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Boudewijn Joseph Angelus Verstraelen, Sebastiaan Paul Verstraelen: Method and apparatus for visualization of biological structures with use of 3D position information from segmentation results. Pie Medical Imaging, Gordon & Jacobson PC, March 4, 2008: US07339585 (78 worldwide citation)

A data processing methodology and corresponding apparatus for visualizing the characteristics of a particular object volume in an overall medical/biological environment receives a source image data set pertaining to the overall environment. First and second contour surfaces within the environment ar ...


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Arthur E Uber III, Edward J Rhinehart, Rosemary Almon Martin, David M Griffiths, Alan D Hirschman, Francis J Sciulli, Walter Grumski, Vera Pagano, Karen Zelenski: Data communication and control for medical imaging systems. Medrad, Henry E Bartony Jr, Gregory L Bradley, James R Stevenson, November 29, 2005: US06970735 (77 worldwide citation)

A system for producing a contrast-enhanced medical image of a patient includes a source of a contrast or enhancement medium, a pressurizing unit in fluid connection with the source of contrast or enhancement medium, an energy source operable to apply energy to a region of the patient, an imaging uni ...


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Sra Jasbir S: Method and system of treatment of heart failure using 4d imaging. Medtronic, Sra Jasbir S, SOLDNER Michael, June 22, 2006: WO/2006/066122 (77 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for treatment of heart failure having the steps of obtaining cardiac digital data from a medical imaging system utilizing an ECG gated protocol; generating a series of 3D images of a cardiac chamber and its surrounding structures, preferably the left ventricle and coronary sinus ...


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Douglas E Becker, Sreenivasan Narayanan, Govind Pai, Robert W Mackin Jr, Keith M Andress, William B Pratt, Kevin P O Donnell, Kris Durski, Atsushi Habara, Takashi Tanaka, Susumu Matsui: Workflow configuration and execution in medical imaging. Siemens Medical Solutions USA, June 7, 2005: US06904161 (76 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method and apparatus is provided for workflow configuration and execution in medical imaging. One method embodiment comprises the steps of creating and storing a workflow template (the workflow template comprising a standard form for entering data and activities), filling out ...


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Clinton L Lingren, Stanley J Friesenhahn, Jack F Butler, F Patrick Doty, William L Ashburn, Frank L Augustine, Boris Apotovsky: Semiconductor gamma-ray camera and medical imaging system. Digirad Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, July 28, 1998: US05786597 (75 worldwide citation)

A high-energy photon imaging system including an imaging head, a signal processor, a data acquisition system and an image processing computer. The imaging head includes a detector comprising a plurality of closely-packed detection modules. Each detection module comprises a plurality of detection ele ...


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Tupin Joe Paul Jr, Van, Rooyen Robert Martinez, Rollins Richard Jensen: System and method for extracting physiological data using ultra-wideband radar and improved signal processing techniques. Life Wave, Tupin Joe Paul Jr, Van, Rooyen Robert Martinez, Rollins Richard Jensen, LEAL Peter R, December 16, 2004: WO/2004/109316 (74 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a variant of ultra-wide band (UWB) radar known as micropower impulse radar (MIR) combined with advanced signal processing techniques to provide a new type of medical imaging technology including frequency spectrum analysis and modern statistical filtering techniques to search for, acqui ...


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Elena Pavlovskaia, Oleg Mishin, Boris E Shpungin: System and method for image segmentation in generating computer models of a joint to undergo arthroplasty. OtisMed Corporation, Polsinelli PC, September 10, 2013: US08532361 (73 worldwide citation)

A custom arthroplasty guide and a method of manufacturing such a guide are disclosed herein. The method of manufacturing the custom arthroplasty guide includes: a) generating medical imaging slices of the portion of the patient bone; b) identifying landmarks on bone boundaries in the medical imaging ...


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Peter M Bonutti: Sequential imaging apparatus. Apogee Medical Products, Tarolli Sundheim & Covell, July 19, 1994: US05329924 (73 worldwide citation)

For use in medical imaging, an indexing assembly provides repeatable indexing movement of a joint in predetermined angular increments between sequential index positions. Means are provided for limiting movement of the joint to the next selected index position without skipping any index positions. Th ...


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Laurence P Clarke, Wei Qian, Maria Kallergi: Image analyzing device using adaptive criteria. University of South Florida, Kohn & Associates, October 20, 1998: US05825936 (72 worldwide citation)

A hybrid filter architecture and an artificial neural network is proposed for image enhancement and detection of suspicious areas in digital x-ray images that is operator, image, and digital x-ray sensor independent. The hybrid filter architecture includes an Adaptive Multistage Nonlinear Filter (AM ...


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Charles D Johnson, Judd E Reed: System for two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging of tubular structures in the human body. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Faegre & Benson, August 9, 2005: US06928314 (71 worldwide citation)

This invention is a system, method, and article of manufacture for imaging tubular structures of the human body, such as the digestive tract of a living person, with a medical imaging device such as a computed tomography (CT) scanner and a computer work station. The system comprises receiving a firs ...