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  • Bothell, WA
  • Lynnwood, WA
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X-Ray Tool For 3D Ultrasound

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US Patent:
8466914, Jun 18, 2013
Filed:
Jun 3, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/663088
Inventors:
Michael Vion - Lynnwood WA,
Allen David Snook - Snohomish WA,
Rohit Garg - Kirkland WA,
Assignee:
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. - Eindhoven
International Classification:
G06T 15/00
G09G 5/02
US Classification:
345419, 345426, 345592
Abstract:
A system and method is disclosed for rendering an ultrasound volume. An external image of an ultrasound volume is generated. A fractional part of the external image corresponds to a fractional portion of the ultrasound volume. A composite image of the ultrasound is generated using the external image, wherein the fractional part of the external image is replaced with an internal image of the ultrasound volume fractional portion. The internal image may be generated by changing a value of a visualization parameter used to generate the external image to a value more suitable for rendering an internal image. The ultrasound volume may include a organic structure, wherein the external image depicts an outer surface of the organic structure, and the internal image depicts a vascularity of the organic structure, such that the composite image simultaneously depicts both an outer surface and the vascularity of the organic structure.

Automated Border Detection In Ultrasonic Diagnostic Images

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US Patent:
20020072671, Jun 13, 2002
Filed:
Dec 7, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/732613
Inventors:
Cedric Chenal - Kirkland WA,
Michael Vion - Kirkland WA,
Jeremy Wiggins - Mill Creek WA,
David Roundhill - Woodinville WA,
International Classification:
A61B008/06
US Classification:
600/450000
Abstract:
A method is described for automatically tracing a tissue border in an ultrasonic image which comprises acquiring one or more images, locating anatomical landmarks in the image, fitting a border trace to the anatomical landmarks, and displaying an ultrasonic image in which a tissue border has been automatically traced. Adjustable control points are located on the displayed border, enabling the automatically drawn border to be manually adjusted by a rubberbanding technique.

Ultrasound User Interface Learning System

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US Patent:
20060112033, May 25, 2006
Filed:
Sep 16, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/229159
Inventors:
Michael Vion - Bothell WA,
Jonas Olsson - Woodinville WA,
International Classification:
G06F 15/18
US Classification:
706016000
Abstract:
Default values () for parameters to be used in a process on an apparatus are automatically learned from the user's interaction with the user interface (). Learning is based, for each parameter, on a current value inputted to the process and on one or more corresponding past values (S). More particularly, for numerical-valued parameters, an average and preferably a rolling average may be taken (). For non-numerically-valued parameters, the highest plurality of occurrence may be computed, this likewise being preferably based on a rolling window ().

Systems And Methods For Labeling 3-D Volume Images On A 2-D Display Of An Ultrasonic Imaging System

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US Patent:
20100195878, Aug 5, 2010
Filed:
Jun 19, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/665092
Inventors:
Michael Vion - Seattle WA,
Raphael Goyran - Seattle WA,
Assignee:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. - Eindhoven
International Classification:
G06K 9/00
G06T 15/00
US Classification:
382128, 345419
Abstract:
An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system is disclosed for labeling 3-dimensional volumes displayed on a 2-dimensional image display. A 3-dimensional volume image of anatomy is created. A label for a point of interest on the 3-dimensional volume image is created. A curve connecting the label to the point of interest on the 3- dimensional volume is created in a 2-dimensional visual plane such that a projection of the label onto the 3-dimensional volume image is not coincident with the 3-dimensional volume. The label, curve and 3-dimensional volume are rendered for display on the image display so that the curve extends between the point of interest and the label and so that the curve is re-rendered as the 3-dimensional volume is re-rendered in response to changes in the orientation of the 3-dimensional volume.

Method And System For Imaging

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US Patent:
20100324420, Dec 23, 2010
Filed:
Dec 8, 2008
Appl. No.:
12/747970
Inventors:
Allen David Snook - Snohomish WA,
Matthew Bruce - Aix en Provence,
Rohit Garg - Kirkland WA,
Michael R. Vion - Lynnwood WA,
Dan M. Skyba - Snohomish WA,
Assignee:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. - Eindhoven
International Classification:
A61B 8/14
US Classification:
600443
Abstract:
A method and system of imaging is provided. The system can include an imaging system () having at least one probe () for transmitting imaging energy into a region () of a body () and receiving response energy; a display device (); and a processor () operably coupled to the at least one probe and the display device. The processor can generate a first image based on the response energy. The processor can present the first image on the display device. The processor can present on the display device a second image of the same plane or volume as the first image. The first image is different from the second image. The processor can retrieve a designation of a region of interest from a clinician that is associated with one of the first and second images. The processor can compare the first image with the second image for graphical differences, and the processor can present the region of interest on the other of the second image based at least in part on the graphical differences. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Method Of Meshing And Calculating A Volume In An Ultrasound Imaging System

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US Patent:
20110141110, Jun 16, 2011
Filed:
Aug 7, 2009
Appl. No.:
13/056149
Inventors:
Michael Vion - Lynnwood WA,
Allen Snook - Snohomish WA,
Assignee:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. - Eindhoven
International Classification:
G06T 17/20
G06K 9/00
US Classification:
345423, 382131
Abstract:
A method of automatically meshing a volume of an object in an ultrasound imaging system comprises the steps of: —acquiring image data of the object; —selecting a first surface of interest comprising a first slice of the object in the image data; —determining a main axis (AX) of the object; —defining a set of planes () separated by a given distance, being not parallel with the main axis while being parallel one with the other; —drawing a contour of the second slice of the object in at least two planes of the set of planes comprising a second slice of the object; and —meshing the volume by stacking the contours along the main axis according to the given distance.

3-D Ultrasound Imaging With Volume Data Processing

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US Patent:
20110213250, Sep 1, 2011
Filed:
Sep 8, 2009
Appl. No.:
13/062734
Inventors:
Michael Vion - Lynnwood WA,
Allen Snook - Snohomish WA,
Rohit Garg - Kirkland WA,
Assignee:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. - Eindhoven
International Classification:
A61B 8/14
US Classification:
600443
Abstract:
In an ultrasound imaging system, an ultrasound scanning assembly (USC) provides volume data (VD) resulting from a three-dimensional scan of a body (BDY). A region of interest detector (RDT) detects a region within the volume data (VD) characterized by a variation of at least one data parameter, which exceeds a margin. A slice generator (SLG) may then generates-slices (SX) from the region that has been detected. These slices (SX) can be displayed on a display device (DPL).

Imaging System With Reporting Function And Method Of Operation Thereof

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US Patent:
20110255754, Oct 20, 2011
Filed:
Dec 11, 2009
Appl. No.:
13/141630
Inventors:
Julia Dmitrieva - Bothell WA,
Jayne Louise Angela Armfield - Lynnwood WA,
Michael R. Vion - Lynnwood WA,
Assignee:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. - EINDHOVEN
International Classification:
G06K 9/00
US Classification:
382128
Abstract:
A data acquisition method performed by one or more controllers, the method may include receiving information related to a sequence of a plurality of images. The method may further include receiving, from an ultrasonic probe, image information corresponding to a current image of the plurality of images in the sequence. The method may further include determining whether a caliper input has been received, and when it is determined that a caliper input has been received: obtaining coordinate information corresponding to one or more locations in the current image, selecting an other image which is different from, and associated with, the current image, and obtaining one or more coordinates corresponding to one or more locations in the other image. The method may further include saving a report including the image information and the coordinate information corresponding to each image of the plurality of images of the sequence.
Michael R Vion from Bothell, WA, age ~45 Get Report