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Robert Senzig
James A Blake, Robert F Senzig: Cardiac gated computed tomography system. General Electric Company, Christian G Cabou, Armstrong Teasdale, August 14, 2001: US06275560 (34 worldwide citation)

The present invention, in one form, is an imaging system which synchronizes the emission of x-rays and the collection of data to a heart cycle to provide improved image quality. In one embodiment, the imaging system utilizes a synchronization unit to determine a selected heart period and to control ...


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Robert Senzig
Hui David He, Hui Hu, Robert F Senzig, Gary R Strong, Guy M Besson, David M Hoffman, George E Seidenschnur, Armin H Pfoh, Jonathan A Murray, Thomas L Toth, Willi W Hampel: Scalable multislice imaging system. General Electric Company, Armstrong Teasdale, Christian G Cabou, Phyllis Y Price, March 6, 2001: US06198791 (20 worldwide citation)

The present invention is, in one aspect, an imaging system having a detector that has multiple detector cells extending along a z-axis, the detector being configured to collect multiple slices of data; and a scalable data acquisition system configured to convert signals from the detector to digital ...


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Robert Senzig
Xiaoye Wu, Robert F Senzig, Deborah Joy Walter, James W LeBlanc, John Eric Tkaczyk: Diagnostic imaging two non K-edge basis materials plus N K-edge contrast agents. General Electric Company, Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group SC, July 13, 2010: US07756239 (4 worldwide citation)

A diagnostic imaging system in an example comprises a high frequency electromagnetic energy source, a detector, a data acquisition system (DAS), and a computer. The high frequency electromagnetic energy source emits a beam of high frequency electromagnetic energy toward an object to be imaged and be ...


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Robert Senzig
Jianying Li, Robert F Senzig: Methods and apparatus for using interlaced scans in CT imaging. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Carl B Horton Esq, Armstrong Teasdale, May 7, 2002: US06385277 (3 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment of the present invention, a method for collecting views for imaging an object utilizing a CT imaging system is provided. The method includes steps of: performing a first rotational scan of an object to acquire a first set of views of the object; performing a second rotational scan ...


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Marek Brejl
Samuel W Peterson, Marek Brejl, Annapoorani Gothandaraman: Characteristic path-based colon segmentation. Vital Images, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 19, 2011: US07929748 (3 worldwide citation)

This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for efficiently calculating a colon segmentation from one or more candidate virtual three-dimensional objects. A sequence of image scans are analyzed and candidate segments are identified. Landmark segments are identified from the cand ...


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Carl J Brunnett: Computer tomography assisted stereotactic surgery system and method. Picker International, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 20, 1988: US04791934 (591 worldwide citation)

Diagnostic mapping data representing a series of planar slices through a patient are generated by a CT or other multi-plane scanner (A) and stored in an image memory (32). To free the CT or other scanner for other patients, the mapping data and patient are transferred to a second location. At the se ...


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Yik S Kwoh: Imaging device - aided robotic stereotaxis system. Lyon & Lyon, January 7, 1992: US05078140 (584 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for computer controlled stereotactic surgery is disclosed. This method utilizes an imaging device, a robotic arm and a means for controlling the robotic arm. Stereotactic surgery on integral body parts, e.g. the brain, spine, knee or other joint, breast, etc. may be accomplis ...


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Edward Glassman, William A Hanson, Peter Kazanzides, Brent D Mittelstadt, Bela L Musits, Howard A Paul, Russell H Taylor: Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking. International Business Machines Corporation, Perman & Green, April 18, 1995: US05408409 (562 worldwide citation)

A robotic surgical system (10) includes a multiple degree of freedom manipulator arm (14) having a surgical tool (22). The arm is coupled to a controller (24) for controllably positioning the surgical tool within a three dimensional coordinate system. The system further includes a safety monitoring ...


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Karl M Hink, Mark H Polczynski: Oximeter sensor assembly with integral cable. Thor Technology Corporation, Andrus Sceales Starke & Sawall, October 23, 1990: US04964408 (534 worldwide citation)

An oximeter sensor assembly (40) includes a thin elongated flexible sheet-like strip (42) having an integral end portion (44) flexibly wrapping at least partially around a human body part (26), a plurality of electrical conductors (46-50) on the strip, and light emitting and receiving electrical com ...


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Edward Glassman, William A Hanson, Peter Kazanides, Brent D Mittelstadt, Bela L Musits, Howard A Paul, Russell H Taylor: Image-directed robotic system for precise robotic surgery including redundant consistency checking. International Business Machines Corporation, Regents of the University of California, Perman & Green, March 29, 1994: US05299288 (525 worldwide citation)

A robotic surgical system includes a multiple degree of freedom manipulator arm having a surgical tool. The arm is coupled to a controller for controllably positioning the surgical tool within a three dimensional coordinate system. The system further includes a safety monitoring processor for determ ...