Patents by Inventor Andreas Blumhofer

Andreas Blumhofer 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).

  • Patent number: 10417762
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Patent number: 10402971
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Patent number: 10388013
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Patent number: 10262418
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Patent number: 10147190
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of matching a medical images of an anatomical structure of a patient's body with an atlas-based representation of the anatomical structure is described. The method includes acquiring patient image data; determining, based on the patient image data, patient substructure data; acquiring general substructure data; determining, for each of the patient substructures and based on the patient substructure data and the general substructure data, substructure matching data; determining, based on the general substructure data and the substructure matching data, anatomical structure atlas data; determining, based on the patient image data and the anatomical structure atlas data, matching transformation data describing an atlas-patient matching transformation between the medical image representation of the anatomical structure and the atlas representation of the anatomical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Andreas Blumhofer, Balint Varkuti, Stefan Achatz
  • Publication number: 20180108131
    Abstract: A computer implemented method of matching a medical images of an anatomical structure of a patient's body with an atlas-based representation of the anatomical structure is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Andreas Blumhofer, Balint Varkuti, Stefan Achatz
  • Patent number: 9875540
    Abstract: A medical data processing method of matching a medical image of an anatomical structure of a patient's body with an atlas-based representation of the anatomical structure, the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps; acquiring patient image data describing a medical image representation of the anatomical structure in the medical image; determining, based on the patient image data, patient substructure data describing a plurality of patient substructure representations each describing a different patient substructure of the anatomical structure; acquiring general substructure data describing a general substructure representation of each of a plurality of general substructures for each of the patient substructures; determining, for each of the patient substructures and based on the patient substructure data and the general substructure data, substructure matching data describing a matching general substructure representation which matches the respective patient s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Andreas Blumhofer, Bálint Várkuti, Stefan Achatz
  • Patent number: 9865057
    Abstract: A medical data processing method of determining a virtual image (2) of a part of a patient's body (4), the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: a) acquiring (S1) patient image data describing at least two two-dimensional patient images (1) of anatomical body parts (3) of the patient's body (4); b) acquiring (S2) atlas data describing a general structure (5) of at least part of the patient's body comprising correspondence parts corresponding to the anatomical body parts (3); c) acquiring correspondence part position data describing the positions of the correspondence parts in the general structure (5); determining (S4.1, S4.2, S4.3), based on the patient image data and the atlas data and the correspondence part position data, virtual image data describing a two-dimensional virtual image (2) of a part (21, 22) of the general structure (5) having a position in the general structure (5) which lies between the positions of the correspondence parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Rainer Lachner, Bálint Varkuti, Andreas Blumhofer
  • Publication number: 20170330324
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Publication number: 20170330322
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Publication number: 20170330325
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Publication number: 20170330323
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Patent number: 9704243
    Abstract: A matching transformation is determined for matching a patient image set of images of an anatomical body structure of a patient with an atlas image set of images of a general anatomical structure including anatomical atlas elements. Atlas spatial information containing spatial information on the general anatomical structure, and element representation information are obtained. The element representation information describes representation data sets which contain information on representations of the plurality of atlas elements in the atlas images to be determined are obtained, and also describes a determination rule for determining respective representation data sets for respective atlas elements in accordance with different respective parameter sets. Patient data is acquired by acquiring the patient image set and the parameter sets which are respectively associated with the images of the patient image set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Patent number: 9639938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical data processing method of transforming a representation of an anatomical structure of a patient in a first imaging modality into a representation of the anatomical structure in a second, other imaging modality, the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: acquiring first modality image data describing the first modality medical image containing the representation of the anatomical structure in the first imaging modality; acquiring atlas data describing a first modality atlas image describing a general structure of the anatomical structure in the first imaging modality, the atlas data containing information about the representation of the general structure in the second imaging modality; determining, based on the first modality image data and the atlas data, a first matching transformation between the first modality medical image and the first modality atlas image; determining, based on the first matching transformation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: BRAINLAB AG
    Inventors: Andreas Blumhofer, Bálint Varkuti, Jens Schmaler
  • Patent number: 9460504
    Abstract: A method for modifying a first data set, which is called the target data set and represents the contour of an anatomical object, the method comprising the steps of: —matching a second data set, which is called the template data set and comprises a template for the modification and a template of the object, to the target data set such that the object template in the template data set matches the object in the target data set, thereby also adapting the modification template; —applying the adapted modification template to the target data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventor: Andreas Blumhofer
  • Publication number: 20160232655
    Abstract: A medical data processing method of determining a virtual image (2) of a part of a patient's body (4), the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: a) acquiring (S1) patient image data describing at least two two-dimensional patient images (1) of anatomical body parts (3) of the patient's body (4); b) acquiring (S2) atlas data describing a general structure (5) of at least part of the patient's body comprising correspondence parts corresponding to the anatomical body parts (3); c) acquiring correspondence part position data describing the positions of the correspondence parts in the general structure (5); determining (S4.1, S4.2, S4.3), based on the patient image data and the atlas data and the correspondence part position data, virtual image data describing a two-dimensional virtual image (2) of a part (21, 22) of the general structure (5) having a position in the general structure (5) which lies between the positions of the correspondence parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: Rainer Lachner, Bálint Varkuti, Andreas Blumhofer
  • Publication number: 20160171692
    Abstract: A medical data processing method of matching a medical image of an anatomical structure of a patient's body with an atlas-based representation of the anatomical structure, the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps; acquiring patient image data describing a medical image representation of the anatomical structure in the medical image; determining, based on the patient image data, patient substructure data describing a plurality of patient substructure representations each describing a different patient substructure of the anatomical structure; acquiring general substructure data describing a general substructure representation of each of a plurality of general substructures for each of the patient substructures; determining, for each of the patient substructures and based on the patient substructure data and the general substructure data, substructure matching data describing a matching general substructure representation which matches the respective patient s
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Andreas Blumhofer, Bálint Várkuti, Stefan Achatz
  • Patent number: 9367926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data processing method of determining a change of an image of an anatomical body part of a patient's body, the method being executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: a) acquiring static medical image data comprising static medical image information describing anatomical body part in a first anatomical spatial state of an anatomical vital spatial change of the anatomical body part; b) acquiring patient model data comprising patient model information describing a model body part corresponding to the anatomical body part, wherein the patient model information describes the model body part in a plurality of model spatial states of a model vital spatial change corresponding to the anatomical vital spatial change; c) determining spatial state mapping data comprising spatial state mapping information describing at least one of a first mapping from the model body part in a first one of the plurality of model spatial states to the model body part in a second, different one o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Brainlab AG
    Inventors: Stefan Vilsmeier, Andreas Blumhofer, Stefan Seifert
  • Publication number: 20150302608
    Abstract: The invention relates to a data processing method of determining a change of an image of an anatomical body part of a patient's body, the method being executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: a) acquiring static medical image data comprising static medical image information describing anatomical body part in a first anatomical spatial state of an anatomical vital spatial change of the anatomical body part; b) acquiring patient model data comprising patient model information describing a model body part corresponding to the anatomical body part, wherein the patient model information describes the model body part in a plurality of model spatial states of a model vital spatial change corresponding to the anatomical vital spatial change; c) determining spatial state mapping data comprising spatial state mapping information describing at least one of a first mapping from the model body part in a first one of the plurality of model spatial states to the model body part in a second, different one o
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 22, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Vilsmeier, Andreas Blumhofer, Stefan Seifert
  • Publication number: 20150294467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a medical data processing method of transforming a representation of an anatomical structure (1) of a patient in a first imaging modality into a representation of the anatomical structure (1?) in a second, other imaging modality, the method being constituted to be executed by a computer and comprising the following steps: a) acquiring (S1) first modality image data describing the first modality medical image containing the representation of the anatomical structure (1) in the first imaging modality; b) acquiring (S1) atlas data describing a first modality atlas image describing a general structure of the anatomical structure (1) in the first imaging modality, the atlas data containing information about the representation of the general structure in the second imaging modality; c) determining (S3), based on the first modality image data and the atlas data, a first matching transformation between the first modality medical image and the first modality atlas image; d) determining
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 15, 2015
    Applicant: BRAINLAB AG
    Inventors: Andreas Blumhofer, Bálint Varkuti, Jens Schmaler