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9208558 Methods and systems for producing an implant  
A computer implemented method for determining the 3-dimensional shape of an implant to be implanted into a subject includes obtaining a computer readable image including a defective portion and a...
9042625 Region-growing algorithm  
A region growing algorithm for controlling leakage is presented including a processor configured to select a starting point for segmentation of data, initiate a propagation process by designating...
9042963 System and method for acquiring images from within a tissue  
Systems and methods for imaging within depth layers of a tissue include illuminating light rays at different changing wavelengths (frequencies), collimating illuminated light rays using a...
9037216 Systems and methods for dynamic imaging of tissue using digital optical tomography  
A methods for imaging tissue using diffuse optical tomography with digital detection includes directing at the tissue a plurality of amplitude modulated optical signals from a plurality of optical...
9037215 Methods and apparatus for 3D route planning through hollow organs  
Methods and apparatus assist in planning routes through hollow, branching organs in patients to optimize subsequent endoscopic procedures. Information is provided about the organ and a follow-on...
9036882 Diagnosis assisting apparatus, diagnosis assisting method, and recording medium having a diagnosis assisting program stored therein  
Overview images that represent the overview of a structure (e.g., the large intestine) are generated based on volume data, and displayed on a screen. Points within the overview images and points...
9036140 Optical probe system with increased scanning speed  
An optical probe system having a probe with an optical guide (G) having a distal end. The optical guide (G) is mounted inside a housing (H) so that the distal end is displaceable with respect to...
9033576 Medical imaging system for accurate measurement evaluation of changes  
A system and method for nodule boundary visualization superimposed on a scan image, including generating phantom image measurements of at least one synthetic calibration object in relation to a...
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...
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...
9020576 Biological measurement apparatus and biological stimulation apparatus  
A biological measurement apparatus of this invention includes (i) a micro piezoelectric element for vibrating a nerve cell of a subject without coming in contact with the nerve cell, (ii) an...
9017260 Sensor guided catheter navigation system  
A method and a system for producing images of a subject, such as the heart of a human being. The method may comprise acquiring ultrasound images of the subject with a catheter comprising a...
9014424 Tracking representations of indicator body parts  
The present invention relates to a method for tracking image sections which represent indicator body parts of a body in a process sequence of images, wherein changes in the position of the...
9014453 Automatic angiogram detection  
Apparatus and methods are described including acquiring a plurality of image frames of a blood vessel of a subject, acquisition of the image frames commencing prior to injection of a contrast...
9013555 Method and apparatus for ultrahigh sensitive optical microangiography  
Embodiments herein provide an ultrahigh sensitive optical microangiography (OMAG) system that provides high sensitivity to slow flow information, such as that found in blood flow in capillaries,...
9007696 Imaging catheter with integrated reference reflector  
In part, the invention relates to a lens assembly. The lens assembly includes a micro-lens; a beam director in optical communication with the micro-lens; and a substantially transparent film. The...
9005144 Tissue-retaining systems for ultrasound medical treatment  
An ultrasound medical treatment system includes an end effector insertable into a patient. The end effector includes a tissue-retaining device. The tissue-retaining device includes a first...
9008274 Systems and methods for selecting image display parameters  
An imaging system includes an identification module, a determination module, and a display module. The identification module is configured to identify one or more first scanning parameters and one...
9002427 Apparatus and method for continuous noninvasive measurement of respiratory function and events  
An apparatus and method for non-invasive and continuous measurement of respiratory chamber volume and associated parameters including respiratory rate, respiratory rhythm, tidal volume, dielectric...
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...
8989846 Radiation treatment delivery system with outwardly movable radiation treatment head extending from ring gantry  
Systems, methods, and related computer program products for image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) are described. For one preferred embodiment, an IGRT apparatus is provided comprising a gantry...
8989845 Model-based extension of field-of-view in nuclear imaging  
A CT imaging system (12) generates structural data of a first FOV which is reconstructed by a CT reconstruction processor (52) into a CT image representation. A nuclear imaging system acquires...
8984969 Thermochromic polyacrylamide tissue phantom and its use for evaluation of ablation therapies  
A polyacrylamide tissue phantom embedded with multi-formulated thermochromic liquid crystals for use in the evaluation of RF ablation therapies is provided. The tissue phantom approximates the...
8989839 Method and apparatus for diagnosis of tumor activity using tumor interstitial fluid pressure  
A scanning apparatus, is used to effect multiple images of a tumor in which a contrast agent has been localized as a detectable marker over a selected time to map the change in the imaged marker....
8983578 System and method for transducer placement in soft-field tomography  
A system and method for transducer placement in soft-field tomography are provided. One system includes a plurality of transducers configured for positioning at a surface of an object in a...
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...
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...
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...
8972227 Computation of radiating particle and wave distributions using a generalized discrete field constructed from representative ray sets  
The present system and method for simulating particles and waves is useful for calculations involving nuclear and full spectrum radiation transport, quantum particle transport, plasma transport...
8965484 Method and apparatus for generating a perfusion image  
A method of displaying image data for a tissue of an organ includes acquiring a three-dimensional (3D) projection dataset using a Computed Tomography (CT) imaging system, performing a segmentation...
8965096 Radiation therapy device controller, processing method and program for same  
A radiation therapy device controller identifies a pixel on a straight line connecting a ray source and a sensor array, and calculates a luminance update amount candidate value for each identified...
8956281 In vivo camera with multiple sources to illuminate tissue at different distances  
An in vivo endoscope illuminates tissue using multiple sources. Light from a short-range source exits a tubular wall of the endoscope through a first illumination region that overlaps an imaging...
8948613 Intensity noise reduction methods and apparatus for interferometric sensing and imaging systems  
In part, aspects of the invention relate to methods, apparatus, and systems for intensity and/or pattern line noise reduction in a data collection system such as an optical coherence tomography...
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...
8948846 Optical coherence tomography systems and methods  
In general, in one aspect, the invention features a method that includes using an optical coherence tomography system to acquire a plurality of frames of a sample where each frame includes optical...
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...
8942787 Soft field tomography system and method  
An iteration method for computing a distribution of one or more properties within an object comprises defining a first mesh of the object, applying an excitation to the object, computing a...
8942782 Image display apparatus and recording medium  
An image display apparatus includes a first radiographic image acquirer for acquiring a first radiographic image captured in the scout image capturing process, a second radiographic image acquirer...
8942786 Tracking using field mapping  
Methods and systems for determining the position of an object, such as tracking the position of one or more catheters in a patient's heart cavity are disclosed herein.
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...
8929628 Measuring device and measuring method  
The measuring unit computes at least one of an area and a perimetrical length of a polygon, based on three or more measuring points including an indeterminate point of which a position is changed...
8923952 System and method for quantitative molecular breast imaging  
A system and method for performing quantitative lesion analysis in molecular breast imaging (MBI) using the opposing images of a slightly compressed breast that are obtained from the dual-head...
8923631 Method and device for classifying vascular objects using classification trees evaluated on a graphics processing unit  
Methods and devices for optimizing classification tree evaluation for online and real-time characterization of tissue by using GPUs are disclosed that give a significant improvement in run time...
8920322 Valve treatment simulation from medical diagnostic imaging data  
Valve treatment simulation is performed from patient specific imaging data for therapy planning. A model of the valve may be generated from the patient specific data automatically or with very...
8915592 Apparatuses and methods of ocular surface interferometry (OSI) employing polarization and subtraction for imaging, processing, and/or displaying an ocular tear film  
Apparatuses and methods employing ocular surface interferometry (OSI) employing polarization and subtraction for imaging, processing, and/or displaying an ocular tear film are disclosed. The...
8911357 Optical structure observation apparatus and structure information processing method of the same  
In the optical structure observation apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention, a middle layer of a measured object having a layer structure at least including a surface layer and...
8913793 Method of bioimage data processing for revealing more meaningful anatomic features of diseased tissues  
The present invention discloses a method for generating elevation maps or images of a tissue layer/boundary with respect to a fitted reference surface, comprising the steps of finding and...
8914097 Automated pneumothorax detection  
A method of determining the presence of a pneumothorax includes obtaining a series of frames of image data relating to a region of interest including a pleural interface of a lung. The image data...
8909326 Method and apparatus for 3-D imaging of internal light sources  
The present invention provides systems and methods for obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) representation of one or more light sources inside a sample, such as a mammal. Mammalian tissue is a...
8900131 Medical system providing dynamic registration of a model of an anatomical structure for image-guided surgery  
A medical system provides navigation assistance to a surgeon so that the surgeon may navigate a flexible medical device through linked passages of an anatomical structure to a target in or...