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Harvey E Cline, William E Lorensen: System and method for the display of surface structures contained within the interior region of a solid body. General Electric Company, Lawrence D Cutter, James C Davis Jr, Marvin Snyder, December 1, 1987: US04710876 (163 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for displaying three dimensional surface images includes the utilization of a case table for rapid retrieval of surface approximation information. Eight cubically adjacent data points associated with a given voxel element are compared with a predetermined threshold value or ra ...


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Harvey E Cline, Siegwalt Ludke, William E Lorensen: System for the simultaneous display of two or more internal surfaces within a solid object. General Electric Co, Geoffrey H Krauss, James C Davis Jr, Marvin Snyder, April 11, 1989: US04821213 (161 worldwide citation)

A dual pipeline architecture for a system for preprocessing image data gathered from such systems as magnetic resonance imaging and computer axial tomography scanners. In one simultaneously operable dual pipeline, normal vectors are computed for each voxel element in accordance with the dividing cub ...


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Harvey E Cline, Ronald D Watkins: Automatically positioned focussed energy system guided by medical imaging. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, June 18, 1996: US05526814 (150 worldwide citation)

An automatically positioned focussed energy transducer system facilitates medical procedures by allowing a physician to interactively view the position the focal point of a focussed energy transducer superimposed upon a medical image and computer generated model of internal structures of a patient. ...


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Harvey E Cline, William E Lorensen: System and method employing nonlinear interpolation for the display of surface structures contained within the interior region of a solid body. General Electric Company, Lawrence D Cutter, James C Davis Jr, Marvin Snyder, March 1, 1988: US04729098 (149 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for displaying three dimensional surface images includes the utilization of a case table for rapid retrieval of surface approximation information. Eight cubically adjacent data points associated with a given voxel element are compared with a predetermined threshold value or ra ...


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Christopher J Hardy, Harvey E Cline: Heat surgery system monitored by real-time magnetic resonance temperature profiling. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, June 28, 1994: US05323779 (139 worldwide citation)

Surgery is performed with a pulsed heat-producing device that selectively heats a region in a specific tissue within a patient destroying the tissue. The pulsed heat-producing device may be a coherent optical source that is guided by laser fiber to the tissue to be destroyed. In another embodiment, ...


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Harvey E Cline, Siegwalt Ludke, William E Lorensen: Dividing cubes system and method for the display of surface structures contained within the interior region of a solid body. General Electric Company, Lawrence D Cutter, James C Davis Jr, Marvin Snyder, January 12, 1988: US04719585 (132 worldwide citation)

A system for displaying three dimensional surface structures employs the analysis of voxel elements defined by eight cubically adjacent grid locations which are associated with at least one physical property defined throughout a three dimensional body. The physical property measurements may be made ...


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Harvey E Cline, Thomas R Anthony: Magnetic resonance surgery using heat waves produced with focussed ultrasound. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, March 8, 1994: US05291890 (130 worldwide citation)

Surgery is performed with pulsed heat means that selectively destroys tissue in a region within a patient. The size of the region destroyed is dependent upon the frequency of the pulses of the pulsed heat means and thermal conductivity of the tissue of the patient. The pulsed heat means can be a coh ...


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Harvey E Cline, Robert H Ettinger, Kenneth W Rohling, Ronald D Watkins: Magnetic resonance guided focussed ultrasound surgery. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, September 28, 1993: US05247935 (121 worldwide citation)

A magnetic resonance surgery system facilitates performance of surgery with a focussed ultrasound transducer that selectively destroys tissue in a region within a subject. The focussed ultrasound transducer dissipates ultrasonic energy at a focal point within the region of tissue to be destroyed. A ...


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William E Lorensen, Harvey E Cline: Method and apparatus for determining connected substructures within a body. General Electric Company, Lawrence D Cutter, James C Davis Jr, Marvin Snyder, June 14, 1988: US04751643 (112 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for determining connected substructures within a body is disclosed. The system and method are particularly advantageous for use in medical diagnostic imaging applications. In particular, three dimensional regions exhibiting the same tissue type are similarly labeled. Using th ...


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Harvey E Cline, Siegwalt Ludke, William E Lorensen: Method of displaying internal surfaces of three-dimensional medical images. General Electric Company, Geoffrey H Krauss, James C Davis Jr, Marvin Snyder, November 7, 1989: US04879668 (94 worldwide citation)

A count is kept of the number of surfaces traversed, in a variety of three-dimensional imaging systems which are particularly advantageous for use in medical applications based upon data generated by magnetic resonance imaging systems and computerized axial tomographic imaging systems. The system is ...