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 new patent  X-ray detector having a capacitance-optimized light-tight pad structure

An x-ray detector includes a substrate including an electrically conductive connection between a read-out contact in the region of the top side of the substrate and an input of a pre-amplifier in an active layer of an integrated circuit. A first electrically conductive connection is provided between the read-out contact and a second electrically conductive connection. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Method for producing an x-ray scattered radiation grid

A method is for producing an x-ray scattered radiation grid. In an embodiment of the method, a first material which absorbs x-ray radiation, is extruded through a matrix such that the x-ray scattered radiation grid with through-channels permeable to x-ray radiation is formed as an extrudate. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Method and system for disease progression modeling and therapy optimizing for individual patients

A method and system for automated disease progression modeling and therapy optimization for an individual patient is disclosed. A current condition of the patient is modeled using a state-variable model in which a plurality of state variables in a state vector represent a plurality of characteristics of the patient. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Auto-referencing in digital holographic microscopy reconstruction

A computer-implemented method for analyzing digital holographic microscopy (dhm) data for hematology applications includes receiving a dhm image acquired using a digital holographic microscopy system. The dhm image comprises depictions of one or more cell objects and background. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Image quality assessment system and method

A system and method includes generation of one or more motion-corrupted images based on each of a plurality of reference images, and training of a regression network to determine a motion score, where training of the regression network includes input of a generated motion-corrupted image to the regression network, reception of a first motion score output by the regression network in response to the input image, and determination of a loss by comparison of the first motion score to a target motion score, the target motion score calculated based on the input motion-corrupted image and a reference image based on which the motion-corrupted image was generated.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for different degrees of excitation of two different nuclear spin types

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for different degrees of excitation of two different nuclear spin types with larmor frequencies that are shifted relative to one another during recording of mr data by execution of an mr sequence, an excitation pulse sequence with at least two consecutive excitation pulses with defined time intervals for the exclusive excitation of the first spin type, and an additional pulse sequence with at least one additional pulse that acts at least on the second spin type, are used. A total pulse sequence formed by superimposition of the two pulse sequences is emitted within an excitation period of the mr sequence.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Method and apparatus determining a fat content of a liver of a patient using measured spectral magnetic resonance data

In a method and apparatus for determining the fat content of the liver of a patient using measured spectral magnetic resonance data, wherein a first contribution to the spectral magnetic resonance data is based on fat, a second contribution to the spectral magnetic resonance data is based on water and on a further substance, a frequency range that forms the basis of the spectral magnetic resonance data is subdivided at least into a first subrange and into a second subrange, the second contribution is approximated using the spectral magnetic resonance data from the second subrange. The first contribution is determined taking into account the spectral magnetic resonance data and the approximation of the second contribution. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Sensor array

In one illustrative embodiment, a test strip with a first planar substrate has coplanar electrodes on a first planar surface and a second planar substrate (which opposes the first surface of the first planar substrate) has coplanar electrodes on a second planar surface. The first planar surface of the first planar substrate having a first sensing area electrically connected to a first electrical contact. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Device and method for controlling a system comprising an imaging modality

A method is for controlling a system including an imaging modality. The method includes receiving an image and/or a series of images of a portion of a patient from the imaging modality, the field of view of the image and/or of the series of images covering at least a part of an instrument; determining whether the part of the instrument is located within a defined portion of the field of view and/or in a given state selected from a plurality of first states and/or the part of the instrument executes a given movement selected from a plurality of movements; and generating a control command for performing an action depending on whether the part of the instrument is located within the defined portion of the field of view and/or the part of the instrument is in the given state and/or the part of the instrument executes the given movement.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Estimating patient internal anatomical structures from surface data

A method for controlling a scanner comprises: sensing an outer surface of a body of a subject to collect body surface data, using machine learning to predict a surface of an internal organ of the subject based on the body surface data, and controlling the scanner based on the predicted surface of the internal organ.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

 new patent  Method and system for dose-optimized computed tomography scanning of a target organ

A method and system for dose-optimized acquisition of a computed tomography (ct) scan of a target organ is disclosed. A localizer spiral ct scan is started at a beginning of a confidence range before a target organ. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Lightfield rendering based on depths from physically-based volume rendering

Physically-based volume rendering generates a lightfield. The locations of scattering modeled in physically-based rendering are used to assign depths for the lightfield. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Visualization of surface-volume hybrid models in medical imaging

For visualization in medical imaging, a hybrid volume (22) and surface (24) renderer (16) uses unified ray tracing. Rather than separately rasterizing the surface (24) and ray tracing the volume (22), a same ray or set of rays is used for both the volume (22) and the surface (24). ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Point cloud proxy for physically-based volume rendering

Physically-based volume rendering produces pixels. By assigning depths to the pixels, a 3d point cloud is generated. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180225823

Adversarial and dual inverse deep learning networks for medical image analysis

Methods and apparatus for automated medical image analysis using deep learning networks are disclosed. In a method of automatically performing a medical image analysis task on a medical image of a patient, a medical image of a patient is received. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180225822

Hierarchical learning of weights of a neural network for performing multiple analyses

Systems and methods are provided for performing medical imaging analysis. Input medical imaging data is received for performing a particular one of a plurality of medical imaging analyses. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180224513

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for generating a weighting matrix for reducing artifacts with parallel imaging

In a magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus and an operating method therefor, the mr apparatus has multiple reception coils each having an associated reception channel, a reference dataset is obtained from an examination volume of a subject, wherein the reference dataset completely fills a region of k-space. In a computer, a subregion of the examination volume is determined that has a lower homogeneity than other subregions of the examination volume, and the computer also determines at least one of the reception channels in which raw data signals are received that have a higher intensity in the determined subregion than others of the reception channels. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/09/18 / #20180223377

Oligonucleotides and methods for detecting kras and pik3ca mutations

Provided are oligonucleotides that are capable of detecting kras and pik3ca mutations in both cancer patients and healthy individuals with high specificity in kpcr assays. When the oligonucleotides are used as forward primers in conjunction with a defined genotyping algorithm spreadsheet, the primers are capable of enhancing detection of kras codon 12, 13, and 61 and pik3ca codon 542, 545, and 1047 single nucleotide polymorphisms (snps) in a background of wild-type sequences. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180218794

Quantification of blood loss on the basis of computed tomography with a directly converting detector

A system and a method are for quantifying blood loss on the basis of contrast-agent based computed tomography imaging of the torso of a patient. To this end, image data of a computed tomograph is firstly read in, in order thereupon to apply an image analysis method for automatically detecting accumulations of blood. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180218516

Coarse orientation detection in image data

A framework for coarse orientation detection in image data. In accordance with one aspect, the framework trains a learning structure to recognize a coarse orientation of the anatomical structure of interest based on training images. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180218338

Method and computer for scheduling customer appointments

In a computer-implemented method for scheduling customer appointments in one or more service centers, wherein at least some of the customers was a mobile device having a location tracking function and a message transmission function, a central appointments scheduling system manages customer appointments, which has assigned an available time window to at least one customer. A default of a customer appointment of a first customer is recorded. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180217219

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for recalculating a weighting matrix in the event of patient motion

In a method and apparatus for creating mr images of an examination volume, mr reference data of the examination volume are determined, and a local weighting matrix is determined using the mr reference data in order to extract mr data of the examination volume from mr signals measured in accelerated fashion with the local weighting matrix. Motion of the examination volume is determined while the mr signals measured in accelerated fashion from the examination volume are detected, whereby, if an adaptation of the reconstruction process is required when taking into consideration the determined motion, this proceeds by recalculation of the local weighting matrix taking into consideration the determined motion for correction of the determined motion, and application of the recalculated weighting matrix during the creation of the mr images which are calculated on the basis of the mr signals measured in accelerated fashion.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180217215

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for acquiring diagnostic measurement data of a heart

In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for recording diagnostic measurement data of a heart of an examination object, the magnetic resonance apparatus is operated by a control sequence wherein an rf pulse excites nuclear spins with a flip angle of at least 60°, the diagnostic measurement data are recorded in a coordinate system independent of the heart, and the basic magnetic field produced by the magnetic resonance apparatus is smaller than 1.0 tesla.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180217213

Signal receiver for a magnetic resonance apparatus

A signal receiver for receiving signals produced by a magnetic resonance scanner from an examination subject has an operating circuit and a local coil assembly having at least two coils, wherein the operating circuit is used to individually activate at least one of the at least two coils, and the operating circuit is located inside an rf-shielded room surrounding the magnetic resonance scanner.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180217127

Sensor array

In the various illustrative embodiments herein, test devices are described with opposing sensor arrays and same side contacts.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214244

X-ray system comprising an x-ray source

An x-ray system includes an x-ray source including an electronically readable data carrier on which an identification code is stored; a query device for electronically querying the identification code from the data carrier of the x-ray source; and a disabling device for disabling operation of the x-ray source in the event of the queried identification code deviating from a previously received identification code.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

08/02/18 / #20180214105

System and method breast cancer detection with x-ray imaging

For breast cancer detection with an x-ray scanner, a cascade of multiple classifiers is trained or used. One or more of the classifiers uses a deep-learnt network trained on non-x-ray data, at least initially, to extract features. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180211422

Cfd simulation assisted 4d dsa reconstruction

A computer-implemented method of reducing 4d digital subtracted angiography (dsa) reconstruction artifacts using a computational fluid dynamics (cfd) simulation includes a computer receiving first dsa time sequence data comprising a representation of a plurality of vessels and segmenting a vessel of interest from the first dsa time sequence data. The computer uses the cfd simulation to simulate fluid dynamics across the vessel of interest to yield a flow field and determines a plurality of simulated time activity curve parameters for each voxel inside the vessel of interest using the flow field. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180211421

Method, x-ray unit and computer program product for determining a three-dimensional image data set

A method for determining a three-dimensional image data set from a plurality of two-dimensional projection images of an object under examination applies at least one morphological operation to each projection image in order to provide a processing image associated with the respective projection image. At least one respective imaging segment is segmented, in which a highly absorbent region is mapped, depending on the associated processing image, and a respective mask image is generated in which pixels belonging to the imaging segment are marked. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180210056

Method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance data

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for acquiring mr data from a volume of an object in which first and second excitable spin types are present that differ in their larmor frequencies by a chemical shift, an mr sequence with at least one radio-frequency pulse sequence selectively excites the first spin type or selectively suppresses mr signals of the second spin type. A b0 map describing the basic field distribution in a region of interest of the volume is established. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180210051

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus using a spin-echo sequence for the spatially selective acquisition of magnetic resonance data

In a method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance (mr) data from multiple slices of a subject, a spin echo sequence is executed wherein a radio frequency (rf) excitation pulse, a refocusing pulse, and a further rf pulse are radiated, together with the application of a number of gradients, in order to acquire mr data from an intersection volume of a selected slice with a further slice. The mr data are entered into at least one k-space line in a memory organized as k-space.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180210044

End ring port structure of an atypical radio-frequency coil of a magnetic resonance imaging system

An end ring port structure of an atypical coil for a magnetic resonance imaging system, has an end ring, provided with multiple end ring capacitance positions for disposing equivalent capacitances, with a portion of the equivalent capacitances being formed by two or more split capacitors. A first port has a first leg and a second leg, which are each connected to the end ring. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/26/18 / #20180206818

Portable expansion unit for operating a medical device, and method for operating a medical device

A portable expansion unit controls safety-relevant functions of a medical device. The expansion unit has a retaining device to be adjusted to the size of a flat, portable operating unit of the medical device. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180206317

Housing for a high voltage tank, high voltage tank for high voltage generation and method for operating a high voltage tank

A housing for a high voltage tank has a boiler which is open on one side and a circuit board cover which closes the boiler. At least one strain gauge is arranged on or in the circuit board cover such that it is expanded or compressed with a pressure-induced deformation of the circuit board cover. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180204646

Scattered radiation grid with an amorphous material and its use in a scattered radiation grid

A scattered radiation grid for an x-ray imaging is disclosed. In an embodiment, the scattered radiation grid includes alternately arranged layers permeable to x-ray radiation and absorbing x-ray radiation. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180204355

Fast sparse computed tomography image reconstruction from few views

A method for performing computed tomography (ct) reconstruction includes acquiring a sparse measurement matrix using a ct scanner and applying a reconstruction process over a number of iterations to reconstruct image data from the sparse measurement matrix. The reconstruction process performed during each respective iteration includes generating a random view subset and determining a portion of the sparse measurement matrix corresponding to the random view subset. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180204045

Method and apparatus for classifying magnetic resonance measurement data acquired from an examination object using a magnetic resonance fingerprinting method

In a method and computer and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for classifying mr measurement data acquired from an object under examination by execution of an mr fingerprinting method, wherein the mr measurement data include multiple mr signal profiles acquired by the mr fingerprinting method. At least one texture parameter is derived from the mr measurement data. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180203085

Magnetic resonance imaging with undersampling

A method for magnetic resonance (mr) imaging is provided. A first sampling mask is provided for sampling along a first set of parallel lines extending in a first direction in k-space. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180199908

Adjusting an x-ray parameter of an x-ray unit

An x-ray projection of a region of examination and an associated x-ray parameter are received via an interface, the x-ray projection including x-ray intensities in a first pixel set. The x-ray parameter relates to at least one x-ray voltage from an x-ray source. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/19/18 / #20180199899

X-ray detector with an arrangement of a pixelated second electrode and a scattered radiation grid

An x-ray detector includes a stack arrangement with a scattered radiation grid and a planar converter element including a first surface and a second surface. The converter element includes a first electrode embodied on the first surface and a pixelated second electrode with two adjacent first electrode elements. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/12/18 / #20180192968

X-ray device for inverse computer tomography

An x-ray device for an inverse computer tomography configuration, includes a plurality of x-ray emitters and a detector arranged opposite the x-ray emitters. The x-rays emitted by the x-ray emitters can be detected by the detector after at least partly passing through an examination region located in the intermediate region between the x-ray emitters and the detector. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180189986

Reducing the number of spectral channels in multi-energy ct imaging

A method for the reconstruction of image data based upon a plurality of multi-energy projection measurement data sets of a field of examination of an object under examination is described. In an embodiment of the method, a plurality of projection measurement data sets, produced via multi-energy ct imaging using differing x-ray energy spectra of the field of examination of the object under examination, are captured. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

07/05/18 / #20180189985

Method and apparatus for generating a two-dimensional projection image from a three-dimensional image data set

In a method and apparatus for generating a two-dimensional projection image from a three-dimensional image data set of an examination object, a three-dimensional image data set of the examination object having a number of voxels is provided to a computer wherein one scan value is associated with one voxel of the examination object. The computer determines at least one value from voxels respectively located along a viewing direction of the three-dimensional image data set, and their scan values, using at least one selection criterion. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182281

Assigning different application programs of a medical imaging apparatus to detected display devices

A method is for operating a medical imaging system including at least two executable application programs. An embodiment includes: a) a computing device of the imaging system detecting at least one display device by its properties relevant to visual display; b) the computing device retrieving at least one particular application-specific requirement made of a display device, using the at least two application programs, for visual display of corresponding application program information on a display device; c) comparing the properties detected for each at least one display device and the retrieved requirement; and d) according to a result of the comparison, the computing device either assigning the application programs respectively to the at least one display device or activating an assignment facility for a user, to increase efficiency when operating the medical imaging system having the at least two executable application programs in a manner convenient to a user.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182132

Calculating a four dimensional dsa dataset with variable spatial resolution

A method calculates a four-dimensional dsa dataset from x-ray datasets. Each of the x-ray datasets contains a two-dimensional x-ray projection of an examination volume in relation to a direction of projection and a recording time. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180182102

Automated image evaluation in x-ray imaging

A method automatically evaluates x-ray image data from an examination region of a patient. X-ray image data is received from the examination region. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180623

Compounds and methods for preparation of conjugate reagents

Compositions are disclosed that include a support having on a surface thereof at least an inner polysaccharide layer and an outer polysaccharide layer. The outer polysaccharide layer has pendant moieties each comprising a terminal amine functionality. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/28/18 / #20180180553

Device and method for detection of humidity-compromised urine test strips

The timing of the reaction of moisture-sensitive reagents for detecting the presence of analytes, e.g. Leukocytes in urine samples, is used to detect when the reagents have been compromised by excess humidity. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174793

Magnetic shielding of an x-ray emitter

An x-ray emitter includes a housing. In an embodiment, the method for assembling the housing includes producing a housing of the x-ray emitter and assembling the housing. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180174049

Method and computer for determination of a training function for generating annotated training images

In a method and a computer for determining a training function in order to generate annotated training images, a training image and training-image information are provided to a computer, together with an isolated item of image information that is independent of the training image. A first calculation is made in the computer by applying an image-information-processing first function to the isolated item of image information, and a second calculation is made by applying an image-information-processing second function to the training image. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180173852

Biologically inspired intelligent body scanner

An intelligent medical imaging scanner system includes an image scanner, an operator interface, a database, processors, and a storage medium. The database includes a learning model for relating configurations of the image scanner to operator input requirements. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172791

Method and apparatus for generating corrected magnetic resonance measurement data

In a method and apparatus for generating corrected magnetic resonance measurement data in an examination region of an object undergoing examination, a magnetic resonance sequence is applied to a subject in order to acquire magnetic resonance measurement data from an examination region within a time period. A first resonant frequency of nuclear spins in the examination region is determined at a first time point within the time period. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180172787

Method and apparatus for shutting down a superconducting magnet of a magnetic resonance device

In a method and system for shutting down a superconducting magnet of a magnetic resonance apparatus using a monitoring processor and an energy store, the monitoring processor determines stored energy stored in the energy store at a first point-in-time, and determines a ramp energy required for shutting down, and determines a second point-in-time based on the stored energy and the ramp energy. At the second point-in-time, shutting down of the superconducting magnet is begun.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180168536

Intervolume lesion detection and image preparation

An anatomical structure is detected (110) in a volume of ultrasound data by identifying (150) the anatomical structure in another volume of ultrasound data and generating (155) an image of the anatomical structure and an anatomical landmark. A group of images are generated (130) of the original volume and compared (140) to the image of the other volume. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/21/18 / #20180168529

Bolus imaging

A system and method includes detection of a trigger event, automatic injection, in response to detecting the trigger event, of a bolus of contrast medium into a patient volume after expiration of a predetermined injection delay period, automatic acquisition, in response to detecting the trigger event, of a plurality of images after expiration of a predetermined imaging delay period, where two or more of the plurality of images comprise an image of the bolus at respective different locations within vasculature of the patient volume, generation of a composite image based on the plurality of images, the composite image including a representation of the vasculature of the patient volume, and display of the composite image.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180165812

Method for determining tissue properties of tumors

A method includes acquiring contrast medium-enhanced projection measurement data from the examination region, including at least two spectral projection measurement data sets. Further, image data is reconstructed based upon the acquired projection measurement data, the image data including at least two spectral image data sets. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180165811

Characterization of plaque

A method is for the characterization of plaque in a region of interest inside an examination subject by way of a plurality of image data sets. The image data sets have been reconstructed from a plurality of projection data sets, which have been acquired via a ct device using different x-ray energy spectra. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180165806

System to detect features using multiple reconstructions

Systems and methods to acquire first two-dimensional projection images of a patient volume using first imaging parameters, acquire second two-dimensional projection images of the patient volume acquired using second imaging parameters, generate, using a first image reconstruction technique, a first three-dimensional image based on the first two-dimensional projection images, receive one or more indications of features of the patient volume identified by an operator in the first three-dimensional image, generate, using a second image reconstruction technique, a second three-dimensional image based on the second two-dimensional projection images, perform automated feature extraction on the second three-dimensional image to automatically extract information associated with features of the patient volume, and generate a feature report of the patient volume based on the one or more indications of features and the information associated with features.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180165805

Imaging sequence control using automated determination of findings

A system includes acquisition of an image of a patient volume, automatic determination of medical findings based on the image of the patient volume, automatic determination to assign the medical findings to a priority review queue, the priority review queue including medical findings to be reviewed while the patient remains proximate to the medical imaging scanner, reception of an authorization to acquire a second image of the patient volume based on the medical findings while the patient remains proximate to the medical imaging scanner, and acquisition of the second image of the patient volume while the patient remains proximate to the medical imaging scanner.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/14/18 / #20180164335

Tube characterization station

Systems and methods for use in an in vitro diagnostics setting may include an automation track, a plurality of carriers configured to carry a plurality of sample vessels along the automation track, and a characterization station including a plurality of optical devices. A processor, in communication with the characterization station, can be configured to analyze images to automatically characterize physical attributes related to each carrier and/or sample vessel. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180156884

Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for echo-planar imaging with a zigzag-type trajectory in raw-data space

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for echo-planar mr imaging with which mr signals are entered in raw-data space with a zigzag-type trajectory, a sequence of readout gradients and phase-encoding gradients is applied such that a zigzag-type undersampled trajectory in raw-data space is filled, such that with the signal echoes being shifted by up to a quarter of the acquired raw-data space in the direction of the readout axis. Image data are reconstructed using a parallel-imaging reconstruction algorithm that operates on the raw data acquired in the zigzag-type trajectory, based on an interlaced fourier transform.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180153495

Synthetic data-driven hemodynamic determination in medical imaging

In hemodynamic determination in medical imaging, the classifier is trained from synthetic data rather than relying on training data from other patients. A computer model (in silico) may be perturbed in many different ways to generate many different examples. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180153484

Method, arrangement, computer program product and computer-readable medium for automatically determining patient weight with a patient positioning device

A method automatically determines a weight of a patient lying on a tabletop of a patient positioning device. A motorized movement of the tabletop along at least one predeterminable axis sets the tabletop in an oscillation via an elastic drive train element, and the patient's weight is determined from a determined oscillation frequency. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180153431

Method and apparatus for identifying an organ structure of an examined object in magnetic resonance image data

In a method and apparatus for identifying an organ structure of an examined object in magnetic resonance image data, magnetic resonance measurement data for the organ structure of the examined object are acquired by operation of a magnetic resonance scanner using a magnetic resonance sequence that specifies a sampling scheme of k-space. Magnetic resonance image data are reconstructed from the magnetic resonance measurement data. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

06/07/18 / #20180153405

Image-assisted diagnostic evaluation

Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating image-assisted diagnostic evaluation. In accordance with one aspect of the framework, imaging parameters used in acquiring a treatment image of a portion of patient anatomy are automatically recorded during an imaging examination. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180148762

Genetic testing for predicting resistance of shigella species against antimicrobial agents

The invention relates to a method of determining an infection of a patient with shigella species potentially resistant to antimicrobial drug treatment, a method of selecting a treatment of a patient suffering from an antibiotic resistant shigella infection, and a method of determining an antibiotic resistance profile for bacterial microorganisms of shigella species, as well as computer program products used in these methods. In an exemplary method, a sample 1, is used for molecular testing 2, and then a molecular fingerprint 3 is taken. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180147727

Calculating a calibration parameter for a robot tool

A method calculates a calibration parameter for a robot tool. The method is based on the reception of an image dataset from medical imaging of an image volume via a first interface. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180146945

Method for the provision of quantitative ct image data acquired from a scanning field via a dual-source ct device

A method is for provisioning quantitative ct image data acquired from a scanning field via a dual-source ct device the dual-source ct device including a first radiation source-detector system with a first capture region and a second radiation source-detector system with a second capture region. The method includes dividing the scanning field into a first subregion, representing at least a part of the intersection of the first region and the second capture region, and a second subregion, disjoint from the second region; acquiring first ct scan data from the first subregion and second ct scan data from the second subregion; reconstructing first quantitative ct image data from the first ct scan data and second quantitative ct image data from the second ct scan data; combining the first quantitative ct image data and the second quantitative ct image data to quantitative ct image data; and provisioning the quantitative ct image data.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180146938

Generating high-resolution ct images with spectral information

A method is for generating ct image data with spectral information from an examination region of a patient. According to an embodiment, the examination region is exposed to polychromatic x-radiation. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/31/18 / #20180146933

System with a gantry and a radiation protection booth and method for operating a medical imaging apparatus

A system includes a gantry of a medical imaging apparatus. In an embodiment, the gantry includes an x-ray source, and a radiation protection booth, which can be installed or suspended relative to the gantry.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/24/18 / #20180146535

Detection of x-ray radiation

An x-ray detector is disclosed, including a detection unit to generate a detection signal for incident x-ray radiation; a signal analysis module to determine a set of count rates for incident x-ray radiation based upon the detection signal and signal analysis parameters for x-ray radiation; and a switchover control unit for switching between first signal analysis parameters and second signal analysis parameters. When an amount of x-ray radiation is incident on the detection module, a first set of count rates is generated for a first time interval based upon first signal analysis parameters and a second set of count rates is generated for a second time interval based upon second signal analysis parameters, different from the first signal analysis parameters. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/24/18 / #20180144822

Method and computer for mapping a medical imaging protocol to a lexicon

A method and apparatus for mapping an acquisition protocol, for operating a medical imaging apparatus, to an acquisition protocol lexicon include extracting multiple tags from the acquisition protocol, performing text pre-processing in a computer on the extracted tags, converting the pre-processed text in the computer into an input feature set for a classifier, and applying the classifier to associate the input feature set with one or more entries of the acquisition protocol lexicon. The one or more entries of the acquisition protocol lexicon, with which the classifier associates the input feature set, are presented to a user as an output from the computer so as to inform a viewer (user) of those entries in the acquisition protocol lexicon that correspond to the input feature set.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/24/18 / #20180144182

Analyzing digital holographic microscopy data for hematology applications

A method for analyzing digital holographic microscopy (dhm) data for hematology applications includes receiving a dhm image acquired using a digital holographic microscopy system and identifying one or more erythrocytes in the dhm image. For each respective erythrocyte included in the one or more erythrocytes, a cell thickness value for the respective erythrocyte using a parametric model is estimated, and a cell volume value is calculated for the respective erythrocyte using the cell thickness value.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/24/18 / #20180143279

Method, computer and magnetic resonance apparatus for determination of parameters for the magnetic resonance apparatus

In a method and computer for automatic determination of parameters for an examination with a magnetic resonance apparatus, a modeling is determined that establishes a relationship between the parameters and relations. Each relation describes a mathematical relationship between the parameters of the respective relation. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/24/18 / #20180143156

Enhanced chloride selective membrane

There is provided a chloride selective membrane including an epoxide-based matrix reacted with a stoichiometric amount of an amino compound and an activator such that the epoxide-based matrix comprising a number of quaternary ammonium groups.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180139836

Method for operating a linear accelerator, linear accelerator, and material-discriminating radioscopy device

A linear accelerator is operated by emitting charged particles from a particle source and accelerating the particles in an accelerator by wayof a high-frequency alternating field in such a way that pulses of charged particles are generated. A high-frequency power is periodically supplied by way of high-frequency pulses to the accelerator in order to generate the high-frequency alternating field. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180137393

Medical pattern classification using non-linear and nonnegative sparse representations

A method of classifying signals using non-linear sparse representations includes learning a plurality of non-linear dictionaries based on a plurality of training signals, each respective nonlinear dictionary corresponding to one of a plurality of class labels. A non-linear sparse coding process is performed on a test signal for each of the plurality of non-linear dictionaries, thereby associating each of the plurality of non-linear dictionaries with a distinct sparse coding of the test signal. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180137248

Method and computer for scheduling the operation of an image acquisition apparatus

In a method and computer for creating a usage schedule during a usage phase of an image acquisition apparatus, time slots of the usage phase are assigned to examinations of a patient that use at least one measurement protocol. The scheduling is performed using examination durations associated with the examinations based on at least one examination parameter specifying the examination and/or at least one patient parameter specifying the patient, as input data, determined by an analysis algorithm using operating data that are recorded during the operation of the image acquisition apparatus and/or an image acquisition apparatus allocated to a group of image acquisition apparatuses of the same imaging modality.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180137245

Automated transfer of patient data to a medical imaging apparatus

In a method and components for automated transfer of patient data to a medical imaging apparatus, a communication connection between a patient and a communication module of the medical imaging apparatus is established automatically. It is then identified whether the patient has granted release of patient data, and if the patient has granted release, the patient data are transferred from a patient-data storage source to the medical imaging apparatus.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/17/18 / #20180136293

Magnetic resonance coil arrangement having a flexible local coil and a rigid local coil

A magnetic resonance coil arrangement for receiving radio-frequency radiation has at least one flexible local coil initially in a planar shape as well as a rigid local coil in a semi-tubular shape. The flexible local coil has first antenna elements for receiving radio-frequency radiation, as well as at least two first connection elements on different sides of the flexible local coil. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180130200

Detection of 3d pose of a tee probe in x-ray medical imaging

Pose of a probe is detected in x-ray medical imaging. Since the tee probe is inserted through the esophagus of a patient, the pose is limited to being within the esophagus. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180129900

Anonymous and secure classification using a deep learning network

A machine-learnt classifier is used for more anonymous data transfer. Deep learning, such as neural network machine learning, results in a classifier with multiple distinct layers. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180129896

Real-time collimation and roi-filter positioning in x-ray imaging via automatic detection of the landmarks of interest

A method for real-time collimation and roi-filter positioning in x-ray imaging in interventional procedures includes acquiring an image of a region-of-interest (roi) at a beginning of a medical intervention procedure on a subject, classifying the image based on low-level features in the image to determine a type of procedure being performed, determining a list of landmarks in the image from the type of procedure being performed, and loading a pre-trained landmark model for each landmark in the list of landmarks, where landmarks include anatomical structures of the subject and medical devices being used in the medical intervention procedure, and computing collimator settings of an x-ray imaging device from roi filter margins and bounding boxes of the landmarks calculated using the landmark models.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180129481

Method and computer for determining selection connection structures in a graphics computer program

In a method for providing suitable selection connection structures in a graphics programming language for a selection module, first connection structures of at least one first module are determined in a computer, the first connection structures and the first module being contained in graphics training program sections. A selection module and an existing connection structure of the selection module are also received in the computer, the selection module being contained in a graphics computer program, and the existing connection structure designating the connection structure of the selection module in the graphics computer program. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/10/18 / #20180125435

Simultaneous employment of different contrast media in ct imaging methods

A method is described for generating contrast medium-aided ct image data from an examination region of a patient. At least two sets of projection measurement data assigned to different x-ray energy spectra are acquired from the examination region. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180123716

Data transfer between an x-ray detector and an arithmetic unit via a network protocol

A detector apparatus includes at least one x-ray detector, including a network-capable network unit; and a switching unit connected to the network unit of the x-ray detector.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180121041

Operating assistant

An operating assistant controls device units and is configured such that elements of a selected functionality are clearly presented to the operator for selection in an operator-specific manner within an overview presentation. The elements are stored in a first or subsequent hierarchy level and further elements can likewise be depicted for selection on the visual display unit and selected operating functions and/or control functions can be executed.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180120455

Detector module for an x-ray detector, x-ray detector, and x-ray device

A detector module is for an x-ray detector. An embodiment of the detector module includes an x-ray-sensitive layer; readout electronics assigned to the x-ray-sensitive layer; and a first interface. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180120447

Radiation detector with an intermediate layer

A radiation detector includes an intermediate layer, which is arranged between a detection layer with a number of detection elements and a number of readout units. In an example embodiment of this arrangement, the intermediate layer has a plurality of electrically-conductive connections between the detection elements and the readout units. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180120403

Magnetic resonance diffusion weighted imaging method and apparatus

In a magnetic resonance diffusion weighted imaging method and apparatus, an excitation pulse flips a magnetization intensity vector of nuclear spins, a subject from the z direction into the x-y plane; and a diffusion pulse is applied to the magnetization intensity vector flipped into the x-y plane in order to perform diffusion weighting. A flip pulse is applied to a magnetization intensity vector that does not meet carr-purcell-meiboom-gill conditions in the x-y plane after diffusion weighting in order to flip it back to the z direction. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180120397

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for determining a scan sequence based on a pulse response of the gradient system

In a magnetic resonance installation and a corresponding method, a scan sequence is determined based on a representation in k-space of a pulse response of a gradient system of the magnetic resonance installation.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180116620

Deep learning based bone removal in computed tomography angiography

A method and apparatus for deep learning based automatic bone removal in medical images, such as computed tomography angiography (cta) volumes, is disclosed. Bone structures are segmented in a 3d medical image of a patient by classifying voxels of the 3d medical image as bone or non-bone voxels using a deep neural network trained for bone segmentation. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180116596

Respiratory motion estimation in projection domain in nuclear medical imaging

In nuclear medical imaging, respiratory motion is corrected. Rather than pairwise estimation of motion from projection views, a sequence-based technique is used to jointly estimate parameters for a motion model across many projection views. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

05/03/18 / #20180116518

Method and apparatus for provision of preparatory information for magnetic resonance imaging

In a method and apparatus for provision of preparatory information for preparation of magnetic resonance imaging of an examination object, the examination object is supported on a patient support of the magnetic resonance apparatus, a depth map of the examination object supported on the patient support is acquired by a time-of-flight camera, preparatory information for the preparation of the magnetic resonance imaging is generated in a computer using the acquired depth map, and the preparatory information are provided from the computer.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180108128

Method, computer and imaging apparatus for determining an imaging parameter for an imaging procedure

In a method and computer for determining an imaging parameter for an imaging procedure, a patient-specific imaging value for imaging an image data set is provided to a computer. An imaging parameter is determined in the computer by applying a trained imaging rule to the patient-specific imaging value. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180106877

Shifted pulses for simultaneous multi-slice imaging

A computer-implemented method for performing multi-slice magnetic resonance imaging with comparable contrast between simultaneously excited slices includes applying a first pulse sequence to a volume of interest to acquire a first k-space dataset. This first pulse sequence comprises a plurality of single-band slice-selective pulses applied in a first predefined order. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/19/18 / #20180106734

Method for generating x-ray image data, x-ray system and data processing unit

A mathematical scattered radiation model with a number of parameters is specified. A test object is scanned with an x-ray system to generate a first raw dataset. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180101952

Method and apparatus for generation of a physiologically-derived map correlated with anatomical image data

In a method and a computer for generating a physiologically-derived map correlated with anatomical image data spatially resolved physiologically-derived values within a value range are provided to a computer, as are anatomical image data. A frequency of occurrence of the provided physiologically-derived values is determined in the computer, depending on the occurrence of physiologically-derived values within the value range. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180101644

Method, computer and medical imaging apparatus for the provision of confidence information

In a method, computer and medical imaging apparatus for the provision of confidence information, an automatic diagnosis system is provided to the computer. Medical image data acquired from a patient are received by or accessed by the computer. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180100907

Method and system for using measurement data

A method is for using measurement data of an object of examination for a post-processing process. In an embodiment, the method includes recording first measurement data, the first measurement data being previously determined via a medical imaging modality; automatically analyzing the first measurement data based on defined criteria and automatically inspecting a set of control parameters with aid of an analysis of the first measurement data using defined criteria with regard to second measurement data, the second measurement data being previously recorded via the modality using the set of control parameters, wherein the defined criteria include at least one of a post-processing capacity and identification of at least one image characteristic; and using at least one of the first measurement data and the second measurement data in a post-processing process. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/12/18 / #20180099152

Method for supporting radiation treatment planning for a patient

A method is disclosed for supporting radiation treatment planning for a patient. In an embodiment, the method includes acquiring computed tomography image data for the patient, which has been acquired from the patient using a computed tomography device; allocating magnetic resonance image data to the computed tomography image data using the computed tomography image data, wherein the magnetic resonance image data has been acquired from at least one examination subject that differs from the patient using a magnetic resonance unit; and providing the computed tomography image data together with the magnetic resonance image data allocated to the computed tomography image data to support the radiation treatment planning for the patient.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180097274

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, radio-frequency coil therefor, and method for manufacturing a radio-frequency coil

A radio-frequency (rf) coil for magnetic resonance imaging (mri) has a flexible antenna circuit, support that supports the flexible antenna circuit, and a one-piece flexible casing, enclosing the flexible antenna circuit and the support. A method for manufacturing such an rf coil avoids the operation of piecing-together individual components, so the rf coil has more precise dimensions, conforms better to the human body under examination, reduces signal losses, increases the snr, reduces the number of connecting components, and lowers the material costs of the rf coil.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180096478

Atlas-based contouring of organs at risk for radiation therapy

Embodiments can provide a method for atlas-based contouring, comprising constructing a relevant atlas database; selecting one or more optimal atlases from the relevant atlas database; propagating one or more atlases; fusing the one or more atlases; and assessing the quality of one or more propagated contours.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180095150

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for optimized slice multiplexing

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for the optimized capture of mr measurement data of an object using at least two reception coils with slice multiplexing, achievable quality values for different parameter sets are tested in order to determine an optimum parameter set for the slice multiplexing. Slice multiplexing measurements thus can be performed with an optimum parameter set, so the capture time can be shortened and at the same time a higher quality is achieved in the measurement data that are generated and the images that are reconstructed.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180095148

Medical imaging apparatus with a housing

A medical imaging apparatus has medical image data detector, and a housing that at least partially surrounds the detector and has at least one cladding. The at least one cladding is a self-supporting cladding with a reinforcing grid and a resilient cladding layer.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180095143

Method and apparatus for updating multiple magnetic resonance datasets acquired using a parallel acquisition technique

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for creating a common updating kernel for at least two datasets, a first dataset is acquired from a subject that includes nyquist undersampled measurement data acquired from at least two reception coils of an mr scanner, and that also includes calibration data. At least one further dataset is acquired, that contains nyquist undersampled measurement data acquired with said coils, and also includes calibration data. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180092608

Reconstruction of flow data

Described herein are technologies for facilitating reconstruction of flow data. In accordance with one aspect, the framework receives a four-dimensional projection image dataset and registers one or more pairs of temporally adjacent projection images in the image dataset. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

04/05/18 / #20180092541

Medical imaging apparatus with a light source for illuminating an examination region

A medical imaging apparatus includes a gantry with a tunnel-shaped opening, an examination region and a holder. In an embodiment, the holder includes a light source for illuminating the examination region and the holder is arranged on the gantry projecting above the tunnel-shaped opening.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180089830

Method and apparatus for evaluation of medical data having a temporal resolution

In a method and an evaluation computer for evaluating medical data having a temporal resolution, a preprocessing phase and a postprocessing phase, are executed. The medical data include a first dataset acquired at a first time point of the temporal resolution and a second dataset acquired at a second time point of the temporal resolution. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180089826

3d motion correction using 3d deformable registration and patient respiratory signals

Embodiments can provide a computer-implemented method for 3d motion correction for diffusion weighted imaging images, the method comprising acquiring a series of image slices from a medical imaging device; binning the series of image slices into bins, each bin comprising a plurality of slice locations; identifying, for each of the b-values, a dominating breathing state wherein at least one of the plurality of slice locations of the dominating breathing state contains an image slice from the series of images; identifying, for each of the b-values, one or more non-dominating breathing states; and registering, for each of the b-values, all of the one or more non-dominating breathing states to the dominating breathing state.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180089530

Method and system for landmark detection in medical images using deep neural networks

A method and system for anatomical landmark detection in medical images using deep neural networks is disclosed. For each of a plurality of image patches centered at a respective one of a plurality of voxels in the medical image, a subset of voxels within the image patch is input to a trained deep neural network based on a predetermined sampling pattern. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180089380

Method and medical apparatus for optimization of the performance of a procedure involving medical imaging on a patient

In the performance of a procedure on a patient by a medical system, target values for each substep of the procedure are determined in a computer. Actual values for each substep of the procedure are detected. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088248

X-ray detector with thermally-conductive intermediate layer

An x-ray detector includes, in a stack formation, a converter element, an evaluation unit and an intermediate layer. In an embodiment, the intermediate layer has a thermal conductivity of more than 0.5 w/mk, preferably more than 2 w/mk and more preferably more than 6 w/mk.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088200

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for distortion correction of acquired scan data of an examination object

In a method and a magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for distortion correction of mr-acquired scan data of an object, an entry is made into a computer in order to select desired field of view (fov), in which scan data of the object under examination (u) is to be acquired. An enlarged field of view (gfov) is created in the computer by enlarging the desired field of view (fov) in at least one spatial direction. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088199

Method and apparatus for generation of combined magnetic resonance images

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for generating a combined mr image of an examination object, a first image data record of an examination object, generated from magnetic resonance data recorded with a first reception coil, is loaded into a computer. A second image data record of the examination object, generated from magnetic resonance data recorded with a second reception coil, wherein the first and the second reception coils are different reception coils, is also loaded into a computer. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088198

Method and apparatus for implementing a diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance measurement

The method and magnetic resonance apparatus for acquiring diffusion-weighted measurement data from a subject, (a) a diffusion module is activated that contains at least one diffusion gradient, and (b) an acquisition module is activated, which reads out measurement data by repetitions of rf excitation pulses, which are applied to the subject under examination, and phase-encoding gradients that are activated to spatially encode signals induced by the rf pulses. For at least one repetition, the rf excitation pulse are applied to the subject only if the phase-encoding gradients, activated for the spatially encoding signals, which are generated after the rf excitation pulse, have already reached their required strength. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088196

Magnetic resonance method and apparatus for reducing the repetition time without increasing the gradient capacity utilization

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for generating scan data of an examination object, radiation of rf pulses, activation of gradients, and reading out of mr signals generated by the radiated rf pulses and the activated gradients occur according to a pulse sequence. The signals that are stored as scan data. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088195

Magnetic resonance apparatus with a bendable carrier for shim elements

A magnetic resonance apparatus has a magnetic resonance data acquisition scanner having a basic field magnet that generates a basic magnetic field in a patient-receiving zone of the scanner, and a gradient coil unit in the scanner, formed of individual gradient coil elements, and a shim unit having at least one carrier unit that is movably introducible into the scanner, the carrier carrying at least two shim elements formed of a material for shimming the basic magnetic field. The at least one carrier unit is bendable in at least one direction.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180088133

Methods and kits for determining von willebrand factor activity in the absence of ristocetin

Described herein are method(s), kit(s), reagent(s) and the like for determining von willebrand factor (vwf) activity in a sample in the absence of ristocetin.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085085

Method for determining the rotation angle of a rotor-stator device, with slip ring arrangement and computer tomograph

A method and a device are for determining the rotation angle of a rotor-stator device. The rotor-stator device has a slip ring arrangement for transferring data between rotor and stator. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180085025

Magnetic resonance apparatus and operating method with different table displacement modes

In a magnetic resonance system and an operating method therefor, wherein measurement data are able to be recorded in a first recording mode without displacement of a patient table or in a second recording mode with displacement of a patient table before measurement begins, an image dataset is provided to a computer, which represents an image of at least a part of an examination volume, and the image dataset is displayed together with at least one setting facilitator for setting at least one measurement parameter of a measurement dataset to be recorded. An information symbol about the recording mode is superimposed on the image dataset, at least for a time.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/29/18 / #20180084998

Method and medical diagnosis computer for displaying medical diagnosis data and/or information about medical diagnosis data

In a method and computer for displaying medical diagnosis data and/or information about medical diagnosis data at a display screen, an item of information of a displayed content of different categories of medical diagnosis data and/or information about medical diagnosis data is determined in the computer. Using the displayed content, region sizes for display regions, which are respectively associated with one of the different categories are determined, and the display regions are displayed dependent on their region size.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180082487

Two-dimensional cinematic medical imaging in color based on deep learning

A 2d medical image is colorized. In one approach, a deep-learnt classifier is trained to colorize from color 2d medical images. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180081070

Device for the spatially resolved measurement of photons

A device is for the spatially resolved measurement of photons, in particular x-ray photons. In an embodiment, the device includes a first plurality of photoelectric converters, a second plurality of current measuring apparatuses and a third plurality of voltage conditioners. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180081018

Sparse recovery of fiber orientations using multidimensional prony method

A computer-implemented method for sparse recovery of fiber orientations using a multidimensional prony method for use in tractography applications includes performing magnetic resonance imaging to acquire a plurality of sparse signal measurements using a q-space sampling scheme which enforces a lattice structure with a predetermined number of collinear samples. Next, for each voxel included in the plurality of sparse signal measurements, a computer system is used to perform a parameter estimation process. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180081016

Method and apparatus for accelerated simultaneous multislice magnetic resonance data acquisition

In a method and apparatus for generating magnetic resonance (mr) measurement data of an object, (a) a multiband rf excitation pulse is radiated into the object to simultaneously selectively excite at least two slices, which do not overlap, in the object, and (b) echo signals generated are read out with at least two reception coils and are stored in a measurement data record, and (c) after reading out a last echo signal that follows from the multiband rf excitation pulse, a driven equilibrium module is radiated that includes at least one further multiband rf pulse. Steps (a) to (c) are repeated with different position encoding and/or while exciting different slices, until all desired measurement data are stored in the measurement data record. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180081015

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for avoidance of artifacts in the acquisition of magnetic resonance measurement data

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for avoidance of artifacts in the acquisition of mr data, first and second undersampled datasets are recorded, the measurement data of each dataset being selected such that artifacts in the first dataset exhibit a phase other than in the second dataset, and the measurement data in the first and second datasets, even when combined, correspond to undersampled dataset. The recorded, undersampled datasets are supplemented with the use of a supplementary kernel of a parallel acquisition method to form supplemented datasets from which a combined, artifact-free dataset is produced. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078313

Liver disease assessment in medical imaging

For liver modeling from medical scan data, multiple modalities of imaging are used. By using multiple modalities of imaging in combination with generative modeling, a more comprehensive and informed assessment may be performed. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078230

Method for simultaneous imaging of functional and morphological x-ray image data of a breast, diagnostic station, computer program product and computer-readable medium

A method for simultaneous imaging of functional and morphological image data of a breast includes acquiring functional x-ray image data from the breast of a patient. In addition, morphological x-ray image data is acquired from the breast of the patient in the same breast position and with the same breast compression. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078228

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for automatic selection of a scan program for a magnetic resonance examination of a patient

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for automatic selection of at least one scan program for a mr examination of a patient, at least one item of patient-specific information and/or at least one item of examination-specific information for the examination is provided as an input to a computer. Multiple available scan programs are made accessible to the computer. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078227

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for setting acquisition parameters of a scan protocol

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for setting acquisition parameters of a scan protocol, in an operator control console, for a planned mr acquisition procedure of slice groups rotated with respect to one another through an angle relative to an axis of rotation, each containing at least one slice, a graphical representation of the slice groups is used for operator specification of the angle and/or the number of slice groups. After a graphical selection of a starting slice group by a user and selection of a radial slice group operating mode when a first operator action of the user is performed via an input device, the slice group number is increased while the angle is reduced. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078222

System having a mobile control device and method for outputting a control signal to a component of a medical imaging apparatus

An embodiment of the invention relates to a system. In an embodiment, the system includes a component of a medical imaging apparatus; a mobile control device including an operating element designed as an electromechanical switching element; and a control unit designed to output a control signal to the component. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078221

Sinogram-based scattered ray correction in computer tomography

A method is for scattered ray correction of projection measurement data recorded by a computer tomography system. In an embodiment, the method includes recording, localizing, identifying and correcting. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/22/18 / #20180078217

Method and apparatus for providing information to a patient during a medical imaging examination that indicates the residual examination time for the examination

A method for providing information to a patient during a medical imaging examination, said method comprising: operating a medical imaging apparatus, while a patient is undergoing an examination with the medical imaging apparatus, during said medical imaging examination, providing a computer with time information that informs said computer as to an amount of time that has elapsed from a beginning of said medical imaging examination, from said time information, determining, in said computer, a residual examination time for the medical imaging examination that designates an ending time at which said medical imaging examination is expected to end, generating output information in said computer dependent on said residual examination time, said output information comprising humanly perceptible information formatted to inform the patient as to when said medical imaging examination is expected to end; and providing said output information in said humanly perceptible form to the patient while the patient is undergoing said medical imaging examination.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180075999

Anode

An anode has a base member, on which an x-ray active layer is applied. A first cooling circuit with a first cooling medium extends at least in part in the base member beneath the x-ray active layer. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180075627

Method for reconstruction of spectral result image data

A method is for imaging of an examination region of an object to be examined with a computed tomography system. In an embodiment, the method includes recording of first and second projection measurement data with a common x-ray source-detector system, the first projection measurement data being recorded with a first x-ray spectrum in a first angular sector and the second projection measurement data being recorded with a second x-ray spectrum in a second angular sector; creation of first and second start image data from the first and second projection measurement data via a first reconstruction method; and coupled iterative reconstruction of first result image data on the basis of the first start image data and of second result image data on the basis of the second start image data, the first result image data and the second result image data each featuring a complete image of the examination region.. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180074148

Generation of pixel-time series of an examination object by magnetic resonance

In a method and apparatus the generation of a pixel-time series of an examination object by magnetic resonance measurement data for a undersampled measurement data set are recorded along a k-space trajectory in a repetition of a pulse sequence. The pulse sequence is repeated at least once again in each case with the radiation of other rf pulses and/or with activation in each case of other gradients such that, on each repetition, after the one rf excitation pulse, measurement data are measured along a further k-space trajectory, and are stored in respective measurement data sets. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180074147

Method and apparatus for implementing a turbo spin echo-based reference scan for simultaneous multislice magnetic resonance data acquisitions

In a method and apparatus for acquiring magnetic resonance (mr) data, an mr data acquisition scanner is operated, while a subject is situated therein to execute a simultaneous multislice (sms) turbo spin echo (tse) sequence by implementing a tse-based reference scan to acquire reference data and an imaging scan, to acquire raw mr data from the subject. The reference data and the raw mr data are entered into a memory organized as k-space. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180074146

Method and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus for spatial fat suppression in multi-contrast sms imaging

In a method and imaging apparatus for acquiring multi-contrast magnetic resonance (mr) data, a data acquisition scanner is operated in a simultaneous multislice data acquisition sequence to radiate at least one single-band binomial radio-frequency (rf) pulse, that excites fat protons in at least some slices of an examination subject from which mr raw data are to be acquired simultaneously, and leaving water in a longitudinal plane for those at least some slices, and leaving all spin species in a longitudinal plane in others of the slices that are to be acquired simultaneously. A spoiler gradient is subsequently activated that dephases the fat protons that were excited. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180074145

Method and apparatus for low-artifact magnetic resonance fingerprinting scan

In order to execute a low-artifact magnetic resonance fingerprinting (mrf) scan, a preferred order of n k-space trajectories of a sampling pattern is determined in a computer, along which in each case an undersampled scan data set is to be scanned, such that artifacts are avoided in parameter maps created from the scan data sets in an mrf scan. The order in which the n k-space trajectories are to be sampled one after the other is varied, so at least two different orders are produced. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180073995

Method and x-ray apparatus for generating a projective x-ray representation of an examination object

A method and an x-ray apparatus generate a projective x-ray representation of an examination object. Two projective images obtained from a phase contrast measurement are adapted to each other in respect of their representation format and a result image is generated by combining the adapted images. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180071452

System and method for optimizing contrast imaging of a patient

Systems and methods are provided for imaging a patient. Target imaging parameters for imaging a region of interest of a patient are determined based on desired attributes of images to be generated for the region of interest. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180070882

Method, medical imaging apparatus and mobile terminal for planning and/or controlling a medical imaging examination

In a method and apparatus for planning and/or controlling a medical imaging examination using a mobile terminal, a data connection is established between a medical imaging apparatus and the mobile terminal by a data network unit. Examination-specific data are transmitted to the mobile terminal. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/15/18 / #20180070853

Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for planning a magnetic resonance measurement of a patient examination

In a method and mr apparatus for planning at least one mr measurement of an mr examination on a patient, the patient is positioned on a patient support within an examination room. A position of the patient support against movement of the patient support is secured within a patient receiving area of the mr scanner. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180069047

Radiation detector device

An embodiment of the invention relates to a radiation detector device including a detector substrate for direct conversion of x-ray and/or gamma quanta to electrical charge. The detector substrate includes a semiconductor material including cadmium; a readout substrate having a readout contact; a charge collector contact for collecting an electrical charge from the detector substrate; and a connection. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180068070

Method and apparatus for determining a similarity parameter for an original protocol with a reference protocol for medical imaging

In a method and a medical imaging apparatus for determining a similarity parameter for an original protocol with a reference protocol, wherein the original protocol has control parameters for controlling a medical imaging apparatus and is compatible with an original configuration of the medical imaging apparatus, and the reference protocol has control parameters for controlling a medical imaging apparatus and is compatible with a new configuration, the similarity parameter is determined by a comparative analysis for the original protocol with the reference protocol.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180067180

Magnetic resonance signal receiving apparatus, reception coil channel selector and magnetic resonance imaging system

A magnetic resonance (mr) signal receiving apparatus has multiple local coils, capable of separately receiving mr signals generated by a body in an mr examination, each of the local coils having multiple antenna units and a time division multiplexing module. The time division multiplexing module enables mr signals received by the antenna units separately to be provided as an output by just one output line. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180067178

Magnetic resonance signal receiving apparatus and local coil

A magnetic resonance signal receiving apparatus has a local coil, and an rf receiver connected thereto the local coil via a plug. The local coil has multiple antenna units, each separately receiving magnetic resonance signals generated by a subject in a magnetic resonance examination. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180067177

Method for establishing implant information about a patient from a magnetic resonance scan

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for establishing implant information about a patient based on an mr scan of the patient, the mr scan is performed by implant-safe settings in the control parameters. The mr signals acquired in this scan are reconstructed to produce image data, and the image data are searched for at least one weak-signal region in a computer search. ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

03/08/18 / #20180067022

Preparation of lipemic plasma or serum samples for the determination of a lipid interference

The present invention is in the field of in vitro diagnostics and relates to a method for preparing lipemic plasma or serum samples and the use thereof for establishing a lipid interference in the quantitative determination of the amount or the activity of an analyte in a plasma or serum sample.. . ... Siemens Healthcare Gmbh








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