Patents by Inventor Holly Ann McDaniel

Holly Ann McDaniel 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: 9622717
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that obtain a scan prescription and receive physiologic feature or interest (FOI) measurements of an object of interest during a scan time. The methods and systems further compare at least one of the received physiologic FOI measurements with a predetermined threshold range, and determine a scan setting by evaluating an acquisition rule set based on the physiologic FOI measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Howard Londt, Roy A. Nilsen, Holly Ann McDaniel, Scott D. Slavic, John Irvin Jackson, Elizabeth Nett, Ann Soderman, Victor Eduardo McCormack
  • Patent number: 9514275
    Abstract: Apparatus includes an imaging system with a user interface, and a hospital radiological information system (RIS) coupled to the imaging system such that the user interface allows for bi-directional data transfer between the imaging system and the RIS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Sang Wook Lee, David Alan Littlejohn, Scott Wayne Zimmerman, Holly Ann McDaniel, Susan Martignetti Stuebe, Patrick Michael Virtue, Scott William Robinson, Ann Christine Hole, Christopher James Proctor
  • Patent number: 9420976
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided including an adjustable source collimator, an input unit, and a processing unit. The adjustable source collimator is configured to be interposed between an X-ray source and an object to be imaged, and is adjustable between plural settings corresponding to different amounts of collimation of rays from the X-ray source. The input unit is configured to obtain an input identifying a portion to be imaged of the object. The processing unit is operably coupled to the input unit and the adjustable source collimator, and configured to obtain the input. The processing unit is also configured to determine a prescribed collimation configuration to perform a scan of the portion to be imaged based on the input, the prescribed collimation configuration having a corresponding scanning volume that includes the portion to be imaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, Holly Ann McDaniel, Grant Morey Stevens, Bradley Jay Gabrielse, Dominic Joseph Crotty
  • Publication number: 20160174926
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided that obtain a scan prescription and receive physiologic feature or interest (FOI) measurements of an object of interest during a scan time. The methods and systems further compare at least one of the received physiologic FOI measurements with a predetermined threshold range, and determine a scan setting by evaluating an acquisition rule set based on the physiologic FOI measurement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 23, 2016
    Inventors: John Howard Londt, Roy A. Nilsen, Holly Ann McDaniel, Scott D. Slavic, John Irvin Jackson, Elizabeth Nett, Ann Soderman, Victor Eduardo McCormack
  • Publication number: 20150265226
    Abstract: An imaging system is provided including an adjustable source collimator, an input unit, and a processing unit. The adjustable source collimator is configured to be interposed between an X-ray source and an object to be imaged, and is adjustable between plural settings corresponding to different amounts of collimation of rays from the X-ray source. The input unit is configured to obtain an input identifying a portion to be imaged of the object. The processing unit is operably coupled to the input unit and the adjustable source collimator, and configured to obtain the input. The processing unit is also configured to determine a prescribed collimation configuration to perform a scan of the portion to be imaged based on the input, the prescribed collimation configuration having a corresponding scanning volume that includes the portion to be imaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 24, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, Holly Ann McDaniel, Grant Morey Stevens, Bradley Jay Gabrielse, Dominic Joseph Crotty
  • Patent number: 9078566
    Abstract: A CT user interface includes first and second displays that enable an operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks associated with performing CT scans and enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks associated with the CT scans. A plurality of distinct display zones are selectively displayed on the first and second displays, with the first display displaying a zone enabling the operator to create a record for each of a plurality of patients, a task list zone displaying all steps and sub-steps of a CT scan to be performed for a selected patient based on a selected scan protocol, a settings zone and a scanning zone displaying and enabling operator selection of scan parameters related to the selected scan protocol for the selected patient, and a dose area zone displaying a relationship between the selected scan parameters and a radiation dosage experienced by the patient based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Patent number: 9078565
    Abstract: A user interface for a CT imaging system is disclosed. The user interface includes a first display configured to enable an operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks associated with performing a CT exam on one or more patients, with the set-up and scanning tasks including acquiring and verifying scan image data. The user interface also includes a second display configured to enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks associated with the CT exams on the one or more patients, with the image post-processing tasks including performing image reconstructions and reformats. Each of the first display and the second display are operable independent from one another to provide for parallel workflows between the first display and second display and between the patient set-up and scanning tasks and the post-processing tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Patent number: 9025728
    Abstract: A CT user interface includes first and second displays that selectively display distinct display zones thereon. The first display includes a zone enabling the operator to create a record for each of a plurality of patients and an exam set-up and a protocol selection zone enabling the operator to select a scan protocol for performing a CT scan on a selected patient. A task list zone on the first display displays all steps and sub-steps of a CT scan for a selected patient based on the selected scan protocol, and a settings zone and a scanning zone on the first display displays and enables operator selection of a plurality of scan parameters related to the selected scan protocol. Any general user interface elements not needed for the selected scan protocol are not displayed on the first and second displays, so as to simplify the user interface for the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Patent number: 8755865
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining individualized scan and injection protocols for contrast-enhanced diagnostic imaging. Taking into account parameters specific to the scan subject, injection-related parameters, and scan parameters, the system and method can determine an optimal timing for a scan sequence to begin, to ensure that the scan sequence coincides with a desired contrast enhancement. Some embodiments further provide for real-time triggering of the scan commencement based on bolus tracking, and can adapt the scan and injection protocols in real-time based on monitored dynamic scan subject parameters and/or actual enhancement values determined from image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Marcela Gonzalez Molezzi, Holly Ann McDaniel, Scott Eugene Trevino
  • Publication number: 20140098933
    Abstract: A CT user interface includes first and second displays that enable an operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks associated with performing CT scans and enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks associated with the CT scans. A plurality of distinct display zones are selectively displayed on the first and second displays, with the first display displaying a zone enabling the operator to create a record for each of a plurality of patients, a task list zone displaying all steps and sub-steps of a CT scan to be performed for a selected patient based on a selected scan protocol, a settings zone and a scanning zone displaying and enabling operator selection of scan parameters related to the selected scan protocol for the selected patient, and a dose area zone displaying a relationship between the selected scan parameters and a radiation dosage experienced by the patient based thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20140098931
    Abstract: A user interface for a CT imaging system is disclosed. The user interface includes a first display configured to enable an operator to perform set-up and scanning tasks associated with performing a CT exam on one or more patients, with the set-up and scanning tasks including acquiring and verifying scan image data. The user interface also includes a second display configured to enable the operator to perform image post-processing tasks associated with the CT exams on the one or more patients, with the image post-processing tasks including performing image reconstructions and reformats. Each of the first display and the second display are operable independent from one another to provide for parallel workflows between the first display and second display and between the patient set-up and scanning tasks and the post-processing tasks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20140098932
    Abstract: A CT user interface includes first and second displays that selectively display distinct display zones thereon. The first display includes a zone enabling the operator to create a record for each of a plurality of patients and an exam set-up and a protocol selection zone enabling the operator to select a scan protocol for performing a CT scan on a selected patient. A task list zone on the first display displays all steps and sub-steps of a CT scan for a selected patient based on the selected scan protocol, and a settings zone and a scanning zone on the first display displays and enables operator selection of a plurality of scan parameters related to the selected scan protocol. Any general user interface elements not needed for the selected scan protocol are not displayed on the first and second displays, so as to simplify the user interface for the operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Holly Ann McDaniel, Cheryl Ruth Jones, Tabb Alan Patz, Megan Elizabeth Wimmer, Amanda Jean Fox, Jon V. Wettersten, Simon J. King, Stina Maria Jonsson
  • Publication number: 20110208046
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining individualized scan and injection protocols for contrast-enhanced diagnostic imaging. Taking into account parameters specific to the scan subject, injection-related parameters, and scan parameters, the system and method can determine an optimal timing for a scan sequence to begin, to ensure that the scan sequence coincides with a desired contrast enhancement. Some embodiments further provide for real-time triggering of the scan commencement based on bolus tracking, and can adapt the scan and injection protocols in real-time based on monitored dynamic scan subject parameters and/or actual enhancement values determined from image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventors: Marcela Gonzalez Molezzi, Holly Ann McDaniel, Scott Eugene Trevino
  • Patent number: 7974682
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining individualized scan and injection protocols for contrast-enhanced diagnostic imaging. Taking into account parameters specific to the scan subject, injection-related parameters, and scan parameters, the system and method can determine an optimal timing for a scan sequence to begin, to ensure that the scan sequence coincides with a desired contrast enhancement. Some embodiments further provide for real-time triggering of the scan commencement based on bolus tracking, and can adapt the scan and injection protocols in real-time based on monitored dynamic scan subject parameters and/or actual enhancement values determined from image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Inventors: Marcela Gonzalez Molezzi, Holly Ann McDaniel, Scott Eugene Trevino
  • Publication number: 20080119717
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for interactive protocoling between a healthcare information system and a diagnostic imaging system/modality. Certain embodiments provide a method for interactive protocoling between healthcare information and diagnostic imaging systems including viewing available scanning protocols for a diagnostic imaging system and associating a patient scanning order with one or more of the available scanning protocols for the diagnostic imaging system. Certain embodiments provide an interface enabling interactive protocoling between healthcare information and diagnostic imaging systems. The interface includes a protocol list including available scanning protocols for a diagnostic imaging system and a dialog for accepting input from a user to specify one or more of the available scanning protocols from the protocol list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Kimberly Rae Stavrinakis, Sang Lee, Regan Park Fields, Christopher James Proctor, Holly Ann McDaniel, David Alan Littlejohn, Tony Edward Palmer
  • Publication number: 20080119715
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for determining individualized scan and injection protocols for contrast-enhanced diagnostic imaging. Taking into account parameters specific to the scan subject, injection-related parameters, and scan parameters, the system and method can determine an optimal timing for a scan sequence to begin, to ensure that the scan sequence coincides with a desired contrast enhancement. Some embodiments further provide for real-time triggering of the scan commencement based on bolus tracking, and can adapt the scan and injection protocols in real-time based on monitored dynamic scan subject parameters and/or actual enhancement values determined from image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Marcela Gonzalez Molezzi, Holly Ann McDaniel, Scott Eugene Trevino
  • Publication number: 20080120284
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for remote access to a healthcare information system from a diagnostic imaging modality scanner console. Certain embodiments provide a browser located at a diagnostic imaging system console and configured to access a healthcare information system from a diagnostic imaging system console. The browser includes a data connection between a healthcare information system and a diagnostic imaging system console. The browser also includes an interface enabling remote access to information at the healthcare information system from the diagnostic imaging system console. The interface is also configured to enable remote retrieve and modification of information at the healthcare information system. Information at the healthcare information system may include patient exam order information, for example. The healthcare information system may include a RIS or PACS, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, Kimberly Rae Stavrinakis, Sang Lee, Regan Park Fields, Christopher James Proctor, Holly Ann McDaniel, David Alan Littlejohn, Tony Edward Palmer
  • Patent number: 6728331
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a plurality of clinically useful images in a short time frame using a single imaging system. The system and method include using a single computer tomography (CT) system for generating a scout image configured to prescribe a tomographic axial/helical or target image and processing the scout projection data of the scout image to generate an enhanced scout image. The enhanced scout image and the target image are displayed, wherein the enhanced scout image and said target image are clinically useful images for diagnostic purposes provided by the single imaging system. More specifically, the single CT generates the enhanced scout image resembling an x-ray radiograph and the target image as a CT scan image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Holly Ann McDaniel, Priya Gopinath
  • Publication number: 20040076257
    Abstract: A method and system for generating a plurality of clinically useful images in a short time frame using a single imaging system. The system and method include using a single computer tomography (CT) system for generating a scout image configured to prescribe a tomographic axial/helical or target image and processing the scout projection data of the scout image to generate an enhanced scout image. The enhanced scout image and the target image are displayed, wherein the enhanced scout image and said target image are clinically useful images for diagnostic purposes provided by the single imaging system. More specifically, the single CT generates the enhanced scout image resembling an x-ray radiograph and the target image as a CT scan image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Applicant: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Holly Ann McDaniel, Priya Gopinath