Patents by Inventor Mario Zeller

Mario Zeller 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: 11137465
    Abstract: Method and system for cleaning a magnetic resonance measurement dataset. In the method, a GRAPPA kernel is calibrated on the measurement dataset, k-space values of the measurement dataset are verified against a predefined intensity criterion in order to identify false values, the k-space values of the measurement dataset are reconstructed point-by-point using the calibrated GRAPPA kernel from respective others of the k-space values, and the false values are replaced with the corresponding reconstructed k-space values in order to generate a cleaned measurement dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Vester, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11119174
    Abstract: A storage medium, a magnetic resonance apparatus, and a method for obtaining a correction factor to balance a mismatch between gradient moments are disclosed herein. The method includes providing a magnetic resonance raw dataset, the generation of which includes acquiring the k-space of the magnetic resonance raw dataset in several partial measurements, wherein in each partial measurement, several k-space lines are at least partially sampled by setting a given set of acquisition parameters, applying at least one radio frequency excitation pulse, applying a first gradient in a predetermined direction, applying a second gradient in the predetermined direction, and reading out the magnetic resonance signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11112480
    Abstract: A method is provided for generating a signal-to-noise improved magnetic resonance (MR) image of an object under examination in an MR system using a compressed sensing technology. The method includes determining a first MR signal data set of the object under examination in which a corresponding k-space is randomly subsampled; determining a location dependent sensitivity map for each of at least one receiving coil used to detect MR signals of the first MR signal data set in the location where the object under examination is located; and determining the MR image using an optimization process of the compressed sensing technology in which a location dependent regularization parameter is used, wherein the location dependent regularization parameter is determined based on the location dependent sensitivity map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Kartäusch, Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20210231762
    Abstract: An embodiment of a method for recording diagnostic measurement data of a knee of an examination object in knee imaging by a magnetic resonance device, includes performing an overview scan of the knee of the examination object, wherein overview measurement data is acquired in the overview scan, and performing diagnostic scans of the knee of the examination object based on the acquired overview measurement data, wherein two-dimensional diagnostic measurement data is acquired in the diagnostic scans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicants: Siemens Healthcare GmbH, The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Jan FRITZ, Dingxin WANG, Esther RAITHEL, Thomas BECK, Flavio CARINCI, Mario ZELLER
  • Publication number: 20210231763
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to techniques for reducing eddy current-induced magnetic field interferences for a diffusion imaging pulse sequence. A gradient impulse response function (GIRF) is determined, and an interference gradient sequence (Gx/y/z(t)) is defined on the basis of the diffusion imaging pulse sequence. A time interval (t1, t2) is determined for the acquisition of diffusion image data. On the basis of the determined gradient impulse response function (GIRF) and the interference gradient sequence (Gx/y/z(t)), a time-dependent magnetic field deviation (?Bx/y/z(t)) in the determined time interval (t1, t2) is determined. An image distortion of an acquisition of diffusion imaging is compensated, which takes place by application of the diffusion imaging pulse sequence on the basis of the determined magnetic field deviation (?Bx/y/z(t)).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Adam Kettinger, Josef Pfeuffer, Manuel Stich, Thorsten Feiweier, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11071502
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for characterizing an obstacle within an examination object using a medical image data set by the use of a database containing at least one data class, a trained artificial neural network defines and develops relationships between different obstacles, features and medical imaging data sets. A data entry of a data class is assigned by the neural network to the obstacle within the examination object and the obstacle within the examination object is characterized in an electronic output by this data entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20210223342
    Abstract: In a method for MRI of an object, spins of a first material and spins of a second material are excited. An in-phase echo signal is acquired when the spins are in-phase and an out-of-phase echo signal is acquired, when the spins are out of phase. A first image for the first material and/or a second image for the second material is generated by a computing unit depending on the in-phase echo signal and the out-of-phase echo signal. For acquiring the out-of-phase echo signal, a momentum space is sampled asymmetrically in a read-out direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Nadine Dispenza, Dominik Paul, Manuel Stich, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20210223344
    Abstract: In a method for generating at least one MR image of an object in an MR system comprising a plurality of signal receiving coils, a sequence of RF pulses are applied in order to generate a plurality of MR signal echoes, the MR signal-echoes are detected with the plurality of signal receiving coils in a 3-dimension-al k-space, and the at least one MR image is reconstructed using the non-homogeneous under sampled 3-dimensional k-space based on a compressed sensing technology. The 3-dimensional k-space may be undersampled with a plurality of spiral trajectories having different radii resulting in a non-homogeneous undersampled 3-dimensional k-space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2021
    Publication date: July 22, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Nadine Dispenza, Dominik Paul, Manuel Stich, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11067656
    Abstract: In a method for operating an MRI device, image data is acquired using a spin echo sequence with an additional readout per pulse train for acquiring correction data. By comparing subsequent correction data of later pulse trains to reference data acquired during a first pulse train of the sequence a difference indicating a parameter shift is determined. A corresponding compensation is then automatically determined in dependence on the difference and is applied to a set of predetermined parameters for at least a respective next pulse train and/or to the image data acquired in at least a respective next pulse train of the sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11067655
    Abstract: In a method for creating a first and a second image dataset of an examination object, a train of RF refocusing pulses are radiated into the examination object after the radiation of an RF excitation pulse to generate a spin echo signal after each radiated RF refocusing pulse, phase encoding gradients are activated for encoding the phases of the spin echo signals generated, and readout gradients are activated in each case in a readout window to read out the generated spin echo signals as measurement data. The readout windows alternately include a first time point at which the phases of the different spin species in the spin echo signal are the same, and a second time point at which the phases of the different spin species in the spin echo signal are not the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11054493
    Abstract: In a method for generating an MR image of an object, k-space of the MR image is separated into blades. In each blade, parallel k-space lines are provided which are separated in a phase encoding direction (PED). Each blade has a different rotation angle around a common center relative to the remaining blades. A spatial extent of the object is determined. For the blades, the extent of the object in the corresponding PED is determined. A blade specific extent of a field of view (FOV) in the PED is determined for each of the blades based on the corresponding extent of the object in the PED. The extent of the FOV in the PED differs for at least one of the blades from the extent of the remaining blades, and sampling the k-space with the blades with the determined blade specific FOV as determined for each of the blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Zeller, Dominik Paul
  • Patent number: 11054494
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed related to recording a magnetic resonance image data set of a region of a patient with a magnetic resonance device using a multislice imaging technique. The multislice technique may be applied simultaneously with at least partial undersampling in a slice plane. The magnetic resonance data may be read out from a set of excited slices simultaneously and, by means of a slice separation algorithm that is calibrated using reference data recorded in a separate reference scan, may be allocated to the simultaneously read-out slices. Subsequently, an undersampling algorithm compensating for the undersampling in the slice plane may be applied to the undersampled magnetic resonance data of the individual slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Zeller, Flavio Carinci, Dominik Paul
  • Publication number: 20210192801
    Abstract: In a method for generating synthetic medical image data, first image data of an object under examination including a first value for a property is acquired, second image data of the object under examination including a second value for the property is acquired, the second value of the property of the second image data is matched to the first value to modify the second image data to generate synthetic image data, and the synthetic image data is provided (e.g. in electronic form as a data file). The first image data can be captured with a first magnetic resonance device at a first point in time, and the second image data can be captured with a second magnetic resonance device at a second point in time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventor: Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11029382
    Abstract: Techniques are described for generating an MR image of an object using a multi spin-echo based imaging sequence with a plurality of k space segments using a preparation pulse. The technique included acquiring a first k-space dataset of the object using a first echo time and a first delay after the preparation pulse before the several spin-echoes are acquired. The technique further includes acquiring a second k space dataset of the object using a second echo time and a second delay after the preparation pulse, with at least one of the second echo time and the second delay time being different from the corresponding first echo time and the first delay time, generating a combined k space, and generating the MR image based on the combined k space dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Flavio Carinci, Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11029383
    Abstract: A method for operating a magnetic resonance device includes using an acquisition technique using a plurality of coil elements of a transmit and/or receive coil in parallel. For each coil element, a sensitivity map describing the spatial sensitivity of the respective coil element is acquired at the start of the acquisition procedure and used in the reconstruction of a magnetic resonance image dataset from the magnetic resonance data. Magnetic resonance data of the individual coil elements is thus merged. Reference information indicating the position of the patient and/or of the coil elements is measured at the start of the examination procedure. Comparison information supplementary thereto is measured during the acquisition procedure. A reacquisition of at least a portion of the sensitivity maps is performed if at least one recalibration criterion describing a deviation exceeding a threshold value is fulfilled in a comparison of the comparison data with the reference data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Paul, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20210158514
    Abstract: A method for compiling a dental overview map of the dentition of an examination object on the basis of magnetic resonance (MR) data from a MR measurement of the dentition. An MR measurement for acquiring MR data if performed from the dentition. An analysis of sections of the dentition is performed in order to determine an abnormality on the basis of the MR data, wherein a section of the dentition includes a subset of the number of teeth in the dentition, and an abnormality is determined in at least one section. A dental overview map is compiled as a function of the MR data and the abnormality of the at least one section of the dentition. The dental overview map is provided. Also, an MR apparatus with a computer, and a computer program product directly loadable into a data storage device of a computer of an MR apparatus in order to carry out the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Greiser, Lars Lauer, Rene Kartmann, David Grodzki, Mario Zeller
  • Publication number: 20210156945
    Abstract: In a method and system for reducing motion artifacts in magnetic resonance image data acquired from a facial region of a patient, the patient is positioned in an imaging region of a magnetic resonance imaging device configured to perform a magnetic resonance measurement of the facial region of the patient, the magnetic resonance measurement is performed to acquire magnetic resonance image data of the facial region of the patient, and a motion correction technique is employed exploiting an accessibility to the facial region of the patient during the magnetic resonance measurement. The motion correction technique advantageously reduces an influence of a patient motion on the magnetic resonance image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: David Grodzki, Mario Zeller, Carmel Hayes, Rene Kartmann
  • Publication number: 20210158582
    Abstract: In a system and method for performing MR image reconstruction based on acquired MR measurement data of an organ structure of a patient, the MR measurement data of the organ structure is received, a-priori information about the organ structure from which the MR measurement data have been acquired is received, MR image reconstruction is performed based on the MR measurement data and taking into account the a-priori information, and the reconstructed MR image data is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Mario Zeller, David Grodzki
  • Publication number: 20210158563
    Abstract: In a method for performing a magnetic resonance measurement of an organ structure of a patient using a magnetic resonance imaging system adapted to the imaging of the organ structure: a correct positioning of the organ structure of the patient is ascertained, a correct positioning of the magnetic resonance imaging system with regard to the positioning of the organ structure of the patient is ascertained, a magnetic resonance scanning protocol is selected, a spatial coverage of the magnetic resonance measurement with regard to the organ structure to be imaged is adjusted, and the magnetic resonance measurement is performed to acquire magnetic resonance image data of the organ structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Applicant: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Rinck, David Grodzki, Rene Kartmann, Mario Zeller
  • Patent number: 11016155
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for recording a magnetic resonance dataset with a number of reception coils, wherein the measurement signals of the magnetic resonance dataset contain measurement signals from at least two slices, the measurement signals are recorded segmented by the measurement signals being recorded in a first area of k-space with a first scanning density and in a second area of k-space with a second scanning density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare GmbH
    Inventors: Flavio Carinci, Mario Zeller