Global patent index - EP 1011424 A1

EP 1011424 A1 2000-06-28 - IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD

Title (en)

IMAGING DEVICE AND METHOD

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR BILDERZEUGUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ET PROCEDE DE FORMATION D'IMAGES

Publication

EP 1011424 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98907726 A

Priority

  • US 9804390 W
  • US 3975197 P
  • US 4680997 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9838908A1] A method and apparatus for obtaining and displaying a real time image of an object obtained by one modality such that the image corresponds to a line of view established by another modality. In a preferred embodiment, the method comprises the following steps: obtaining a follow image library of the object via a first imaging modality (34); providing a lead image library obtained via the second imaging modality (32); referencing the lead image library to the follow image library (36); obtaining a lead image of the object in real time via the second imaging modality along a lead view (38); comparing the real time image analysis to identify a follow image to correspond to the scale, rotation and position of the lead image (40, 42); and displaying the transformed follow image (46), the comparing, transforming and displaying steps being performed substantially simultaneously with the step of obtaining the lead image in real time.

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

A61B 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 19/00 (2006.01); G06F 19/00 (2011.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 19/3406 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61B 90/36 (2016.02); A61B 90/39 (2016.02); G06F 19/3437 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3488 (2013.01); A61B 2034/2055 (2016.02); A61B 2090/363 (2016.02); A61B 2090/365 (2016.02); A61B 2090/378 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3908 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3916 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3983 (2016.02); A61B 2090/502 (2016.02)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9838908A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

WO 9838908 A1 19980911; EP 1011424 A1 20000628

INPADOC legal status

2006-03-29 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20050901

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

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990910

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

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB