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Determination of enhancing structures in an anatomical body part

A data processing method for determining an enhancing structure of interest within an anatomical body part, wherein the structure of interest exhibits an enhanced signal in an image of the anatomical body part generated by a medical imaging method using a contrast agent, said method being designed to be performed by a computer and comprising a region growing algorithm.. . ... Brainlab Ag

Determining a range of motion of an artificial knee joint

A data processing method for determining a range of motion of an artificial knee joint which connects a femur and a tibia via a medial ligament and a lateral ligament, wherein at least the femur comprises an implant which forms a medial condyle and a lateral condyle, the method comprising the steps of: acquiring the maximum lengths of the lateral ligament and the medial ligament for a particular flexion angle of the knee joint; calculating a first virtual position between the femur and the tibia in which the lateral condyle of the femoral implant touches the tibia and the medial ligament is stretched to its maximum length; calculating a maximum valgus angle of the range of motion from the first virtual position; calculating a second virtual position between the femur and the tibia in which the medial condyle of the femoral implant touches the tibia and the lateral ligament is stretched to its maximum length; and calculating a maximum varus angle of the range of motion from the second virtual position.. . ... Brainlab Ag

Method and device for determining geometric parameters for total knee replacement surgery

The present invention relates to a data processing method performed by a computer, for determining geometric parameters of a phantom leg bone using a cutting guide that defines a cutting plane and that is configured to abut a predetermined surface section of the phantom leg bone. The method comprises acquiring cutting guide position data describing the spatial position of the cutting guide, acquiring relative position data describing the spatial position of a first mechanical axis point relative to the predetermined surface section of the phantom leg bone, and determining, based on the cutting guide position data and the relative position data, first axis point position data describing the spatial position of the first mechanical axis point of the phantom leg bone. ... Brainlab Ag

Adjustable trajectory guide

The present invention relates to an adjustable trajectory guide having a guide portion adapted to hold or provide a guiding for a medical instrument along a defined trajectory, and at least one adjustment section comprising: at least one elongated flexible beam member connected at its first end to the guide portion, and having at its second end a first engagement interface adapted to provide a connection to a support structure holding the trajectory guide; at least one second engagement interface which is movable relative to the at least one beam member and which is adapted to provide a connection to an actuator, at least one coupling member coupling the first end of the beam member to the second engagement interface, wherein the coupling member is capable of transmitting force and/or torque from the second engagement interface to the first end of the beam member. The present invention further relates to a trajectory guide adjustment system comprising such trajectory guide, and corresponding method for aligning an elongated medical instrument utilizing such trajectory guide adjustment system.. ... Brainlab Ag

Sterile surgical drape with inherently stable tracking reference array cover

The invention relates to a sterile surgical drape comprising a cover portion for a tracking reference array, wherein at least a part of the cover portion is formed inherently stable and has a form adapted to accommodate multiple tracking markers of a tracking reference array for computer-assisted surgery. Further, it relates to a surgical draping system and a medical navigation method using such a drape.. ... Brainlab Ag

Automatic detection and identification of brain sulci in mri

Disclosed is a method for determining a position of a brain sulcus in the brain of a patient, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: acquiring, at the at least one processor, patient image data describing a digital medical image of at least part of the brain; acquiring, at the at least one processor, atlas data describing an image-based model of the at least part of the brain; determining, by the at least one processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas data, mapping data describing a transformation between the patient image data and the atlas data; and determining, by the at least one processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas data and the mapping data, sulcus position data describing the position of the brain sulcus in the digital medical image.. . ... Brainlab Ag

Generation of a patient-specific anatomical atlas

A computer implemented method of matching a medical images of an anatomical structure of a patient's body with an atlas-based representation of the anatomical structure is described. The method includes acquiring patient image data describing a medical image representation of the anatomical structure in the medical image; determining, based on the patient image data, patient substructure data describing a plurality of patient substructure representations each describing a different patient substructure of the anatomical structure; acquiring general substructure data describing a general substructure representation of each of a plurality of general substructures for each of the patient substructures; determining, for each of the patient substructures and based on the patient substructure data and the general substructure data, substructure matching data describing a matching general substructure representation which matches the respective patient substructure representation; determining, based on the general substructure data and the substructure matching data, anatomical structure atlas data describing an atlas representation of the anatomical structure; determining, based on the patient image data and the anatomical structure atlas data, matching transformation data describing an atlas-patient matching transformation between the medical image representation of the anatomical structure and the atlas representation of the anatomical structure.. ... Brainlab Ag

Surgical drape for patient registration and a registration method utilizing such surgical drape

A surgical drape includes an impervious section having absorbing properties, an incision section including an incise foil, and a transparent section that is sized such that it allows a user to visually observe, through the surgical drape for registration purposes, a substantial part of a patient that is covered by the surgical drape. A method of registering a patient's body part with a pre-acquired image dataset of the body part is provided including providing a surgical drape including the impervious, the incision, and the transparent sections, covering the patient's body part with the surgical drape so as to provide a sterile workplace separated from an unsterile area by the surgical drape, using the transparent section of the surgical drape to visually identify the patient's body part covered by the surgical drape, and approaching and registering the patient's body part with a registration instrument such as for example a pointer instrument.. ... Brainlab Ag

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Sorting the sequential arrangement of radiation treatment beams regarding well-distributed unobstructed lines of sight

Disclosed is a method for determining a positional pattern of an irradiation unit for irradiating a patient with treatment radiation. Optimal order data describing an order of the irradiation unit positions for which the statistical value is optimal is determined. ... Brainlab Ag

Normal tissue sparing in radiation therapy treatment planning using prioritization for optimizing tissue indices

Disclosed is a computer-implemented medical data processing method for determining a dose distribution for use in a medical procedure involving irradiation of an anatomical structure of a patient's body with ionising radiation. A processor acquires medical image data describing a medical image of the anatomical structure. ... Brainlab Ag

Determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm

A computer implemented method for determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm, wherein the configuration comprises a pose of the robotic arm and a position of a base of the robotic arm, comprising the steps of: acquiring treatment information data representing information about the treatment to be performed by use of the robotic arm; acquiring patient position data representing the position of a patient to be treated; and calculating the configuration from the treatment information data and the patient position data.. . ... Brainlab Ag

Method and apparatus for determining differences in geometry of subject element using landmarks

A method, performed by a computer, for measuring geometric length and offset differences of a subject element using landmarks obtained through, for example, analysis of medical data images. The method may include obtaining medical image data from a medical imaging device. ... Brainlab Ag

03/15/18 / #20180071551

Cbct and x-ray combined setup with x-ray verification of patient positioning

The disclosure is directed to a radiotherapy system having a treatment device for treating a treatment body part of a patient with a treatment beam arrangement. The treatment device is included with a couch for placing the patient and includes a medical imaging devices for outputting three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography images to a computer, and a medical imaging x-ray device for generating at least one x-ray image, if the patient is placed on the couch for treatment, and for outputting at least one x-ray image to the computer. ... Brainlab Ag

03/01/18 / #20180056092

Radiotherapy feedback device

A radiotherapy feedback device is provided which provides one of a plurality of indication signals for presentation to a surgeon based on the status of a current surgical procedure. In some aspects, an indication signal is provided to the surgeon if the surgical procedure on an anatomical structure is of sufficient status so as to respond well to subsequent radiotherapy.. ... Brainlab Ag

02/15/18 / #20180047183

Medical image fusion with reduced search space

A computer implemented method for performing fusion of 3d image data, which represent at least a part of a patient's body, with two 2d images of the patient's body with a known spatial relation between the viewing directions of the 2d images, comprising the steps of: -acquiring the 3d image data, -acquiring the two 2d images, -calculating two virtual images from the 3d image data, the two virtual images corresponding to the two 2d images, -classifying the two 2d images into a primary and a secondary image, -determining a primary alignment between the primary image and the corresponding virtual image such that they match, -calculating a spatial axis relative to the viewing directions of the two 2d images from the primary alignment and a predetermined point which is imaged in the virtual image which corresponds to the primary image, wherein the spatial axis is a line in space on which the predetermined point lies, and -performing fusion of the 3d image data with the two 2d images based on the calculated spatial axis in order to obtain a virtual position of the 3d image data in space.. . ... Brainlab Ag

02/15/18 / #20180045512

Method and appratus for detecting undesirable rotation of medical markers

Provided is a data processing method for determining rotation by a marker device of a medical tracking system about its mount. The data processing method includes acquiring a first marker device position dataset which represents a position of the marker device before a movement of the marker device. ... Brainlab Ag

02/01/18 / #disclosed is a method for determining an irradiation trajectory for the movement of a treatment device for irradiating an anatomical structure with ionising treatment radiation, the method comprising steps of

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01/25/18 / #20180021597

X-ray patient position monitoring

A data processing method performed by a computer for monitoring the position of a patient, comprising the steps of: acquiring a 3d image dataset of the patient; acquiring an initial real image of the patient from a medical imaging system having a known and fixed location in space, thus defining a known viewing direction of the initial real image in space, the real image being taken at a first point in time; —performing 2d/3d registration by calculating a simulated image from the 3d image dataset which matches the initial real image best, the simulated image having a viewing direction onto the 3d image dataset; storing an initial similarity measure value for the pair of the initial real image and the calculated simulated image; —acquiring a subsequent real image from the medical imaging system taken at a second point in time later than the first point in time; calculating a subsequent similarity measure value for the pair of the subsequent real image and the calculated simulated image; and outputting an indication signal if the difference between the initial similarity measure value and the subsequent similarity measure value fulfills a predetermined criterion.. . ... Brainlab Ag

01/25/18 / #20180020974

Tissue-orientation-based simulation of deep brain stimulation

The present invention relates to a medical data processing method for determining an orientation of nerve fibres relative to a non-physiological electric field, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring patient medical image data describing a patient medical image of an anatomical body part of a patient's body, the anatomical body part including nerve tissue comprising white matter nerve fibres; b) acquiring diffusion image data describing a diffusion-enhanced image of the anatomical body part; c) acquiring atlas data describing a spatial distribution of grey value-based tissue classes in a model body part representing a model of the anatomical body part; d) determining, based on the patient image data and the diffusion image data and the atlas data, fibre orientation data describing an orientation of the white matter nerve fibres; e) acquiring electric field orientation data describing an orientation of the non-physiological electric field which is an electric field simulated around a simulated electrode virtually placed in a predetermined spatial relationship relative to the anatomical body part; f) determining, based on the fibre orientation data and the electric field orientation data, relative orientation data describing a relative orientation between the orientation of the white matter nerve fibres and the orientation of the electric field.. . ... Brainlab Ag

01/18/18 / #20180018790

Auto-calibration of probabilistic tracking parameters for dti fibre tractography and compilation of tract probability comparison scales

1. A medical data processing method of determining information describing the probable position of a neural fibre in a patient's brain, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring patient-specific medical image data describing the brain of the patient; b) acquiring atlas data defining an image-based model of a human brain; c) determining, based on the patient-specific medical image data and the atlas data, seed region data describing seed regions (a, b) in the patient-specific medical image data in which the ends of neural fibres of the patient's brain may be located; d) determining, based on the patient-specific medical image data and the seed region data, neural fibre tract data describing a plurality of potential tracts (t1, t2, t3) which a specific neural fibre may take through the patient's brain; e) determining, based on the atlas data and the neural fibre tract data, a figure of merit for each one of the potential tracts (t1, t2, t3).. ... Brainlab Ag

01/11/18 / #20180012363

Preview visualisation of tracked nerve fibers

The invention relates to a medical data processing method for determining the position of a nerve fiber based on a diffusion image-based tracking method of tracking nerve fibers. In one example, the method encompasses comparing a set of tracked nerve fibers to a model of nerve fibers contained in atlas data.. ... Brainlab Ag

01/11/18 / #20180012358

Adaptation of image data sets to an updated atlas-based reference system

The invention relates to a computer-implemented medical data processing method for determining a mapping of medical image content into a reference system, the method comprising executing, on a processor of a computer, steps of: a) acquiring, at the processor, medical image data describing a digital medical image of an anatomical structure of a patient's body; b) acquiring, at the processor, image attribute data describing attribute information associated with the medical image data, the attribute information including an indication of an initial reference system in which spatial relationships of the digital medical image are defined; c) acquiring, at the processor, reference system transformation data describing a spatial relationship (reg) between the initial reference system and a second reference system which is different from the initial reference system; d) determining, by the processor and based on the medical image data and the reference system transformation data, transformed image data describing a representation of the digital medical image in the second reference system.. . ... Brainlab Ag

01/11/18 / #20180008371

Light point identification method

A data processing method performed by a computer for detecting reflections of light pulses, comprising the steps: acquiring a camera signal representing a series of camera images of a camera viewing field; detecting whether the camera signal includes one or more light mark portions within the camera viewing field possibly representing a light pulse reflection; relating the detected light mark portions in the series of camera images to a pre-defined emission pattern of the light pulses; and determining that a light mark portion is a reflected light pulse, if the light mark portion in the series of camera images matches to the pre-defined emission pattern of the light pulses.. . ... Brainlab Ag

01/04/18 / #20180005380

Dynamic definition of a region of interest for tracking nerve fibers

The invention relates to a medical data processing method for determining the position of a region of interest serving as a start condition for conducting diffusion image-based tracking of nerve fibers. In one example, the method encompasses comparing a set of tracked nerve fibers to a model of nerve fibers contained in atlas data.. ... Brainlab Ag

01/04/18 / #20180005378

Atlas-based determination of tumor growth direction

The invention relates to a method for determining the spatial development of tumor tissue, by acquiring patient medical image data describing sequences of patient medical images of tumors in parts of patient bodies, wherein the patient medical images of each sequence have been taken at subsequent points in time and each sequence has been taken tier a different patient; determining, by additively fusing subsequent patient medical images of each sequence to one another, patient spatial development data describing the spatial development of a tumor in each patient body; acquiring atlas data describing an atlas representation of the parts of patient bodies; determining, based on the atlas data and the patient development data, development probability data describing a probability for a spatial development of a tumor.. . ... Brainlab Ag

01/04/18 / #20180001475

Determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm

A computer implemented method for determining a configuration of a medical robotic arm, wherein the configuration comprises a pose of the robotic arm and a position of a base of the robotic arm, comprising the steps of: —acquiring treatment information data representing information about the treatment to be performed by use of the robotic arm; —acquiring patient position data representing the position of a patient to be treated; and —calculating the configuration from the treatment information data and the patient position data.. . ... Brainlab Ag

12/28/17 / #20170368369

Method and apparatus for determining or predicting the position of a target

A data processing method for determining the position of a target, comprising the steps performed by a computer: a) acquiring a target movement model specifying a movement cycle of the target; b) acquiring a target position signal representing a view of the target from a single direction and/or provided by a single imager; c) determining, based on the acquired target position signal and the target movement model, the position of the target.. . ... Brainlab Ag

12/14/17 / #20170354330

Determination of breathing signal from thermal images

A data processing method performed by a computer for determining breathing signal data which represents a breathing cycle of a patient, comprising the steps of: acquiring image data representing a sequence of training thermal images of at least a part of the surface of the patient's body over time, the sequence covering at least one half breathing cycle and being captured by a thermographic camera; and tracking at least one tracked point in the image data over the sequence of training thermal images to find a trajectory of the tracked point as the breathing signal data, wherein the tracked point is a point on the surface of the patient's body.. . ... Brainlab Ag

12/07/17 / #20170348056

Determining a straight line trajectory for a medical procedure

Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for planning a trajectory (11) through an anatomical body part (1), the trajectory (11) being usable for a medical procedure and the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: • a) acquiring (s1), at a processor, patient image data describing a medical image of a patient anatomical body part being the anatomical body part (1) in a patient's body; • b) acquiring (s2), at a processor, atlas trajectory data describing a model anatomical body part being a model of the patient anatomical body part, and describing the position of at least one predetermined trajectory through the model anatomical body part; • c) acquiring (s3), at a processor, critical structure data describing the position of at least one critical structure (5) in the model anatomical body part or in the patient anatomical body part; • d) determining (s4), by a processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas trajectory data and the critical structure, mapping data describing a mapping of the model anatomical body part, of the position of the at least one predetermined trajectory and of the position of the at least one critical structure (5) onto the medical image of the patient anatomical body part; • e) determining (s5), by a processor and based on the mapping data and the atlas trajectory data and the patient image data, analysis region data describing an analysis region in the patient image data, the analysis region (16) having a position in the patient anatomical body part fulfilling a predetermined spatial condition relative to the position of the mapped predetermined trajectory (6); • f) determining (s6), by the processor and based on the patient image data and the atlas trajectory data and the analysis region data and the critical structure data, straight trajectory data describing a straight line trajectory (11) through the patient anatomical body part having a position fulfilling a predetermined spatial condition relative to the position of at least one critical structure (5) in the patient anatomical body part.. . ... Brainlab Ag

11/30/17 / #20170340902

Utilization of a transportable ct-scanner for radiotherapy procedures

The present application relates to a data processing method for determining the position of a soft tissue body part within a patient's body. The data processing method includes acquiring ct-image data including information about the position of the body part within a coordinate system assigned to a transportable ct-device, wherein the patient's body is positioned relative to the treatment device, and wherein the ct-device is configured to be positioned relative to the patient's body and/or relative to the treatment device, acquiring first transformation data including information about a first transformation between the coordinate system assigned to the ct-device and a coordinate system assigned to the treatment device, and determining, based on the ct-image data and the first transformation data, position data including information about the position of the body part within the coordinate system assigned to the treatment device.. ... Brainlab Ag

11/30/17 / #20170340297

Method for optimising the position of a patient's body part relative to an irradiation source

The present invention relates to a method for positioning a patient's body part including a target to be irradiated relative to an irradiation source of a radiation imaging device, that generates a radiation beam directed towards the target, the method being constituted to be executed by a processor of a computer and comprising the following steps: receiving, at the processor, geometry data describing the geometry of at least one structure located in the field of view of the radiation imaging device; receiving, at the processor, tracking data describing the spatial position of the at least one structure within the field of view of the radiation imaging device; determining, with the processor, position data incorporating the geometry data and the tracking data, describing whether a position of the at least one structure lies within a radiation beam trajectory through the target; determining, with the processor, repositioning data describing a position of the at least one structure away from the radiation beam trajectory through the target; outputing, from the processor, the repositioning data allowing for repositioning of the at least one structure. The present invention further relates to a corresponding computer program and system.. ... Brainlab Ag

11/16/17 / #20170330325

Matching patient images and images of an anatomical atlas

A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. ... Brainlab Ag

11/16/17 / #20170330324

Matching patient images and images of an anatomical atlas

A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. ... Brainlab Ag

11/16/17 / #20170330323

Matching patient images and images of an anatomical atlas

A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. ... Brainlab Ag

11/16/17 / #20170330322

Matching patient images and images of an anatomical atlas

A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. ... Brainlab Ag

10/26/17 / #20170304006

Method for determining the structure of a medical implant for replacing removed tissue

A data processing method performed by a computer (2) for determining the structure of a medical implant (12; 18; 20; 22) which is to replace removed tissue in a patient's body, comprising the steps of:—acquiring a 3d dataset which represents remaining tissue (10; 17) which at least partly surrounded the removed tissue before the latter was removed;—determining the required contour of the implant (12; 18; 20; 22) from the 3d dataset;—simulating forces exerted by the remaining tissue (10; 17) on the contour of the implant (12; 18; 20;22); and—determining a structure dataset which represents the structure of the implant (12; 18; 20; 22) such that the implant (12; 18; 20; 22) has the required contour and can absorb the simulated forces.. . ... Brainlab Ag

10/12/17 / #20170291024

Guiding tube for stimulation leads

The present invention relates to a guiding tube for stimulation leads, comprising a longitudinal, dimensionally stable tubular body enclosing an inner channel adapted to receive a stimulation lead, wherein at least one section of an otherwise electrically insulated inner surface of the tubular body has electroconductive properties. The present invention further relates to a corresponding stimulation lead placing system comprising such guiding tube, and to a corresponding computer program for placing a stimulation lead, utilizing such guiding tube.. ... Brainlab Ag

10/05/17 / #20170281304

Drape-clamping reference array connector

A connector for attaching a reference array in a fixed positional relationship with respect to a patient to be covered by a sterile drape in an attachment area, includes a support to be situated below the drape and a clamping element which is to be situated above the drape and can directly or indirectly hold the reference array or a reference array adaptor, wherein the clamping element clamps the support, with the drape caught between the two, by at least two distinct clamps which clamp the support from at least partly opposing directions in such a way that the positional shift in the clamping element as a result of clamping the drape at the clamping position is compensated for, such that its overall positional shift is substantially zero. A method attaching a reference array in a fixed positional relationship relative to a patient above a sterile drape is also provided.. ... Brainlab Ag

10/05/17 / #20170281297

Integration of surgical instrument and display device for assisting in image-guided surgery

The invention relates to a surgical instrument comprising a handle portion or mounting portion and a functional portion and/or tip, wherein a display device is provided on the instrument and includes or enables displays which serve to assist in image-guided and/or navigation-assisted surgery. It also relates to a method for navigating a surgical instrument, wherein its position is determined and tracked by means of a medical tracking system and the position data is processed within the framework of medical navigation by means of a medical navigation system, wherein displays for navigation assistance and/or for assisting in image-guided surgery are provided on the instrument or on an element which is positionally assigned to the instrument or fastened to the instrument.. ... Brainlab Ag

10/05/17 / #20170281285

Generating images for at least two displays in image-guided surgery

A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.. . ... Brainlab Ag

10/05/17 / #20170281284

Generating images for at least two displays in image-guided surgery

A system, in particular for image-guided surgery, comprising: at least two display devices; a position determinator for determining the relative position of the display devices; and an image generator for generating images, which are to be displayed by the display devices, in accordance with the determined relative position.. . ... Brainlab Ag

09/14/17 / #20170258626

Immobilization mask

The present invention relates to an immobilization mask comprising a first layer comprising a low temperature thermoplastic material, the first layer having a first side and a second side; at least one dimensionally stable attachment section connected to the first layer; and at least one deformable molding member connected to the first side or to the second side of the first layer. The present invention also relates to a method of immobilizing a patient's body part, comprising the steps of applying an immobilization mask comprising a first layer having a low temperature thermoplastic material and at least one dimensionally stable attachment section connected to the first layer, wherein at least one deformable molding member is placed between the first layer and the patient's head; and molding the first layer tightly to the patient's head and to the molding member.. ... Brainlab Ag

08/31/17 / #20170246478

Breathing phase-based transformation of a static computed tomography

Disclosed is a medical data processing method of determining a transformation for determining a breathing state-dependent geometry of an anatomical body part of target planning image reference planning image a patient's body, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of: a) acquiring, at a processor, planning image data describing a set of tomographic medical planning images describing each a different part of the anatomical body part in the same respiratory state called reference planning respiratory state (y), wherein the anatomical body part is subject to respiratory movement and wherein the planning images comprise a planning image called reference planning image describing a part of the anatomical body part which is called reference planning body part; b) acquiring, at a processor, breathing image data describing a set (1) of tomographic medical breathing images of the anatomical body part, wherein the breathing images comprise a reference breathing image (a) describing the reference planning body part in a respiratory state called reference breathing respiratory state (a), which is different from the reference planning respiratory state (y), and a target breathing image (c) describing at least another part of the anatomical body part, wherein the other part of the anatomical body part is called target body part, in a respiratory state called target respiratory state (c) which is different from the reference planning respiratory state; c) determining, by a processor and based on the planning image data and the breathing image data, reference transformation data describing a transformation, called reference transformation (r), between the geometry (factor a) of the reference planning body part in the reference planning respiratory state (y) and the geometry of the reference planning body part in the reference breathing respiratory state (a); d) acquiring, at a processor, scaling factor data describing a scaling factor (sf) which describes a relationship between the geometry (factor a) of the reference planning body part in the reference breathing respiratory state (a) and the geometry (factor c) of the target body part in the target respiratory state (c); e) determining, by a processor and based on the reference transformation and the scaling factor data, derived transformation data describing a transformation called derived transformation (t) between the geometry of the target body part in the reference planning respiratory state (y), and the geometry (factor c″) of the target body part in the reference breathing respiratory state (a).. . ... Brainlab Ag

08/24/17 / #20170239493

Breathing phase-based transformation of a static computed tomography

A medical data processing method of determining a transformation for determining a breathing state-dependent geometry of an anatomical body part of a patient's body, the method comprising: a) acquiring planning image data describing a set of tomographic medical planning images describing each a different part of the anatomical body part in the same respiratory state called reference planning respiratory state, wherein the anatomical body part is subject to respiratory movement and wherein the planning images comprise a planning image called reference planning image describing a part of the anatomical body part which is called reference planning body part; b) acquiring breathing image data describing a set of tomographic medical breathing images of the anatomical body part, wherein the breathing images comprise a reference breathing image describing the reference planning body part in a respiratory state called reference breathing respiratory state, which is different from the reference planning respiratory state, and a target breathing image describing at least another part of the anatomical body part, wherein the other part of the anatomical body part is called target body part, in a respiratory state called target respiratory state which is different from the reference planning respiratory state; c) determining, based on the planning image data and the breathing image data, reference transformation data describing a transformation, called reference transformation, between the geometry of the reference planning body part in the reference planning respiratory state and the geometry of the reference planning body part in the reference breathing respiratory state; d) acquiring scaling factor data describing a scaling factor which describes a relationship between the geometry of the reference planning body part in the reference breathing respiratory state and the geometry of the target body part in the target respiratory state; e) determining, based on the reference transformation and the scaling factor data, derived transformation data describing a transformation called derived transformation between the geometry of the target body part in the reference planning respiratory state, and the geometry of the target body part in the reference breathing respiratory state.. . ... Brainlab Ag

08/03/17 / #the present invention relates to an ultrasound calibration device comprising a body portion having at least one echogenic fiducial; a marker portion having at least one tracking marker which can be detected by a medical tracking system; and a hook-shaped mounting portion extending from the body portion.

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08/03/17 / #20170216626

Online patient reconstruction and tracking for patient setup in radiation therapy using an iterative closest point algorithm

A medical data processing method for tracking the position of a body surface of a patient's body, the method comprising determining, based on initial surface reflection data and reflection pattern registration data, body surface movement data describing whether the body surface has undergone a movement.. . ... Brainlab Ag

08/03/17 / #20170215968

Brain shift compensation for catheter trajectory planning

The present invention relates to compensating for brain shift in catheter trajectory planning. First brain shift information is determined from an initial brain image dataset, an initial planning dataset, a patient orientation dataset, and first burr hole dataset. ... Brainlab Ag

07/27/17 / #20170212988

3d-volume viewing by controlling sight depth

A medical image data processing method for determining a set of medical image data to be displayed, the data processing method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: acquiring medical image data comprising three-dimensional medical image information describing an anatomical structure, and displaying the medical image information; acquiring navigation display feature data comprising navigation display feature information describing at least one graphical navigation feature; displaying the navigation display information simultaneously with the medical image information; acquiring viewing direction data comprising viewing direction information describing a spatial relationship of a viewing direction of a user relative to the position of the at least one graphical navigation feature; determining, based on the viewing direction data, image information subset data comprising image data subset information describing a subset of the medical image information to be selected for display.. . ... Brainlab Ag

07/06/17 / #20170193674

Method for assisting the positioning of a medical structure on the basis of two-dimensional image data

A medical data processing method for assisting the positioning of a first medical structure (1) relative to a second medical structure (2), the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: - acquiring two-dimensional projection image data comprising two-dimensional projection image information describing a two-dimensional projection image of at least the first medical structure (1); - acquiring registration data comprising registration information describing the registration of the two-dimensional projection image with respect to the first medical structure (1); - acquiring, on the basis of said two-dimensional projection image data, two-dimensional position data comprising position information describing the position of at least one base point (3) and at least one reference point (4) in the two-dimensional projection image; - acquiring, on the basis of the two-dimensional position data, positional relationship data comprising positional relationship information describing the positional relationship between the at least one base point (3) and the at least one reference point (4) in the two-dimensional projection image; - acquiring three-dimensional position data comprising position information describing the position of the at least one base point (3) and the at least one reference point (4) in three-dimensional anatomical space, in particular relative to the first medical structure (1); - determining, on the basis of the positional relationship data, the registration data and the three-dimensional position data, three-dimensional reference point correspondence data comprising correspondence information describing whether or not the position of the at least one reference point (4) corresponds to the position of the at least one reference point (4) in the two-dimensional projection image.. . ... Brainlab Ag

07/06/17 / #20170193158

Method and system for supporting a medical brian mapping procedure

A data processing method performed by a computer for supporting a medical brain mapping procedure, comprising the steps of receiving a microscope image of a patient's cortex and superimposing stimulation response marks onto the microscope image, wherein a stimulation response mark indicates the patient's response to an electrical stimulation of the cortex by a stimulation probe at a position associated with the stimulation response mark.. . ... Brainlab Ag

06/22/17 / #disclosed is a computer-implemented method for determining a coverage of a target anatomical structure by an electric stimulation field, the method comprising executing, on at least one processor of at least one computer, steps of:

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06/22/17 / #20170178413

Method for determining contact position parameters of a joint connecting two bones

A data processing method for determining six parameters, corresponding to six degrees of freedom, of a contact position of a joint which connects two bones, comprising the steps of acquiring a 3d model of each bone, acquiring four of the six parameters as a given parameters, selecting initial values for the two remaining parameters and varying the two remaining parameters virtually in order to achieve a virtual relative position between the two 3d models such that they are in contact with each other.. . ... Brainlab Ag

06/22/17 / #20170173366

Treatment beam control

The present invention relates to a data processing method for determining control data for controlling beam positions which beam positions describe positions which a treatment beam has or would have if emitted by a beam source, the treatment beam being for treating a treatment body part of a patient, said method constituted to be performed by a computer and comprising the steps of: .cndot. Providing treatment data which comprise data on a position of the treatment body part; .cndot. ... Brainlab Ag

04/13/17 / #20170103173

Determining medical outcome quality

The present invention relates to a medical data processing method of determining an outcome quality of a medical procedure, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring (s1) pre-completion medical image data describing an anatomical structure of a patient's body in a state before the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure, the anatomical structure being subject to the medical procedure; b) acquiring (s1) pre-completion non-image medical data describing a state and medical history of the patient before the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure; c) acquiring (s2) medical procedure planning data describing a plan for execution of the medical procedure to be carried out on the anatomical structure; d) determining (s2), based on the pre-completion medical image data and the medical procedure planning data, procedure application describing an application of the medical procedure planning data to the pre-completion medical image data; e) acquiring (s5) post-completion non-image medical data describing a state and medical history of the patient after the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure; f) acquiring (s5) post-completion medical image data describing the anatomical structure in a state after the medical procedure has been completed on the anatomical structure; g) determining (s6, s7), based on the procedure application data and the pre-completion non-image medical data and the post-completion non-image medical data and the post-completion medical image data, outcome quality data comprising a quality measure describing a quality of the outcome of the medical procedure, the quality measure for example being specific to the indication in question, properties of the patient and the executive medical entity.. . ... Brainlab Ag

03/30/17 / #20170091386

Inference transparency system for image-based clinical decision support systems

A medical data processing method for supporting determination of medical image data describing a spatial distribution of body tissue which is the subject of a medical procedure, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring outcome atlas data describing a general probability that a specific anatomical structure can be treated successfully by means of the medical procedure, the general probability having been determined based on a statistical analysis of medical image data and/or treatment effect simulations conducted on said medical image data generated from a general population of human bodies; b) acquiring general population data describing at least one statistical feature of each member of the general population; c) acquiring patient definition data describing at least one statistical feature of a patient who shall become the subject of the medical procedure; d) determining, based on the outcome atlas data and the general population data and the patient definition data, adapted population data describing an adapted population of human bodies taken from the general population, wherein the adapted population is to be used as a basis for generating adapted outcome atlas data describing an adapted probability that the specific anatomical structure can be treated successfully by means of the medical procedure, which adapted probability is determined based on the adapted population.. . ... Brainlab Ag

03/23/17 / #20170084028

Indication-dependent display of a medical image

The present invention relates to a medical data processing method of determining an image of an anatomical structure of a patient's body, the method comprising the following steps which are constituted to be executed by a computer: a) acquiring (s1) gp atlas data describing an image-based model of at least part of a human body comprising the anatomical structure; b) acquiring (s1) patient medical image data describing a patient-specific medical image of the anatomical structure in the patient's body, wherein the patient medical image data comprises in particular three-dimensional image information c) determining (s2), based on the atlas data and the patient medical image data, atlas-patient transformation data describing a transformation between the image-based model and the anatomical structure in the patient's body; d) acquiring (s3, s4) medical indication data describing a medical indication which the anatomical structure is subject to; e) acquiring (s7) imaging parameter data describing at least one imaging parameter for generating, from the image-based model, an image of the anatomical structure in dependence on the medical indication data: f) determining (s8) indication image data describing an indication-specific image (1) of the anatomical structure in the patient, wherein the indication image data is determined (s8) based on the patient medical image data and the atlas-patient transformation data and the medical indication data and the imaging parameter data.. . ... Brainlab Ag

03/23/17 / #20170079723

Method for determining the spatial position of objects

The present invention relates to a method for determining the spatial position of objects, in particular medical objects. First position data is acquired that describes a spatial position of an object in a first coordinate system. ... Brainlab Ag

03/16/17 / #20170071686

Controlling a surgical navigation system

Provided is a method for controlling a surgical navigation system. A detection unit for detecting system control inputs made by a user is associated with a surgical navigation system, the navigation system is controlled in accordance with the control inputs, and user gestures are used as said control inputs. ... Brainlab Ag

03/16/17 / #20170071508

Medical camera assembly comprising range camera and thermographic camera

A camera assembly (3) for use in medical tracking applications, comprising a range camera (4) and a thermographic camera (5) in a fixed relative position.. . ... Brainlab Ag

03/09/17 / #20170065832

Tracking soft tissue in medical images

The present disclosure is directed to a system, method and apparatus for tracking an anatomical body part in a series of x-ray images. The anatomical body part moves due to a vital movement, such as breathing motion of the thorax. ... Brainlab Ag

03/09/17 / #20170065176

Atlas-based production of a medical support device

A system and method of producing a medical support device is disclosed. The disclosure determining a three-dimensional shape of the medical support device for supporting an anatomical body part of a patient, the method executed by a computer and including acquiring body part geometry data describing a geometry of the anatomical body part; acquiring medical procedure data describing a medical procedure to be carried out on the patient; acquiring atlas data describing a general three-dimensional shape of the anatomical body part; determining, based on the body part geometry data and the medical procedure data and the atlas data, support device geometry data describing the geometry of the support device. ... Brainlab Ag

03/02/17 / #20170056617

Agent delivery catheter

The invention relates to an agent delivery catheter, comprising a first hollow tube and a second hollow tube 2 which protrudes from a distal opening of the first hollow tube 1 and defines an agent delivery lumen 3 extending along the entire length of the catheter, wherein: the distal end of the first tube 1 is coupled to the second tube 2 to form an annular cavity 4 between the first tube 1 and the second tube 2, the annular cavity 4 being configured to accommodate a retractable stylet shaft 5; a ceramic member 6 which is disposed at the distal end of the first tube 1, in particular distally with respect to the distal opening of the first tube 1, encompasses the second tube 2 and couples the first tube 1 to the second tube 2, in particular via a third hollow tube 23 which encompasses the first tube 1 and the ceramic member 6; and a protective shrink-fit tube 7 is disposed radially on the outside of the ceramic member 6 and extends over at least the length of the ceramic member 6. Another aspect of the invention relates to an agent delivery system comprising such a catheter and a stylet which comprises a handle portion 15 and a ceramic shaft 5 which is configured to be accommodated within the annular cavity 4 of said catheter, wherein a shrink-fit tube 6 is disposed radially on the outside of the ceramic shaft 5 and in particular extends over at least the length of the ceramic shaft 5.. ... Brainlab Ag

02/23/17 / #20170050050

Frameless pre-positioning for radiosurgery

The presently described method is directed to determining a way of positioning a patient before execution of a medical procedure involving irradiating the patient with ionizing treatment radiation based on comparing medical images of the patient with a pre-acquired medical image. The planning computed tomography is searched for an image of the reference structure in order to determine the position of the patient relative to a patient support device. ... Brainlab Ag

02/16/17 / #20170042635

Multi-part marker

A multi-part medical marker (1) comprising a marker core consisting of at least two corresponding parts (2a, 2b) and comprising a detectable surface, wherein the surface is substantially formed from a detectable coating (4) which is applied to the surface (3) of the parts (2a, 2b) of the marker core (2). An apparatus for producing a medical marker comprising a marker core (″2) and a detectable surface, comprises: —a first feeding device (16) for providing the marker core (2); —an application device (17) for applying a detectable layer to the surface (3) of the marker core (2); and—a transport device (18) for transporting the marker core (2) within the apparatus. ... Brainlab Ag

01/12/17 / #20170007353

Detachable tracking reference array

The invention relates to a tracking reference, comprising: a reference array (1) featuring a positionally fixed arrangement of at least two tracking markers (3); and an interface (4a) for detachably coupling the reference array (1) to a base member (2), wherein the interface (4a) comprises at least one supporting surface (5) for contacting the base member (2), wherein the interface (4a) comprises magnetic means (6) which generate a force at the reference array, wherein the force (f) is directed away from the supporting surface (5).. . ... Brainlab Ag

01/05/17 / #20170000583

Universal instrument or instrument set for computer guided surgery

The invention relates to an instrument for use in computer guided surgery. The instrument includes a shaft and a reference element adapter, wherein the reference element adapter is directly couplable to the shaft and rotatable about the shaft. ... Brainlab Ag

01/05/17 / #20170000582

Holder for a marker device

A multilayer stent configured for implantation in a body lumen, including a tubular outer layer comprising a first plurality of struts defining an outer layer mesh pattern extending between first and second ends of the outer layer, and a tubular inner layer comprising a second plurality of struts defining an inner layer mesh pattern extending between first and second ends of the inner layer. The inner-layer is at least partially disposed within the outer layer, wherein at least a portion of the inner layer is attached to, or integrally formed with, at least a portion of the outer layer.. ... Brainlab Ag








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