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US20110208048 RADIATION IMAGING SYSTEM AND PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR  
A radiation imaging system which captures a radiographic image obtains examination information including the patient information of a patient as a target for the imaging and imaging information...
US20110058726 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING BONE DENSITOMETER MEASUREMENTS  
A system and method for performing skeletal age assessment is provided. The method includes scanning a hand and/or wrist of a patient using a dual-energy x-ray imaging system, acquiring density...
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...
US20130058555 AUTOMATIC POSE INITIALIZATION FOR ACCURATE 2-D/3-D REGISTRATION APPLIED TO ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM ENDOVASCULAR REPAIR  
A method for automatically initializing pose for registration of 2D fluoroscopic abdominal aortic images with a 3D model of an abdominal aorta includes detecting a 2D iliac bifurcation and a 2D...
US20140375671 METHOD, SYSTEM, SOFTWARE AND MEDIUM FOR ADVANCED IMAGE-BASED ARRAYS FOR ANALYSIS AND DISPLAY OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATION  
An image array includes pixels, each representing an image-based feature value of a patient obtained from imaging. The array includes first and second dimensions. Pixels corresponding to a...
US20130108136 MARKER IDENTIFICATION AND PROCESSING IN X-RAY IMAGES  
A mechanism for rapidly detecting and localizing external markers placed on a patient in projection images. Markers can be detected even in the presence of dense surrounding anatomy and extensive...
US20110123084 MARKER IDENTIFICATION AND PROCESSING IN X-RAY IMAGES  
A mechanism for rapidly detecting and localizing external markers placed on a patient in projection images. Embodiments of the invention allow the markers to be detected even in the presence of...
US20110110575 DENTAL CARIES DETECTOR  
Briefly, in accordance with one aspect, a method for detecting caries on a tooth is provided. The method includes clustering image pixels of an edge-enhanced image of the tooth to identify enamel,...
US20120057772 COMPUTER-AIDED TUBING DETECTION  
A method for detecting tubing in a radiographic image of a patient, executed at least in part by a control logic processor, obtains a radiographic image data for a patient and detects one or more...
US20120170825 SYNCHRONIZATION OF MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS  
A method for interventional imaging of synchronizing a first dataset with a second dataset is provided. The datasets represent a region of interest in a patient, wherein the first dataset and the...
US20130072793 ORTHODONTIC, DENTAL, AND DENTOFACIAL DEFORMITY INDEXING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
An index for deciding the necessity of surgically operating on the jaw in orthodontic treatment, an index for deciding disharmony of the maxilla and mandible in dental treatment, and an index for...
US20120014580 PROGRAMMING INTERFACE FOR SPINAL CORD NEUROMODULATION  
A tool for assisting in the planning or performing of electrical neuromodulation of a patient's spinal cord. The tool may have various functions and capabilities, including calculating a volume of...
US20110123088 EXTRACTING PATIENT MOTION VECTORS FROM MARKER POSITIONS IN X-RAY IMAGES  
A method and a system for determining patient motion in an image. The method includes obtaining an image based on image data generated by a scanner during a scan. The image includes at least three...
US20150003711 Portal Dosimetry System  
Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for evaluating treatment parameters for a patient undergoing radiotherapy. The method includes the step of generating a portal dosimetry...
US20140185902 Estimating Risk Of Future Bone Fracture Utilizing Three-Dimensional Bone Density Model  
A novel approach for analyzing a patient's body part of interest to assess bone strength and/or risk of future fracture includes obtaining a priori information regarding the body part of interest,...
US20120114211 Systems and Methods for Generating an Osteoarthritis Progression Predictor and Systems and Methods for Using the Predictor  
Example systems and methods of generating an indicator of osteoarthritis (OA) progression are described. Fractal dimension curves are generated for horizontal and vertical trabecular components...
US20130272595 METHOD FOR ASSESSING BREAST DENSITY  
Breast density is a significant breast cancer risk factor measured from mammograms. Evidence suggests that the spatial variation in mammograms may also be associated with risk. The variation in...
US20130230228 Integrated Image Registration and Motion Estimation for Medical Imaging Applications  
Technologies are described herein for generating a diagnostic three dimensional image for a patient. Some example technologies may obtain a sequence of multiple images of the patient using an...
US20130094745 NON-RIGID 2D/3D REGISTRATION OF CORONARY ARTERY MODELS WITH LIVE FLUOROSCOPY IMAGES  
A method for non-rigid registration of digital 3D coronary artery models with 2D fluoroscopic images during a cardiac intervention includes providing a digitized 3D centerline representation of a...
US20140321728 METHODS FOR DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF IONIZING RADIATION EXPOSURE IN TISSUE  
The invention is based on the discovery of hyperspectral imaging-based methods that enable effective, efficient and non-invasive detection and characterization of ionizing radiation exposure in...
US20110274332 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DENTITION SPECIFIC IMAGE ENHANCEMENT  
Systems, methods, and computer readable media to automatically tailor image parameter settings used in a dental X-ray imaging system. At least one dentition characteristic and at least one...
US20130259353 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSOCIATING AT LEAST TWO DIFFERENT MEDICAL FINDINGS WITH EACH OTHER  
One embodiment of the invention is disclosed, related to a method for associating at least two different medical findings with each other, each of the findings being based on a characteristic area...
US20120020462 VISUALIZATION OF THE CORONARY ARTERY TREE  
The present invention is related to a method for reconstruction of the coronary arteries and an examination apparatus for reconstruction of the coronary arteries. To provide improved coronary...
US20110222752 MICROCALCIFICATION ENHANCEMENT FROM DIGITAL MAMMOGRAMS  
The present invention provides a method for enhancing microcalcifications for computer-aided lesion detection, review and diagnosis. The method includes two steps: partitioning of the breast...
US20140037180 METHOD FOR TOOTH SURFACE CLASSIFICATION  
A method for intraoral imaging obtains a digital image of one or more teeth and detects first and second boundaries. At each of the first and second boundaries, there is calculated a boundary...
US20110305380 Characterization of Source Trajectory for Radiotherapy  
Some embodiments include obtaining a projection image of a plurality of fiducials associated with a coordinate system irradiated by a radiotherapy radiation source at a plurality of discrete...
US20140112567 IMPLANTED DEVICE X-RAY RECOGNITION AND ALERT SYSTEM (ID-XRAS)  
This system comprises a method and software application that, when used in conjunction with digital radiographic imaging software, automatically locates and identifies surgically-implanted devices...
US20110044526 PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR LUNG NODULE SEGMENTATION IN A CHEST RADIOGRAPH  
The present invention has disclosed a method and apparatus for lung nodule segmentation in a chest radiograph. The method comprises preprocessing the chest radiograph and propagating the...
US20120020540 Independent Digital Templating Software, and Methods and Systems Using Same  
Provided are a computer-aided system (medical device), a computer-aided method, and a computer program product useful in digital templating for prosthetic arthroplasty, for example, total hip...
US20130034288 DISTORTION COMPENSATED IMAGING  
Certain aspects can relate to responsive to the at least some input compensating information, imaging the at least the portion of the individual in a manner to limit at least some distorting...
US20110150313 Method and Apparatus for Quantitative Analysis of Breast Density Morphology Based on MRI  
A method and apparatus configured to analyze breast density based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of a breast of a patient includes the steps of segmenting an MR image of the breast from one...
US20140212018 SYSTEM OPTICS IN AT LEAST IN ONE OF BACKPROJECTION AND FORWARD PROJECTION FOR MODEL-BASED ITERATIVE RECONSTRUCTION  
Iterative reconstruction (IR) algorithms are advantageous over standard filtered backprojection (FBP) algorithms by improving resolution and noise performance. In this regard, model-based IR...
US20080094396 System For The Three-Dimensional Imaging Of A Moving Joint  
The invention relates to a system and a method for the generation of 3D images of a moving joint (1). A rotational X-ray device (10) generates projections of said joint from different directions...
US20090297014 SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING RADIATION TREATMENT PLAN SEGMENTATIONS  
Segmentations used to describe structures to be treated by radiotherapy are evaluated by converting the segmentations into volume models and examining volume elements that are extra or missing in...
US20120121159 METHOD FOR THE DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF MICROCALCIFICATION CLUSTERS IN DIGITAL MAMMOGRAMS  
A method for the detection and classification of microcalcification clusters in digital mammograms which comprises the following steps: obtaining one or more digital mammograms; pre-processing the...
US20110052036 PLANNING SYSTEM FOR INTRAOPERATIVE RADIATION THERAPY AND METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT SAID PLANNING  
The invention relates to a simulation and planning system for intraoperative radiation therapy and to a method allowing said system to be used for treatment studies, simulation, planning, training...
US20150036910 MEASURING INTRAMUSCULAR FAT  
Dual-energy absorptiometry is used to estimate intramuscular adipose tissue metrics and display results, preferably as related to normative data. The process involves deriving x-ray measurements...
US20110311122 MEASURING INTRAMUSCULAR FAT  
Dual-energy absorptiometry is used to estimate intramuscular adipose tissue metrics and display results, preferably as related to normative data. The process involves deriving x-ray measurements...
US20130022257 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF MEDICAL IMAGE SHEETS  
Medical imaging systems including an operator workstation and control circuitry are provided. The operator workstation is adapted to enable an operator to operate a medical imaging device in...
US20120230576 EXTENDED LOW CONTRAST DETECTABILITY FOR RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING SYSTEMS  
Systems and methods for determining an extended low contrast detectability performance function for an operating range for a core operating mode of a radiographic imaging system using actual...
US20110116703 TARGET TRACKING USING DIRECT TARGET REGISTRATION  
Systems, methods and apparatus to detect a treatment target having motion in up to three translational directions using direct registration of the target and track the target to synchronize a...
US20100094308 ARTIFICIAL JOINT REPLACEMENT ASSISTING DEVICE, ARTIFICIAL JOINT REPLACEMENT ASSISTING METHOD USING SAME, AND ASSISTING SYSTEM  
A technique of adequately determining the position of the bone resection plane of artificial joint replacement and the size of the implant. The three-dimensional relative position relation (the...
US20140241497 Method to estimate real-time rotation and translation of a target with a single x-ray imager  
A method of real-time estimation of target rotation and translation for 6 degrees of freedom using a single planar 2-dimensional imager and an algorithm, such as the iterative closest point (ICP)...
US20120170824 SYSTEM FOR DETECTING GLOBAL PATIENT MOVEMENT DURING IMAGING PROCEDURES  
The invention provides a system (102) for accurately detecting a patient's (114) movement during imaging procedures. The system comprises a camera (126) for providing a stream of camera images of...
US20120277570 3D Tracking of an HDR Source Using a Flat Panel Detector  
A method and apparatus are used to compare in real-time an intended radiation treatment plan with a delivered plan. Markers are arranged, on a subject receiving radiation, at three-dimensional...
US20150228071 PATIENT-SPECIFIC AND AUTOMATIC X-RAY SYSTEM ADJUSTMENT BASED ON OPTICAL 3D SCENE DETECTION AND INTERPRETATION  
An apparatus (130) and method for automatically or semi-automatically controlling a collimator (COL) of an x-ray imager (100) to collimate imager (100)'s x-ray beam and adjusting an alignment of...
US20120106819 METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING THE RELATIVE POSE OF AN IMPLANT AND A BONE OF A CREATURE  
A method and a system assess a relative pose of an implant and a bone of a patient. The method includes: acquiring multiple medical X-ray images of the bone with the implant preliminarily mounted...
US20080107323 Computer Diagnosis of Malignancies and False Positives  
A method for diagnosing malignancy of suspect regions in a 2D imaging projection of a body organ of a subject comprising the steps of: normalizing the image projection to map regions thereof onto...
US20110123085 METHOD FOR ACCURATE SUB-PIXEL LOCALIZATION OF MARKERS ON X-RAY IMAGES  
A method and system of determining a sub-pixel point position of a marker point in an image. Embodiments of the invention allow a marker point sub-pixel localization module executable by an...
US20140079308 Method and System for Real Time Stent Enhancement on Live 2D Fluoroscopic Scene  
A method and system for real time stent enhancement on a live 2D fluoroscopic scene is disclosed. A motion compensated stent enhancement image is generated from a first set of frames in a...