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Matthew J Walker, John M Sabol, Gopal B Avinash: Computer-assisted data processing system and method incorporating automated learning. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Fletcher Yoder, February 10, 2009: US07490085 (127 worldwide citation)

A technique is provided for enhancing performance of computer-assisted data operating algorithms in a medical context. Datasets are compiled and accessed, which may include data from a wide range of resources, including controllable and prescribable resources, such as imaging systems. The datasets a ...


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John M Sabol, Gopal B Avinash, Matthew J Walker: Data processing and feedback method and system. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Fletcher Yoder, March 6, 2007: US07187790 (120 worldwide citation)

A technique is provided for offering feedback, including feedback for patient care and for training purposes for medical professionals and human operators. The technique includes accessing data, such as image data, for evaluation by a human operator. The data is then analyzed via a computer-assisted ...


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John M Sabol, Gopal B Avinash, Matthew J Walker: Computer assisted analysis of tomographic mammography data. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Fletcher Yoder P C, June 8, 2004: US06748044 (79 worldwide citation)

The present technique provides a method and system for generating tomographic mammography data and processing the data using a computer aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) algorithm. The CAD algorithm may perform various types of analysis, including segmentation, feature extraction, and feature clas ...


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Gopal B Avinash: Image enhancement method with simultaneous noise reduction, non-uniformity equalization, and contrast enhancement. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Carl Horton, Quarles & Brady, June 29, 2004: US06757442 (74 worldwide citation)

A technique is disclosed for enhancing discrete pixel images. Image enhancement is first performed by separating structural regions from non-structural regions and performing separate smoothing and sharpening functions on the two regions. Non-uniform equalization is then performed to reduce differen ...


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Gopal B Avinash: Digital image display improvement system and method. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, August 24, 2004: US06782137 (66 worldwide citation)

A technique is disclosed for enhancing discrete pixel images in accordance with a desired dynamic range, such as the dynamic range of a softcopy display. Adaptive equalization is first performed on the image data to reduce overall differences between high and low intensity values, while maintaining ...


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Jiang Hsieh, Gopal B Avinash, Cherik Bulkes, John M Sabol: Computer aided acquisition of medical images. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Fletcher Yoder & Van Someren, June 3, 2003: US06574304 (62 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a technique for acquiring subsequent image data in a medical diagnostic context based upon analysis of initial image data. The initial image data is processed via a computer aided diagnosis algorithm to determine whether additional image data acquisition is appropriate. Subseq ...


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Prathyusha K Salla, Gopal B Avinash, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Tin Su Pan: Systems and methods for retrospective internal gating. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Armstrong Teasdale, April 15, 2008: US07359535 (51 worldwide citation)

A method for retrospective internal gating is described. The method includes acquiring images at multiple z-locations z1 . . . zn and at different times t1 . . . tn at each of the z-locations, and reordering the images at least one of the z-locations to obtain a synchronized image set.


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Matthew Joseph Walker, John Michael Sabol, Gopal B Avinash: Methods and apparatus for facilitating a reduction in artifacts. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Armstrong Teasdale, September 18, 2007: US07272429 (49 worldwide citation)

A method for facilitating a reduction in artifacts includes receiving data regarding a first energy spectrum of a scan of an object, and receiving data regarding a second energy spectrum of a scan of the object, wherein the second energy spectrum is different than the first energy spectrum. The meth ...


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Gopal B Avinash, Allison Leigh Weiner, Peter Traneus Anderson: System and method for hybrid tracking in surgical navigation. General Electric Company, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, April 20, 2010: US07702379 (44 worldwide citation)

A system and method for hybrid tracking in surgical navigation is disclosed. A plurality of tracking technologies is used in a medical procedure where a reconciler determines an active tracking technology. The reconciler determines the active tracking technology during the medical procedure. A switc ...


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Renaud Capolunghi, Laurent Launay, Jerome Knoplioch, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Gopal B Avinash: Methods and apparatus to facilitate review of CT colonography exams. GE Medical Ssytems Global Technology Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, February 7, 2006: US06996205 (40 worldwide citation)

A method of performing a colon exam includes obtaining at least two initial Computed Tomography (CT) datasets, extracting colon automatically from the CT datasets, synthesizing views of the extracted colon, displaying a plurality of obtained and synthesized views of the colon simultaneously, and syn ...