Patents by Inventor Serge Muller

Serge Muller 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: 20220273273
    Abstract: A method for determining a lesion location in a patient for biopsy along X, Y, and Z axes. The method includes positioning the patient in an examination device to collect examination images showing the lesion. The method includes positioning the patient in a biopsy device configured for holding the patient during the biopsy and collecting a biopsy image of the patient using the biopsy device. The method includes analyzing the biopsy image to determine a measured x-coordinate and a measured y-coordinate of the lesion along the X and Y axes, respectively, analyzing the examination images to determine a calculated z-coordinate along the Z axis of the lesion, and determining the location of the lesion based on the measured x-coordinate and the measured y-coordinate from the biopsy image and the calculated z-coordinate determined from the one or more examination images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: September 1, 2022
    Applicant: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Clement Jailin, Serge Muller
  • Publication number: 20220249045
    Abstract: A system for performing a scan of internal structures of an object/patient is provided. The system includes a radiation source operative to emit a radiation beam, a radiation detector operative to receive the radiation beam and generate an output signal based at least in part on the received radiation beam, and a controller in electronic communication with the radiation source and the radiation detector and operative to generate at least one image of the object/patient. The controller is further operative to determine an offset of the at least one image relative to an image reference and to employ the offset to automatically align the at least one image with the image reference without the need for stopping the operation of the radiation source and detector to reposition the object/patient being scanned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Pablo Milioni de Carvalho, Serge Muller
  • Publication number: 20220245814
    Abstract: The current disclosure provides for mapping medical images to style transferred medical images using deep neural networks, while maintaining clinical quality of the style transferred medical image, thereby enabling a clinician to evaluate medical images in a preferred style without loss of clinically relevant content. In one embodiment the current disclosure provides for a method comprising, acquiring a medical image of an anatomical region of a subject, wherein the medical image is in a first style, selecting a target style, wherein the target style is distinct from the first style, selecting a clinical quality metric, selecting a trained style transfer network based on the target style and the clinical quality metric, mapping the medical image to a style transferred medical image using the trained style transfer network, wherein the style transferred medical image is in the target style, and displaying the style transferred medical image via a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Inventors: Zhijin Li, Serge Muller, Giovanni Palma, Razvan Iordache
  • Patent number: 11375968
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for breast positioning assistance during mammography and image guided interventional procedures. In one example, a vision system is utilized to evaluate one or more of a patient position, a breast position, and breast anatomy to determine if the patient and breast are adjusted to desired positions preferred for a desired view and imaging procedure. Further, based on the evaluation, prior to acquiring x-ray images, real-time feedback may be provided to guide the user to position the breast and/or the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Serge Muller, Sridharan Pradeepkumar, Muthu Revathy Authavan, Vinay N.
  • Publication number: 20220192614
    Abstract: A mammography system includes a biopsy guidance system that employs a simplified robot arm support, to enable previously unusable locations for the mounting of the biopsy device directly to the mammography system, such as on a compression paddle, combined with a vision guidance and control system. The vision system operates to determine the position of the biopsy device and the biopsy needle tip, as well as to control the movement/operation of the biopsy guidance system, such as movement to the final end-pose or pre-firing position of the biopsy device to perform the biopsy procedure. The vision system utilizes one or more cameras to visually determine the position the biopsy device relative to a region of interest being biopsied within the required tolerances for the biopsy procedure without the need for precise positional information to be provided by the biopsy guidance system to the mammography system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Serge Muller, Serge Calisti
  • Patent number: 11348243
    Abstract: The current disclosure provides for mapping medical images to style transferred medical images using deep neural networks, while maintaining clinical quality of the style transferred medical image, thereby enabling a clinician to evaluate medical images in a preferred style without loss of clinically relevant content. In one embodiment the current disclosure provides for a method comprising, acquiring a medical image of an anatomical region of a subject, wherein the medical image is in a first style, selecting a target style, wherein the target style is distinct from the first style, selecting a clinical quality metric, selecting a trained style transfer network based on the target style and the clinical quality metric, mapping the medical image to a style transferred medical image using the trained style transfer network, wherein the style transferred medical image is in the target style, and displaying the style transferred medical image via a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: GE PRECISION HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Zhijin Li, Serge Muller, Giovanni Palma, Razvan Iordache
  • Patent number: 11317884
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for workflow monitoring during x-ray mammography and related procedures. In one example, a vision system is utilized to monitor an x-ray mammography system, accessories associated with the system, and surrounding environment. Based on the detection and user indications, via a user interface for example, one or more of a current mode of operation of the x-ray system, a current workflow step in the current mode, and one or more errors may be identified using the vision system, and one or more of indications to the user and system adjustments may be performed based on the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Serge Muller
  • Publication number: 20210307711
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for breast positioning assistance during mammography and image guided interventional procedures. In one example, a vision system is utilized to evaluate one or more of a patient position, a breast position, and breast anatomy to determine if the patient and breast are adjusted to desired positions preferred for a desired view and imaging procedure. Further, based on the evaluation, prior to acquiring x-ray images, real-time feedback may be provided to guide the user to position the breast and/or the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: October 7, 2021
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Serge Muller, Sridharan Pradeepkumar, Muthu Revathy Authavan, Vinay N.
  • Publication number: 20210233239
    Abstract: The current disclosure provides for mapping medical images to style transferred medical images using deep neural networks, while maintaining clinical quality of the style transferred medical image, thereby enabling a clinician to evaluate medical images in a preferred style without loss of clinically relevant content. In one embodiment the current disclosure provides for a method comprising, acquiring a medical image of an anatomical region of a subject, wherein the medical image is in a first style, selecting a target style, wherein the target style is distinct from the first style, selecting a clinical quality metric, selecting a trained style transfer network based on the target style and the clinical quality metric, mapping the medical image to a style transferred medical image using the trained style transfer network, wherein the style transferred medical image is in the target style, and displaying the style transferred medical image via a display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Inventors: Zhijin Li, Serge Muller, Giovanni Palma, Razvan Iordache
  • Publication number: 20210186450
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for workflow monitoring during x-ray mammography and related procedures. In one example, a vision system is utilized to monitor an x-ray mammography system, accessories associated with the system, and surrounding environment. Based on the detection and user indications, via a user interface for example, one or more of a current mode of operation of the x-ray system, a current workflow step in the current mode, and one or more errors may be identified using the vision system, and one or more of indications to the user and system adjustments may be performed based on the identification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Publication date: June 24, 2021
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Serge Muller
  • Patent number: 10993706
    Abstract: This invention relates to a biopsy method comprising automated moving of at least part of a biopsy sampler within a biopsy volume, to perform a biopsy in a zone of interest in a body, wherein said automated moving is preceded by variable positioning of said biopsy volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Serge Muller, Guillaume Peter, Marcia C. Hill, Aurélie Boudier, Romain Moulin, Aurora Talaverano Fuentes
  • Patent number: 10976806
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed herein for providing an immersive reality experience to a patient during a medical procedure. In one example, a method includes determining a location of a stressful object in a medical environment that includes a patient undergoing a medical procedure. The method further includes, upon determining that the stressful object is in a field of view (FOV) of the patient, adjusting display content based on the location of the stressful object within the FOV and outputting the display content for display on an immersive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: GE Precision Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Laurence Vancamberg, Caroline DeCock, Ludovic Avot, Serge Muller, Julie Manzano
  • Patent number: 10755454
    Abstract: An imaging system, such as a DBT system, is provided that is capable of providing processing of an image from initial generation/reconstruction of the image through the review of the image by a radiologist or other practitioner that produces images optimized for the particular task/process performed using the images. The task/review that the radiologist is performing on the processed or reconstructed image can be modeled with regard to the initial generation of the processed or reconstructed images from the raw images or the model considerations can be retroactively applied and back propagated through the image processing performed by the system. These modeling considerations that can take the form of an indicator of clinical performance is/are used by the system to optimize and produce an image(s) that best represents the items in the image necessary for an accurate diagnosis of the patient when reviewed by the radiologist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Giovanni Palma, Razvan Iordache, Serge Muller, Zhijin Li, Ann-Katherine Carton
  • Patent number: 10699405
    Abstract: An imaging system utilizes 2D DXA images obtained in a tomographic imaging process or mode in order to provide more detailed information to the operator of the bone structure of the patient. The imaging system obtains multiple 2D DXA images at different angles with regard to the patient in a number of passes across the body of the patient. These 2D DXA images can then be utilized to reconstruct at least one 2D slice of the body of the patient, such as in a plane parallel to the plane of a patient support surface, such as a scanner table. The information provided by the tomographic reconstruction provides enhancements to the process of modifying a 3D FEA model associated to an already available set of tomographic reconstructed slices selected from the comparison with the current tomographic reconstructed slices. In this manner, the system and method provide a significant reduction in the error of the resulting modified 3D FEA model for review and analysis compared to a 2D approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Randall Payne, Paul Markwardt, Serge Muller
  • Patent number: 10629305
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for computer-aided detection are disclosed and described. An example apparatus includes at least one processor and a memory. The example memory includes instructions which, when executed, cause the at least one processor to at least: associate first patient data and first outcome data according to a set of association rules; train a processing model using machine learning and the associated first patient data and first outcome data; generate a computer-aided decision processing algorithm using the processing model; update the computer-aided decision processing algorithm based on at least one of second patient data or second outcome data received from a cloud infrastructure; and deploy the updated computer-aided decision processing algorithm to be applied to third patient data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Serge Muller, Axel Crasemann, Marco Blumenthal, Sylvain Bernard, Razvan Iordache
  • Patent number: 10512439
    Abstract: A method of contrast enhanced breast imaging, comprising injecting a contrast agent in a breast of a patient, imaging at the same time both said breast and a reference insert containing at least one known concentration of said contrast agent, quantifying enhancement of contrast enhanced breast image by comparing said breast image and reference insert image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Ann-Katherine Carton, Sylvie Puong, Razvan Gabriel Iordache, Serge Muller
  • Patent number: 10499873
    Abstract: A system for performing a bone density scan of a patient is provided. The system includes a radiation source operative to emit a radiation beam, a radiation detector operative to receive the radiation beam and generate an output signal based at least in part on the received radiation beam, and a controller in electronic communication with the radiation source and the radiation detector and operative to generate at least one of a bone mineral content measurement of the patient, a bone mineral density measurement of the patient, a body composition measurement of the patient, and a body thickness measurement of the patient. The controller is further operative to regulate the radiation beam such that a flux of the radiation beam at the radiation detector is within a target flux range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James Wear, Serge Muller, Randall Payne, Paul Markwardt
  • Patent number: 10485502
    Abstract: A system for assessing muscle function of a patient is provided. The system includes: a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry device operative to scan the patient so as to generate a lean mass measurement; a bioelectrical impedance analysis device operative to scan the patient so as to generate an extracellular water volume measurement; and a controller that includes at least one processor and a memory device, the controller in electrical communication with the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry device and the bioelectrical impedance device. The controller is adapted to: receive the lean mass measurement and the extracellular water volume measurement; store the lean mass measurement and the extracellular water volume measurement in the memory device; and generate a muscle assessment indicator of the patient based at least in part on the lean mass measurement and the extracellular water volume measurement stored in the memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Wear, Serge Muller, Randall Payne, Paul Markwardt
  • Patent number: 10430984
    Abstract: In the present invention, an image review method and system for performing the method is provided to facilitate the review of image volumes obtained in different imaging modalities and to evaluate the correlation between findings in the respective volumes in an easy to review manner compared with prior art systems and processes. The method and system of the invention provides simulated or actual combined or fused images or representations of registered images obtained in each imaging modality to simplify and accelerate the review of multi-modal breast imaging volumes, in particular when correlation of information between the two modes, including but not limited to, LE and DE, DBT and ABUS, DE and ABUS, etc., is important to evaluate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Giovanni Palma, Pablo Milioni De Carvalho, Ann-Katherine Carton, Razvan Iordache, Serge Muller
  • Publication number: 20190197742
    Abstract: An imaging system, such as a DBT system, is provided that is capable of providing processing of an image from initial generation/reconstruction of the image through the review of the image by a radiologist or other practitioner that produces images optimized for the particular task/process performed using the images. The task/review that the radiologist is performing on the processed or reconstructed image can be modeled with regard to the initial generation of the processed or reconstructed images from the raw images or the model considerations can be retroactively applied and back propagated through the image processing performed by the system. These modeling considerations that can take the form of an indicator of clinical performance is/are used by the system to optimize and produce an image(s) that best represents the items in the image necessary for an accurate diagnosis of the patient when reviewed by the radiologist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Inventors: Giovanni Palma, Razvan lordache, Serge Muller, Zhijin Li, Ann-Katherine Carton