Patents by Inventor André Goossen

André Goossen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210134465
    Abstract: A system for reviewing a prior medical image and a related prior medical report, including: a plurality of measurement tools configured to: receive an input medical image and information regarding a medical finding; analyze the input medical image to determine a measurement relating to the medical finding; and output the measurement relating to the medical finding; a report analyzer configured to: receive the prior medical report; analyze the prior medical report to extract first information regarding a first medical finding described in the medical report; select a first measurement tool of the plurality of measurement tools to analyze the prior medical image based upon the first extracted information; and output the first extracted information to the first measurement tool, wherein the first measurement tool analyzes the prior medical image to produce a first updated measurement of the first medical finding and the first measurement tool analyzes a new medical image associated with the prior medical image t
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: André GOOßEN, Axel SAALBACH, Rafael WIEMKER, Tim Philipp HARDER, Tom BROSCH, Hrishikesh Narayanrao DESHPANDE
  • Publication number: 20200380686
    Abstract: An image processing system and related method. The system comprises an input interface (IN) configured for receiving an input image. A filter (FIL) of the system filters said input image to obtain a structure image from said input image, said structure image including a range of image values. A range identifier (RID) of the system identifies, based on an image histogram for the structure image, an image value sub-range within said range. The sub-range being associated with a region of interest. The system output through an output interface (OUT) a specification for said image value sub-range. In addition or instead, a mask image for the region of interest or for region or low information is output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Inventors: MATHIAS SCHLUETER, ANDRE GOOSSEN
  • Patent number: 10657632
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (100) for processing a medical image (IM) of a structure of interest (SOI). The apparatus comprises a first unit (101) configured for decomposing the medical image (IM) into at least one band pass image (Bdl) and a low pass image (L); a user interface (102) arranged for enabling a user to specify an enhancement curve (EC) for the radiographic image (IM) based on at least one of (i) a metric structure length (l), (ii) a structure selectivity (s) and (iii) a structure enhancement strength (a); a second unit (103) configured for applying the enhancement curve (EC) to the at least one band pass image (Bdl) for generating at least one enhanced band pass image EBdl; and a third unit (105) configured for composing an enhanced medical image (EIM) based on the at least one enhanced band pass image (EBdl) and the low pass image (L). The invention also relates to a corresponding method of processing a medical image (IM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Mathias Schlueter, Andre Goossen
  • Patent number: 10238343
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compression of breasts during mammography, and in particular to a compression element for a breast holding arrangement for mammography examinations. In order to ensure an increased user comfort and an improved application of pressure force, a compression element (10) for a breast holding arrangement for mammography examinations is provided, comprising a supporting structure (12), a first surface (14), and a second surface (16). The supporting structure is configured to be attached to a mounting structure for exerting a compression force on a breast under examination. The first and second surfaces are attached to the support structure; and the first and second surfaces are arranged facing in opposite directions. The second surface is provided to compress the breast under examination. The first surface is provided to be visible to a user, wherein the first surface is provided as an optically adaptable surface (18).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andre Goossen, Kars-Michiel Hubert Lenssen, Thomas Pralow
  • Publication number: 20180342049
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (100) for processing a medical image (IM) of a structure of interest (SOI). The apparatus comprises a first unit (101) configured for decomposing the medical image (IM) into at least one band pass image (Bdl) and a low pass image (L); a user interface (102) arranged for enabling a user to specify an enhancement curve (EC) for the radiographic image (IM) based on at least one of (i) a metric structure length (l), (ii) a structure selectivity (s) and (iii) a structure enhancement strength (a); a second unit (103) configured for applying the enhancement curve (EC) to the at least one band pass image (Bdl) for generating at least one enhanced band pass image EBdl; and a third unit (105) configured for composing an enhanced medical image (EIM) based on the at least one enhanced band pass image (EBdl) and the low pass image (L). The invention also relates to a corresponding method of processing a medical image (IM).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: MATHIAS SCHLUETER, ANDRE GOOSSEN
  • Patent number: 10136864
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus for image acquisition and a related method. The apparatus comprises a field-of-view corrector (CS) configured to receive a scout image (SI) acquired by the imager with a tentative collimator setting in a pre-shot imaging phase where said imager operates with a low dosage radiation cone causing the detector to register the scout image. The low dosage cone has, in the detector's image plane, a first cross section smaller than the total area of the detector surface. The field-of-view corrector (CS) uses said scout image to establish field-of-view correction information for a subsequent imaging phase where the imager is to operate with a high dosage radiation cone, the high dosage higher than the low dosage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Hanns-Ingo Maack, Christoph Kurze, Jens Von Berg, André Goossen, Claire Levrier, Raoul Florent, Liesbet Hilde Hadewijch Roose, Dirk Manke, Marc Hensel
  • Patent number: 9901319
    Abstract: The invention relates to peripheral equalization during a mammography X-ray examination. High contrast tissue pixel values are removed from the background estimate by finding the minimum intensity values of the pixel located in the neighborhood, which have approximately the same distance to the skin line. Thus, high attenuating pixel values may be removed from the estimate and replaced by lower attenuating tissue pixel values. After a minimum filtration, a conventional peripheral equalization is performed. This may result in less overshoots and intensity values for higher attenuating structures in the peripheral region may become more consistent with intensity values for higher attenuating structures in the fully compressed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Frank Bergner, Hanno Heyke Homann, André Goossen, Hanns-Ingo Maack
  • Patent number: 9875531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical image viewing in relation with navigation in X-ray imaging. In order to provide improved X-ray images, for example for cardiac procedures, allowing a facilitated perception while ensuring that increased details are visible, a medical image viewing device (10) for navigation in X-ray imaging is provided that comprises an image data providing unit (12), a processing unit (14), and a display unit (16). The image data providing unit is configured to provide an angiographic image of a region of interest of an object. The processing unit is configured to identify a suppression area for partial bone suppression within the angiographic image, and to identify and locally suppress predetermined bone structures in the angiographic image in the suppression area, and to generate a partly-bone-suppressed image. Further, the display unit is configured to display the partly-bone-suppressed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andre Goossen, Raoul Florent, Claire Levrier, Jens Von Berg
  • Patent number: 9805467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lung measurement. In order to provide enhanced information about a patient that facilitates further assessment steps, 2D X-ray image data of a patient's chest is provided, and the image data is segmented to identify lung structures to provide segmented image data separated from un-segmented areas. Further, spatial lung volume information is extracted from the image data using the segmented image data derived from the image data. Still further, lungs symmetry information is determined using the extracted spatial lung volume information. Finally, the lungs symmetry information is provided to a user. For example, a 2D X-ray image data of a patient's chest is provided (84) and a lungs mask image is formed (86) after the step of segmenting the input image data. Then, the lungs mask image is used to define areas, within which a predetermined adaptation is applied (88) to the original 2D X-ray image data producing a thorax mask image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Hanns-Ingo Maack, Andre Goossen
  • Publication number: 20170265830
    Abstract: The invention relates to peripheral equalization during a mammography X-ray examination. High contrast tissue pixel values are removed from the background estimate by finding the minimum intensity values of the pixel located in the neighbourhood, which have approximately the same distance to the skin line. Thus, high attenuating pixel values may be removed from the estimate and replaced by lower attenuating tissue pixel values. After a minimum filtration, a conventional peripheral equalization is performed. This may result in less overshoots and intensity values for higher attenuating structures in the peripheral region may become more consistent with intensity values for higher attenuating structures in the fully compressed region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Publication date: September 21, 2017
    Inventors: Frank BERGNER, Hanno Heyke HOMANN, André GOOSSEN, Hanns-Ingo MAACK
  • Patent number: 9706968
    Abstract: A digital image (40) comprises pixels with intensities relating to different energy levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rafael Wiemker, Thomas Buelow, Andre Goossen, Klaus Erhard, Martin Bergtholdt, Harald Sepp Heese
  • Patent number: 9597046
    Abstract: Soft body tissue, such as a female breast, is imaged using X-ray projection techniques and optical tomography techniques. First image data for a first image of a breast (17) are acquired by X-ray projection using an X-ray source (3) and an X-ray detector (5). Second image data for a second image are acquired using optical tomography equipment comprising a light source (9) and a light detector (11). From the first image data, estimated bulk optical properties of the breast (17) are be derived. Based on such estimated bulk optical properties, an optical tomography image is reconstructed from the second image data with high image quality. Performing mammography acquisition at different compression states of the breast (17) improves patient comfort. Mammograms are acquired at two different compression states wherein a first compression state is adapted to provide high image resolution. At a second compression state, another mammogram may be acquired together with an optical tomography image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andre Goossen, Harald Sepp Heese, Thomas Koehler
  • Patent number: 9532752
    Abstract: An X-ray imaging system element (3) includes two compression elements (8a, 8b), which are movable relative to one another. An object (10) is introducible and compressible between the compression elements. At least one of the compression elements is adapted to alter its geometrical shape and/or alignment relative to the other during compression. At least one partly X-ray opaque marker element (24) is provided on one of the compression elements, which marker element is adapted to allow detection of an alteration of the geometrical shape of the respective compression element (8a, b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Andre Goossen, Harald Sepp Heese
  • Publication number: 20160210739
    Abstract: The present invention relates to lung measurement. In order to provide enhanced information about a patient that facilitates further assessment steps, 2D X-ray image data of a patient's chest is provided, and the image data is segmented to identify lung structures to provide segmented image data separated from un-segmented areas. Further, spatial lung volume information is extracted from the image data using the segmented image data derived from the image data. Still further, lungs symmetry information is determined using the extracted spatial lung volume information. Finally, the lungs symmetry information is provided to a user. For example, a 2D X-ray image data of a patient's chest is provided (84) and a lungs mask image is formed (86) after the step of segmenting the input image data. Then, the lungs mask image is used to define areas, within which a predetermined adaptation is applied (88) to the original 2D X-ray image data producing a thorax mask image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 21, 2016
    Inventors: Hanns-Ingo Maack, Andre Goossen
  • Patent number: 9269141
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatic selection of optimal tomography slices by executing a number of tentative segmentations using the same interactively provided in-slice seed point on some or all available tomography slices. The appropriate segmentation boundaries are then marked and the slice with the best segmentation goodness value (figure of merit) is presented to the user via a viewer. The steps are repeated when the user changes the seed point. The optimal segmentation boundary is displayed on top of a single simulated mammography image, fused from all tomography slice images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Rafael Wiemker, Harald Sepp Heese, Andre Goossen, Klaus Erhard
  • Publication number: 20160038112
    Abstract: A digital image (40) comprises pixels with intensities relating to different energy levels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 11, 2016
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: RAFAEL WIEMKER, THOMAS BUELOW, ANDRE GOOSSEN, KLAUS ERHARD, MARTIN BERGTHOLDT, HARALD SEPP HEESE
  • Publication number: 20150374314
    Abstract: An X-ray apparatus for image acquisition and a related method. The apparatus comprises a field-of-view corrector (CS) configured to receive a scout image (SI) acquired by the imager with a tentative collimator setting in a pre-shot imaging phase where said imager operates with a low dosage radiation cone causing the detector to register the scout image. The low dosage cone has, in the detector's image plane, a first cross section smaller than the total area of the detector surface. The field-of-view corrector (CS) uses said scout image to establish field-of-view correction information for a subsequent imaging phase where the imager is to operate with a high dosage radiation cone, the high dosage higher than the low dosage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Publication date: December 31, 2015
    Inventors: Hanns-Ingo MAACK, Christoph KURZE, Jens VON BERG, André GOOSSEN, Claire LEVRIER, Raoul FLORENT, Liesbet Hilde Hadewijch ROOSE, Dirk MANKE, Marc HENSEL
  • Publication number: 20150279013
    Abstract: The present invention relates to medical image viewing in relation with navigation in X-ray imaging. In order to provide improved X-ray images, for example for cardiac procedures, allowing a facilitated perception while ensuring that increased details are visible, a medical image viewing device (10) for navigation in X-ray imaging is provided that comprises an image data providing unit (12), a processing unit (14), and a display unit (16). The image data providing unit is configured to provide an angiographic image of a region of interest of an object. The processing unit is configured to identify a suppression area for partial bone suppression within the angiographic image, and to identify and locally suppress predetermined bone structures in the angiographic image in the suppression area, and to generate a partly-bone-suppressed image. Further, the display unit is configured to display the partly-bone-suppressed image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Inventors: Andre Goossen, Raoul Florent, Claire Levrier, Jens Von Berg
  • Publication number: 20150164426
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compression of breasts during mammography, and in particular to a compression element for a breast holding arrangement for mammography examinations. In order to ensure an increased user comfort and an improved application of pressure force, a compression element (10) for a breast holding arrangement for mammography examinations is provided, comprising a supporting structure (12), a first surface (14), and a second surface (16). The supporting structure is configured to be attached to a mounting structure for exerting a compression force on a breast under examination. The first and second surfaces are attached to the support structure; and the first and second surfaces are arranged facing in opposite directions. The second surface is provided to compress the breast under examination. The first surface is provided to be visible to a user, wherein the first surface is provided as an optically adaptable surface (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Andre Goossen, Kars-Michiel Hubert Lenssen, Thomas Pralow
  • Publication number: 20150042658
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the presentation of image information of an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Klaus Erhard, Andre Goossen, Harald Sepp Heese