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William E Lorensen, Ferenc A Jolesz, Ron Kikinis: Virtual internal cavity inspection system. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, March 11, 1997: US05611025 (171 worldwide citation)

A virtual internal cavity inspection system non-invasively provides images of cavities of a subject from a viewpoint within the cavity. An acquisition unit acquires imaging information about internal structures of a subject. This imaging information is segmented into separate structures, and a 3D su ...


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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, 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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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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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 ...


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Harvey E Cline, William E Lorensen, Siegwalt Ludke: System and method for displaying oblique planar cross sections of a solid body using tri-linear interpolation to determine pixel position dataes. General Electric Company, Marvin Snyder, James C Davis Jr, January 8, 1991: US04984157 (94 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for displaying arbitrary cross-sectional views of a three-dimensional body from a regular array of values of at least one physical property in the interior of the body includes making physical property measurements with such systems as computerized tomographic x-ray systems, o ...


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Peter M Finnigan, William E Lorensen, Alan F Hathaway: Method and apparatus for converting computed tomography (CT) data into finite element models. General Electric Company, Patrick R Scanlon, Paul R Webb II, September 6, 1994: US05345490 (86 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for converting computed tomography (CT) data into finite element models. The system generates both 2-D and 3-D models using the automatic mesh generators, QUADTREE and OCTREE, which are founded on recursive spatial decomposition. Multiple slices of CT data are obtained by scan ...


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Peter B Roemer, Samuel M Blumenfeld, Kirby G Vosburgh, Harvey E Cline, William D Barber, William E Lorensen, Richard L St Peters, John F Schenck, Charles L Dumoulin, Robert D Darrow, Christopher J Hardy: Magnetic resonance imaging system with pointing device. General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, November 22, 1994: US05365927 (84 worldwide citation)

A magnetic resonance (MR) imaging system for use in a medical procedure employs an open main magnet allowing access to a portion of a patient within an imaging volume, for producing a main magnetic field over the imaging volume; a set of open gradient coils which provide magnetic fields gradients ov ...