US 9,811,758 B2
Matching geometry generation and display of mammograms and tomosynthesis
Baorui Ren, Andover, MA (US); Christopher Ruth, Boxford, MA (US); Andrew P. Smith, Lexington, MA (US); Kevin Wilson, Waltham, MA (US); and Jay A. Stein, Boston, MA (US)
Assigned to HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborough, MA (US)
Filed by Hologic, Inc., Bedford, MA (US)
Filed on Jun. 19, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/744,930.
Application 14/744,930 is a continuation of application No. 14/263,216, filed on Apr. 28, 2014, granted, now 9,084,579.
Application 14/263,216 is a continuation of application No. 13/418,851, filed on Mar. 13, 2012, granted, now 8,712,127, issued on Apr. 29, 2014.
Application 13/418,851 is a continuation of application No. 12/535,343, filed on Aug. 4, 2009, granted, now 8,155,421, issued on Apr. 10, 2012.
Application 12/535,343 is a continuation of application No. 11/667,650, granted, now 7,702,142, issued on Apr. 10, 2010, previously published as PCT/US2005/041941, filed on Nov. 15, 2005.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/628,516, filed on Nov. 15, 2004.
Prior Publication US 2015/0317538 A1, Nov. 5, 2015
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06K 9/62 (2006.01); G06T 3/00 (2006.01); G06T 11/00 (2006.01); A61B 6/00 (2006.01); G06T 11/60 (2006.01); G06T 7/30 (2017.01)
CPC G06K 9/6201 (2013.01) [A61B 6/502 (2013.01); G06T 3/0006 (2013.01); G06T 7/30 (2017.01); G06T 11/006 (2013.01); G06T 11/60 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10081 (2013.01); G06T 2207/30068 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A method comprising:
imaging a breast so as to acquire digital information corresponding to a plurality of 2D x-ray tomosynthesis projection images of the breast taken at different angles;
generating, from the digital information, a plurality of reconstructed tomosynthesis images representative of respective breast layers;
obtaining a 2D mammogram image of the breast; and
displaying at least one of the plurality of reconstructed tomosynthesis images representative of respective breast layers and the 2D mammogram image of the breast.