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Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Cynthia Landberg: Enhanced X-ray imaging system and method. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, November 28, 2006: US07142633 (75 worldwide citation)

Techniques are provided for generating three-dimensional images, such as may be used in mammography. In accordance with these techniques, projection images of an object of interest are acquired from different locations, such as by moving an X-ray source along an arbitrary imaging trajectory between ...


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Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Meng Ling Hsiao: X-ray computed tomography (CT) system for detecting thin objects. Foley & Lardner, January 27, 1998: US05712926 (75 worldwide citation)

A technique to ascertain the presence or absence of an object in a three-dimensional volume, such as explosives in the side walls of luggage. The technique involves radiation scanning the three-dimensional volume to determine a property of each of a plurality of voxels representing the three-dimensi ...


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Abdalmajeid Musa Alyassin, Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus: Method and system for high resolution 3D visualization of mammography images. General Electric Company, Jean K Testa, Patrick K Patnode, August 26, 2003: US06611575 (66 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for generating at least one three-dimensional image of an object volume. The three-dimensional image is generated by applying a selected three-dimensional (3D) visualization technique on the tomosynthesis data. The tomosynthesis data of the object volume is obtained ...


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Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Reinhold Franz Wirth, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Ralph Allen Hewes, Harold John Jenkins Jr: Radiation imaging system and method of collimation. General Electric Company, Ann M Agosti, Patrick K Patnode, November 11, 2003: US06647092 (66 worldwide citation)

A radiation imaging system comprises a movable radiation source adapted to be disposed in a plurality of respective radiation source positions; a radiation detector and a collimator assembly configured to displace a collimator in a plurality of respective collimator positions, each of the collimator ...


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Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Cynthia Elizabeth Landberg, Serge Louis Wilfrid Muller, Reinhold Franz Wirth, Yann Delmas, James George Morrow: Full field digital tomosynthesis method and apparatus. General Electric Company, Fletcher Yoder, September 19, 2006: US07110490 (59 worldwide citation)

A tomosynthesis system for forming a three dimensional image of an object is provided. The system includes an X-ray source adapted to irradiate the object with a beam of X-rays from a plurality of positions in a sector, an X-ray detector positioned relative to the X-ray source to detect X-rays trans ...


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Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Ajay Kapur, Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard: Continuous scan tomosynthesis system and method. General Electric Company, Jean K Testa, Christian G Cabou, September 6, 2005: US06940943 (59 worldwide citation)

An imaging system for performing tomosynthesis on a region of an object comprises an x-ray source, motion controller, an x-ray detector and a processing unit. The x-ray source is positioned at a predetermined distance from the object and continuously moves along a path relative to the object at a pl ...


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Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Beale Opsahl Ong, Ralph Allen Hewes: Dose management system for mammographic tomosynthesis. General Electric Company, Robert B Reeser III, Armstrong Teasdale, June 15, 2004: US06751285 (54 worldwide citation)

A method for acquiring a plurality of images of an object of interest using a tomosynthesis imaging system. The method includes determining a thickness of an object of interest, and adjusting at least one parameter of an image acquisition process based on the determined thickness.


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Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Meng Ling Hsiao: X-ray computed tomography (CT) system for detecting thin objects. L 3 Communications Corporation, Foley & Lardner, May 18, 1999: US05905806 (48 worldwide citation)

A technique to ascertain the presence or absence of an object in a three-dimensional volume, such as explosives in the side walls of luggage. The technique involves radiation scanning the three-dimensional volume to determine a property of each of a plurality of voxels representing the three-dimensi ...


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Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard: Generalized filtered back-projection reconstruction in digital tomosynthesis. General Electric Company, Foley & Lardner, March 16, 2004: US06707878 (47 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method of constructing a three dimensional (3D) image of an object from a plurality of two dimensional (2D) views of the object, comprising the steps of filtering the plurality of 2D views of the object, and order statistics-based backprojecting the filtered 2D views into the 3D ...


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George Brunemann, Larry J Brackney, Thomas A Dollmeyer, B Jerry Song, Michael G Barbieri, Matthew M Lipinski, Wayne Eberhard: Condensation protection AECD for an internal combustion engine employing cooled EGR. Cummins, Barnes & Thornburg, April 27, 2004: US06725847 (46 worldwide citation)

A system for protecting an internal combustion engine employing cooled recirculated exhaust gas (EGR) from excessive condensation includes an auxiliary emission control device (AECD) operable to determine when engine operating conditions correspond to a condensing condition resulting in condensation ...