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9041395 MRI method of calculating and generating spatially-tailored parallel radio frequency saturation fields  
A method for producing magnetic resonance images of a subject in which artifacts resulting from a localized source, such as from pulsatile blood flow, are substantially mitigated is provided. The...
9042623 Automatic detection and correction of magnetic resonance imaging data  
Systems and methods for processing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data are provided. A method includes receiving MRI data comprising a plurality of k-space points and deriving a plurality of...
9039618 Medical imaging device and method  
An imaging system uses sensors to traverse an external portion of an object to generate a three dimensional image of the object.
9037213 Method and apparatus to estimate location and orientation of objects during magnetic resonance imaging  
Tracking based on the gradient fields of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners based on passive operation of the tracking system without any change of the scanner's hardware or mode of...
9036884 Image intensity correction for magnetic resonance imaging  
A magnetic resonance system includes a magnetic resonance scanner having a multi-channel transmit coil or coil system and a magnetic resonance receive element; and a digital processor configured...
9031632 Imaging based virus detection  
A method for detecting a virus in a patient based on imaging data includes scanning a region of interest of the patient with an imaging device and generating imaging data indicative of the region...
9031634 Chemical shift markers for improved wireless fiducial marker tracking  
A new and improved method for tracking and/or spatial localization of an invasive device in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is provided. The invention includes providing an invasive device...
9031635 MRI diffusion weighted imaging with estimated motion probing gradient b-factors based on acquired apparent diffusion coefficients for each pixel  
A magnetic resonance diagnostic apparatus includes a derivation unit to derive an apparent diffusion coefficient regarding a pixel position for each pixel position included in a region of interest...
9022933 Apparatus and method for reconstructing an image with reduced motion artifacts  
A computer readable storage medium having a computer program stored thereon and representing a set of instructions that when executed by a computer causes the computer to calculate a mapping...
9026195 Method for characterizing the development of pathologies involving changes in volumes of bodies, notably tumors  
A method for quantifying the development of pathologies involving changes in volume of a body represented via an imaging technique, including normalizing gray levels by a midway technique for two...
9026191 Method and device for automatic determination of a flow of a bodily fluid within vessels of an organism  
In a method and device for automatic determination of a flow of a bodily fluid within vessels of an organism by a magnetic resonance, a magnetic resonance angiography to procedure is implemented...
9020586 Brain activity measuring apparatus, brain activity measuring method, brain activity deducing apparatus, brain activity deducing method, and brain-machine interface apparatus  
What is provides is a brain activity deducing apparatus, a brain activity deducing method, a brain activity measuring apparatus, a brain activity measuring method, and a brain-machine interface...
9020575 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method  
A apparatus includes an acquisition unit to acquire magnetic resonance data in every data group, a unit to control the acquisition unit to collect the data for one or a plurality of data groups...
9014783 System for automated parameter setting in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging  
A system automatically calculates optimal protocol parameters for dark-blood (DB) preparation and inversion recovery. The system automatically determines pulse sequence timing parameters for MR...
9014786 Device and method for opening vascular obstructions  
The present invention is directed to a device and method for opening obstructed body internal passages and for sensing and characterizing tissues and substances in contact with the device. In...
9014781 Systems and methods for magnetic resonance angiography  
Systems and methods for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRI) are provided. One method includes obtaining Magnetic Resonance (MR) velocity data and determining a distance map for one or more...
9008751 Real time, interactive volumetric magnetic resonance imaging  
A method of producing volume renderings from magnetic resonance image data in real time with user interactivity. The method comprises collecting raw magnetic resonance image (MRI) data...
9008399 System and method for joint reconstruction of spatial and spectral imaging data  
A system and method for simultaneously generating spectral images and spatial images of a subject using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system includes acquiring MR image data using a k-space...
9008750 Method for determining the ventilation of a lung  
In a method for determining the ventilation of a lung of an object under examination by magnetic resonance imaging, at least two first lung-representing image data sets are acquired at different...
9008394 Methods and apparatus for determining brain cortical thickness  
Methods and apparatus for determining brain cortical thickness are provided. One method includes determining an intensity profile at each of a plurality of cortical surface points of an imaged...
9002429 Digital drug delivery  
For delivery of a chemical to a target region of a subject's brain, an apparatus comprising a storage medium on which is stored digital representations of subject-specific selective visual stimuli...
9002432 Method and device for calibrating a medical instrument  
A system and method for calibrating an object having at least one marker attached thereto, wherein a spatial position of the object is ascertained based on the at least one marker, and an outline,...
9000765 Magnetic resonance method and system to determine the position of a slice relative to a region moving relative to the slice  
In a magnetic resonance method and system to determine a position of a slice relative to a region moving relative to the slice within a predetermined volume segment of an examination subject...
9002433 System and method for image-based interventional device tracking and scan plane guidance  
An MR system and method for tracking a device of an interventional procedure within a scan subject is disclosed. At least two MR projections of the device are acquired, from which 3D coordinates...
9002428 Methods for detecting abnormalities and degenerative processes in soft tissue using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)  
The present invention provides methods to detect degenerative processes and abnormalities in soft tissues at high spatial resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio and short scanning times, based on...
8996093 System to quantify and visualize ventricular rotation pattern of the heart  
A non-invasive analysis system includes data collecting units and an analysis unit adapted to quantify and visualize ventricular rotation patterns of the heart. The data collecting units register...
8996094 Method and system for compensating a self-caused displacement of tissue  
A system for compensating a neurally triggered or other self-caused displacement of a tissue of an animal including man comprises a base provided with a means for immobilizing the animal or body...
8989841 Interface devices for use with intracavity probes for high field strength magnetic resonance systems  
An interface device enables an intracavity probe to be used with a magnetic resonance (MR) system for the purpose of obtaining images or spectra of a region of interest within a cavity of a...
8983570 Therapeutic angiogenesis for treatment of the spine  
The invention relates to methods for the diagnosis, amelioration, and treatment of back pain, particularly lumbar back pain, in particular, back pain caused by muscular abnormalities, vertebral...
8983572 System and method for patient selection in treating sleep disordered breathing  
A system and method provides for determining patient eligibility for receiving an implantable upper airway stimulation system. Images and sensed data are obtained regarding an upper airway of a...
8975893 Dynamic adaptation of a dephasing gradient pair  
In a method for optimization of a flow coding with switching of an additional bipolar dephasing gradient pair, used in a magnetic resonance (MR) phase contrast angiography, the strength of the...
8977341 Measuring device and a magnetic resonance device with the measuring device  
A measuring device for a magnetic resonance device is provided. The measuring device has a sensor unit. The sensor unit includes at least one acoustic sensor element for detecting heart sounds of...
8977339 Method for assessing stenosis severity through stenosis mapping  
A method of assessing stenosis severity for a patient includes obtaining patient information relevant to assessing severity of a stenosis, including anatomical imaging data of the patient. Based...
8971992 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and control method thereof  
A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a collection unit which applies a uniform static magnetic field to a subject and also applies a radio-frequency magnetic field and a gradient...
8971989 Magnetic field device for mapping and navigation in laparoscopic surgery  
Devices, systems and methods for using those devices and systems are disclosed to facilitate mapping and navigation during a minimally invasive surgical procedure. These devices, systems and...
8971990 Systems and methods for nonlinear elastography  
Nonlinear elastography systems and methods are provided. The elastography system includes a data acquisition module, such as an imaging device, and associated system control circuitry. The data...
8971993 Systems and methods for navigating a surgical device  
Systems and methods are disclosed for navigating a surgical device toward a target organ in the body of a patient. An example method includes providing a surgical needle and a guide wire, the...
8971602 Method for magnetic resonance elastography using transient waveforms  
A dynamic magnetic resonance elastography (“MRE”) method for quantifying liver stiffness using intrinsic transient waveforms imparted on the liver by the beating heart is provided. The method...
8965496 Method for determining the location of regions in tissue relevant to electrical propagation  
A method of displaying an image of the location of one or more low voltage structures in tissue is provided. The method includes receiving electrical mapping data corresponding to a portion of the...
8965481 Method to evaluate patients for thoracic outlet syndrome  
Improvements in magnetic resonance imaging methods to obtain three-dimensional models and diagnoses of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome are described.
8958866 System and method to analyze blood parameters using magnetic resonance imaging  
A system and method for accurately producing MR images of selected vascular compartments includes employing a control scan and a tag scan, each including velocity selective modules that suppress...
8951735 Genetic variants for breast cancer risk assessment  
The invention pertains to certain genetic variants that have been determined to be susceptibility variants of breast cancer. Methods of disease management, including diagnosing increased...
8952346 Systems and methods for isotopic source external beam radiotherapy  
The subject matter described herein provides methods for developing an IMRT treatment plan for a radiotherapy system. In one aspect, the method can include providing initial treatment parameters....
8948844 Breast coil for magnetic resonance recordings of the breast  
A breast coil for a magnetic resonance tomography device for the production of magnetic resonance recordings of female breasts includes a coil housing having a breast recess to accommodate a...
8948845 System, methods, and instrumentation for image guided prostate treatment  
The invention provides systems, methods, and instrumentation for aiding the performance of an image guided procedure of the anatomy of a patient such as, for example, the prostate. The invention...
8942456 Image reconstruction from incomplete fourier measurements and prior edge information  
Systems and methods of image reconstruction that can reduce the number of Fourier transform measurements required to obtain an exact or stable reconstruction of target images, using prior edge...
8942780 DC magnetic-based position and orientation monitoring system for tracking medical instruments  
Miniaturized, five and six degrees-of-freedom magnetic sensors, responsive to pulsed DC magnetic fields waveforms generated by multiple transmitter options, provide an improved and cost-effective...
8942781 Medical system comprising a percutaneous probe  
The percutaneous probe, made in MRI-compatible materials, comprises: a body percutaneously inserted into the tissue of a patient's body organ (8) having a region (10) to be analyzed, treated and...
8938280 Motion correction in a PET/MRI hybrid imaging system  
A diagnostic imaging arrangement comprises a magnetic resonance examination (1) system to acquire magnetic resonance signals and an emission tomography system (2) to acquire nuclear decay signals....
8938112 Method and apparatus for correcting positron emission tomography image  
An image correction method includes detecting signals emitted from a tracer introduced into a target; intermittently extracting some of the detected signals according to a code string in which...