Patents by Inventor Hongdi Li

Hongdi Li 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: 20190340813
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for reconstructing an Emission Computed Tomography (ECT) image based on locally adaptive gating. ECT projection data relating to a subject may be obtained. The ECT projection data may correspond to a plurality of voxels in a reconstructed image domain. The ECT projection data may be divided into a plurality of frames. A plurality of intermediate images may be reconstructed according to the plurality of frames. A plurality of motion amplitudes of the plurality of voxels may be obtained based on the plurality of intermediate images. A plurality of gate numbers may be determined for the plurality of voxels based on the plurality of motion amplitudes of the plurality of voxels. A plurality of ECT images may be reconstructed based on the ECT projection data and the plurality of gate numbers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Applicant: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Tao FENG, Jizhe WANG, Hongdi LI
  • Publication number: 20190317228
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method involving one or more sparse detectors are provided. A sparse detector may include an array of scintillator crystals generating scintillation in response to radiation and an array of photodetectors generating an electrical signal in response to the scintillation. A portion of the scintillator crystals may be spaced apart by substituents or gaps. The distribution of the substitutes or gaps may be according to a sparsity rule. At least a portion of the array of photodetectors may be coupled to the array of scintillator crystals. An imaging system including an apparatus that may include one or more sparse detectors is provided. The imaging system may include a processor to process the imaging data acquired by the apparatus or system including the one or more sparse detectors. The method may include preprocess the acquired image data and produce images by image reconstruction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Applicant: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongdi LI, Shaohui AN, Yun DONG, Yang LV, Lingzhi HU, Jun BAO
  • Patent number: 10438378
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining a target activity map and a target attenuation map for producing a PET image. The systems may execute the methods to acquire, based on a PET system, a first dataset relating to coincidence events with TOF information, and a second dataset relating to single events. The systems may also execute the methods to determine a target activity map and a target attenuation map based on the first dataset and the second dataset through a plurality of iterations. The systems may further execute the methods to generate the PET image based on the target activity map and the target attenuation map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Feng, Jizhe Wang, Wentao Zhu, Hongdi Li
  • Publication number: 20190304144
    Abstract: A method for generating attenuation map is disclosed. The method includes acquiring an anatomic image and PET data indicative of a subject, wherein the anatomic image comprises a plurality of voxels. The method also includes fetching a reference image to register the anatomic image, the reference image includes voxel segmentation information. The method further includes segmenting the anatomic image into a plurality of regions based on the voxel segmentation information. The method further includes generating a first attenuation map corresponding to the anatomic image by assigning attenuation coefficients to the plurality of regions. The method further includes calculating a registration accuracy between the anatomic image and the reference image. The method further includes determining a probability distribution of attenuation coefficient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao FENG, Wentao ZHU, Hongdi LI, Miaofei HAN
  • Publication number: 20190282186
    Abstract: A system and method of imaging a patient are provided. The system may include an acquisition configured to obtain a PET dataset relating to a target organ of a patient. The system may also include a processing module configured to determine a reference point of the target organ, divide the PET dataset into a plurality of data frames, and determine a motion signal of the target organ based on a plurality of first statistical parameters and a plurality of second statistical parameters. The processing module may further sort the PET dataset into a plurality of bins based on the motion signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Publication date: September 19, 2019
    Applicant: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Tao FENG, Wentao ZHU, Hongdi LI
  • Patent number: 10410383
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for reconstructing a PET image. The systems may execute the methods to acquire PET data of a subject. The PET data may include position information of a plurality of coincident events. The plurality of coincident events may include scattering events and random events. The systems may execute the methods to select a portion of the PET data from the PET data based on the position information. The systems may execute the methods to reconstruct a first preliminary image of the subject based on the selected portion of the PET data, and project the first preliminary image. The systems may execute the methods to may determine, based on the PET data and the projection of the first preliminary image, preliminary correction data relating to the scattering events and the random events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Wentao Zhu, Hongdi Li
  • Publication number: 20190259185
    Abstract: A method may include: obtaining a 3D CT image of a scanning area of a subject; obtaining PET data of the scanning area of the subject; gating the PET data based on a plurality of motion phases; reconstructing a plurality of gated 3D PET images; registering the plurality of gated 3D PET images with a reference 3D PET image; determining a motion vector field corresponding to a gated 3D PET image of the plurality of gated 3D PET images based on the registration; determining a motion phase for each of the plurality of CT image layers; correcting, for each of the plurality of CT image layers, the CT image layer with respect to a reference motion phase; and reconstructing a gated PET image with respect to the reference motion phase based on the corrected CT image layers and the PET data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2019
    Publication date: August 22, 2019
    Applicant: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jizhe WANG, Tao FENG, Hongdi LI, Wentao ZHU
  • Publication number: 20190236816
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to PET imaging systems and methods. The systems may execute the methods to obtain an anatomical image and PET data of a subject, and gate the PET data into a plurality of bins. The systems may execute the methods to reconstruct a plurality of gated PET images based on the gated PET data. The systems may execute the methods to determine a motion vector field corresponding to a target respiratory phase with respect to a reference respiratory phase relating to the anatomical image. The systems may execute the methods to obtain a respiratory phase-matched anatomical image for the target respiratory phase by transforming a VOI in the anatomical image based on the motion vector field corresponding to the target respiratory phase with respect to the reference respiratory phase, and reconstructing an attenuation corrected PET image corresponding to the target respiratory phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Applicant: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jizhe WANG, Tao FENG, Hongdi LI
  • Patent number: 10365385
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method involving one or more sparse detectors are provided. A sparse detector may include an array of scintillator crystals generating scintillation in response to radiation and an array of photodetectors generating an electrical signal in response to the scintillation. A portion of the scintillator crystals may be spaced apart by substituents or gaps. The distribution of the substitutes or gaps may be according to a sparsity rule. At least a portion of the array of photodetectors may be coupled to the array of scintillator crystals. An imaging system including an apparatus that may include one or more sparse detectors is provided. The imaging system may include a processor to process the imaging data acquired by the apparatus or system including the one or more sparse detectors. The method may include preprocess the acquired image data and produce images by image reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongdi Li, Shaohui An, Yun Dong, Yang Lv, Lingzhi Hu, Jun Bao
  • Patent number: 10360724
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for reconstructing an Emission Computed Tomography (ECT) image based on locally adaptive gating. ECT projection data relating to a subject may be obtained. The ECT projection data may correspond to a plurality of voxels in a reconstructed image domain. The ECT projection data may be divided into a plurality of frames. A plurality of intermediate images may be reconstructed according to the plurality of frames. A plurality of motion amplitudes of the plurality of voxels may be obtained based on the plurality of intermediate images. A plurality of gate numbers may be determined for the plurality of voxels based on the plurality of motion amplitudes of the plurality of voxels. A plurality of ECT images may be reconstructed based on the ECT projection data and the plurality of gate numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Feng, Jizhe Wang, Hongdi Li
  • Publication number: 20190219432
    Abstract: The invention is directed to apparatus for measuring mass flow-rates of the gas, oil and water phases in a wet gas, comprising the following parts: a differential pressure flow meter, having a throat section, and a gamma ray detector, comprising a gamma ray emitter and a gamma ray receiver that are arranged in such a manner that gamma rays emitted from the gamma ray emitter can pass through the throat section in diametrical direction to reach the gamma ray receiver; wherein a radioactive source in the gamma-ray emitter is a multi-energy radioactive source that can naturally emit at least three energy gamma rays, and a thermostatic device is not used in the gamma ray receiver. The invention further relates to a metering method for measuring mass flow-rates of the gas, oil and water phases in a wet gas, in which the above apparatus is used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jige CHEN, Bin XU, Zhiyong WU, Zhengdong CHENG, Hongdi LI
  • Publication number: 20190212457
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to devices, systems and methods for determining a position of a photon gamma interaction in a PET detector. The PET detector may include a crystal array and a single-end read-out structure. The single-end read-out structure may include a photon-sensor array optically coupled with the crystal array. The crystal array may include a plurality of crystal elements arranged along a first direction and a second direction. The crystal elements may form a plurality of crystal groups along the first direction. The PET detector may further include a plurality of optical separators of the same or different lengths configured to control light transmission in the PET detector. The position of the photon gamma interaction in a crystal group may be determined based on output information of the photon-sensor array optically coupled with the crystal group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicant: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongdi LI, Shaohui AN
  • Publication number: 20190188884
    Abstract: A method for segmenting a medical image is disclosed. The method includes acquiring MR image and PET data during a scan of the object, acquiring an air/bone ambiguous region in the MR image, the air/bone ambiguous region including air voxels and bone voxels undistinguished from each other. The method also includes assigning attenuation coefficients to the voxels of the plurality of regions and generating an attenuation map. The method further includes iteratively reconstructing the PET data and the attenuation map to generate a PET image and an estimated attenuation map. The method further includes reassigning attenuation coefficients to the voxels of the air/bone ambiguous region based on the estimated attenuation map, and distinguishing the bone voxels and air voxels in the air/bone ambiguous region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wentao ZHU, Tao FENG, Hongdi LI
  • Patent number: 10307116
    Abstract: A system and method of imaging a patient are provided. The system may include an acquisition configured to obtain a PET dataset relating to a target organ of a patient. The system may also include a processing module configured to determine a reference point of the target organ, divide the PET dataset into a plurality of data frames, and determine a motion signal of the target organ based on a plurality of first statistical parameters and a plurality of second statistical parameters. The processing module may further sort the PET dataset into a plurality of bins based on the motion signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Feng, Wentao Zhu, Hongdi Li
  • Patent number: 10311604
    Abstract: A method for generating attenuation map is disclosed. The method includes acquiring an anatomic image and PET data indicative of a subject, wherein the anatomic image comprises a plurality of voxels. The method also includes fetching a reference image to register the anatomic image, the reference image includes voxel segmentation information. The method further includes segmenting the anatomic image into a plurality of regions based on the voxel segmentation information. The method further includes generating a first attenuation map corresponding to the anatomic image by assigning attenuation coefficients to the plurality of regions. The method further includes calculating a registration accuracy between the anatomic image and the reference image. The method further includes determining a probability distribution of attenuation coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wentao Zhu, Tao Feng, Hongdi Li, Miaofei Han
  • Patent number: 10282871
    Abstract: A method may include; obtaining a 3D CT image of a scanning area of a subject; obtaining PET data of the scanning area of the subject; gating the PET data based on a plurality of motion phases; reconstructing a plurality of gated 3D PET images; registering the plurality of gated 3D PET images with a reference 3D PET image; determining a motion vector field corresponding to a gated 3D PET image of the plurality of gated 3D PET images based on the registration; determining a motion phase for each of the plurality of CT image layers; correcting, for each of the plurality of CT image layers, the CT image layer with respect to a reference motion phase; and reconstructing a gated PET image with respect to the reference motion phase based on the corrected CT image layers and the PET data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI UNITED IMAGING HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jizhe Wang, Tao Feng, Hongdi Li, Wentao Zhu
  • Patent number: 10255694
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for reconstructing an Emission Computed Tomography (ECT) image. The systems, having at least one machine each of which has at least one processor and storage, may perform the methods to obtain ECT projection data, the ECT projection data corresponding to a plurality of voxels; determine a plurality of gate numbers for the plurality of voxels, the plurality of gate numbers relating to motion information of the plurality of voxels; and reconstruct an ECT image based on the ECT projection data and the plurality of gate numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Tao Feng, Wentao Zhu, Hongdi Li
  • Publication number: 20190101655
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to PET imaging systems and methods. The systems may execute the methods to obtain an anatomical image of a subject acquired when the subject remains in a breath-hold status; obtain PET data of the subject, the PET data corresponding to a respiration signal with a plurality of respiratory phases of the subject, the respiratory phases including a first respiratory phase and a second respiratory phase; gate the PET data; reconstruct a plurality of gated PET images, the plurality of gated PET images including a first gated PET image corresponding to the first respiratory phase and a second gated PET image corresponding to the second respiratory phase; determine a first motion vector field between the first gated PET image and the second gated PET image; determine a second motion vector field between the anatomical image and the second gated PET image; and reconstruct an attenuation corrected PET image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Applicant: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Jizhe WANG, Hongdi Li, Tao FENG
  • Publication number: 20190066341
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for determining a target activity map and a target attenuation map for producing a PET image. The systems may execute the methods to acquire, based on a PET system, a first dataset relating to coincidence events with TOF information, and a second dataset relating to single events. The systems may also execute the methods to determine a target activity map and a target attenuation map based on the first dataset and the second dataset through a plurality of iterations. The systems may further execute the methods to generate the PET image based on the target activity map and the target attenuation map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Tao FENG, Jizhe WANG, Wentao ZHU, Hongdi LI
  • Publication number: 20190066342
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for reconstructing a PET image. The systems may execute the methods to acquire PET data of a subject. The PET data may include position information of a plurality of coincident events. The plurality of coincident events may include scattering events and random events. The systems may execute the methods to select a portion of the PET data from the PET data based on the position information. The systems may execute the methods to reconstruct a first preliminary image of the subject based on the selected portion of the PET data, and project the first preliminary image. The systems may execute the methods to may determine, based on the PET data and the projection of the first preliminary image, preliminary correction data relating to the scattering events and the random events.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2017
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Applicant: UIH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Wentao ZHU, Hongdi LI