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 new patent  Metal artifacts reduction for cone beam ct

A method for processing volume image data obtains two-dimensional projection images of a subject on an image detector, wherein each of the images has the detector and a radiation source at a different scan angles. The image data is arranged as an image stack with corresponding pixel data from the... Carestream Health Inc

 new patent  Reduction of tft instability in digital x-ray detectors

A digital radiographic detector uses an IGZO active layer in the switching element for each imaging pixel in a two-dimensional array of imaging pixels. Each imaging pixel has a photo-sensitive element and the switching element. Read-out circuits electrically connected to the two-dimensional array generate a radiographic image by reading out... Carestream Health Inc

Automated wireless detector power-up for image acquisition

A radiographic imaging system includes a radiographic energy source, a digital radiographic detector with a wireless transceiver, and a wireless router to transmit and to receive electromagnetic signals from a pair of antennae that are spaced apart. A host processor in signal communication with the wireless router is programmed to... Carestream Health Inc

X-ray spectral calibration technique for cone-beam ct

A method for X-ray spectral calibration acquires X-ray projections of a calibration phantom formed of known materials. The X-ray spectrum of an X-ray source is calculated according to the acquired X-ray projections. The calculated X-ray spectrum can be stored, transmitted, or displayed.... Carestream Health Inc

Despeckling radiographic images

A method includes acquiring a radiographic image and processing the acquired image to obtain a gradient image. The method then includes generating, from the gradient image, an initial set of pixels exhibiting speckle and removing one or more pixels from the initial set of pixels according to features indicative of... Carestream Health Inc

Modular accessory sleeve for portable radiographic detectors

Embodiments of methods and apparatus are disclosed that can provide a modular approach to an accessory shell for a portable DR detector that can accessorize features for various applications.... Carestream Health Inc

Cbct image processing method

A method for multi-dimensional image processing obtains a multi-dimensional image having a plurality of data elements, each data element having a corresponding data value. The method forms a reduced noise image by repeated iterations of a process that adjusts the data value for one or more data elements p of... Carestream Health Inc

Tiled digital radiography detectors for long-length imaging

A digital radiographic detector having a radiolucent cover and housing at one or more edges of the detector allows radiographic imaging using multiple detector arrangements with overlapping edges that do not obstruct radiographic images captured thereby.... Carestream Health Inc

Apparatus and 4d x-ray imaging

A system for reconstructing a 4D image has a surface acquisition system for generating a 3D surface model of an object and an X-ray imaging system for acquiring at least one 2D X-ray projection image of the object. A controller controls the surface acquisition system and the X-ray imaging system.... Carestream Health Inc

Self-calibrating device for x-ray imaging scanners

A position sensor has one or more fiducials formed of radio-opaque material and mounted along a surface of a radio-translucent body. A sensor element is coupled to the radio-translucent body and is spaced apart from the one or more fiducials and is energizable to acquire image content during receipt of... Carestream Health Inc

Ultrasound system and method

A method for ultrasound imaging detects a region of interest from ultrasound signals of a first imaging mode received along sensing elements of a transducer probe. The sensed data is analyzed and the system responds to the region of interest detection by switching to a secondary imaging mode with the... Carestream Health Inc

User interface and display for an ultrasound system

An ultrasound apparatus has a beamformer, a control logic processor, and a transducer probe configured to direct and detect ultrasound signals. A control panel is in wireless signal communication with the control logic processor. A display monitor is in wireless signal communication with the control logic processor.... Carestream Health Inc

Method and automatic touchless wireless charging of mobile x-ray cart detectors and accessories

A mobile radiography system has a moveable transport frame configured to travel across a floor. An adjustable support structure is coupled to the moveable transport frame and an x-ray source is coupled to the adjustable support structure. A power transmitter emits wireless power signals to a digital detector to charge... Carestream Health Inc

Ultrasound beamforming system and method

A method for ultrasound imaging acquires an initial set of one or more images of a region of interest in a predetermined clinical ultrasound mode using a generated signal of a first beamforming type. Suitability of the first beamforming type signal for imaging the region of interest in the predetermined... Carestream Health Inc

Automated ultrasound image measurement system and method

An ultrasound method obtains a desired view and/or orientation of the anatomy of interest for an exam using a transducer. The ultrasound image is captured according to a measurement protocol for the exam. An automated measurement tool is initiated according to sensing of an operator action. A measurement from a... Carestream Health Inc

Method and system for automatic tube current modulation

A method for generating a modulation tube current waveform acquires reflectance images of a subject and generates a surface contour characterization of the subject according to the reflectance images. The surface contour is registered to the imaged field of view. A volume image is formed according to the generated surface... Carestream Health Inc

Extremity imaging cone beam computed tomography

An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography can include a support structure, a scanner assembly coupled to the support structure for controlled movement in at least x, y and z orientations, the scanner assembly can include a DR detector configured to move along at least a portion of a detector... Carestream Health Inc

Apparatus and texture mapping for dental 3d scanner

A method for color texture imaging of teeth with a monochrome sensor array obtains a 3-D mesh representing a surface contour image according to image data from views of the teeth. For each view, recording image data generates sets of at least three monochromatic shading images. Each set of the... Carestream Health Inc

Calibration phantom

A calibration phantom has a surface having a reflectance calibration target with a pattern that is indicative of one or more spatial reference positions. Radio-opaque markers are disposed in the phantom and are positionally correlated to the one or more spatial reference positions of the reflectance calibration target.... Carestream Health Inc

Backscatter shields and methods of shielding

A DR detector having a layer of imaging pixels and one or more shield layers behind the layer of imaging pixels. A first shield layer may have a thickness selected to be between about 1 mil and about 5 mils of a material selected from lead, tungsten, tin, copper, aluminum,... Carestream Health Inc

Hand held control switch

A hand held switch having a depressible button linked to an electromechanical two-stage switch transmits first and second type electric signals in response to a depth of the button press. A pivoting lever links the button to the switch and is designed to move the switch in response to a... Carestream Health Inc

Flexible radiopaque apron

A radiopaque apron configured to overlap an opening of a radiographic imaging apparatus. The apron is a two-layered radiopaque flexible material that extends over the opening. A first layer is large enough to extend across the imaging opening. The second layer has an apron opening smaller than the imaging opening... Carestream Health Inc

Ultrasound calibration fixture

A fixture for securing a sonography transducer in place against a test surface of a phantom has a cap having a cap surface, wherein the cap is formed to seat against an edge of the phantom and to maintain spacing between the cap surface and the test surface. One or... Carestream Health Inc

Ultrasound system and method

A method executed at least in part by a computer and comprising responding to an instruction requesting an ultrasound exam by wirelessly communicating with an ultrasound system by transmitting a query signal and receiving a response signal from the ultrasound system. Response can determine whether or not the ultrasound system... Carestream Health Inc

Beam detection with continuous detector readout

A method of operating a DR detector including sequentially capturing image frames in the detector that include at least one dark image. The dark image is stored and a statistical measure for a subset of pixels in a captured image frame is compared with the same statistical measure of a... Carestream Health Inc

Virtual projection image method

A method of generating a synthesized digital projection image, executed at least in part by a computer, acquires x-ray projection images at corresponding acquisition angles, and reconstructs a first volume image. Forward projection generates a preceding forward projection image at a first acquisition angle; a following forward projection image at... Carestream Health Inc

Automated region of interest placement

A method displays an ultrasound image of subject tissue that defines a region of interest, the image acquired in a first measurement mode. In response to an operator instruction, the method switches to a second measurement mode, analyzes the subject tissue within the region of interest for compatibility with the... Carestream Health Inc

System and ultrasound customization

A method tracks a user's operation of an ultrasound system. Based on the tracked operations, the method uses a machine-learning module to generate a proposed custom system configuration for the ultrasound system for the user. The proposed custom system configuration is presented to the user. In response to a user... Carestream Health Inc

Real-time image processing for fluoroscopic imaging

A method for display of a fluoroscopic image sequence during ongoing image acquisition acquires and renders a first image of a subject on a display according to a first parameter setting, modifies the first parameter setting according to an operator instruction entered following acquisition of the first image, and applies... Carestream Health Inc

Wireless digital detector with motion charging

A portable digital radiography detector has a two dimensional array of photosensors with control electronics electrically connected to the photosensors. A power source is electrically connected to the control electronics. A kinetic charging system is electrically connected to the power source to recharge the power source. There is a substantially... Carestream Health Inc

Statistic information-based ray casting acceleration method

A method for rendering a volume image, the method acquires a reconstructed volume image having a plurality of image voxels. The method defines a volume bounding box for the reconstructed volume image, wherein the bounding box is spatially subdivided into subspaces and wherein each image voxel is assigned to a... Carestream Health Inc

Tiled digital radiography detectors for long-length imaging

A long length imaging system having a host processor, an x-ray source, and a plurality of radiographic detectors is configured to simultaneously capture a radiographic image of a portion of a subject exposed by the x-ray source, and to transmit the partial images to the host processor whereby the partial... Carestream Health Inc

Intra-oral 3-d fluorescence imaging

Method and apparatus embodiments can generate a volume fluorescence image of a tooth. Method and apparatus embodiments can project structured light patterns onto a tooth and generate a contour (volume) image of the tooth surface from acquired corresponding structured light projection images; then acquire one or more fluorescence images of... Carestream Health Inc

Extremity imaging cone beam computed tomography

An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography can include a support structure, a scanner assembly coupled to the support structure for controlled movement in at least x, y and z orientations, the scanner assembly can include a DR detector configured to move along at least a portion of a detector... Carestream Health Inc

Dental imaging with photon-counting detector

An extra-oral dental imaging apparatus for obtaining an image from a patient has a radiation source; a first digital imaging sensor that provides, for each of a plurality of image pixels, at least a first digital value according to a count of received photons that exceed at least a first... Carestream Health Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303880

Antimicrobial housing for digital detector

A digital radiography detector has a two dimensional array of photosensors, with control electronics electrically connected to the photosensors. A substantially rigid housing encloses the photosensors and the control electronics. A surface of the housing includes antimicrobial material to inhibit growth of pathogens.... Carestream Health Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303882

Mobile radiographic imaging apparatus

A mobile radiography system includes a moveable arm having an x-ray source attached thereto which can be manually positioned by an operator. A sensor detects a location of a bed or other object relative to the radiography system and generates location information so that a programmable system can restrict lateral... Carestream Health Inc

10/19/17 / #20170299735

Wireless digital detector housing with inscribed circuitry

A digital x-ray detector has a non-metallic housing. A two dimensional array of photosensors enclosed by the housing is in electrical communication with an electrical circuit formed on an interior surface of the housing.... Carestream Health Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300119

Intra-oral imaging using operator interface with gesture recognition

A method for obtaining an intra-oral image, the method executed at least in part by a computer system, emits illumination from an intra-oral camera toward an object that is within the mouth of a patient, then obtains image data content of the object at an image sensor of the intra-oral... Carestream Health Inc

10/12/17 / #20170294247

Aligned carbon nanotubes for improved x-ray detector performance

A curved radiographic detector has electromagnetic radiation sensitive elements disposed in a two-dimensional array. A curved housing encloses the two-dimensional array of radiation sensitive elements and includes a layer of aligned carbon nanotubes on a surface thereof.... Carestream Health Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277965

3-d intraoral measurements using optical multiline method

A method for mapping a sensor pixel array to an illumination pixel array according to a surface forms a group mapping by assigning each pixel in a on the sensor array to a group that has a group width defined by p adjacent pixels on the illumination pixel array by... Carestream Health Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270694

Virtual projection images for tomosynthesis artifact reduction

A method for tomosynthesis volume reconstruction acquires at least a prior projection image of the subject at a first angle and a subsequent projection image of the subject at a second angle. A synthetic image corresponding to an intermediate angle between the first and second angle is generated by a... Carestream Health Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258420

Method for 3-d cephalometric analysis

A method for 3-D cephalometric analysis of a patient, executed at least in part on a computer processor, displays reconstructed volume image data from a computed tomographic scan of a patient's head from at least a first 2-D view and accepts an operator instruction that positions and displays at least... Carestream Health Inc

09/14/17 / #20170265288

Articulated x-ray support boom using jammable material

An x-ray head support boom has a number of tube segments coupled together in series. Each segment may be formed from a flexible membrane and encloses a jammable medium that transitions between a fluidic state and a rigid state in response to an applied force. Each segment is coupled to... Carestream Health Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255747

Medical record output system and method

The present invention provides a medical record output system, comprising an analysis module for analyzing medical information of a patient to extract identity information indicating an identity of the patient; an output server for acquiring the identity information of the patient from the analysis module, acquiring a medical record of... Carestream Health Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255748

Medical record output management method and medical record output system

The present invention provides a medical record output method, comprising: a) providing a first identification code, wherein the first identification code comprises patient identity information; b) acquiring the first identification code; c) acquiring output terminal identity information; d) analyzing a medical record state of a corresponding patient according to the... Carestream Health Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224272

Dental surface imaging apparatus using laser projection

An intra-oral imaging apparatus for obtaining a contour image of a tooth has a fringe pattern generator energizable to emit a fringe pattern illumination. The fringe pattern generator has (i) at least one structured light source that is energizable to emit a patterned light beam; (ii) at least one reflective... Carestream Health Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219725

Temperature compensation for thin film transistors in digital x-ray detectors

A digital radiographic detector uses predetermined calibration information corresponding to a first operating temperature of the detector. The calibration data is accessible by the detector to compensate a radiographic image captured by the detector at a second operating temperature different than the first operating temperature. The operating temperature of the... Carestream Health Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213354

Automatic restitching of 3d surfaces

A method for displaying a 3-D surface of an object, the method executed at least in part on a computer, acquires a set comprising a plurality of members, wherein each member is a 3-D view of the object Relation data that associates each member of the set of 3-D views... Carestream Health Inc

07/20/17 / #20170202639

Method and dental virtual model base

Method and/or apparatus embodiments can provide a virtual orthodontic base, adapted to each virtual 3D dental model of the teeth (e.g., upper and lower jaw). The virtual orthodontic base should match each 3D model (e.g., size), conform to prescribed dimensional requirements and still be rapidly calculated. The 3D virtual teeth... Carestream Health Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196523

Digital radiography detector image readout process

A radiographic detector acquires a first partial exposed image signal during an image readout of each of the rows of photosensors, one row at a time. A first scan of each row includes measuring the charge delivered to each cell of the rows, including some rows having partial charge and... Carestream Health Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196529

System and motion artifacts reduction

A system for reconstructing a 3D volume has a surface acquisition system with a light source and an image sensor for characterizing the surface contour of a patient and an X-ray imaging system for acquiring X-ray projection data of the patient from a number of angular positions. A controller is... Carestream Health Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178316

Accelerated statistical iterative reconstruction

A method for reconstructing a volume image of a subject, executed at least in part by a computer, accesses projection x-ray images of the subject and performs a volume image reconstruction using the x-ray images by iteratively performing alternating steps of a tomographic update, where a gradient based algorithm having... Carestream Health Inc

06/15/17 / #20170167900

Impact protection for wireless digital detector glass panel

A digital radiography detector has a substrate that is enclosed by a housing and that has, formed on a first surface, photosensitive circuitry that provides image data of a subject in response to ionizing radiation passed through the subject, wherein a second surface on the exterior of the detector has... Carestream Health Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156683

Extremity imaging cone beam computed tomography

An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography of an extremity has a digital radiation detector and a first device to move the detector along a circular detector path extending so that the detector moves both at least partially around a first extremity of the patient and between the first extremity... Carestream Health Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153334

Method and apparatus with tiled image sensors

An M×N array of sensor tiles are attached to a substrate using a compliant layer that includes an adhesive. A thickness of the compliant layer varies depending on a thickness of the sensor tiles so that outward facing sides of the sensor tiles are substantially aligned.... Carestream Health Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143284

Method to detect a retained surgical object

An imaging method, executed at least in part by a computer, tracks the disposition of surgical supplies used in an operation and identifies a radiographic imaging technique for detecting a retained surgical foreign object according to the tracking. One or more radiographic images are acquired in the operating room. The... Carestream Health Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143285

Extremity imaging cone beam computed tomography

An apparatus for cone beam computed tomography of an extremity has a digital radiation detector and a first device to move the detector along a circular detector path extending so that the detector moves both at least partially around a first extremity of the patient and between the first extremity... Carestream Health Inc

05/25/17 / #20170143288

Tomosynthesis views from cone beam computed tomography data

An imaging method, accesses cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) data and displays, on a display monitor, at least one view of the CBCT data. The method provides an interface for a user to indicate a tomosynthesis reconstruction plane on the displayed view of the CBCT data; and displays a tomosynthesis... Carestream Health Inc

05/25/17 / #20170146467

Phase contrast imaging computed tomography scanner

A grating based differential phase contrast imaging (DPCI) apparatus and acquisition technique whereby the system generates horizontal moire fringes on a detector of the DPCI system by tilting at least one of the G1 and G2 gratings, and capturing images of an object including moving the object in a direction... Carestream Health Inc

05/25/17 / #20170148607

Field-emission x-ray source

An X-ray tube has a housing enclosing a vacuum chamber. There is a primary field-emission cathode within the vacuum chamber, a secondary cathode within the vacuum chamber, spaced apart from the primary cathode, and an anode target within the vacuum chamber.... Carestream Health Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135652

Extremity imaging cone beam computed tomography

Exemplary X-ray imaging systems (e.g., volume radiographic imaging systems, CBCT systems) and/or methods for using the same can provide a detector and a counterweight separately (e.g., scanner or gantry) even though the counterweight and the detector can be positioned in or traverse the same relative space.... Carestream Health Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135655

Facial texture mapping to volume image

A method for forming a 3-D facial model obtains a reconstructed radiographic image volume of a patient and extracts a soft tissue surface of the patient's face from the image volume and forms a dense point cloud of the extracted surface. Reflection images of the face are acquired using a... Carestream Health Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135669

Deployable guard for mobile x-ray system

A boom has an x-ray head attached to one end thereof and the x-ray head has an x-ray source disposed therein. In a docked position of the boom, the x-ray source is disabled. In a deployed position, the x-ray source is enabled. A handle attached to the x-ray head is... Carestream Health Inc

05/04/17 / #20170119352

Ultrasound display method

A method displays, in response to a user selection of a first viewing mode, an ultrasound image in grayscale and determines a region of interest within the displayed grayscale ultrasound image. In response to an operator instruction to switch to a second viewing mode that is different from the first... Carestream Health Inc

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04/27/17 / #20170116762

Apparatus and scattered radiation correction

A method for scattered radiation correction acquires radiographic projection image data for a first portion of a subject that lies within a field of view of an imaging apparatus and characterizes the surface contour of the subject that includes at least a second portion of the subject that lies outside... Carestream Health Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100088

Iterative reconstruction process

An iterative algorithmic method determines spatial distribution of attenuation values of an object based on measured projection data of the object. An algorithm generates estimated projection data based on an estimated spatial distribution of the attenuation values. Correction data is determined based on a difference between the measured projection data... Carestream Health Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103569

Operator interface for 3d surface display using 2d index image

A method for display of a region of interest of a 3D tooth surface forms a 3D surface model using a number of structured light images, then forms a global texture map for the 3D surface model according to a plurality of reflectance images of the teeth. The 2D image... Carestream Health Inc

03/30/17 / #20170092036

Kiosk with printer and rotatable support

A medical self-service kiosk. The kiosk includes a housing, a display, a turntable, and a printer. The display is disposed on a front side of the housing for accepting instructions from a user. An output tray is configured as an opening on the front side of the housing to receive... Carestream Health Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071468

Motion tracking sonographer

A method records a biometric signal received from a sensor that is coupled to the skin, clothing, or seating of a sonographer and identifies a pattern from the recorded signal, wherein the pattern relates to sonographer activity for an ultrasound exam. Feedback information about the sonographer activity is provided according... Carestream Health Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076443

Method and system for hybrid mesh segmentation

A computer-implemented method for generating a digital model of an individual intraoral component from a digital model of a patient's dentition obtains a 3-D digital mesh model of the patient's dentition and performs automatic tooth component segmentation operation on the obtained mesh model. Automated segmentation results display. Interactive segmentation of... Carestream Health Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068002

Coatings for digital detectors

Described is a scintillator screen that includes a supporting layer having a phosphor dispersed in a polymeric binder disposed on the supporting layer and a barrier layer disposed on the polymeric binder. The barrier layer includes a non-moisture absorbing polymer selected from the group consisting of polyethylene terephthalate, cellulose diacetate,... Carestream Health Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052263

Method and apparatus with tiled image sensors

An M×N array of sensor tiles are attached to a substrate using a compliant film that includes an adhesive. A thickness of the compliant film varies depending on a thickness of the sensor tiles so that outward facing sides of the sensor tiles are coplanar.... Carestream Health Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035378

Material differentiation with phase contrast imaging

A method and system to determine material composition of an object comprises capturing a series of digital radiographic images of the object using a single exposure energy level. An intensity of the captured images is determined as well as phase shift differences. A difference in material composition of the object... Carestream Health Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032557

Ultrasound focal zone system and method

An ultrasound focal zone display includes an image area for displaying an ultrasound image, a plurality of depth markers, the plurality of depth markers representative of a predetermined tissue depth of the displayed ultrasound image, a focus indicator representative of a maximum acoustic beam intensity of the displayed ultrasound image,... Carestream Health Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031037

Use of vertically aligned carbon nanotube arrays for improved x-ray imaging detector performance

A planar radiographic imaging device has electromagnetic radiation sensitive elements disposed in a two-dimensional array. A housing encloses the two-dimensional array of radiation sensitive elements and includes a layer of aligned carbon nanotubes on a surface thereof.... Carestream Health Inc

01/05/17 / #20170000430

Methods and jaw motion analysis

An apparatus for imaging the head of a patient has a transport apparatus that orbits an x-ray source and detector about the head and acquires 2-D radiographic projection images. One or more head marker retaining elements hold markers in position relative to the skull. One or more jaw marker retaining... Carestream Health Inc








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