US 9,808,215 B2
System and method for generating a 2D image from a tomosynthesis data set
Christopher Ruth, Boxford, MA (US); Andrew P. Smith, Lexington, MA (US); and Jay Stein, Boston, MA (US)
Assigned to HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborough, MA (US)
Filed by Hologic, Inc., Bedford, MA (US)
Filed on Apr. 1, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/88,844.
Application 15/088,844 is a continuation of application No. 14/549,604, filed on Nov. 21, 2014, granted, now 9,456,797.
Application 14/549,604 is a continuation of application No. 14/044,959, filed on Oct. 3, 2013, granted, now 8,897,535, issued on Nov. 25, 2014.
Application 14/044,959 is a continuation of application No. 12/471,981, filed on May 26, 2009, granted, now 8,571,289, issued on Oct. 29, 2013.
Application 12/471,981 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/276,006, filed on Nov. 21, 2008, granted, now 7,760,924, issued on Jul. 20, 2010.
Application 12/276,006 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/827,909, filed on Jul. 13, 2007, granted, now 7,616,801, issued on Nov. 10, 2009.
Application 11/827,909 is a continuation of application No. 11/604,069, filed on Nov. 24, 2006, abandoned.
Application 11/604,069 is a continuation in part of application No. 11/271,050, filed on Nov. 11, 2005, granted, now 7,577,282, issued on Aug. 18, 2009.
Application 12/471,981 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/723,486, filed on Nov. 26, 2003, granted, now 7,831,296, issued on Nov. 9, 2010.
Application 10/723,486 is a continuation in part of application No. 10/305,480, filed on Nov. 27, 2002, granted, now 7,123,684, issued on Oct. 17, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/631,296, filed on Nov. 26, 2004.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/928,516, filed on Nov. 15, 2004.
Prior Publication US 2016/0220210 A1, Aug. 4, 2016
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06K 9/00 (2006.01); A61B 6/00 (2006.01); G06T 11/00 (2006.01); A61B 6/02 (2006.01); G06T 11/60 (2006.01); G06T 19/20 (2011.01)
CPC A61B 6/502 (2013.01) [A61B 6/025 (2013.01); A61B 6/461 (2013.01); G06T 11/003 (2013.01); G06T 11/006 (2013.01); G06T 11/008 (2013.01); G06T 11/60 (2013.01); G06T 19/20 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10081 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10112 (2013.01); G06T 2207/20221 (2013.01); G06T 2207/30068 (2013.01); G06T 2207/30204 (2013.01); G06T 2210/41 (2013.01); G06T 2219/2008 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
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1. A method for imaging breast tissue, comprising:
obtaining a plurality of tomosynthesis projection images;
processing the plurality of tomosynthesis projection images to generate a plurality of tomosynthesis reconstructed images;
analyzing a tomosynthesis data set comprising one or more of the plurality of tomosynthesis projection images and/or the plurality of tomosynthesis reconstructed images using computer aided detection (CAD);
generating a two-dimensional synthesized mammogram from the tomosynthesis data set; and
displaying the synthesized mammogram on a display device, wherein the synthesized mammogram comprises a synthesized two-dimensional image that simulates a conventional mammography image.