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1. WO2012067607 - MULTI-MODALITY IMAGE ACQUISITION

Publication Number WO/2012/067607
Publication Date 24.05.2012
International Application No. PCT/US2010/056855
International Filing Date 16.11.2010
IPC
A61B 6/00 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
A61B 6/04 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
04Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like
A61B 8/08 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
8Diagnosis using ultrasonic, sonic or infrasonic waves
08Detecting organic movements or changes, e.g. tumours, cysts, swellings
CPC
A61B 6/025
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
02Devices for diagnosis sequentially in different planes; Stereoscopic radiation diagnosis
025Tomosynthesis
A61B 6/04
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
04Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like
A61B 6/0414
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
04Positioning of patients; Tiltable beds or the like
0407Tables or beds
0414Tables or beds with compression means
A61B 6/4417
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
44Constructional features of the device for radiation diagnosis
4417related to combined acquisition of different diagnostic modalities
A61B 6/4435
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
44Constructional features of the device for radiation diagnosis
4429related to the mounting of source units and detector units
4435the source unit and the detector unit being coupled by a rigid structure
A61B 6/502
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
6Apparatus for radiation diagnosis, e.g. combined with radiation therapy equipment
50Clinical applications
502involving diagnosis of breast, i.e. mammography
Applicants
  • ANALOGIC CORPORATION [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • MARCOVICI, Sorin [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • MARCOVICI, Sorin
Agents
  • COOPER, William, J.
Priority Data
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MULTI-MODALITY IMAGE ACQUISITION
(FR) ACQUISITION MULTIMODE D'IMAGES
Abstract
(EN)
One or more techniques and/or systems described herein provide for generating a radiographic image 1 10 and ultrasound image 1 16 depicting parallel planes of an object under examination and may be used in conjunction with radiographic or ultrasound techniques known to those in the field (e.g., x-ray tomosynthesis, computed tomography ultrasound imaging, etc.). An ultrasound frontend component 146 is configured to transmit ultrasound waves 304 in a direction substantially parallel to a trajectory of radiation 144. In one example, one or more radiographic images 1 10 of an object are spatially coincident to one or more ultrasound images 1 16 of the object in the same position and/or geometric shape/volume, and the images may be combined to generate a combined image 120 depicting features of the ultrasound image 116 (e.g., the sensitivity of the ultrasound image 1 16) and features of the radiographic image 110 (e.g., the morphological details of the radiographic image 110).
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un(e) ou plusieurs techniques et/ou systèmes destinés à générer une image radiographique 110 et une image ultrasonore 116 décrivant des plans parallèles d'un objet analysé et qui peuvent être utilisés en association avec des techniques radiographiques ou ultrasonores connues de l'homme du métier (par exemple, la tomosynthèse aux rayons X, l'imagerie ultrasonore assistée par ordinateur basée sur le principe de la tomographie, etc.). Un composant ultrasonore à l'avant 146 est configuré pour transmettre les ondes ultrasonores 304 dans une direction pratiquement parallèle à une trajectoire de rayonnement 144. Dans un exemple, une ou plusieurs images radiographiques 110 d'un objet coïncident de manière spatiale avec une ou plusieurs images ultrasonores 116 de l'objet dans la même position et/ou ayant le même volume ou la même forme géométrique, et les images peuvent être combinées pour générer une image combinée 120 décrivant des caractéristiques de l'image ultrasonore 116 (par exemple, la sensibilité de l'image ultrasonore 116) et des caractéristiques de l'image radiographique 110 (par exemple, les détails morphologiques de l'image radiographique 110).
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