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1. (WO2015044711) METHOD OF PROCESSING X-RAY IMAGES OF A BREAST

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/044711    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2013/058821
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 25 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G06T 7/00
G06T 19/00
Applicants: VANCAMBERG, Laurence
PALMA, Giovanni
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: VANCAMBERG, Laurence
PALMA, Giovanni
Title: METHOD OF PROCESSING X-RAY IMAGES OF A BREAST
Abstract:
A method of processing X-ray images of a breast (B), the method comprising the steps of - generating (GEN3DV) a 3D volume from a plurality of X-ray images, - processing (DETMC) the 3D volume and/or the plurality of X-ray images, - computing (DETMC-CTR), for each region of interest in the 3D volume, a 3D characteristic position of the region of interest, - computing (CALCTGT) at least one needle target 3D position from a plurality of said computed 3D characteristic positions, - associating (SELIMG-TGT) each needle target position with a target image, - displaying (DISP-IMG) a slice image on a graphical interface, and - if the current slice image is a target image, displaying (DISP-TGT) on the graphical interface a target marker indicating each needle target position associated with the displayed current slice image.