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US20150087960 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...
US20150208981 INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD AND MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION  
A method of providing information for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) includes: performing an imaging of a patient by executing a sequence including a plurality of protocols; and providing, to...
US20130158386 SYSTEM FOR ENSURING PRECISION IN MEDICAL TREATMENT  
A system for ensuring precision in medical treatment of a patient comprising one or more clusters of targets attached to a patient, a strapping mechanism or a carrier defining a patient-fixed...
US20130090550 METHODS OF IDENTIFYING PATIENTS WITH OVARIAN EPITHELIAL NEOPLASMS BASED ON HIGH-RESOLUTION MASS SPECTROMETRY  
Methods for identifying patients with ovarian neoplasms are provided herein comprising performing an assay step of detecting a metabolite in a serum sample of a patient where the metabolite is...
US20120215093 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PATIENT REGISTRATION WITHOUT FIDUCIALS  
A method for providing patient registration without fiducials comprises the steps of: spatially placing an ultrasound image of a patient randomly at different starting positions relative to a...
US20130090547 Combined Imaging Modalities for Radiation Treatment Planning  
A system includes acquisition of a first three-dimensional image of a patient volume using a magnetic resonance imaging scanner, acquisition of a second three-dimensional image of the patient...
US20120059243 MOTION COMPENSATION FOR NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT THERAPIES  
Procedures and systems facilitate non-invasive, focused delivery of therapeutic energy to a target within or on a patient using, in various embodiments, a closed-loop approach such that feedback...
US20120059242 Hybrid MR/PET Scanner With Patient Table Split Cable Feed  
A hybrid magnetic resonance (MR) and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging system reduces likelihood of artifact distortion in PET images attributable to MR local coil cables and connectors...
US20150250450 Non-Invasive Imager for Medical Applications  
A method and process is described for providing Non-Invasive three dimensional (3-D) image of a patient such that during surgical or other procedures, the person performing the procedure can...
US20120083686 MR IMAGING GUIDED ULTRASOUND THERAPY  
The invention relates to a therapeutic system which comprises: an ultrasound therapy unit (1) arranged to insonify at least a portion of a body (2) of a patient with high intensity ultrasound,...
US20120022363 SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING CONFORMAL RADIATION THERAPY WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY IMAGING SOFT TISSUE  
A device and a process for performing high temporal- and spatial-resolution MR imaging of the anatomy of a patient during intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to directly measure and...
US20130253306 SYSTEM, METHOD AND FACILITY FOR REDUCING PEDIATRIC PATIENT ANXIETY DURING MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING PROCEDURES  
A facility for performing a medical examination includes a room, a medical imaging system located in the room, and a plurality of elements installed on at least one of the room and the medical...
US20110224535 MAGNETIC RESONANCE-ASSISTED BIOPSY EXAMINATION METHOD, AND A MAGNETIC RESONANCE SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD  
In a magnetic resonance-assisted biopsy method for a biopsy examination, using magnetic resonance measurement executed by a magnetic resonance measurement unit and a biopsy unit and a computer...
US20130090549 SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-MODALITY INVERSE OPTIMIZATION FOR RADIOTHERAPY TREATMENT PLANNING  
When performing multimodal radiotherapy planning, an optimizer (36) concurrently optimizes a combined treatment plan that employs an intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) device (30) and an...
US20130303880 Thermally Tagged Motion Tracking for Medical Treatment  
Motion tracking is performed with a thermal pattern within a patient. A pattern of different temperature is created in tissue, such as warming up tissue in a checkerboard pattern. The temperature...
US20110257509 COORDINATION OF FUNCTIONAL MRI SCANNING AND ELECTRICAL STIMULATION THERAPY  
Changes in electrical stimulation therapy delivered via a medical device are coordinated with Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans. In one example, a medical device delivers...
US20130131493 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DUAL-MODALITY IMAGING  
A method for performing an examination of a patient using a dual-modality imaging system includes accessing a list that includes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination protocol to be used...
US20110046725 METHOD OF IMAGING FOR HEART VALVE IMPLANT PROCEDURE  
A method as a workflow for imaging for a heart valve implant procedure includes positioning the patient and an articulated imaging apparatus relative to one another, inducing rapid ventricular...
US20140187910 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...
US20110034800 ESTIMATION OF ALIGNMENT PARAMETERS IN MAGNETIC-RESONANCE-GUIDED ULTRASOUND FOCUSING  
A magnetic-resonance-guided focused ultrasound system may be calibrated by generating ultrasound foci using ultrasound transducers, establishing coordinates of the foci and of magnetic-resonance...
US20120065492 ENERGETIC MODULATION OF NERVES  
A system for treatment includes a focused ultrasound energy source for placement outside a patient, wherein the focused ultrasound energy source is configured to deliver ultrasound energy towards...
US20140088405 METHOD AND MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICE TO DETERMINE AND DISPLAY AN EMOTIONAL STATE OF A PATIENT DURING THE MEDICAL IMAGING  
In a medical imaging method and apparatus, an emotional state of a patient is recorded during a medical imaging examination, by recording at least one emotion parameter of the patient during the...
US20120203095 Systems and Methods for Trans-Orifice and Transperineal Intervention  
An intervention apparatus is described having a probe with an orifice insertion portion, the insertion portion being configured for insertion into an orifice of a patient. The apparatus also...
US20120040304 System And Method For Post-Exposure Dosimetry Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy  
An apparatus and method for triaging patients according to radiation exposure operates by measuring electron paramagnetic resonance spectra of fingernails, toenails, and/or teeth. When operating...
US20140039295 PREMATURE NEONATE CRADLE  
A cradle configured for life supporting a premature neonate during magnetic resonance imaging procedure. The cradle includes a receptacle configured for receiving the neonate and inserting into a...
US20140275965 Apparatus and Implementation Method of a Set of Universal Compact Portable MR-Compatible PET Inserts to Convert Whole-Body MRI Scanners Into Organ-Specific Hybrid PET/MRI Imagers  
A Positron Emission Tomography (PET″) insert for use with a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“MRI”) scanning device, the PET insert including a plurality of photodetector modules provided adjacent each...
US20130281825 ATTENUATION CORRECTION IN POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY USING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING  
In one embodiment, a method includes performing a magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequence to acquire MR image slices or volumes of a first station representative of a portion of a patient;...
US20130245425 System for Delivering Conformal Radiation Therapy While Simultaneously Imaging Soft Tissue  
Devices and processes for performing magnetic resonance imaging of the anatomy of a patient during radiation therapy to measure and control the radiation dose delivered to the patient.
US20150208994 CT/MRI INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF ACUTE STROKES AND METHODS THEREOF  
A dual modality CT/MRI integrated system for the diagnosis of acute strokes and treating a patient and methods thereof. The method includes: immobilizing a patient or a portion thereof to a...
US20110237930 MRI compatible motor and positioning system  
A thermal therapy system is provided. The system includes an applicator and a device for supporting and moving the applicator within a patient's body during therapy. Some embodiments include an...
US20140128722 Noise tolerant localization systems and methods  
A system and method for tracking catheter electrode locations with the body of a patient during an MRI scan sequence includes mitigation logic configured to identify one or more impedance...
US20110270075 MULTI-SEGMENT ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCERS  
Disclosed are systems and methods for focusing ultrasound transducers that include multiple separate, independently movable transducer segments.
US20120203096 METHODS TO DIAGNOSE DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE USING PAIN STIMULI  
Methods are provided that better describe, and localize the pain generator or suspected pain generator in and around spinal discs in relation to neck, back or leg pain so as to improve the...
US20130053678 Avoiding MRI-Interference with Co-existing Systems  
MRI interference with a co-existing treatment system may be reduced or avoided by carrying out RF-sensitive operations of the treatment system only when gradient field activity of the MRI system...
US20120232377 SURGICAL NAVIGATION FOR REVISION SURGICAL PROCEDURE  
Surgical navigation for revision surgery includes temporality coupling a reference arc to a surgical object that was substantially permanently affixed to a bone of a patient during a preceding...
US20150223712 ANALOG CANCELLATION OF MRI SEQUENCING NOISE APPEARING IN AN ECG SIGNAL  
A method, including, while imaging a patient using an initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence, generating an initial MRI reference signal in response to the initial MRI sequence using a...
US20120035460 MOVABLE MAGNET FOR MAGNETICALLY GUIDED CATHETER  
A catheter is disclosed having a flexible tubing with a proximal end and a distal end. The catheter comprising at least one movable magnet provided within the distal end of the flexible tubing. A...
US20130053682 GYNECOLOGICAL BRACHYTHERAPY APPLICATOR FOR USE IN MR-GUIDED INTRACAVITARY BRACHYTHERAPY  
A gynecological brachytherapy applicator for use in delivering a radiation dose to a tumor affecting a uterus and a cervix of a patient is described herein. The applicator includes an intrauterine...
US20150223717 DYNAMIC CANCELLATION OF MRI SEQUENCING NOISE APPEARING IN AN ECG SIGNAL  
A method, consisting of, while imaging a patient using an initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence, receiving an initial set of electrocardiograph (ECG) signals from the patient. The...
US20120323111 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING AND VISUALIZING ELECTROMAGNETIC TRACKING ERRORS  
A calibration/surgical tool (90, 160) includes an electromagnetic sensor array (30) of two or more electromagnetic sensors in a known geometrical configuration. Electromagnetic tracking errors are...
US20110257508 Device For Supporting, Scanning, Tomographically Displaying A Patient And Carrying Out An Intervention And Method For Determining The Spatial Relation Between Optical Recordings And Tomographic Displays  
A device is disclosed for supporting, scanning, tomographically displaying a patient and carrying out an intervention. In at least one embodiment, for the device includes a computer system to:...
US20140350384 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USE IN ANALYZING A PATIENT'S BOWEL  
An apparatus and method are provided for use in studying a patient's bowel which combines recording and analysis of physiologic parameters and patient sensory perception. A pain input detector, a...
US20110319747 MAGNETIC RESONANCE DEVICE FOR USE IN A MAGNETIC RESONANCE-GUIDED ULTRASOUND TREATMENT  
A magnetic resonance device for use in a magnetic resonance-guided ultrasound treatment has a magnet housing defining a patient receptacle and including a primary magnet, and an ultrasound device,...
US20140005521 CATHETER COMPRISING CAPACITIVE MICROMACHINED ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCERS WITH AN ADJUSTABLE FOCUS  
A catheter (700, 800, 1206) comprising: a shaft with distal (808, 906, 1004, 208) and proximal ends (1006),wherein the distal end comprises at least one array of capacitive micromachined...
US20130041249 METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE-GUIDED VOLUMETRIC ULTRASOUND THERAPY  
In a method for temperature control in MR-guided administration of ultrasound, ultrasound therapy is administered to a patient at an in vivo site by emitting focused ultrasound into the site at...
US20140088403 PATIENT COUCH FOR COMBINED MAGNETIC RESONANCE AND PET EXAMINATION  
A patient couch is disclosed, for a combination of positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance tomography device (PET/MRT device), for presenting images of an examination object in an...
US20120010499 USE OF NANOPARTICLES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER  
The invention relates to the tracking of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) labeled with magnetic nanoparticles using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the use of this method for the treatment of...
US20120130226 Automated methods and systems for vascular plaque detection and analysis  
Automated methods and systems for the detection and analysis of plaque in one or more regions of a patient's vasculature are described.
US20120071745 PREMATURE NEONATE CLOSED LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM  
A premature neonate closed life support system (NCLSS) including: at least one chamber confining a cradle-like neonate support (CLNS) having suitable dimensions and geometric-configuration for...
US20120053449 MAGNETIC CONFIGURATION AND TIMING SCHEME FOR TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION  
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a remarkable tool for probing the brain. However, it is still unclear why specific regions in the cortex are excitable by TMS while others are not. This...