Patents by Inventor Ronaldus P.J. Hermans

Ronaldus P.J. Hermans 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: 20100074504
    Abstract: A method for acquiring fusion images of a periodically moving body organ and an apparatus adapted to implement such method is described. In a preferred embodiment of the method, X-rays are irradiated to the body organ and a multiplicity of mask images is acquired by X-ray detection at a high image acquisition rate of at least 60 frames per second. Then, contrast medium is injected into vessels of the body organ and subsequently at least one contrast image of the body organ with the contrast medium included in the vessels is acquired by X-ray detection. A matching image from the multiplicity of mask images is determined which has been acquired at substantially the same stage of the movement of the body organ as the contrast image. By calculating the difference between the matching mask image and the at least one contrast image a subtraction image of the body organ can be obtained and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Antonius J.C. Bruijns, Ronaldus P.J. Hermans, Peter M.J. Rongen, Jarl J.P. Blijd, Herman Stegehuis, Joerg Bredno