Patents by Inventor Jerome Knoplioch

Jerome Knoplioch 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: 10186056
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating vascular flow using CT imaging include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to acquire a first set of data comprising anatomical information of an imaging subject, the anatomical information comprises information of at least one vessel. The instructions further cause the computer to process the anatomical information to generate an image volume comprising the at least one vessel, generate hemodynamic information based on the image volume, and acquire a second set of data of the imaging subject. The computer is also caused to generate an image comprising the hemodynamic information in combination with a visualization based on the second set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert F. Senzig, Ravikanth Avancha, Bijan Dorri, Sandeep Dutta, Steven J. Gray, Jiang Hsieh, John Irvin Jackson, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Paul Edgar Licato, Darin Robert Okerlund, Toshihiro Rifu, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Basel Taha, Peter Michael Edic, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Publication number: 20180046758
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for recording anonymized volumetric data from medical image visualization software are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a medical image; anonymizing the medical image outside of a region of interest by degrading the medical image outside a region corresponding to the region of interest and maintaining the resolution of the medical image inside the region corresponding to the region of interest; extracting data from the medical image; and generating an archive based on the anonymized medical image and the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Nicolas Gogin, Jerome Knoplioch
  • Patent number: 8630470
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of processing a radiological image of an organ, the organ being connected to a flow circulation network, and comprising steps according to which: an operator or a processing means defines a contour to delimit a zone of interest in the radiological image of the organ; the processing means determines part of the network in which the flow supplies the zone of interest or originates from this zone of interest; and a display means displays the determined part of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Comany
    Inventors: Eric Pichon, Yves Trousset, Jerome Knoplioch
  • Publication number: 20120243761
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating vascular flow using CT imaging include a computer readable storage medium having stored thereon a computer program comprising instructions, which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to acquire a first set of data comprising anatomical information of an imaging subject, the anatomical information comprises information of at least one vessel. The instructions further cause the computer to process the anatomical information to generate an image volume comprising the at least one vessel, generate hemodynamic information based on the image volume, and acquire a second set of data of the imaging subject. The computer is also caused to generate an image comprising the hemodynamic information in combination with a visualization based on the second set of data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Robert F. Senzig, Ravikanth Avancha, Bijan Dorri, Sandeep Dutta, Steven J. Gray, Jiang Hsieh, John Irvin Jackson, Giridhar Jothiprasad, Paul Edgar Licato, Darin Robert Okerlund, Toshihiro Rifu, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Basel Taha, Peter Michael Edic, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Patent number: 8059900
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first response including a plurality of potential first objects of interest of a first shape from data regarding a region of interest (ROI), generating a second response including a plurality of second objects of interest for a second shape different than the first shape from the data regarding the ROI, and performing a morphological closing on the second response to produce a second cleaned response including a plurality of completed second objects. The method also includes decreasing the number of potential objects of interest in the first response by deleting any potential first objects that overlap any completed second objects to obtain a cleaned first response, and generating an image using at least one of the first cleaned response and the second cleaned response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Matthieu Denis Ferrant, Saad Ahmed Sirohey, Paulo Ricardo dos Santos Mendonca, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Patent number: 8019133
    Abstract: A system and a method for extracting regions of interest from a medical image in order to obtain an image useable by a user. The system includes a user interface comprising virtual buttons that the user can select using an input, the buttons enabling the user to control a selected region extraction method using a region growth method to extract a region The region extraction method depend on which virtual buttons are selected by the user. The user interface also includes a window in which the result of extraction of the region of interest can be displayed, as the region is being grown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jérôme Knoplioch, Fabrice Poupon
  • Patent number: 7565000
    Abstract: A system and method for segmenting and editing anatomical objects from medical images is disclosed. The system may be a medical diagnostic imaging system. A computer unit may execute computer software for segmenting anatomical objects from medical images. The computer software may extract an anatomical object from planar curves. The computer software may extract an anatomical object by computing the centerline of the anatomical object. A set of reformatted images may then be derived based on the centerline of the object. A user may then provide input in the form of user drawn contours on a plurality of reformatted images. In an embodiment the reformatted images may include a reformatted longitudinal view, a curved reformatted view, or a lumen view. The user drawn contours may correspond to the boundaries of the anatomical object to be segmented. The anatomical object may then be extracted based on the user drawn contours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Renaud Capolunghi, Laurent Launay, Jerome Knoplioch, Pál Csongor Sprencz
  • Patent number: 7558417
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a three-dimensional (3D) image representative of an initial volume of interest (VOI) containing a lesion is disclosed. The 3D image has an associated binary map having voxels associated with a thresholded variance map of the initial VOI. The initial VOI has boundaries that may be defined by a cube. A final VOI is determined that is less than the initial VOI, where the final VOI is a function of the number of transitions from a boundary voxel to a filtered voxel at an outer boundary of the lesion. The final VOI is then analyzed to determine a nodule consistency class, classified based upon the computed nodule consistency class by applying a voxel-clustering algorithm, and displayed with respect to three classifications of tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jérôme Knoplioch, Matthieu Denis Ferrant, Patrick Derréal
  • Publication number: 20080125640
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method of processing a radiological image of an organ, the organ being connected to a flow circulation network, and comprising steps according to which: an operator or a processing means defines a contour to delimit a zone of interest in the radiological image of the organ; the processing means determines part of the network in which the flow supplies the zone of interest or originates from this zone of interest; and a display means displays the determined part of the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: Eric Pichon, Yves Trousset, Jerome Knoplioch
  • Publication number: 20080008373
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for synchronized viewing of a plurality of images of an object. Corresponding landmarks of an object are synchronized between a first image set and a second image set. In an embodiment, the landmarks are folds of a human colon and the first image set and second images sets are computerized tomography scans, at least one image set being a prone scan of a portion of anatomy and at least one image set being a supine scan of a portion of the anatomy. An indicator for at least a first location in a first image set is displayed. The location of a second location in a second image set of an object is determined, wherein the second location corresponds to the first location of the object. The second location in the second image set is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: January 10, 2008
    Inventors: Saad Sirohey, Gopal Avinash, Jerome Knoplioch, Laurent Launay, Renaud Capolunghi
  • Patent number: 7286866
    Abstract: A method of creating 3D models to be used for cardiac interventional procedure planning. Acquisition data is obtained from a medical imaging system and cardiac image data is created in response to the acquisition data. A 3D model is created in response to the cardiac image data and three anatomical landmarks are identified on the 3D model. The 3D model is sent to an interventional system where the 3D model is in a format that can be imported and registered with the interventional system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Assignees: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC, Jasbir S. Sra
    Inventors: Darin R. Okerlund, Hui David He, Jerome Knoplioch, Jasbir S. Sra, Mark E. Woodford
  • Publication number: 20070116335
    Abstract: A system and method for segmenting and editing anatomical objects from medical images is disclosed. The system may be a medical diagnostic imaging system. A computer unit may execute computer software for segmenting anatomical objects from medical images. The computer software may extract an anatomical object from planar curves. The computer software may extract an anatomical object by computing the centerline of the anatomical object. A set of reformatted images may then be derived based on the centerline of the object. A user may then provide input in the form of user drawn contours on a plurality of reformatted images. In an embodiment the reformatted images may include a reformatted longitudinal view, a curved reformatted view, or a lumen view. The user drawn contours may correspond to the boundaries of the anatomical object to be segmented. The anatomical object may then be extracted based on the user drawn contours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Inventors: Renaud Capolunghi, Laurent Launay, Jerome Knoplioch, Pal Sprencz
  • Patent number: 7218765
    Abstract: For the purpose of providing an image projection method for incorporating all data values along a projection axis on a projection image produced from three-dimensional data, a pixel value G at a point of intersection of the projection axis and projection plane is determined as: G = ? ( ? i = 1 n ? ? V ? ? i / n ) r - ? i = 1 n ? ( ? V ? ? i / n ) r ? 1 / r , where the number of three-dimensional data values along the projection axis is denoted by n, a data value is denoted by Vi, and a real number greater than one is denoted by r.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jerome Knoplioch, Yasuhiro Imai
  • Patent number: 7191101
    Abstract: Method of estimation and segmentation of the volume of a three-dimensional object in medical imagery, in which: one defines a given number of base points constituting a first three-dimensional shape defined by facets; each facet of the first shape being defined by three segments, the segments are divided by defining second order points adapted to the contour of the object, so as to constitute a second three-dimensional shape closer to the contour of the object than the first shape; each segment is iteratively divided into subsegments adjusted by defining third order points adapted to the contour of the object, so as to constitute a third three-dimensional shape closer to the contour of the object than the second shape; then, the volume of the third three-dimensional shape is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2007
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems SA
    Inventors: Jérôme Knoplioch, Eric Stefani
  • Publication number: 20070019850
    Abstract: A system and a method for extracting regions of interest from a medical image in order to obtain an image useable by a user. The system includes a user interface comprising virtual buttons that the user can select using an input, the buttons enabling the user to control a selected region extraction method using a region growth method to extract a region The region extraction method depend on which virtual buttons are selected by the user. The user interface also includes a window in which the result of extraction of the region of interest can be displayed, as the region is being grown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Publication date: January 25, 2007
    Inventors: Jerome Knoplioch, Fabrice Poupon
  • Publication number: 20060122501
    Abstract: A method for selecting and/or labeling a vessel image includes operating an imaging system to obtain reconstructed image data including a volume having vessels therein. A bone removal routine is then applied to the reconstructed image data to produce a bone-free image. An initial point on a main vessel in the bone-free image is located, and bifurcation points and branches departing from the main vessel are identified. An adjacency graph of each branch coming from the main vessel is built. The method includes either or both of selecting and displaying a best or at least a favorable path through the vessels in accordance with predetermined criteria using the adjacency branch, or labeling and displaying branches of the main vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Publication date: June 8, 2006
    Inventors: Ruben Lara-Montalvo, Laurent Stefani, Laurent Launay, Jerome Knoplioch
  • Publication number: 20060115137
    Abstract: A method for analyzing a three-dimensional (3D) image representative of an initial volume of interest (VOI) containing a lesion is disclosed. The 3D image has an associated binary map having voxels associated with a thresholded variance map of the initial VOI. The initial VOI has boundaries that may be defined by a cube. A final VOI is determined that is less than the initial VOI, where the final VOI is a function of the number of transitions from a boundary voxel to a filtered voxel at an outer boundary of the lesion. The final VOI is then analyzed to determine a nodule consistency class, classified based upon the computed nodule consistency class by applying a voxel-clustering algorithm, and displayed with respect to three classifications of tissue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Publication date: June 1, 2006
    Inventors: Jerome Knoplioch, Matthieu Ferrant, Patrick Derreal
  • Patent number: 7046835
    Abstract: Method and system for processing vascular radiography images which have been reconstructed by three-dimensional modelling, in which: from this three-dimensional modelling there is determined a three-dimensional model known as the masked model which features the calcified elements and the prosthetic elements, but not the vascular elements; a three-dimensional model known as the subtracted model, which features the vascular elements alone, is determined; these two models are merged, weighting their voxels so as to increase the contrast between the images of the masked model and the images of the subtracted model; and summing the voxels thus weighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Laurent Launay, Fabienne Betting, Jerome Knoplioch
  • Publication number: 20060079743
    Abstract: A method includes generating a first response including a plurality of potential first objects of interest of a first shape from data regarding a region of interest (ROI), generating a second response including a plurality of second objects of interest for a second shape different than the first shape from the data regarding the ROI, and performing a morphological closing on the second response to produce a second cleaned response including a plurality of completed second objects. The method also includes decreasing the number of potential objects of interest in the first response by deleting any potential first objects that overlap any completed second objects to obtain a cleaned first response, and generating an image using at least one of the first cleaned response and the second cleaned response.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Publication date: April 13, 2006
    Inventors: Matthieu Ferrant, Saad Sirohey, Paulo Mendonca, Jerome Knoplioch, Rahul Bhotika
  • Patent number: 7013032
    Abstract: An image management system (10), includes a PACS system. The PACS system (10) includes a PACS server (20) coupled to a communications network (22) and a plurality of PACS workstations (40) also coupled to a communications network (22). Each PACS workstation (40) is configured to receive two dimensional image information and produce a three dimensional image rendering on the PACS workstation (40). The three dimensional image rendering is communicated to the PACS server (20) for storage and later retrieval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: The General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yaseen Samara, William M. Stoval, Neil D. D'Souza, Rahul Choudhury, Greg J. Angst, David W. Kurzynski, Jerome Knoplioch