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This invention is a system, method, and article of manufacture for imaging tubular structures of the human body, such as the digestive tract of a living person, with a medical imaging device such as a computed tomography (CT) scanner and a computer work station. The system comprises receiving a first image data set representative of a portion of the colon in a prone position and a second image data set representative of a portion of the colon in a supine position, at a series of viewpoints. At each of the viewpoints, an image is generated of the colon in the prone and supine positions. The prone and supine images of the colon are simultaneously displayed on a screen display in a dual view mode.

Title
System for two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging of tubular structures in the human body
Application Number
9/355075
Publication Number
6928314 (B1)
Application Date
January 23, 1998
Publication Date
August 9, 2005
Inventor
Judd E Reed
Rochester
MN, US
Charles D Johnson
Rochester
MN, US
Agent
Faegre & Benson
Assignee
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
MN, US
IPC
A61B 005/05
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