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 new patent  Magnetic lensing for beta emission imaging

In beta emission imaging, magnetic lensing allows a lower resolution detector to detect the spatial distribution of emissions at a higher resolution. The sample is placed in a magnetic field with field lines at a given density, and the detector is placed away from the sample where the magnet field... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

 new patent  System for acquiring a three-dimensional image of arteries and veins

A system and method includes reception of first two-dimensional projection images of a patient volume, each of the first two-dimensional projection images having been acquired from substantially a respective one of a plurality of projection angles during presence of at least a portion of contrast medium in arteries within the... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Spectral doppler detection

In spectral pulsed wave Doppler imaging, spatial variance in signal and/or noise are reduced by combination of multiple spectra with at least partially decorrelated noise. Rather than requiring oversampling in time, the multiple spectra for one Doppler gate are created from different spatial signals. The Doppler gate is divided into... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Reconstruction quality assessment with local non-uniformity in nuclear imaging

Reconstruction quality is assessed in medical imaging. An amount of local non-uniformity in a distribution of a statistical measure (e.g., MCDF) is determined. The amount indicates a level of reconstruction quality. A more easily understood amount rather than a rendering of MCDF and/or the amount being a function of local... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Efficient determination of mr scan parameters

A system comprises presentation of a user interface on the display for inputting a first set of parameter values for a magnetic resonance scan, reception of the first set of parameter values for the magnetic resonance scan from a user via the displayed user interface, and automatic determination, based on... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Spatiotemporal background phase correction for phase contrast velocity encoded mri

A computer-implemented method for performing spatiotemporal background phase correction for phase contrast velocity encoded magnetic resonance imaging includes performing a phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging scan of a region of interest within a patient to yield a complex image and calculating a plurality of filter cut-off frequencies based on physiological... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Image-guided embryo transfer for in vitro fertilization

A method for performing image-guided embryo transfer for in vitro fertilization includes performing a pre-operative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a subjects pelvic region to yield a first MRI image dataset. A computer applies a segmentation routine to the first MRI image dataset to yield segment data which is... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Charge balance modeling system for mri sequences

An imaging system comprises determination of a charge block for each building block of an MRI pulse sequence and for each readout event of the MRI pulse sequence, determination, for each charge block, of a charge per request associated with the charge block, determination, for each charge block, of an... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Non-contrast mr angiography with variable slice resolution 3d time-of-flight

A method for acquiring an image volume using a magnetic resonance imaging device includes performing an acquisition process to acquire a first dataset corresponding to a first portion of an anatomical region of interest at a first slice resolution, wherein the first dataset comprises a first plurality of three-dimensional slabs... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Device suspension arrangement

The invention describes a device suspension arrangement comprising a ceiling region, at least one mobile device comprising a ceiling interface with at least one freely rotatable element arranged to partially protrude from the ceiling interface to facilitate movement of the suspended device to an arbitrary ceiling position; and at least... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Magnetic resonance quantitative simultaneous multi-slice assessment of tissue displacement, deformation, and related biomarker parameters

Embodiments relate to a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique in which the two-dimensional (2D) Displacement Encoding with Stimulated Echoes (DENSE) imaging technique and the multiband technique are combined to provide a 2D multi-slice quantitative assessment of displacement, deformation, and mechanics indices of tissue. The scan time is equivalent to the... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Tissue sampling system

A system includes acquisition of a three-dimensional image of the patient volume based on the at least two two-dimensional images, identification of a tumor based on the three-dimensional image, identification of sub-volumes of the tumor, determination of a first two or more tissue sampling locations based on the sub-volumes, determination... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Multi-slice acceleration for magnetic resonance fingerprinting

A method of performing multi-slice acceleration for MR fingerprinting includes obtaining k-space data for MR volumes; applying controlled radio frequency (RF) pulses to the MR volumes; exciting a plurality of slices within the MR volumes by the RF pulses at a same time; and producing a plurality of fingerprints from... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

4d flow measurements of the hepatic vasculatures with two-dimensional excitation

A computer-implemented method of visualizing blood flow through a patient using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) includes receiving an image of the portal venous system of the patient's liver at a full field of view. A reduced field of view is defined which encompasses the portal venous system of the patient's... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Frequency compounding in elasticity imaging

For noise reduction in elasticity imaging, frequency compounding is used. Displacements caused by the acoustic radiation force impulse are measured using signals at different frequencies, either due to transmission of tracking pulses and reception at different frequencies or due to processing received signals at different sub-bands. The displacements are (a)... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Diffraction source compensation in medical diagnostic ultrasound viscoelastic imaging

In viscoelastic imaging with ultrasound, the shear wave speed or other viscoelastic parameter is measured by tracking at the ARFI focal or other high-intensity location relative to the ARFI transmission. Rather than tracking the shear wave, the tissue response to ARFI is measured. A profile of displacements over time or... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Patient signal analysis based on vector analysis

Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating patient signal analysis based on vector analysis. In accordance with one aspect, a set of vectors is generated from a patient signal data waveform. The vectors may be directed from a common center to points of interest on the patient signal data waveform.... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Patient signal analysis based on vector analysis

Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating patient signal analysis based on vector analysis. In accordance with one aspect, a set of vectors is generated from a patient signal data waveform. The vectors may be directed from a common center to points of interest on the patient signal data waveform.... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Pose recovery of an ultrasound transducer

Pose of an ultrasound transducer is recovered. In one approach, inertial measurement units are positioned on the ultrasound transducer. The measurements from the inertial measurement units are used with pose or measurements from another position sensor (e.g., x-ray, electromagnetic, or optical) to improve accuracy and/or provide pose information at a... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Relative backscatter coefficient in medical diagnostic ultrasound

In backscatter coefficient imaging, a backscatter coefficient of one region of interest relative another region of interest is used to avoid calibration. The system effects are removed by using a frequency-dependent measure of the backscatter. The relative frequency-dependent backscatter coefficient is determined by an ultrasound scanner.... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Alert assistance for survey mode ultrasound imaging

For alert assistance for an ultrasound scanner, computer-assisted detection is applied as the patient is scanned. The user may be notified of any detected objects so that the user gathers more information when appropriate. An automated system may be configured to return to scan any detected objects. Information is gathered... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Transparent ceramic garnet scintillator detector for positron emission tomography

In one embodiment, a method includes forming a powder having a composition with the formula: AhBiCjO12, where h is 3±l 0%, i is 2=10%, j is 3±10%, A includes one or more rare earth elements, B includes aluminum and/or gallium, and C includes aluminum and/or gallium. The method additionally includes... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Blocking screen in augmented reality

To better control the ability to see augmentation in some situations of augmented reality viewing, a blocking screen is positioned to attenuate the brightness from the real scene. The blocking screen programmably attenuates light more in some locations, providing a region where the augmentation information may be better viewed. The... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Sound speed imaging using shear waves

Shear wave propagation is used to estimate the speed of sound in a patient. An ultrasound scanner detects a time of occurrence of a shear wave at each of multiple locations. The difference in time of occurrence, given tissue stiffness or shear velocity, is used to estimate the speed of... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Multi-modality image fusion for 3d printing of organ morphology and physiology

A system and method for multi-modality fusion for 3D printing of a patient-specific organ model is disclosed. A plurality of medical images of a target organ of a patient from different medical imaging modalities are fused. A holistic mesh model of the target organ is generated by segmenting the target... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Overlay of findings on image data

A framework for overlaying findings on image data is described herein. In accordance with one aspect, the framework extracts one or more findings from a radiology report, and detects one or more anatomical landmarks in image data corresponding to the radiology report. The one or more extracted findings are then... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Motion independence in acoustic radiation force impulse imaging

Motion independent acoustic radiation force impulse imaging is provided. Rather than rely on the displacement over time for each location, the displacements over locations for each time are used. Parallel beamforming is used to simultaneously sample across a region of interest. Since it may be assumed that the different locations... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Gamma camera dead time determination in real time using long lived radioisotopes

For dead time determination for a gamma camera (18) or other detector, a long-lived point source (26) of emissions is positioned so that the gamma camera (18) detects (34) the emissions from the source (26) while also being used to detect (36) emissions from the patient (22). The long-lived point... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Calibrating in single photon emission computed tomography with multi-emission energies

For calibration (24) for quantitative SPECT, a multiple energy emission source (11) is used for calibration. The planar sensitivities and/or uniformities are determined at different emission energies based on detections from the multiple energy emission source. For estimating (32) the activity concentration, sensitivities and/or uniformities based on measures (26) at... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Image-based user interface for controlling medical imaging

An image-based user interface is used for controlling medical imaging. A variety of images of a same region but associated with different settings are displayed to the user. The user selects the desired image. The medical imager is then configured with the settings from the selected image for imaging a... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Phase-cycled steady-state free precession imaging

A system includes applying, to patient tissue, a first imaging sequence comprising first balanced gradient pulse trains and RF pulses, where phases of successive RF pulses in the first imaging sequence differ by a first pulse phase increment, detecting first signals emitted from the patient tissue in response to the... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Method for controlling gallium content in gadolinium-gallium garnet scintillators

where O represents oxygen, M1, M2, M3, and M4 represents a first, second, third, and fourth metal that are different from each other, where the sum of a+b+c+d is about 8, where “a” has a value of about 2 to about 3.5, “b” has a value of 0 to about... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Method of manufacturing garnet interfaces and articles containing the garnets obtained therefrom

Disclosed herein is a method including disposing in a mold a powder that has a composition for manufacturing a scintillator material and compressing the powder to form the scintillator material; where an exit surface of the scintillator material has a texture that comprises a plurality of projections that reduce total... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Ceramic phoswich with fused optical elements, manufacture thereof and articles comprising the same

where O represents oxygen, M1, M2, M3, and M4 represents a first, second, third and fourth metal that are different from each other, where the sum of a+b+c+d is about 8, where “a” has a value of 2 to 3.5, “b” has a value of 0 to 5, “c” has... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

Interleaved dual-contrast unenhanced magnetic resonance angiography

A method for dual-contrast unenhanced magnetic resonance angiography includes iteratively acquiring flow-dependent slices and flow-independent slices in a region. Each iteration of the acquisition process comprises identifying a flow-dependent slice location within the region and identifying a flow-independent slice location upstream from the flow-dependent slice location according to blood flow... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123027

Shimming magnetic resonance imaging

A method of acquiring magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of a subject includes dividing a region of interest into a plurality of slices, and acquiring the slices using an iterative process that interleaves acquisition of shim data covering the plurality of slices with acquisition of image data covering the slices... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124708

Angiographic roadmapping mask

Systems and methods are provided for angiographic roadmapping. In accordance with one aspect, the framework generates one or more two-dimensional (2D) digitally reconstructed radiograph (DRR) images from a four-dimensional (4D) digital subtraction angiography (DSA) image volume. A maximally opacified image is generated from at least one of the one or... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112575

Image-based pedicle screw positioning

A framework for pedicle screw positioning is described herein. In accordance with one aspect, the framework segments at least one vertebra of interest in image data. The framework then automatically determines a pedicle region within the segmented vertebra of interest, and a safe region within the segmented vertebra of interest.... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115404
04/27/17 / #20170116748

Landmark detection with spatial and temporal constraints in medical imaging

Anatomy, such as papillary muscle, is automatically detected (34) and/or detected in real-time. For automatic detection (34) of small anatomy, machine-learnt classification with spatial (32) and temporal (e.g., Markov) (34) constraints is used. For real-time detection, sparse machine-learnt detection (34) interleaved with optical flow tracking (38) is used.... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105695

Improved image reconstruction for a volume based on projection data sets

Multiple sets of projection data are provided for respective ones of a first set of volumes. An initial image is generated for a second volume larger than each volume in the first set of volumes. Based on at least the initial image and the sets of projection data, an image... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

04/20/17 / #20170108596

Reconstruction with multiple photopeaks in quantitative single photon emission computed tomography

In quantitative SPECT with multiple photopeaks, the combination for the multiple photopeaks is performed within or as part of reconstruction rather than post-reconstruction. Reconstruction is performed iteratively, so the combination for the multiple photopeaks is performed within the iteration loop of the reconstruction, such as combining back projected feedback of... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098316

Multi-view tomographic reconstruction

Projection data are acquired for a portion of the body of a patient at multiple views using one or more detectors, the projection data including multiple two dimensional (2D) projections. A 3D image is initialized. For each view among the plurality of views, the 3D image is transformed using a... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086757

Multiple emission energies in single photon emission computed tomography

Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is performed with multiple emission energies. For quantitative or qualitative SPECT, the image formation process for emissions at different energy ranges is modeled (44, 46, 48, 50) separately. Different scatter, different attenuation, and/or different collimator-detector response models corresponding to different energy ranges are used... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088325

Aseptic assembling of pharmaceutical containers

A template frame for holding a container and one or more additional components in a predetermined first arrangement is disclosed. The template frame has a first pair of stanchions for engaging the container; and additional pairs of stanchions provided for engaging the one or more additional components, wherein each of... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089999

Navigator-based data correction for simultaneous multislice mr imaging

A magnetic resonance method and system are provided for providing improved simultaneous multislice echo planar imaging (EPI) with navigator-based correction of image data for B0 drift and N/2 ghosting. The correction is based on two types of multi-echo phase-encoded navigator sequences having opposite readout gradient polarities, and optionally also uses... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091963

Motion correction in a projection domain in time of flight positron emission tomography

Motion correction is performed in time-of-flight (TOF) positron emission tomography (PET). Rather than applying motion correction to reconstructed images or as part of reconstruction, the motion correction is applied in the projection domain of the PET data. The TOF data from the PET scan is altered to account for the... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079608

Spatial registration of positron emission tomography and computed tomography acquired during respiration

A method is disclosed for correcting the mismatch between computed tomography (CT) scan and positron emission tomography (PET) scan modalities caused by patient respiration by selecting PET image slices aligned with the phase and amplitude in which the CT was acquired PET image slices so they are aligned with the... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/23/17 / #20170084060

Image construction with multiple clustering realizations

A method includes overlaying a grid on a set of dynamic PET, SPECT, CT or MR data, so as to define a set of voxels defining a plurality of cluster seeds; extracting a respective time activity curve (TAC) for dynamic PET or SPECT data or time varying signals in the... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071577

Sparkle artifact detection in ultrasound color flow

Sparkle in color flow imaging is detected. Color flow data is estimated with different pulse repetition frequency (PRF). By correlating the color flow data estimated with different PRFs, sparkle is identified. Color flow images may be filtered to reduce motion while maintaining the sparkle region (e.g., kidney stone imaging) or... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074996

Transmission of pet-signals by means of time division multiplexing

A nuclear imaging system includes a detector configured to detect at least one photon event. A timing signal path is electrically coupled to the detector. The timing signal path is configured to generate a timing signal indicative of a timing of the at least one photon event. An energy signal... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065256

Ultrasound generating elastic image

An ultrasound system and method for generating an elastic image are disclosed. The ultrasound system includes an ultrasound probe and a processor. The ultrasound probe is configured to transmit ultrasound signals into a target object and receive ultrasound echo signals from the target object while the ultrasound probe applies a... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/02/17 / #20170055849

Thermal patient signal analysis

Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating thermal patient signal analysis. In accordance with one aspect, the framework receives patient signal data including thermal signal data. The framework then segments a waveform of the thermal signal data into portions and extracts thermal parameters based on the segmented portions. The framework... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057169

Personalized creation from medical imaging

In personalized object creation, for implants, medical imaging is used to derive a model personalized to a patient. The model may be of a dynamic structure, such as part of the cardiovascular system, and is used to print the implant itself. The model may be used to print a mold... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053396

View direction adaptive volume ultrasound imaging

For volume ultrasound imaging, the view direction for rendering a volume image is used. In one approach, imaging parameters for acquiring the volume data prior to rendering are set based on the view direction. For the resolution example, the data for imaging is acquired with the resolution in a view... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042500

Method and sensitivity calibration

A detector of a gamma camera is configured such that a radioactive point source is positioned within a field of view at a fixed distance from the detector. A predetermined number of gamma photons emitted by the point source and passed through a collimator are acquired. A system-specific planar sensitivity... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

02/16/17 / #20170042511

Adaptive motion estimation in acoustic radiation force imaging

For acoustic radiation force ultrasound imaging, multiple displacement profiles for a given location are acquired. Physiological and/or transducer axial and/or lateral motion are accounted for using the displacements from the different acoustic radiation force impulses. For axial motion, a difference between the displacements of the different profiles provides information about... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027546

Doppler imaging

To reduce speckle is spectral Doppler imaging, any oversampling relative to the velocity scale is used to create different data sets for the location at a given time. The different data sets have at least partially independent noise. Spectra are estimated from the different data sets and the resulting spectra... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032090

Virtual biopsy techniques for analyzing diseases

A computer-implemented method for deriving biopsy results in a non-invasive manner includes acquiring a plurality of training data items. Each training data item comprises non-invasive patient data and one or more biopsy derived scores associated with an individual. The method further includes extracting a plurality of features from the non-invasive... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032097

Method and system for enhancing medical image-based blood flow computations using physiological measurements

A method and system for simulating blood flow in a vessel of a patient to estimate hemodynamic quantities of interest using enhanced blood flow computations based on invasive physiological measurements of the patient is disclosed. Non-invasive patient data including medical image data is received and a patient-specific anatomical model the... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032512

Tracking for detection of tee probe in fluoroscopy medical imaging

A probe pose is detected in fluoroscopy medical imaging. The pose of the probe through a sequence of fluoroscopic images is detected. The detection relies on an inference framework for visual tracking overtime. By applying visual tracking, the pose through the sequence is consistent or the pose at one time... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021041

System and image guided magnetic trap controlled delivery of a mixture of bacteria and non-bacteria linked nanoparticles

A computer-implemented method for image-guided delivery of a nanoparticle mixture to a target tumor located in a region of interest includes selecting a non-hypoxic delivery location within the region of interest for delivery of a non-bacteria-associated nanoparticle component included in the nanoparticle mixture and selecting a hypoxic delivery location within... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024634

Method for 2-d/3-d registration based on hierarchical pose regression

A method and apparatus for convolutional neural network (CNN) regression based 2D/3D registration of medical images is disclosed. A parameter space zone is determined based on transformation parameters corresponding to a digitally reconstructed radiograph (DRR) generated from the 3D medical image. Local image residual (LIR) features are calculated from local... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

01/19/17 / #20170016972

Fast prospective motion correction for mr imaging

A magnetic resonance (MR) method and system are provided for generating real-time prospective motion-corrected images using fast navigators. The real-time motion correction is achieved by using a 2D EPI navigator that is obtained using a simultaneous multi-slice blipped-CAIPI technique. The navigator parameters such as field of view, voxel size, and... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

01/19/17 / #20170018116

3-d vessel tree surface reconstruction method

A method for reconstructing 3-D vessel geometry of a vessel includes: receiving a plurality of 2-D rotational X-ray images of the vessel; extracting vessel centerline points for normal cross sections of each of the plurality of 2-D images; establishing a correspondence of the centerline points; constructing a 3-D centerline vessel... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc

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01/05/17 / #20170000461

Spectral doppler imaging with interruption avoidance

In spectral Doppler imaging, a high PRF is used independent of the velocity scale. The adjustment is then of the velocity scale. By optimizing the velocity scale independent of the high PRF in an on-going or automated basis, user activation may be avoided and/or interruption to reconfigure for an altered... Siemens Medical Solutions Usa Inc








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