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1. WO2002024049 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ARCHIVING MEDICAL IMAGES

Publication Number WO/2002/024049
Publication Date 28.03.2002
International Application No. PCT/US2001/023560
International Filing Date 26.07.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 01.03.2002
IPC
A61B 8/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
A61B 19/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
G01S 15/89 2006.01
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
15Systems using the reflection or reradiation of acoustic waves, e.g. sonar systems
88Sonar systems specially adapted for specific applications
89for mapping or imaging
CPC
A61B 2090/378
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
90Instruments, implements or accessories specially adapted for surgery or diagnosis and not covered by any of the groups A61B1/00 - A61B50/00, e.g. for luxation treatment or for protecting wound edges
36Image-producing devices or illumination devices not otherwise provided for
37Surgical systems with images on a monitor during operation
378using ultrasound
A61B 34/20
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
34Computer-aided surgery; Manipulators or robots specially adapted for use in surgery
20Surgical navigation systems; Devices for tracking or guiding surgical instruments, e.g. for frameless stereotaxis
A61B 8/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
A61B 8/4245
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
42Details of probe positioning or probe attachment to the patient
4245involving determining the position of the probe, e.g. with respect to an external reference frame or to the patient
A61B 8/4254
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
42Details of probe positioning or probe attachment to the patient
4245involving determining the position of the probe, e.g. with respect to an external reference frame or to the patient
4254using sensors mounted on the probe
G01S 15/8906
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
15Systems using the reflection or reradiation of acoustic waves, e.g. sonar systems
88Sonar systems specially adapted for specific applications
89for mapping or imaging
8906Short-range imaging systems; Acoustic microscope systems using pulse-echo techniques
Applicants
  • SUPER DIMENSION LTD. [IL]/[IL] (AllExceptUS)
  • FRIEDMAN, Mark, M. [US]/[IL] (TJ)
  • GILBOA, Pinhas [IL]/[IL] (UsOnly)
  • TOLKOWSKY, David [IL]/[IL] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • GILBOA, Pinhas
  • TOLKOWSKY, David
Common Representative
  • FRIEDMAN, Mark, M.
Priority Data
60/234,22421.09.2000US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ARCHIVING MEDICAL IMAGES
(FR) PROCEDE ET SYSTEME D'ARCHIVAGE D'IMAGES MEDICALES
Abstract
(EN)
A method, and an associated system, for acquiring and archiving images of the body of a patient. The system includes an imaging device, such as an ultrasound probe (52), for acquiring the images; a tracker (40a) for measuring the position and orientation of the imaging device relative to a frame of reference; and a display unit (48) for displaying the images along with visual or textual indications of their positions and orientations relative to the body. Optionally, the system includes a stylus for digitizing the surface to provide the map; alternatively, the imaging device itself is used as a stylus. The system also includes a tracker (38) for measuring the position and orientation of the patient, both as the map is digitized and as the images are acquired. As the images are acquired, they are annotated with respective indications of the corresponding positions and orientations of the imaging device relative to the body, to facilitate a subsequent medical procedure with reference to the images.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un procédé, et un système associé, pour acquérir et archiver des images du corps d'un patient. Le système comporte un dispositif d'imagerie, tel qu'une sonde à ultrasons, permettant d'acquérir les images ; une unité de poursuite pour mesurer la position et l'orientation du dispositif d'imagerie par rapport à un cadre de référence ; une mémoire pour stocker une carte d'une surface du corps par rapport à un cadre de référence ; et une unité d'affichage pour afficher les images accompagnées d'indications visuelles ou textuelles de leurs positions et orientations par rapport au corps. Le système comporte de manière optionnelle un stylet pour numériser la surface pour obtenir la carte ; comme variante, le dispositif d'imagerie lui-même est utilisé comme stylet. Le système comporte également une unité de poursuite pour mesurer la position et l'orientation du patient, lorsque la carte est numérisée et à mesure que les images sont acquises. Une fois acquises, les images sont annotées avec des indications respectives des positions et orientations correspondantes du dispositif d'imagerie par rapport au corps afin de faciliter un acte médical ultérieur par la référence aux images.
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