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Robert Senzig
Xiaoye Wu, Robert F Senzig, Deborah Joy Walter, James W LeBlanc, John Eric Tkaczyk: Diagnostic imaging two non K-edge basis materials plus N K-edge contrast agents. General Electric Company, Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group SC, July 13, 2010: US07756239 (4 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic imaging system in an example comprises a high frequency electromagnetic energy source, a detector, a data acquisition system (DAS), and a computer. The high frequency electromagnetic energy source emits a beam of high frequency electromagnetic energy toward an object to be imaged and be ...


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Robert Senzig
Xiaoye Wu, Robert F Senzig, Deborah Joy Walter, James W LeBlanc, John Eric Tkaczyk: Diagnostic imaging two non k-edge basis materials plus n k-edge contrast agents. Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group Sc, June 12, 2008: US20080137803-A1

A diagnostic imaging system in an example comprises a high frequency electromagnetic energy source, a detector, a data acquisition system (DAS), and a computer. The high frequency electromagnetic energy source emits a beam of high frequency electromagnetic energy toward an object to be imaged and be ...


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Forrest Frank Hopkins, Peter Michael Edic, Samit Kumar Basu, Bruno De Man, James Walter Leblanc, Xiaoye Wu, Deborah Joy Walter, William Robert Ross, Colin Richard Wilson, Ricardo Scott Avila, Robert August Kaucic Jr: System and method for detecting an object. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, February 17, 2009: US07492855 (37 worldwide citation)

A system and method for ascertaining the identity of an object within an enclosed article. The system includes an acquisition subsystem utilizing a stationary radiation source and detector, a reconstruction subsystem, a computer-aided detection (CAD) subsystem, and a 2D/3D visualization subsystem. T ...


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William Macomber Leue, Ricardo Scott Avila, Colin Craig Mc Culloch, Samit Kumar Basu, Deborah Joy Walter: Contraband detection system and method using variance data. General Electric Company, William E Powell III, Curtis B Brueske, April 8, 2008: US07356174 (20 worldwide citation)

A technique is disclosed for detecting contraband by obtaining image data from a computed tomography machine and generating variance data and a variance map from the image data acquired. The method includes obtaining a mean density value and a variation value for each voxel of the image data, segmen ...


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William Macomber Leue, Deborah Joy Walter: CT-Guided system and method for analyzing regions of interest for contraband detection. General Electric Company, Patrick K Patnode, October 27, 2009: US07609807 (12 worldwide citation)

A system and method for ascertaining the identity of an object within an enclosed article. The system includes an acquisition subsystem with a computed tomography machine and an alternate modality subsystem. The alternate modality subsystem includes a detector mounted to a rotatable gantry. The dete ...


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Sanjay Kumar Jha, Souma Sengupta, Deborah Joy Walter: Dual energy scanning protocols for motion mitigation and material differentiation. General Electric Company, Armstrong Teasdale, June 26, 2007: US07236559 (12 worldwide citation)

A method for reducing mis-registration during multiple energy scanning on computed tomographic (CT) imaging systems or multiple energy electron beam tomographic (EBT) systems includes scanning a portion of a patient including a cyclically moving body part using a multiple energy computed tomographic ...


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Samit Kumar Basu, Bruno Kristiaan Bernard De Man, Peter Michael Edic, Ricardo Scott Avila, James Vradenburg Miller, Colin Craig McCulloch, Deborah Joy Walter, Paulo Ricardo dos Santos Mendonca, William Macomber Leue, Thomas Baby Sebastian: Method and apparatus for efficient calculation and use of reconstructed pixel variance in tomography images. General Electric Company, Seema Katragadda, February 7, 2012: US08111889 (9 worldwide citation)

A technique is disclosed for generating variance data and a variance map from measured projection data acquired from a tomography system. The method comprises accessing the measured projection data from the tomography system. The method further comprises generating the variance map from the measured ...


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Deborah Joy Walter, John Eric Tkaczyk, Yanfeng Du: Direct conversion X-ray detector with over-range and pile-up correction. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, August 28, 2007: US07263167 (8 worldwide citation)

A method of scanning a subject to be imaged is presented. The method includes acquiring projection data from a first region of a pixel, where the first region has a first area. Additionally, the method includes acquiring projection data from a second region of the pixel, where the second region has ...


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Deborah Joy Walter, Xiaoye Wu, John Eric Tkaczyk, Yanfeng Du: System and method of density and effective atomic number imaging. General Electric Company, Jason K Klindtworth, April 13, 2010: US07697657 (7 worldwide citation)

A system and method of density and effective atomic number imaging include a computer programmed to acquire projection data from the detector of an unknown material at the time of projection data acquisition. The computer is also programmed to generate a density image for the unknown material based ...


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Bruno K B De Man, Deborah Joy Walter: Method and apparatus for reduction of metal artifacts in CT imaging. General Electric Company, Jason K Klindtworth, June 16, 2009: US07548604 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for reducing artifacts in image data generated by a computed tomography system is provided. The artifacts are due to the presence of a high density object in a subject of interest. CT data is acquired at a number of differing tilt angles. The data is then combined and reconstr ...