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Wolf Ekkehard Blanz, Ali Bani Hashemi: Spot-size effect reduction. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, August 26, 2008: US07418078 (212 worldwide citation)

A radiographic imaging device includes an X-ray source having a finite focal spot characterized by a determined intensity distribution. The X-ray source emits a beam of X-ray radiation toward an object. A detector assembly receives at least part of the X-ray radiation after it passes through the obj ...


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Patrick L Von Behren, Dong Cyuan Liu, Jian Feng Chen: System and method for strain image display. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, May 6, 2003: US06558324 (179 worldwide citation)

A region of interest (ROI) of a patient's body is repeatedly scanned using an ultrasound transducer array. Data sets representing an image property, such as intensity, from portions of the ROI are used to calculate a representation of the displacement profile within the ROI at different stress ...


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Paul D Frelburger, Sankaralingam Ramraj, Aaron J Schuman: Method and system for using personal digital assistants with diagnostic medical ultrasound systems. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, November 5, 2002: US06475146 (117 worldwide citation)

An system and method for incorporating the functionality of a personal digital assistant (“PDA”) with a diagnostic medical ultrasound imaging system is disclosed. The PDA is capable of controlling the ultrasound system via a wired or wireless communications link. In addition, the personal informatio ...


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John W Huang: Method and apparatus for estimating a physiological parameter from a physiological signal. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Alexander Burke, July 15, 2003: US06594512 (106 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed which first identifies a plurality of characteristics of a physiological signal any one of which may represent a physiological parameter. A plurality of different techniques are used to provide respective likelihood factors for each such identified characteristic. The resulting ...


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William R Dreschel, Terry Kling, John W Sliwa, Stuart L Carp, Sevig Ayter: Diagnostic medical ultrasound systems and transducers utilizing micro-mechanical components. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, November 11, 2003: US06645145 (100 worldwide citation)

The use of any micro-mechanical component in an ultrasound system is disclosed. In particular, the use of micro-mechanical ultrasound transducers, micro-relays, micro-switches and inductors in the transducer probe head, in the transducer connector, coupled with the system transducer connector(s) or ...


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Mark Wofford, Francisco M Hernandez Guerra: System and method for automatic calibration of a multileaf collimator. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, November 27, 2001: US06322249 (99 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system and method for calibrating a radiation therapy device, such as a collimator. A method for calibrating a collimator according to an embodiment of the present invention is presented. The method comprises moving a leaf of a collimator; determining whether a dis ...


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William F Collins, Ali Bani Hashemi, Michelle Marie Svatos: Patient positioning system employing surface photogrammetry and portal imaging. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, March 18, 2003: US06535574 (86 worldwide citation)

A system includes acquistion of first data representing a three-dimensional surface of at least a portion of a patient'body while the patient is in a first position substantially maintained in preparation for radiation treatment, acquistion of an image of a first internal portion of the patient ...


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Douglas E Becker, Sreenivasan Narayanan, Govind Pai, Robert W Mackin Jr, Keith M Andress, William B Pratt, Kevin P O Donnell, Kris Durski, Atsushi Habara, Takashi Tanaka, Susumu Matsui: Workflow configuration and execution in medical imaging. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, June 7, 2005: US06904161 (72 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method and apparatus is provided for workflow configuration and execution in medical imaging. One method embodiment comprises the steps of creating and storing a workflow template (the workflow template comprising a standard form for entering data and activities), filling out ...


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Ramon Alfredo Carvalho Siochi: Intensity map reconstruction for radiation therapy with a modulating multi-leaf collimator. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, October 29, 2002: US06473490 (72 worldwide citation)

A method for reconstructing an intensity map from segments includes importing a set of segments defining an intensity modulated radiation treatment and analyzing the segments to determine intensity map geometry. The method further includes calculating radiation contributions for cells within the seg ...


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Kirk Joseph Bertsche: Variable energy linear accelerator. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, June 18, 2002: US06407505 (71 worldwide citation)

A device for use in a linear accelerator operable to accelerate charged particles along a beam axis. The device includes a first end section, a second end section, and a transition section interposed between the first and second end sections. The sections are coupled together to form a plurality of ...



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