image space; obtaining a diagonal matrix d that includes tof-based normalization factor; and calculating the system matrix h as h=dgr.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


07/16/15
20150198725 

Photon-counting type x-ray computed tomography apparatus and method


A photon-counting type x-ray computed tomography apparatus that comprises a high-voltage generator to generate a voltage signal, an x-ray tube to emit x-rays when the x-ray tube receives the voltage signal from the high-voltage generator, an x-ray detector to detect photons derived from the x-rays emitted from the x-ray tube, and circuitry to count a number of the detected photons with respect to a plurality of energy bands, detect a number of photons in a first energy band that exceeds an energy level corresponding to a voltage value of the voltage signal, and changing a number of photons at a second energy band based on the detected number of photons in the first energy band, to correct for operational limitations of the x-ray detector.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


07/16/15
20150198682 

Radio frequency (rf) body coil assembly for dual-modality imaging


A radio frequency (rf) body coil assembly includes a coil support structure including an inner tubular member, an outer tubular member disposed radially outwardly from the inner tubular member, and a structural material disposed between the inner and outer tubular members, an rf coil mounted to an inner surface of the coil support structure, and a positron emission tomography (pet) detector assembly mounted to an outer surface of the coil support structure. A dual-modality imaging system is also described..
General Electric Company


07/16/15
20150198543 

Systems, devices and methods related to calibration of a proton computed tomography scanner


Disclosed are systems, devices and methodologies related to calibration of an ion based imaging apparatus such as a proton computed tomography scanner. In some implementations, energy degrader plates having known water-equivalent thickness (wet) values can be introduced to an ion beam to introduce different energy degradation settings.
Loma Linda University Medical Center


07/16/15
20150198431 

Surface emitting laser and optical coherence tomography apparatus including the same


A surface emitting laser includes a lower reflector, an active layer, a gap portion, and an upper reflector, which are arranged in that order, and a driving unit. The surface emitting laser is capable of varying a wavelength of emitted light by changing a distance between the upper and lower reflectors.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/16/15
20150196429 

Method and creating ocular surgical and relaxing incisions


A scanning system for treating target tissue in a patient's eye includes an ultrafast laser source configured to deliver a laser beam comprising a plurality of laser pulses; an optical coherence tomography (oct) device configured to generate signals which may be used to create an image of the cornea and limbus of the eye of the patient; a scanner configured to focus and direct the laser beam in a pattern within the cornea or limbus to create incisions therein; and a controller operatively coupled to the laser source and scanner configured to control the scanner to adjust the position of the laser beam based upon the signals from the oct device to create a cataract incision in the cornea or limbus that provides access for lens removal instrumentation to a crystalline lens of the patient's eye, and a relaxation incision in the cornea or limbus.. .
Optimedica Corporation


07/16/15
20150196266 

Method for carrying out a positron emission tomography


A method is disclosed for carrying out a positron emission tomography of an examination object in a hybrid system. In n consecutive time intervals, the following is carried out.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/16/15
20150196261 

Method and x-ray imaging with multiple source-detector pairs


The present invention pertains to an apparatus and method for medical imaging comprising rotating two x-ray source-detector pairs around an axis of rotation simultaneously to quickly acquire image data and form a computed tomography (ct) dataset. The sources can be configured to emit radiation from a plurality of discrete locations.
Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196201 

System and improved diffuse luminescent imaging or tomography in scattering media


A method and system for luminescence molecular imaging or tomography of a region of interest in a scattering medium is disclosed. The system comprises a non-linear luminescent marker material arranged in the scattering medium, one or more light sources positioned by at least one light source position for exciting said luminescent marker by excitation light emitted by said one or more light sources into an excitation volume, a detector at a luminescent light detection position detecting luminescence from said luminescent marker due to said excitation light, wherein said excitation light comprises pulsed excitation light..
Lumito Ab


07/09/15
20150193574 

Device and computed tomography scanner for determining and visualizing the perfusion of the myocardial muscle


A device is disclosed for determining and visualizing the perfusion of the myocardial muscle with the aid of static ccta images. In at least one embodiment, the device includes a segmentation unit for segmenting the coronary blood vessels and the left myocardial muscle from a ccta image of the heart; a first simulation unit for simulating the blood flow through the coronary blood vessels; and a second simulation unit by which the local perfusion of the myocardial muscle is determined on the basis of the ascertained blood flow into different regions of the myocardial muscle.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/09/15
20150192685 

High spatial resolution mode solid state positron emission tomography (pet) scanner


A positron emission tomography (pet) system (10) and method (100) classifies gamma events. At least one processor (62, 66, 70) is programmed to receive event data for a plurality of scintillation events corresponding to gamma events.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/09/15
20150192683 

Self-similar, transversely shift-invariant point response function in single photon emission computed tomography


A point response function (prf) is estimated in spect. A 3d prf is based on measured emissions from a point source at different distances from the detector.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.


07/09/15
20150192681 

Radiation detector, tomography imaging apparatus thereof, and radiation detecting apparatus thereof


A radiation detector includes a plurality of pixels configured to detect radiation, and at least one of the plurality of pixels includes a radiation absorbing layer configured to convert photons incident on the radiation absorbing layer into a first electrical signal, and a photon processor including a plurality of storages configured to count and store the number of the photons based on the first electrical signal. At least one of the plurality of storages is configured to compare the first electrical signal with a first reference value to obtain a second electrical signal, and count and store the number of the photons based on a third electrical signal that is obtained based on a comparison of the second electrical signal with a second reference value..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/09/15
20150192674 

Quantitative acoustic contrast tomography for studying fungal growth and toxicity


Methods for ultrasonically imaging a heterogeneous 3d-cell population without physically probing are provided. The method can comprises: pulsing ultrasound waves having a wave frequency of about 10 mhz to about 2 ghz through a lens rod, wherein the lens rod focuses the ultrasound waves onto the cell population via a concave lens-head (e.g., comprising sapphire), and wherein the cell population is positioned on the reflective surface such that the ultrasound waves are reflected back to the lens-head; receiving the reflected waves through the lens head and the lens rod at a signal receiver; scanning the lens-head across multiple points in the x,y plane; and at each point in the x,y plane, moving the lens-head in a z-direction such that a signal is received at multiple intervals in the z-direction for each point in the x,y plane..

07/09/15
20150192405 

Methods and swept-source optical coherence tomography


In one embodiment of the invention, a semiconductor optical amplifier (soa) in a laser ring is chosen to provide low polarization-dependent gain (pdg) and a booster semiconductor optical amplifier, outside of the ring, is chosen to provide high polarization-dependent gain. The use of a semiconductor optical amplifier with low polarization-dependent gain nearly eliminates variations in the polarization state of the light at the output of the laser, but does not eliminate the intra-sweep variations in the polarization state at the output of the laser, which can degrade the performance of the ss-oct system..
Lightlab Imaging, Inc.


07/09/15
20150191477 

Fluoride processing method


And to apparatus for performing such methods. The resultant [18f]-fluoride is useful for preparation of radiopharmaceuticals by nucleophilic fluorination, specifically for use in positron emission tomography (pet)..

07/09/15
20150190534 

Compounds for use as positron emission imaging agents


The present invention relates generally to compounds according to formula i that bind more specifically to mutated androgen receptors than to the wild type androgen receptors and therefore are useful as imaging agents for positron emission tomography (pet) used in the diagnosis and monitoring of prostate cancer.. .
University Of Bern


07/09/15
20150190143 

Revision joint replacement device and method


A device to aid in performing a revision surgery on a joint can comprise: a body member having a bone facing bottom surface, an opposing top surface, a first end portion configured to be disposed on a bone, and a second end portion opposite the first end portion and configured to be disposed on the bone nearer to the joint relative to the first end portion; a connecting member attached to the body member and configured to extend beyond an end of the bone; and a guide member attached to the connecting member and including an opening configured to receive a cutting tool. The device can be sized and shaped based on a computed tomography scan of the bone, and the guide member can be configured so that when the device is installed on the bone, the longitudinal axis of the opening is aligned with a longitudinal direction of the bone..

07/09/15
20150190049 

Optical coherence tomography apparatus, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium of program


An optical coherence tomography apparatus includes a generation unit configured, based on interfering light produced by interfering a return beam and a reference beam of light emitted toward the object to be measured, to generate tomographic images of an object to be measured, an image processing unit configured to perform image processing for increasing image quality to at least one of the tomographic images generated by the generation unit, and a display control unit configured to display one of the tomographic images generated by the generation unit and then display the image on which the image processing is performed by the image processing unit on a display unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/02/15
20150187052 

Method and system for compressed sensing image reconstruction


A compressed sensing (cs) based image reconstruction method and system is described herein which may be used to reduce the x-ray dose radiation in computed tomography (ct) or to decrease the scan duration in mr imaging (mri). Methods and systems described herein may address problems that have hindered the clinical usage of cs, i.e.
University Health Network


07/02/15
20150185339 

Multiplexable emission tomography


A method and system for acquiring a series of medical images during a common imaging process, includes a plurality of detectors configured to be arranged to acquire gamma rays emitted from a subject as a result of multiple radiotracers administered to the subject and communicate signals corresponding to acquired gamma rays. A data processing system is configured to receive the signals from the plurality of detectors and identify temporal information and energy information of photons of the acquired gamma rays.

07/02/15
20150185338 

Apparatus and determining optimal energy window for optimal positron emission tomography


An apparatus and method for determining an optimal energy window for optimal positron emission tomography (pet) is disclosed. An optimal energy window determining apparatus may include a data corrector configured to correct data measured from an image quality phantom, an image quality measurer configured to measure an image quality for the corrected data, and an optimal energy window determiner configured to determine the optimal energy window based on the measured image quality.
Korea Institute Of Radiological & Medical Sciences


07/02/15
20150185333 

Radiation detector and computer tomography apparatus including the same


Provided is a radiation detector which includes a plurality of pixels for detecting radiation, each of the plurality of pixels including a radiation absorbing layer configured to convert incident radiation photons to electric signals; a plurality of comparators configured to compare each of the electric signals with a respective plurality of reference values, in order to classify the photons in a plurality of energy bands; and a plurality of counters configured to count and store the number of photons that are classified in each of the plurality of energy bands, and which have sizes which correspond to the plurality of reference values. Accordingly, the radiation detector may increase a measurable radiation amount without a requirement that sizes of the pixels or the sub-pixels are increased..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150184995 

Spectral filtering of k-clock signal in oct system and method


A system and method for spectral filtering of a k-clock signal in a swept-source optical coherence tomography (“oct”) system to remove artifacts in the k-clock signal. The system synchronizes sampling of the k-clock and interference signals generated from scanning a sample.
Volcano Corporation


07/02/15
20150184994 

Oct swept laser with high coherence signal extraction


An optical coherence tomography system utilizes an optical swept laser that has improved coherence length in the swept optical signal. This is accomplished using an intra-cavity element that extracts the tunable optical signal at the optimal location within the laser's resonant cavity.
Axsun Technologies, Inc.


07/02/15
20150182643 

Novel substrate based pet imaging agents


The present application is directed to radiolabeled imaging agents comprising a radiolabel, and a substrate, pharmaceutical compositions comprising radiolabeled imaging agents, and methods of using the radiolabeled imaging agents. The present application is further directed to methods of preparing the radiolabeled imaging agent.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.


07/02/15
20150182642 

Graphene-based contrast agents for photoacoustic and thermoacoustic tomography and use


The present invention provides a composition for use with photoacoustic or thermoacoustic imaging, comprising a sufficient amount of the graphene-like nanoparticles or graphitic nano- or microparticles and one or more physiologically acceptable carriers or excipients. The present invention also provides methods of using the graphene-like nanoparticles or graphitic nano- or microparticles as pat/tat contrast agents..
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York


07/02/15
20150182185 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) phantom for computed tomography (ct) and methods of using the same


An imaging system (10) analyzes airways of a patient. The system (10) includes a hardware phantom (50) including tubes (54) representative of airways.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/02/15
20150182176 

Systems and methods for correcting detector errors in computed tomography imaging


A system includes an energy-discriminating, photon-counting x-ray detector, comprising a plurality of detector cells providing measurements corresponding to at least two energy bins and being adapted to produce projection data in response to x-ray photons that reach the x-ray detector and to produce an electrical signal having a recorded count for the energy bins and a total energy intensity. The system also includes data processing circuitry adapted to receive the electrical signal from one or more of the plurality of detector cells, to generate a simulated count rate for each of the energy bins by using the total energy intensity in a detector pile-up model, to determine a set of energy intensity dependent material decomposition vectors, and, for the projection data measured by one or more of the plurality of detector cells, to perform material decomposition by modeling the simulated count rate for each of the energy bins and utilizing a material decomposition vector selected from the set of energy intensity dependent material decomposition vectors and corresponding to the measured energy intensity from one or more of the plurality of detector cells..
General Electric Company


07/02/15
20150182136 

Speckle contrast optical tomography


Speckle contrast optical tomography system provided with at least one point source and multiple detectors, means for providing different source positions, the point source having a coherence length of at least the source position-detector distance and means for arranging the source position-detector pairs over a sample to be inspected, the system being further provided with means for measuring the speckle contrast; the speckle contrast system of the invention thus capable of obtaining 3d images.. .
Washington University


07/02/15
20150182121 

Low-cost screening system for breast cancer detection


A portable and wearable tumor detector includes a brassier and devices for enabling optical tomography in a non-clinical setting. Light emitting devices and light sensing devices are provided on the brassier, and a controller for performing a tomographic scanning is attached to the brassier.
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York


06/25/15
20150179291 

Computed tomography system and x-ray collimator thereof


A computed tomography system and an x-ray collimator thereof are provided, which have a good collimator effect. The x-ray collimator includes a plurality of first plates extending in the circumferential direction of the computed tomography system and a plurality of second plates extending in the axial direction of the computed tomography system.
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150178960 

X-ray tomography apparatus and x-ray tomography imaging method


In an x-ray tomography apparatus, a tomographic image of a subject is acquired using a subject projection image detected by a detector in a state in which the subject is in a field of view of the detector and a plurality of reference projection images detected by the detector in a state in which the subject is not in the field of view of the detector. The detector detects the subject projection image and the reference projection image at a plurality of projection angles, and the operation unit is configured to acquire a background image using a plurality of reference projection images, acquire a projection image of subject information using the subject projection image and the background image for each of the projection angles, and acquire tomographic image of the subject information from the projection image of the subject information for each of the projection angles..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/25/15
20150178958 

X ray computer tomography apparatus and image processing apparatus


An x-ray computer tomography apparatus includes at least one x-ray tube generating x-rays, first detector elements (energy integrating type) and second detector elements (photon counting type) detecting an intensity and spectrum of the x-rays transmitted through the object respectively, at least one data acquisition circuit acquiring first projection data and second projection data smaller in data amount than the first projection data detected by the first and second detector elements respectively, an arithmetic circuit computing a minimum value of a cost function based on the first and second projection data by executing an iterative reconstruction algorithm, and reconstruction circuit reconstructing an image of the object based on the first and second projection data, which correspond to the minimum value of the cost function.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


06/25/15
20150178954 

Display device, image displaying method and computerized tomography apparatus


A solid state power controller for an aircraft, the solid state power controller includes a solid state switching device for activating an electrical power output bus, a control unit for controlling the solid state switching device, and a current sensing circuit for monitoring current flowing in the electrical power output bus. The current sensing circuit includes a sensing fuse that provides a simplified and more reliable solid state power controller..
Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Llc


06/25/15
20150177393 

Imaging system using independently controllable detectors


A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject.
General Electric Company


06/25/15
20150177392 

Imaging system using high and low energy collimation


A customizable and upgradable imaging system is provided. Imaging detector columns are installed in a gantry to receive imaging information about a subject.
General Electric Company


06/25/15
20150177386 

Temperature stability for a digital positron emission tomography (pet) detector


A detector maintains thermal stability between two different operating modes. The detector includes at least one controller which sets the detection sensitivity of the detector to a level disabling the detection of gamma photons.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/25/15
20150176971 

Methods, systems and computer program products for processing images generated using fourier domain optical coherence tomography (fdoct)


Methods, systems and computer program products for managing frequency domain optical coherence tomography (fdoct) image resolution. A spectrum used to acquire an image of a subject is calibrated and default dispersion correction parameters are set.
Bioptigen, Inc.


06/25/15
20150174273 

Imaging and therapeutic methods for treating parathyroid tumors


It has been discovered that human parathyroid tumor cells express high densities of folate receptors which could provide a target that may be used for localization. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to methods of detecting and imaging parathyroid tumors or canccrous cells in tissues using a folatc conjugate to enhance imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, computed tomography (ct), and single-photon emission computed tomography (spect).
Emory University


06/25/15
20150173703 

Integration of quantitative calibration systems in computed tomography scanners


An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a device and method for a quantitatively calibrated computed tomography scanner. The device includes a gentry configured for receiving a patient or part of a patient.
The Johns Hopkins University


06/25/15
20150173701 

Method, apparatus and system for automated spine labeling


A method, an apparatus, and a system label one or more parts of a spine in an image, in particular a computed tomography (ct) image, of a human or animal body, and in order to achieve a reliable spine labeling and a high throughput of images, match a model of a spine segment with segments of the spine in the image by starting matching the model of a spine segment with an initial segment of the spine in the image, wherein the initial segment of the spine in the image is located at an initial position along the spine in the image, and continue to match the model of a spine segment with one or more further segments of the spine in the image, wherein the further segments of the spine in the image are located at positions farther along the spine in the image.. .
Imp Forschungsinstitut Fur Molekulare Pathologie Gmbh


06/25/15
20150173695 

Extremity imaging cone beam computed tomography


An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography of an extremity has a digital radiation detector and a first device to move the detector along a circular detector path extending so that the detector moves both at least partially around a first extremity of the patient and between the first extremity and a second, adjacent extremity. The detector path has radius r1 sufficient to position the extremity approximately centered in the detector path.
Carestream Health, Inc.


06/25/15
20150173694 

X-ray computed tomography apparatus, x-ray detection apparatus, and x-ray detection module


An x-ray computed tomography apparatus includes an x-ray generation circuit generating x-rays, x-ray detection circuit including x-ray detection modules detecting the x-rays for respective energy widths, counting circuit counting a photon originating from the x-rays for the respective energy widths based on an output from the x-ray detection circuit, and reconstruction circuit reconstructing a medical image based on an output from the counting circuit. Each of the x-ray detection modules includes a collimator collimating the x-rays, diffraction cell arranged on a rear surface side of the collimator and diffracting the x-ray at an angle corresponding to an energy of the x-ray, and x-ray detector cells arranged in a predetermined distance away from a rear surface of the collimator, and detecting the diffracted x-ray..
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


06/25/15
20150173692 

Computed tomography devices, systems, and methods


Computed tomography devices, systems, and associated methods are disclosed. The device can include a radiation source coupleable to a rotating gantry to emit radiation from an adjustable focal spot toward a volume of interest.
University Of Utah Research Foundation


06/25/15
20150173690 

Cone beam ct imaging and image-guided procedures


Disclosed are embodiments of methods of and systems for detecting and biopsying lesions with a cone beam computed tomography (cbct) system. The system comprises, in some embodiments, a cbct device configured to output a cone beam ct image of at least a portion of a patient's breast and a multi-axis transport module, having at least three degrees of freedom and configured to position a biopsy needle within a 3d frame of reference based on inputs received from the cone beam ct device.
Koning Corporation


06/25/15
20150173684 

Lesion determination apparatus, similar case searching apparatus, lesion determination method, similar case searching method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium


A lesion determination apparatus includes: a number-of-images acquiring unit configured to acquire and record, on occurrence of a direction change that is either a first state in which a second operation instruction is received immediately after receipt of a first operation instruction or a second state in which the first operation instruction is received immediately after a receipt of the second operation instruction, a number of one-directionally viewed images that is either a number of tomography images continuously viewed in response to continuous first operation instructions including the first operation instruction in the first state or a number of tomography images continuously viewed in response to continuous second operation instructions including the second operation instruction in the second state; and a locality determining unit configured to determine whether the object part is a focal lesion or a diffuse lesion based on a change in the number of one-directionally viewed images.. .
Panasonic Corporation


06/25/15
20150173619 

Organ mapping system using an optical coherence tomography probe


Systems and methods for scanning an organ or other extended volumes of body tissue using one or more optical coherence tomography (oct) probes are presented. Some embodiments provide equipment for managing a plurality of oct penetrations into a tissue or organ, and provide some or all of the following: detection and/or control of oct probe positions and orientations (and optionally, that of other imaging modalities) detecting changes in body tissue positions, registering and mapping oct scan results and optionally input from other imaging modalities, integrating oct scan information and/or information from other modalities and/or recorded historical information, optionally some or all of the above with reference to a common coordinate system.
Collage Medical Imaging Ltd.




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