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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. A second... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

Target region partitioning in radiation therapy for minimising irradiation of non-target tissue

determining, based on the partition boundary data, irradiation trajectory data.... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... 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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

Method and 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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

Human body measurement using thermographic images

A medical image processing method performed by a computer, for measuring the spatial location of a point on the surface of a patient's body including: acquiring at least two two-dimensional image datasets, wherein each two-dimensional image dataset represents a two-dimensional image of at least a part of the surface which... Brainlab Ag

Electromagnetic guiding tube for elongated medical implants

The present invention relates to a guiding tube for placing medical implants within body tissue, comprising an elongated, dimensionally stable tubular body encompassing an inner channel adapted to receive a medical implant, wherein the tubular body comprises at least one electromagnetic element, which is configured to exert an electromagnetic force... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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

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

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

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,... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

Ultrasound calibration device

The present invention also relates to a method for calibrating an ultrasound probe, comprising the steps of filling a container with a fluid, in particular a physiologic salt solution; placing an ultrasound calibration device in accordance with the invention into the container; comparing, with the aid of a medical navigation... Brainlab Ag

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. The brain image dataset is updated based on the first brain shift... Brainlab Ag

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

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... 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... 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... 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... Brainlab Ag

06/22/17 / #20170177827

Simulating a target coverage for deep brain stimulation

f) determining, based on the patient image data and the atlas data and the electrode position data and the stimulation field data, target coverage data describing a coverage of the target anatomical structure by the electric stimulation field.... Brainlab Ag

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... Brainlab Ag

05/25/17 / #20170143443

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

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... 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... 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. First transformation data is acquired that transforms the object's position from the first coordinate... 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... 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

03/16/17 / #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. A... 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... 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. The anatomical body part is defined in a CT image... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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. A selectively operable mechanical retainer provides retention of the reference element adapter... Brainlab Ag








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