Patents by Inventor Cynthia Landberg

Cynthia Landberg 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: 20070076928
    Abstract: A technique is provided for performing diagnosis and/or analysis of a volumetric image generated via anatomy based reconstruction. The technique includes generating a three-dimensional image by reconstructing a plurality of residual projection images from which a contribution of one or more structures of interest has been removed. The technique also includes evaluating the three-dimensional image and/or the plurality of residual projection images to generate a diagnosis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: Bernhard Claus, Frederick Wheeler, Mark Grabb, Cynthia Landberg
  • Publication number: 20070003117
    Abstract: A technique is provided for comparative image analysis and/or change detection using computer assisted detection and/or diagnosis (CAD) algorithms. The technique includes registering two or more images, comparing the images with one another to generate a change map, and detecting anomalies in the images based on the change map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2005
    Publication date: January 4, 2007
    Inventors: Frederick Wheeler, Bernhard Herman Claus, John Kaufhold, Jeffrey Eberhard, Mark Grabb, Cynthia Landberg
  • Publication number: 20060291618
    Abstract: A tomosynthesis system for forming a three dimensional image of an object is provided. The system includes an X-ray source adapted to irradiate the object with a beam of X-rays from a plurality of positions in a sector, an X-ray detector positioned relative to the X-ray source to detect X-rays transmitted through the object and a processor which is adapted to generate a three dimensional image of the object based on X-rays detected by the detector. The detector is adapted to move relative to the object and/or the X-ray source is adapted to irradiate the object with the beam of X-rays such that the beam of X-rays follows in a non arc shaped path and/or a center of the beam of X-rays impinges substantially on the same location on the detector from different X-ray source positions in the sector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Inventors: Jeffrey Eberhard, Bernhard Claus, Cynthia Landberg, Serge Muller, Yann Delmas, Reinhold Wirth, James Morrow
  • Patent number: 7142633
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for generating three-dimensional images, such as may be used in mammography. In accordance with these techniques, projection images of an object of interest are acquired from different locations, such as by moving an X-ray source along an arbitrary imaging trajectory between emissions or by individually activating different X-ray sources located at different locations relative to the object of interest. The projection images may be reconstructed to generate a three-dimensional dataset representative of the object from which one or more volumes may be selected for visualization and display. Additional processing steps may occur throughout the image chain, such as for pre-processing the projection images or post-processing the three-dimensional dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Wayne Eberhard, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Cynthia Landberg
  • Publication number: 20050228251
    Abstract: A system for displaying a three-dimensional image of an organ or structure inside the body includes a processor configured to be communicatively coupled to a probe, the probe being configured to be located in or adjacent to the organ or structure inside the body. The system also includes memory coupled to the processor and configured to store image data pertaining to the organ or structure inside the body. The system also includes a three-dimensional display coupled to the processor and configured to simultaneously display the three-dimensional image and a representation of the probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Mark Grabb, Curtis Neason, Cynthia Landberg
  • Publication number: 20050226375
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for generating three-dimensional images, such as may be used in mammography. In accordance with these techniques, projection images of an object of interest are acquired from different locations, such as by moving an X-ray source along an arbitrary imaging trajectory between emissions or by individually activating different X-ray sources located at different locations relative to the object of interest. The projection images may be reconstructed to generate a three-dimensional dataset representative of the object from which one or more volumes may be selected for visualization and display. Additional processing steps may occur throughout the image chain, such as for pre-processing the projection images or post-processing the three-dimensional dataset.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2004
    Publication date: October 13, 2005
    Inventors: Jeffrey Eberhard, Bernhard Erich Claus, Cynthia Landberg