Patents by Inventor Arnaldo Mayer

Arnaldo Mayer 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: 11534126
    Abstract: Apparatus for diagnosing breast cancer, the apparatus comprising a controller having a set of instructions executable to: acquire a contrast enhanced region of interest (CE-ROI) in an X-ray image of a patient's breast, the X-ray image comprising X-ray pixels that indicate intensity of X-rays that passed through the breast to generate the image; determine a texture neighborhood for each of a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI, the texture neighborhood for a given X-ray pixel of the plurality of X-ray pixels extending to a bounding pixel radius of BPR pixels from the given pixel; generate a texture feature vector (TF) having components based on the indications of intensity provided by a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI that are located within the texture neighborhood; and use a classifier to classify the texture feature vector TF to determine whether the CE-ROI is malignant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Tel HaShomer Medical Research, Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Miriam Sklair-Levy, Arnaldo Mayer, Shmuel Yitzhak Pfeffer
  • Publication number: 20220358157
    Abstract: A method for providing medical diagnostics comprises providing access to one or more platforms capable of distributing one or more applications for implementing a method. The method comprises retrieving, with the aid of a processor, one or more images from an image database or an imaging device. The one or more images can define a set of images. Next, with the aid of a processor, whether each of the images is of medical interest to a reviewing physician is determined. One or more images can then be provided to a display and analysis system for review by a reviewing physician. The one or more images can be provided with an image that is representative of the set of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Applicants: RadLogics, Inc., TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESEARCH, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe BECKER, Robert M. FOLEY, Eliahu KONEN, Arnaldo MAYER
  • Publication number: 20220197938
    Abstract: A method for providing medical diagnostics comprises providing access to one or more platforms capable of distributing one or more applications for implementing a method. The method comprises retrieving, with the aid of a processor, one or more images from an image database or an imaging device. The one or more images can define a set of images. Next, with the aid of a processor, whether each of the images is of medical interest to a reviewing physician is determined. One or more images can then be provided to a display and analysis system for review by a reviewing physician. The one or more images can be provided with an image that is representative of the set of images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicants: RadLogics, Inc., TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESEARCH, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe BECKER, Robert M. FOLEY, Eliahu KONEN, Arnaldo MAYER
  • Patent number: 11308147
    Abstract: A method for providing medical diagnostics comprises providing access to one or more platforms capable of distributing one or more applications for implementing a method. The method comprises retrieving, with the aid of a processor, one or more images from an image database or an imaging device. The one or more images can define a set of images. Next, with the aid of a processor, whether each of the images is of medical interest to a reviewing physician is determined. One or more images can then be provided to a display and analysis system for review by a reviewing physician. The one or more images can be provided with an image that is representative of the set of images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: RADLOGICS, INC., TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESEARCH, INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Moshe Becker, Robert M. Foley, Eliahu Konen, Arnaldo Mayer
  • Publication number: 20220012892
    Abstract: There is provided a computer implemented method of automatic segmentation of three dimensional (3D) anatomical region of interest(s) (ROI) that includes predefined anatomical structure(s) of a target individual, comprising: receiving 3D images of a target individual, each including the predefined anatomical structure(s), each 3D image is based on a different respective imaging modality. In one implementation, each respective 3D image is inputted into a respective processing component of a multi-modal neural network, wherein each processing component independently computes a respective intermediate, and the intermediate outputs are inputted into a common last convolutional layer(s) for computing the indication of segmented 3D ROI(s). In another implementation, each respective 3D image is inputted into a respective encoding-contracting component a multi-modal neural network, wherein each encoding-contracting component independently computes a respective intermediate output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicants: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd., Tel HaShomer Medical Research Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Yitzhak AVITAL, Nahum KIRYATI, Eli KONEN, Arnaldo MAYER
  • Patent number: 11170508
    Abstract: There is provided a computer implemented method of automatic segmentation of three dimensional (3D) anatomical region of interest(s) (ROI) that includes predefined anatomical structure(s) of a target individual, comprising: receiving 3D images of a target individual, each including the predefined anatomical structure(s), each 3D image is based on a different respective imaging modality. In one implementation, each respective 3D image is inputted into a respective processing component of a multi-modal neural network, wherein each processing component independently computes a respective intermediate, and the intermediate outputs are inputted into a common last convolutional layer(s) for computing the indication of segmented 3D ROI(s). In another implementation, each respective 3D image is inputted into a respective encoding-contracting component a multi-modal neural network, wherein each encoding-contracting component independently computes a respective intermediate output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd., Tel HaShomer Medical Research Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Yitzhak Avital, Nahum Kiryati, Eli Konen, Arnaldo Mayer
  • Publication number: 20210153832
    Abstract: Apparatus for diagnosing breast cancer, the apparatus comprising a controller having a set of instructions executable to: acquire a contrast enhanced region of interest (CE-ROI) in an X-ray image of a patient's breast, the X-ray image comprising X-ray pixels that indicate intensity of X-rays that passed through the breast to generate the image; determine a texture neighborhood for each of a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI, the texture neighborhood for a given X-ray pixel of the plurality of X-ray pixels extending to a bounding pixel radius of BPR pixels from the given pixel; generate a texture feature vector (TF) having components based on the indications of intensity provided by a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI that are located within the texture neighborhood; and use a classifier to classify the texture feature vector TF to determine whether the CE-ROI is malignant
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: Miriam SKLAIR-LEVY, Arnaldo MAYER, Shmuel Yitzhak PFEFFER
  • Patent number: 10905392
    Abstract: Apparatus for diagnosing breast cancer, the apparatus comprising a controller having a set of instructions executable to: acquire a contrast enhanced region of interest (CE-ROI) in an X-ray image of a patient's breast, the X-ray image comprising X-ray pixels that indicate intensity of X-rays that passed through the breast to generate the image; determine a texture neighborhood for each of a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI, the texture neighborhood for a given X-ray pixel of the plurality of X-ray pixels extending to a bounding pixel radius of BPR pixels from the given pixel; generate a texture feature vector (TF) having components based on the indications of intensity provided by a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI that are located within the texture neighborhood; and use a classifier to classify the texture feature vector TF to determine whether the CE-ROI is malignant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Tel HaShomer Medical Research, Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Miriam Sklair-Levy, Arnaldo Mayer, Shmuel Yitzhak Pfeffer
  • Publication number: 20200380687
    Abstract: There is provided a computer implemented method of automatic segmentation of three dimensional (3D) anatomical region of interest(s) (ROI) that includes predefined anatomical structure(s) of a target individual, comprising: receiving 3D images of a target individual, each including the predefined anatomical structure(s), each 3D image is based on a different respective imaging modality. In one implementation, each respective 3D image is inputted into a respective processing component of a multi-modal neural network, wherein each processing component independently computes a respective intermediate, and the intermediate outputs are inputted into a common last convolutional layer(s) for computing the indication of segmented 3D ROI(s). In another implementation, each respective 3D image is inputted into a respective encoding-contracting component a multi-modal neural network, wherein each encoding-contracting component independently computes a respective intermediate output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Publication date: December 3, 2020
    Applicants: Ramot at Tel-Aviv University Ltd., Tel HaShomer Medical Research Infrastrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Yitzhak AVITAL, Nahum KIRYATI, Eli KONEN, Arnaldo MAYER
  • Patent number: 10810740
    Abstract: A system and method for automated characterization of solid tumors using medical imaging. The system comprises an interface that is configured to acquire data from medical imaging devices, one or more processors, and an outputting device that reports the characterization of said solid tumor. The method of automated characterization, which is implemented by the system, acquires a sequence of images from the medical imager using a Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) imaging protocol, performs image registration, detects the contour of the solid tumor, and dividing the contours to segments. For each segment, the method calculating a displacement of the contrast material, fitting the displacement to a flow model and extracting an estimation of the interstitial fluid velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: TEL HASHOMER MEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Maya Dadiani, Arnaldo Mayer, Miriam Sklair-Levy
  • Patent number: 10719921
    Abstract: A method of providing a medical image of a ROI of a patient, the method comprising: acquiring a first medical image of a region of interest (ROI) of a patient, the medical image characterized by a first signal to noise ratio (SNR); determining for a given pixel in the first image a plurality of different first image patches in the first image, each having a pixel that is coincident with the given pixel; determining for each first image patch a similar second image patch having a second SNR greater than the first SNR; determining an enhanced pixel value for the given pixel having an enhanced SNR greater than the first SNR responsive to pixel values of pixels in the determined second image patches; and using the determined pixel value to generate a second medical image of the ROI having an enhanced SNR greater than the first SNR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Arnaldo Mayer, Michael Green, Nahum Kiryati, Edith M. Marom, Eli Konen
  • Publication number: 20200167926
    Abstract: A system and method for automated characterization of solid tumors using medical imaging. The system comprises an interface that is configured to acquire data from medical imaging devices, one or more processors, and an outputting device that reports the characterization of said solid tumor. The method of automated characterization, which is implemented by the system, acquires a sequence of images from the medical imager using a Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) imaging protocol, performs image registration, detects the contour of the solid tumor, and dividing the contours to segments. For each segment, the method calculating a displacement of the contrast material, fitting the displacement to a flow model and extracting an estimation of the interstitial fluid velocity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Publication date: May 28, 2020
    Applicant: Tel HaShomer Medical Research Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Maya DADIANI, Arnaldo MAYER, Miriam SKLAIR-LEVY
  • Publication number: 20200138392
    Abstract: Apparatus for diagnosing breast cancer, the apparatus comprising a controller having a set of instructions executable to: acquire a contrast enhanced region of interest (CE-ROI) in an X-ray image of a patient's breast, the X-ray image comprising X-ray pixels that indicate intensity of X-rays that passed through the breast to generate the image; determine a texture neighborhood for each of a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI, the texture neighborhood for a given X-ray pixel of the plurality of X-ray pixels extending to a bounding pixel radius of BPR pixels from the given pixel; generate a texture feature vector (TF) having components based on the indications of intensity provided by a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI that are located within the texture neighborhood; and use a classifier to classify the texture feature vector TF to determine whether the CE-ROI is malignant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2019
    Publication date: May 7, 2020
    Inventors: Miriam SKLAIR-LEVY, Arnaldo MAYER, Shmuel Yitzhak PFEFFER
  • Patent number: 10499866
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing breast cancer, the method comprising: acquiring a contrast enhanced region of interest (CE-ROI) comprised in an X-ray image of a patient's breast, the X-ray image comprising X-ray pixels that indicate intensity of X-rays that passed through the breast to generate the image; generating a texture feature vector (TF) having components based on the indications of intensity provided by a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI; and using a classifier to classify the texture feature vector TF to determine whether the CE-ROI is malignant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Tel Hashomer Medical Research, Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Miriam Sklair-Levy, Arnaldo Mayer, Shmuel Yitzhak Pfeffer
  • Publication number: 20190139202
    Abstract: A method of providing a medical image of a ROI of a patient, the method comprising: acquiring a first medical image of a region of interest (ROI) of a patient, the medical image characterized hy a first signal to noise ratio (SNR); determining for a given pixel in the first image a plurality of different first image patches in the first image, each having a pixel that is coincident with the given pixel; determining for each first image patch a similar second image patch having a second SNR greater than the first SNR; determining an enhanced pixel value for the given pixel having an enhanced SNR greater than the first SNR responsive to pixel values of pixels in the determined second image patches; and using the determined pixel value to generate a second medical image of the ROI having an enhanced SNR greater than the first SNR.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Arnaldo MAYER, Michael GREEN, Nahum KIRYATI, Edith M. MAROM, Eli KONEN
  • Patent number: 10136818
    Abstract: A method of providing an intraoperative magnetic resonance image of a target site of a patient body at which a medical procedure is performed comprising determining a rigid body transform that transforms a high resolution preoperative magnetic resonance image, MRIo, of the target site to a preoperative magnetic resonance image, iMRIo, of the target site acquired by an interoperative iMRI scanner, and a non-rigid body transform that transforms the iMRIo image to an image iMRI1 image of the site acquired by the interoperative iMRI scanner during the medical procedure, and using the rigid and non-rigid body transforms to transform the high resolution MRIo image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Tel Hashomer Medical Research, Infrastructure and Services Ltd., Ramot at Tel Aviv University Ltd.
    Inventors: Eli Konen, Arnaldo Mayer, Moshe Hadani, Nahum Kiryati, Ori Weber
  • Publication number: 20180228456
    Abstract: A method of diagnosing breast cancer, the method comprising: acquiring a contrast enhanced region of interest (CE-ROI) comprised in an X-ray image of a patient's breast, the X-ray image comprising X-ray pixels that indicate intensity of X-rays that passed through the breast to generate the image; generating a texture feature vector (TF) having components based on the indications of intensity provided by a plurality of X-ray pixels in the CE-ROI; and using a classifier to classify the texture feature vector TF to determine whether the CE-ROI is malignant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Miriam SKLAIR-LEVY, Arnaldo MAYER, Shmuel Yitzhak PFEFFER
  • Patent number: 9943286
    Abstract: A computerized method of adapting a presentation of ultrasonographic images during an ultrasonographic fetal evaluation. The method comprises performing an analysis of a plurality of ultrasonographic images captured by an ultrasonographic probe during an evaluation of a fetus, automatically identifying at least one location of at least one anatomical landmark of at least one reference organ or tissue or body fluid of the fetus in the plurality of ultrasonographic images based on an outcome of the analysis, automatically localizing a region of interest (ROI) in at least some of the plurality of ultrasonographic images by using at least one predefined locational anatomical property of the at least one anatomical landmark, and concealing the ROI in a presentation of the at least some ultrasonographic images during the evaluation. At least one anatomical landmark is imaged in the presentation and not concealed by the ROI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tel HaShomer Medical Research Infrastructure and Services Ltd.
    Inventors: David Shashar, Reuven Achiron, Arnaldo Mayer
  • Publication number: 20170046826
    Abstract: A method of providing an intraoperative magnetic resonance image of a target site of a patient body at which a medical procedure is performed, the method comprising: acquiring a high resolution preoperative magnetic resonance image (MRI), MRI0, of a first region of the patient comprising the target site, the MRI0 image comprising a plurality of slices MRI0 n having voxels; acquiring a preoperative, iMRI0 image of a second region of the patient comprising the target site, using an iMRI scanner having a field of view (FOV), the iMRI0 image comprising plurality of slices iMRI0 m having voxels; registering the MRI0 image to the iMRI0 image to provide a rigid body transform (RT0) that transforms the MRI0 to the iMRI0 image; acquiring an IMRI1 image of the target site during performance of the procedure; registering the image iMRI0 to the iMRIj image to obtain a non-rigid body transform (NRT); and applying RT0 and NRT to MRI0 to provide a high resolution (hiQ-iMRIj) image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Eli KONEN, Arnaldo MAYER, Moshe HADANI, Nahum KIRYATI, Ori WEBER
  • Publication number: 20160143576
    Abstract: A method for fusing a pre-operative MRI prostate image to an intra-operative TRUS or CT prostate image according to a least-cost affine transformation of the MRI contour onto the TRUS or CT contour, with smooth non-linear warping adjustment. MRI and CT processing may be performed as a pre-operational procedure for increased efficiency, while TRUS may be performed concurrent with a surgical procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 26, 2016
    Inventors: ZVI SYMON, ARNALDO MAYER, ADI ZHOLKOVER