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Robert Senzig
Jiang Hsieh, Stephen W Metz, Girish Saligram, Guy M Besson, Hui Hu, Sandeep Dutta, Robert F Senzig, Min Xie: Image reconstruction in a CT fluoroscopy system. General Electric Company, John S Beulick, Christian G Cabou, Phyllis Y Price, May 25, 1999: US05907593 (35 worldwide citation)

A CT Fluoro system having an architecture and algorithms which facilitate increasing the frame rate and providing acceptable image quality is described. Generally, and in one embodiment, the system includes apparatus and algorithms that speed-up image reconstruction and reduce image artifacts that m ...


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Baojun Li, Abdulrahman Al Khalidy, Jeffrey W Eberhard, Stephen W Metz, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Vianney Pierre Battle: Radiographic tomosynthesis image acquisition utilizing asymmetric geometry. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Christopher L Bernard Esq, April 26, 2005: US06885724 (54 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods that utilize asymmetric geometry to acquire radiographic tomosynthesis images are described. Embodiments comprise tomosynthesis systems and methods for creating a reconstructed image of an object from a plurality of two-dimensional x-ray projection images. These systems comprise: ...


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Jiang Hsieh, Stephen W Metz, Sharon X Wang: Backprojection methods and apparatus for computed tomography imaging systems. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, July 2, 2002: US06415013 (36 worldwide citation)

There is therefore provided, in one embodiment of the present invention, a method for reconstructing a volume image of an object. The method includes steps of scanning an object with a multislice computed tomographic (CT) imaging system having a multislice detector array to acquire projection data o ...


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Stephen W Metz, Carson Hale Thomas, Gopal B Avinash, Jiang Hsieh: Methods and apparatus for anomaly detection. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, July 4, 2006: US07072435 (20 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting an anomaly includes performing a computed tomography (CT) scout scan to obtain data, and supplying the obtained data to a radiographic computer aided detection (CAD) algorithm.


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Richard J Warp, Vianney P Battle, Kenneth S Kump, Stephen W Metz, Matthew A Halsmer, Renuka Uppaluri: Image pasting using geometry measurement and a flat-panel detector. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Foley & Lardner, September 13, 2005: US06944265 (17 worldwide citation)

A device for use in image pasting is described. The device includes a digital x-ray detector capable of automatic digital imaging without the use of an image intensifier; the detector preferably being a flat-panel detector. Additionally, an image pasting system using a solid-state detector is descri ...


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Sharon X Wang, Stephen W Metz, John A Fusco: Helical rowwise view weighting of computed tomographic images. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, July 9, 2002: US06418184 (12 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the present invention is a method for reconstructing an image of an object utilizing a computed tomographic (CT) imaging system. The method includes steps of: helically scanning an object; interpolating an axial fan beam set of projection data as a vector function {right arrow over (R) ...


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Baojun Li, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Gopal B Avinash, Stephen W Metz, Jiang Hsieh: Non-uniform view weighting tomosynthesis method and apparatus. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Fletcher Yoder, December 27, 2005: US06980624 (8 worldwide citation)

A technique is provided for non-uniform weighting in back-projection calculations in tomosythesis. The non-uniform weighting may include weighting based on a count map of the number of times pixels of individual slices are traversed by radiation in different projections. Weighting may also include n ...


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Richard J Warp, Vianney P Battle, Kenneth S Kump, Stephen W Metz, Matthew A Halsmer, Renuka Uppaluri: Image pasting system using a digital detector. General Electric Company, February 13, 2007: US07177455 (7 worldwide citation)

A method includes obtaining a first image of a subject at a first position, changing a position between the detector and the subject, obtaining a second image, and pasting the first and images to obtain a composite image. The first image and the second image may have an amount of overlap equal to no ...


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Kadri N Jabri, Gopal B Avinash, Stephen W Metz, John M Sabol, Jeffrey W Eberhard, Bernard E H Claus, John P Kaufhold: Imaging chain for digital tomosynthesis on a flat panel detector. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Co, Fletcher Yoder, October 7, 2008: US07433507 (6 worldwide citation)

A method of creating and displaying images resulting from digital tomosynthesis performed on a subject using a flat panel detector is disclosed. The method includes the step of acquiring a series of x-ray images of the subject, where each x-ray image is acquired at different angles relative to the s ...


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Baojun Li, Stephen W Metz, Jiang Hsieh, Yogesh Srinivas, Xianfeng Ni, Tabb Patz: Method and system to generate object image slices. General Electric Company, Cantor Colburn, April 7, 2009: US07515682 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for creating a variable slice thickness for displaying an imaged object is disclosed. The method includes acquiring a plurality of projection images from a plurality of different projection angles within a defined sweep angle, reconstructing a plurality of object images from the plurality o ...