Global Patent Index - EP 1011423 A1

EP 1011423 A1 2000-06-28 - NON-INVASIVE RADIOGRAPHIC METHOD FOR ANALYZATION OF A BODY ELEMENT

Title (en)

NON-INVASIVE RADIOGRAPHIC METHOD FOR ANALYZATION OF A BODY ELEMENT

Title (de)

NON-INVASIVE RADIOGRAFISCHE METHODE ZUR ANALYSIERING EINES KÖRPERTEILS

Title (fr)

PROCEDE RADIOGRAPHIQUE NON INVASIF PERMETTANT UNE ANALYSE D'UNE PARTIE DU CORPS

Publication

EP 1011423 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98907582 A

Priority

  • US 9803464 W
  • US 80578797 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9836683A1] This invention is a non-invasive process for analyzing the internal structure (10) of a patient. The process involves scanning a patient to acquire data representing a portion of the patient's internal structure. The scanned data is processed into three-dimensional volumetric and functional renderings. Baseline data representing three-dimensional volumetric data for either a normal internal structure or a previous scan of the patient's internal structure is also used in the process. The selected portions of the scanned and baseline data are preferably compared to determine whether an abnormality exists in the patient. Output data is sent to a display for displaying information related to the selected portions of the scanned and baseline data. An apparatus is also disclosed and includes a scanner for scanning a portion of a patient. A processor is utilized to receive and convert the converted data into three-dimensional volumetric data.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 6/03 (2006.01); A61B 5/055 (2006.01); G06T 7/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/085 (2006.01); A61B 5/091 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06T 7/0012 (2013.01); A61B 6/508 (2013.01); A61B 5/085 (2013.01); A61B 5/091 (2013.01); A61B 5/418 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9836683A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9836683 A1 19980827; AU 6335098 A 19980909; CA 2281905 A1 19980827; EP 1011423 A1 20000628; JP 2002505594 A 20020219

INPADOC legal status


2001-07-18 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20010524

2000-06-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990824

2000-06-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE