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Andreas Blumhofer, Stephan Fröhlich, Rainer Lachner, Cornel Schlossbauer: Method and device for accurately positioning a patient in radiotherapy and/or radiosurgery. BrainLAB, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, March 8, 2005: US06865253 (86 worldwide citation)

A method for accurately positioning a patient for radiotherapy and/or radiosurgery, comprising the following steps: the patient is pre-positioned as accurately as possible with respect to a linear accelerator; at least two x-ray images of the patient and/or one of the parts of his body in the vicini ...


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Rainer Lachner, Thomas Feilkas, Falko Seifferth, Stefan Vilsmeier: Method and device for determining a three-dimensional form of a body from two-dimensional projection images. BrainLAB, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, January 18, 2011: US07873403 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for determining a three-dimensional form of a body from two-dimensional projection images includes producing at least one projection image of the body and producing corresponding model projection images from a generic model of the body. The body projection images and the model can be input ...


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Wolfgang Steinle, Rainer Lachner, Stefan Vilsmeier: Method and device for determining the location of pelvic planes. Brainlab, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, June 28, 2011: US07970190 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for determining a location of a frontal pelvic plane of a pelvic bone includes ascertaining a position of a pubic point of the pelvic bone; generating at least one x-ray recording of the pelvic bone; ascertaining a straight line in the at least one x-ray recording that passes through the pu ...


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Rainer Lachner, Gregor Tuma, Stefan Vilsmeier: Method and apparatus for determining a plane of symmetry of a three-dimensional object. BrainLAB, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, January 13, 2009: US07477776 (3 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining the position of a plane of symmetry of a three-dimensional object from at least two two-dimensional mappings, wherein the mappings are obtained from different directions. At least one characteristic line of the three-dimensional object is determined in one of t ...


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Stefan Vilsmeier, Rainer Lachner: Retrospective MRI image distortion correction. Brainlab, Tucker Ellis, June 13, 2017: US09679373

The invention relates to a method for correcting MRI image distortion, in which a distortion correction procedure is carried out on an acquired MRI image data set (1) of a body region by graphical data processing, characterized in that: —after the MRI image data set (1) has been acquired, its distor ...


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Rowena Thomson, Rainer Lachner: Longitudinal monitoring of pathology. Brainlab, Tucker Ellis, July 14, 2015: US09082169

The present invention relates to a method for processing image data comprising image information about a body region of a patient, the method being at least partly executed by an electronic data processing device and comprising the following steps: d) providing the image data; e) assigning, to eleme ...


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Manfred Weiser, Rainer Lachner: Automatic improvement of tracking data for intraoperative C-arm images in image guided surgery. Brainlab, Tucker Ellis, January 31, 2017: US09560291

A system and method of determining a measure of accuracy of a registration mapping combining data indicative of spatial positions in a three-dimensional operating space and imaging data acquired with an imaging device located in a position and orientation in operating space is provided. A phantom is ...


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Bálint Varkuti, Rainer Lachner: Identification method based on connectivity profiles. Brainlab, Middleton Reutlinger, August 22, 2017: US09740946

The present invention relates to a medical data processing method for identifying an entity of the nervous system, in particular the brain, of a patient, wherein the method is designed to be executed by a computer and comprises the following steps: a) acquiring target connectivity data comprising ta ...


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Rainer Lachner, Rowena Thomson, Christina Sladky: Determination of enhancing structures in an anatomical body part. Brainlab, Middleton Reutlinger, January 2, 2018: US09858674

A data processing method for determining an enhancing structure of interest within an anatomical body part, wherein the structure of interest exhibits an enhanced signal in an image of the anatomical body part generated by a medical imaging method using a contrast agent, said method being designed t ...


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Rowena Thomson, Stephan Mittermeyer, Rainer Lachner: Determination of a physically-varying anatomical structure. Brainlab, Tucker Ellis, September 20, 2016: US09449383

The present invention relates to a data processing method for providing variation data which describe a physically-varying anatomical structure, in particular an indiscernible anatomical structure, in particular a non-enhancing tumor, comprising the steps of: providing second image data which descri ...



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