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Kunio Doi, Heang Ping Chan, Maryellen L Giger: Method and system for enhancement and detection of abnormal anatomic regions in a digital image. University of Chicago, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, March 6, 1990: US04907156 (167 worldwide citation)

A method and system for detecting and displaying abnormal anatomic regions existing in a digital X-ray image, wherein a single projection digital X-ray image is processed to obtain signal-enhanced image data with a maximum signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and is also processed to obtain signal-suppressed ...


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Maryellen L Giger, Kunio Doi, Charles E Metz, Fang Fang Yin: Automated method and system for the detection and classification of abnormal lesions and parenchymal distortions in digital medical images. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, July 21, 1992: US05133020 (147 worldwide citation)

A method for automated analysis of abnormalities in the form of lesions and parenchymal distortions using digital images, including generating image data from respective of digital images derived from at least one selected portion of an object, for example, from mammographical digital images of the ...


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Ulrich Bick, Maryellen L Giger: Automated method and system for the segmentation of medical images. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, September 19, 1995: US05452367 (132 worldwide citation)

A method for the automated segmentation of medical images, including generating image data from radiographic images of the breast. The method is applicable to breast mammograms including the extraction of the skinline as well as correction for non-uniform exposure conditions, hand radiographs, and c ...


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Kenneth Gilhuijs, Maryellen L Giger, Ulrich Bick: Method, computer program product, and system for the automated analysis of lesions in magnetic resonance, mammogram and ultrasound images. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, November 13, 2001: US06317617 (97 worldwide citation)

A method and system for the computerized automatic analysis of lesions in magnetic resonance (MR) images, a computer programmed to implement the method, and a data structure for storing required parameters is described. Specifically the system includes the computerized analysis of lesions in the bre ...


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Maryellen L Giger, Ming Zhang, Ping Lu: Automated method and system for computerized detection of masses and parenchymal distortions in medical images. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, August 12, 1997: US05657362 (90 worldwide citation)

A method and system for the automated detection of lesions such as masses and/or tissue (parenchymal) distortions in medical images such as mammograms. Dense regions and subcutaneous fat regions within a mammogram are segmented. A background correction may be performed within the dense regions. Houg ...


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Kunio Doi, Tsuneo Matsumoto, Maryellen L Giger, Akiko Kano: Method and system for analysis of false positives produced by an automated scheme for the detection of lung nodules in digital chest radiographs. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, February 22, 1994: US05289374 (84 worldwide citation)

A computerized method and system for reducing the number of false-positive detections of nodule candidates in the detection of abnormalities in digital chest radiography. The image is initially subjected to an image difference technique where the detection sensitivity is increased so as to avoid mis ...


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Ulrich Bick, Maryellen L Giger: Method and system for detection of lesions in medical images. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, February 6, 2001: US06185320 (82 worldwide citation)

A method and system for the automated detection of lesions in medical images. Medical images, such as mammograms are segmented and optionally processing with peripheral enhancement and/or modified median filtering. A modified morphological open operation and filtering with a modified mass filter are ...


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Robert M Nishikawa, Maryellen L Giger, Kunio Doi: Method for computer-aided detection of clustered microcalcifications from digital mammograms. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, July 16, 1996: US05537485 (79 worldwide citation)

A method of computerized detection of clustered microcalcifications in digital mammograms, including obtaining a digitized mammogram, deriving a difference image signal from the digitized mammogram, performing global grey-level thresholding, area filtering, and local grey-level thresholding on the d ...


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Maryellen L Giger, Chin Tu Chen, Samuel Armato, Kunio Doi: Automated method and system for the alignment and correlation of images from two different modalities. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, October 26, 1999: US05974165 (68 worldwide citation)

A method and system for the computerized registration of radionuclide images with radiographic images, including generating image data from radiographic and radionuclide images of the thorax. Techniques include contouring the lung regions in each type of chest image, scaling and registration of the ...


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Maryellen L Giger, Hania Al Hallaq, Dulcy Wolverton, Ulrich Bick: Method and system for the automated analysis of lesions in ultrasound images. Arch Development Corporation, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, November 16, 1999: US05984870 (67 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the computerized automatic analysis of lesions in ultrasound images, including the computerized analysis of lesions in the breast, using gradient, gray-level, and texture based measures. Echogenicity features are developed to assess the characteristics of the lesions and i ...