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US20100329530 Patient Selectable Knee Joint Arthroplasty Devices  
Disclosed herein are methods and devices for repairing articular surfaces in a knee joint. The articular surface repairs are customizable or highly selectable for each patient and geared toward...
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A method and apparatus for lesion or organ definition for the purpose of radiation treatment planning localization and treatment position verification. The apparatus uses a combination of an...
US20080221442 Imaging for use with moving organs  
Apparatus is described for imaging a portion of a body of a subject that moves as a result of cyclic activity of a body system of the subject and that also undergoes additional motion. An imaging...
US20120281898 METHOD OF IDENTIFICATION OF AN ELEMENT IN TWO OR MORE IMAGES  
The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for identification of an element in two or more images. The method comprises the steps of, identifying, in an image an integral...
US20140303481 Tissue Disorder Imaging Analysis  
Methods and systems are described for quantitatively determining a score for a patient having a disorder, e.g. a stroke, in a tissue, such as the brain, by analyzing both the extent and location...
US20120288174 ATLAS AND METHODS FOR SEGMENTATION AND ALIGNMENT OF ANATOMICAL DATA  
The present invention provides an atlas comprising values representative of magnetic resonance properties of a magnetic resonance (MR) scan and optionally, prior probability data relating to...
US20110040176 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR NEAR-FIELD DUAL-WAVE MODALITY IMAGING  
A method of near-field imaging of a region of interest includes emitting an input of near-field electromagnetic radiofrequency energy from a near-field source device into the region of interest,...
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A two-dimensional or three-dimensional imaging of a target region in a hollow organ is provided. A two- or three-dimensional reconstruction image dataset is reconstructed from two-dimensional...
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There are provided embodiments for providing turbulent flow information based on vector Doppler. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: a processing...
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An endoscopic microscopic system for collecting and processing a sequence of images.
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An apparatus and method of dynamically tracking a soft tissue target with ultrasound images, without the use of fiducial markers. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes an ultrasound imager to...
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A system and method for monitoring photodynamic therapy of a target tissue, where the target tissue contains a photosensitizing substance, include a first light source configured to deliver light...
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Software systems, arrangements and processes for evaluating an image associated with at least one portion of an anatomical structure are provided. For example, first information associated with...
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Steps S101 and S102 of displaying images which input two-dimensional tomographic images of the lower limb including the knee joint and displays three-dimensional images of the femur and the tibia...
US20100331782 BIOPSY GUIDANCE BY IMAGE-BASED X-RAY GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND PHOTONIC NEEDLE  
A system for providing integrated guidance for positioning a needle in a body has two levels of guidance: a coarse guidance and a fine guidance. The system comprises a non-invasive imaging system...
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An ultrasound scanner is equipped with one or more fuzzy control units that can perform adaptive system parameter optimization anywhere in the system. In one embodiment, an ultrasound system...
US20130274778 PATIENT SPECIFIC SURGICAL GUIDE  
A patient specific instrument (PSI) surgical guide and method for producing same is described. The method includes: obtaining imagery of at least a portion of a patient, and determining one or...
US20110255762 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A REGION OF INTEREST IN ULTRASOUND DATA  
Methods and systems for determining a region of interest in ultrasound data are provided. One method includes defining an ROI within an acquired ultrasound data set and identifying a plurality of...
US20100121189 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMAGE PRESENTATION FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES  
Systems and methods which provide image presentation for medical examination, interventional procedures, diagnosis treatment, etc. from multi-dimensional volume datasets are shown. Reference...
US20060274925 Generating a volume of interest using a dose isocontour  
An apparatus and method of automatically optimizing a dose isocontour using a volume of interest.
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A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the...
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Microwave imaging equipment utilizing an array of antennas operated to collect electromagnetic field information for a material being imaged. Image processing method and apparatus use the discrete...
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Embodiments of the present invention improve edge detection in 2-dimensional image data that may be carried out automatically with minimal user involvement. The invention is carried automatically,...
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Provided is an intervertebral implant which is fixedly placed between spinous processes of adjacent vertebrae to maintain a predetermined space between the spinous processes and to prevent a...
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Automated methods and systems for the detection and analysis of plaque in one or more regions of a patient's vasculature are described.
US20110190633 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD  
According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a storage unit, setting unit, associating unit, and registering unit. The storage unit stores 2D or 3D first time series image...
US20100097392 IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM  
An image display device includes an image extracting unit that extracts one or more representative images satisfying a predetermined condition from a series of images captured in time-series; and...
US20170128141 TRACKING A GUIDEWIRE  
In one aspect, in general, a method includes receiving, at a computer system, data from an electromagnetic sensor, determining, at the computer system, based on the received data, a location of a...
US20130035583 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING MEDICAL IMAGE, AND ROBOTIC SURGERY SYSTEM USING IMAGE GUIDANCE  
A synthesis image in which medical images captured using different medical image capturing apparatuses are registered is generated by mapping the medical images to each other. The synthesis image...
US20100056918 ULTRASONIC DIAGNOSTIC APPARATUS, ULTRASONIC IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND ULTRASONIC IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD  
When scanning a three-dimensional region while rotating a scanning plane about a predetermined axis (rotation axis), an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus calculates a motion vector of a motion...
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Certain embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods of improved medical device navigation. Certain embodiments include acquiring a first image of a patient anatomy, a second...
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A method and system for imaging an artery contained in an arterial tree. A microprocessor generates a three-dimensional reconstruction of the arterial tree from two or more angiographic images...
US20160350933 METHOD OF FORMING A PROBABILITY MAP  
A method of using a moving window to form a probability map is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method may include obtaining measures of imaging parameters for stops of a moving window on...
US20100246920 RECURSIVE SPARSE RECONSTRUCTION  
A method for real-time reconstruction is provided. The method includes receiving a sparse signal sequence one at a time and performing compressed sensing on the sparse signal sequence in a manner...
US20090312640 ADJUNCTIVE ULTRASOUND PROCESSING AND DISPLAY FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING  
An adjunctive ultrasound mammography system and associated methods are described comprising an adjunctive ultrasound display configured for quick, intuitive, interactive viewing of data derived...
US20110085720 Automatic Registration Technique  
Registration between a digital image of a branched structure and a real-time indicator representing a location of a sensor inside the branched structure is achieved by using the sensor to “paint”...
US20090285463 Superresolution parallel magnetic resonance imaging  
The present invention includes a method for parallel magnetic resonance imaging termed Superresolution Sensitivity Encoding (SURE-SENSE) and its application to functional and spectroscopic...
US20080304729 Method and Apparatus for Continuous Imaging by Ultrasound Transducer System  
A low profile large aperture matrix based ultrasound transducer fixably attached to the human body by a disposable pad and is used to image the human anatomy. The image tuning and field of view is...
US20070036417 IMAGE DATA BASED RETROSPECTIVE TEMPORAL SELECTION OF MEDICAL IMAGES  
Systems and methods for deriving a cardiac cycle signal by selecting images of a portion of a cardiovascular system include receiving a plurality of images from a scanner that have been recorded...
US20170148163 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MATCHING AND IMAGING TISSUE CHARACTERISTICS  
Systems and methods for matching a characteristic of multiple sectors of a moving tissue to verify an overlap thereof are disclosed herein. In an exemplary method, tissue data for at least a first...
US20140341457 COMPOSITE IMAGE GENERATION AND INTERACTIVE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY  
Image processing, creation and analysis techniques include using computer technology to identify a plurality of structures of interest in an image, such as spinal discs in a medical diagnostic...
US20130343626 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF AUTOMATED DETECTION OF LESIONS IN MEDICAL IMAGES  
The invention provides a system and method for processing medical images. Input medical images are normalized first, utilizing pixel intensities of control point tissues, including subcutaneous...
US20120253170 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING MEDICAL IMAGE OF BODY ORGAN BY USING 3-D MODEL  
A method of generating an image of an organ includes generating a three-dimensional (3-D) model of at least one organ of a patient based on a medical image of the at least one organ; generating a...
US20110028827 SPATIOTEMPORAL PATTERN CLASSIFICATION OF BRAIN STATES  
A multivariate, pattern-based system and method for recognition of brain states and generation of feedback considering both the spatial and temporal pattern of network of brain activity is...
US20100254583 SYSTEM FOR MULTIMODALITY FUSION OF IMAGING DATA BASED ON STATISTICAL MODELS OF ANATOMY  
A ventricular epicardium registration method (60) involves three phases. The first phase (P62) is an identification of one or more anatomical features invisible within ultrasound images (41) of a...
US20110125016 FETAL RENDERING IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC ULTRASOUND  
A fetal skeleton is rendered with medical diagnostic ultrasound. Ultrasound scans of fetal skeleton may acquire data at a rate sufficient to avoid some fetal movement artifacts as compared to...
US20090028410 ULTRASONIC IMAGING APPARATUS  
An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring tomographic image information of a subject on a real-time basis, a display unit for displaying the image of the...
US20140334707 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE-BASED EYE TRACKING FOR RETINAL DIAGNOSTIC OR SURGERY DEVICE  
An eye tracking method for determining a position of an eye or a part of an eye in an image of an image sequence by performing a comparison between said image and a reference image, said process...
US20120220472 METHOD FOR INTEGRATING LARGE SCALE BIOLOGICAL DATA WITH IMAGING  
There is disclosed a method of extracting large scale biological, biochemical or molecular information about an index disease, biological state, or systems from imaging by correlating the imaging...