Patents by Inventor Michael E. Zalis

Michael E. Zalis 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: 20200258628
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for using a communications network coupling a plurality of computer systems, a database, and a at least one external data source together to facilitate communication therebetween. The plurality of computer systems is configured to extract at least one term from a medical order for the patient, identify at least one medical concept related to an extracted term, and identify at least one medical data element related to an identified medical concept. The plurality of computer system is further configured to query the database for the identified at least one medical data element, query the at least one external data source to retrieve at least one guideline for performing at least one intervention associated with the at least one medical data element, and generate a user interface that displays at least a portion of a result from the queries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Michael E. Zalis, Mitchell A. Harris, Creagh Milford, Timothy Ferris
  • Patent number: 10541054
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for using a communications network coupling a plurality of computer systems, a database, and a at least one external data source together to facilitate communication therebetween. The plurality of computer systems is configured to extract at least one term from a medical order for the patient, identify at least one medical concept related to an extracted term, and identify at least one medical data element related to an identified medical concept. The plurality of computer system is further configured to query the database for the identified at least one medical data element, query the at least one external data source to retrieve at least one guideline for performing at least one intervention associated with the at least one medical data element, and generate a user interface that displays at least a portion of a result from the queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
    Inventors: Michael E. Zalis, Mitchell A. Harris, Creagh Milford, Timothy Ferris
  • Publication number: 20160203281
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for using a communications network coupling a plurality of computer systems, a database, and a at least one external data source together to facilitate communication therebetween. The plurality of computer systems is configured to extract at least one term from a medical order for the patient, identify at least one medical concept related to an extracted term, and identify at least one medical data element related to an identified medical concept. The plurality of computer system is further configured to query the database for the identified at least one medical data element, query the at least one external data source to retrieve at least one guideline for performing at least one intervention associated with the at least one medical data element, and generate a user interface that displays at least a portion of a result from the queries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: July 14, 2016
    Inventors: Michael E. ZALIS, Mitchell E. HARRIS, Creagh MILFORD, Timothy FERRIS
  • Patent number: 9305052
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a patient abstract containing data about a patient selected from the patient's medical records is presented. A medical order for a patent is analyzed and at least one term is extracted from the medical order. Based upon the extracted term, at least one medical concept related to an extracted term is identified. Then at least one medical data element related to an identified medical concept is identified. A database containing at least a portion of the patient's medical records is queried for the identified at least one medical data element, and at least a portion of a result from the query is displayed, for example, via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
    Inventors: Michael E. Zalis, Mitchell A. Harris
  • Publication number: 20130198225
    Abstract: A system and method for generating a patient abstract containing data about a patient selected from the patient's medical records is presented. A medical order for a patent is analyzed and at least one term is extracted from the medical order. Based upon the extracted term, at least one medical concept related to an extracted term is identified. Then at least one medical data element related to an identified medical concept is identified. A database containing at least a portion of the patient's medical records is queried for the identified at least one medical data element, and at least a portion of a result from the query is displayed, for example, via a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Michael E. Zalis, Mitchell A. Harris
  • Patent number: 8000550
    Abstract: An adaptive density correction (ADC) method and system automatically compensate for pseudo-enhancement (PEH) of voxels in computed tomography (CT) data, such as in fecal-tagged CT colonography (ftCTC), so air (or another low-contrast background) and soft tissues are represented by their usual CT attenuations. ADC estimates an amount of pseudo-enhancement energy that was received by voxels that are near tagged voxels (i.e., voxels that are tagged with a high-contrast agent), based on a first distribution scheme, such as a Gaussian distribution. ADC then iteratively distributes PEH energy received by voxels to neighboring voxels, according to another distribution scheme, which may be another Gaussian function. ADC then subtracts the total amount of PEH energy at each voxel from the CT data of the voxel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Janne Näppi, Michael E. Zalis, Wenli Cai
  • Patent number: 7965880
    Abstract: A lumen tracking method and system automatically extracts a colon from CT image data by locating landmarks in the image data, based on known anatomic features or other predictable features. If the colon is segmented, the method and system may use the landmarks to evaluate candidate segments for inclusion in the extracted colon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Janne Nappi, Michael E. Zalis, Wenli Cai
  • Patent number: 7961967
    Abstract: An adaptive density mapping (ADM) method and system automatically identify interface regions between air and material tagged with contrast agents in computed tomographic (CT) image data, then map CT attenuations of voxels outside the identified interface regions, such that voxels that represent tagged material are made to represent air or another gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Janne Näppi, Michael E. Zalis, Wenli Cai
  • Publication number: 20100278403
    Abstract: A lumen tracking method and system automatically extracts a colon from CT image data by locating landmarks in the image data, based on known anatomic features or other predictable features. If the colon is segmented, the method and system may use the landmarks to evaluate candidate segments for inclusion in the extracted colon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Janne Näppi, Michael E. Zalis, Wenli Cai
  • Patent number: 7809177
    Abstract: A lumen tracking method and system automatically extracts a colon from CT image data by locating landmarks in the image data, based on known anatomic features or other predictable features. If the colon is segmented, the method and system may use the landmarks to evaluate candidate segments for inclusion in the extracted colon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yoshida, Janne Näppi, Michael E. Zalis, Wenli Cai
  • Patent number: 7630529
    Abstract: A system for performing a virtual colonoscopy includes a system for generating digital images, a storage device for storing the digital images, a digital bowel subtraction processor coupled to receive images of a colon from the storage device and for removing the contents of the colon from the image and an automated polyp detection processor coupled to receive images of a colon from the storage device and for detecting polyps in the colon image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventor: Michael E. Zalis
  • Patent number: 6947784
    Abstract: A system for performing a virtual colonoscopy includes a system for generating digital images, a storage device for storing the digital images, a digital bowel subtraction processor coupled to receive images of a colon from the storage device and for removing the contents of the colon from the image and an automated polyp detection processor coupled to receive images of a colon from the storage device and for detecting polyps in the colon image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventor: Michael E. Zalis
  • Publication number: 20020097320
    Abstract: A system for performing a virtual colonoscopy includes a system for generating digital images, a storage device for storing the digital images, a digital bowel subtraction processor coupled to receive images of a colon from the storage device and for removing the contents of the colon from the image and an automated polyp detection processor coupled to receive images of a colon from the storage device and for detecting polyps in the colon image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Michael E. Zalis