Patents by Inventor John Irvin Jackson

John Irvin Jackson 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: 20210093277
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating a diagnostic cardiac image using a CT system without ECG gating techniques. In one example, a method for an imaging system includes determining a scanning duration for scanning a heart of a patient with the imaging system based on a heart rate of the patient, scanning the patient with the imaging system for the scanning duration, the scanning commenced independent of a current phase of a cardiac cycle of the heart of the patient, and reconstructing an image from data acquired during the scanning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Publication date: April 1, 2021
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, John Londt, Darin Robert Okerlund
  • Publication number: 20190370956
    Abstract: An imaging system and method acquires non-contrast images of a region of interest in a body and determines an entrance criterion based on the non-contrast images. The entrance criterion dictates conditions in which to begin acquiring contrast imaging exposures of the region of interest. An amount of a contrast agent is measured in one or more locations in the imaged body subsequent to acquiring the non-contrast images. The system and method determine that the one or more conditions of the entrance criterion are met based on the amount of the contrast agent that is measured in the imaged body, and acquire one or more contrast images of the region of interest in the imaged body responsive to determining that the one or more conditions of the entrance criterion are met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Publication date: December 5, 2019
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, Amy Deubig, John Londt, Christine Carol Hammond, Scott McOlash, Vignesha Ramegowda
  • Patent number: 10475216
    Abstract: An imaging system determines a heart rate of a patient, a cardiac disease state, and/or a target cardiac anatomy of the patient. The system calculates an image acquisition time range from a patient population model using the heart rate, the cardiac disease state, and/or the target anatomy. The model represents relationships between cardiac motion of other patients and time or cardiac phases of the other patients. The system also determines imaging settings to acquire image data of the target anatomy during the image acquisition time range that is calculated. Imaging the target anatomy of the patient according to the imaging settings generates image data of the target anatomy having less cardiac motion and/or a reduced image acquisition time range relative to determining the imaging settings without using the patient population model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, John Londt, Eric Gros, Dave Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20190266760
    Abstract: An imaging system determines a heart rate of a patient, a cardiac disease state, and/or a target cardiac anatomy of the patient. The system calculates an image acquisition time range from a patient population model using the heart rate, the cardiac disease state, and/or the target anatomy. The model represents relationships between cardiac motion of other patients and time or cardiac phases of the other patients. The system also determines imaging settings to acquire image data of the target anatomy during the image acquisition time range that is calculated. Imaging the target anatomy of the patient according to the imaging settings generates image data of the target anatomy having less cardiac motion and/or a reduced image acquisition time range relative to determining the imaging settings without using the patient population model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, John Londt, Eric Gros, Dave Chevalier
  • Publication number: 20190231296
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adjusting medical imaging parameters based on imaging parameters used during a previous imaging session. In one embodiment, a method for a computed tomography (CT) system includes reducing a radiation level of at least one CT scan of one or more successive CT scans performed on a patient based on CT scan information obtained from a previous CT scan performed on the patient, the radiation level reduced relative to a radiation level of the previous CT scan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, Dominic Joseph Crotty, Franco Rupcich, John Londt, Mark Vincent Profio, Darin Robert Okerlund
  • Patent number: 10349909
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that acquire image data of a first location of a region of interest (ROI) when located in a field of view of a medical imaging system as a contrast material injected into the ROI passes through the first location. The systems and methods further determine from the image data of the first location when a first contrast metric is reached, and after determining the image data of the first location, position the second location of the ROI in the field of view of the medical imaging system. The systems and methods further acquire image data of the second location as the contrast material passes through the second location, and determine from the image data of the second location when the contrast material reaches a second contrast metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Darin Robert Okerlund, Mark Vincent Profio, Christine Carol Hammond, John Irvin Jackson, Judy Marie Graney, Chelsey Amanda Lewis
  • Publication number: 20190122401
    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: December 17, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    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: 10265044
    Abstract: A system includes an imaging acquisition unit, a reconstruction unit, and a determination system. The imaging acquisition unit is configured to perform a scan to acquire imaging information of a patient. The reconstruction unit is configured to reconstruct an image using the imaging information. The determination system is communicatively coupled to the imaging acquisition unit and the reconstruction unit. The determination system includes at least one processor configured to: acquire performance information corresponding to the scan; determine a scan quality for the scan based on the performance information; determine an update to a protocol used to at least one of acquire the imaging information or reconstruct the image; and provide control information to at least one of the imaging acquisition unit or the reconstruction unit to implement the determined update for at least one of performing a subsequent scan or reconstructing a subsequent image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, John Londt, Darin Okerlund, John Irvin Jackson
  • 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: 20180242942
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for cardiac computed tomography imaging. In one embodiment, a method comprises reconstructing an image from projection data acquired during a scan with a reconstruction time determined based on a model relating a timing of an event to be imaged to a heart rate measured during the scan. In this way, the timing of a reconstruction may be consistently applied for a series of reconstructions, thereby inherently registering the reconstructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, Mark Edward Woodford
  • Publication number: 20180061045
    Abstract: A system includes an imaging acquisition unit, a reconstruction unit, and a determination system. The imaging acquisition unit is configured to perform a scan to acquire imaging information of a patient. The reconstruction unit is configured to reconstruct an image using the imaging information. The determination system is communicatively coupled to the imaging acquisition unit and the reconstruction unit. The determination system includes at least one processor configured to: acquire performance information corresponding to the scan; determine a scan quality for the scan based on the performance information; determine an update to a protocol used to at least one of acquire the imaging information or reconstruct the image; and provide control information to at least one of the imaging acquisition unit or the reconstruction unit to implement the determined update for at least one of performing a subsequent scan or reconstructing a subsequent image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Publication date: March 1, 2018
    Inventors: Mark Vincent Profio, John Londt, Darin Okerlund, John Irvin Jackson
  • Publication number: 20170209113
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptive scan control. In one embodiment, a method comprises, during a scan session, performing a first scan of a heart of a subject using a first scan protocol, performing a second scan of the heart using a second scan protocol, and performing a third scan of the heart using the first scan protocol, and while performing the first scan and the third scan, adjusting a scan rate of the first scan protocol based on a heart rate of the subject. In this way, multiple scan protocols, such as angiography and perfusion scan protocols, can be interleaved within a single scan and the scan protocol may be adapted to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Publication date: July 27, 2017
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, Darin Robert Okerlund, Christine Carol Hammond
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170000440
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that acquire image data of a first location of a region of interest (ROI) when located in a field of view of a medical imaging system as a contrast material injected into the ROI passes through the first location. The systems and methods further determine from the image data of the first location when a first contrast metric is reached, and after determining the image data of the first location, position the second location of the ROI in the field of view of the medical imaging system. The systems and methods further acquire image data of the second location as the contrast material passes through the second location, and determine from the image data of the second location when the contrast material reaches a second contrast metric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Inventors: Darin Robert Okerlund, Mark Vincent Profio, Christine Carol Hammond, John Irvin Jackson, Judy Marie Graney, Chelsey Amanda Lewis
  • 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: 8811707
    Abstract: A system and method for distributed and coordinated image processing of tomographic images utilizing processors on a medical imaging device and a separate workstation is disclosed. The system includes an image acquisition device to acquire image data of a subject and an image processor to receive the image data therefrom. The image processor is programmed to reconstruct initial images of a region-of-interest (ROI) from the image data, identify initial images on which to perform image correction, and generate an image correction request for the images identified for image correction, with the image correction request specifying a processing operation to be performed on the respective images. The image processor is further programmed to transfer the reconstructed initial images to a separate workstation that automatically initiates the image correction upon verifying a presence of an image correction request on the initial images so as to generate corrected images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, Darin Robert Okerlund, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Maria Iatrou, Jed Douglas Pack
  • Publication number: 20130051643
    Abstract: A system and method for distributed and coordinated image processing of tomographic images utilizing processors on a medical imaging device and a separate workstation is disclosed. The system includes an image acquisition device to acquire image data of a subject and an image processor to receive the image data therefrom. The image processor is programmed to reconstruct initial images of a region-of-interest (ROI) from the image data, identify initial images on which to perform image correction, and generate an image correction request for the images identified for image correction, with the image correction request specifying a processing operation to be performed on the respective images. The image processor is further programmed to transfer the reconstructed initial images to a separate workstation that automatically initiates the image correction upon verifying a presence of an image correction request on the initial images so as to generate corrected images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: John Irvin Jackson, Darin Robert Okerlund, Bernhard Erich Hermann Claus, Maria Iatrou, Jed Douglas Pack
  • 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