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Method and Apparatus Regarding Iterative Processes as Pertain to Medical Imaging Information – 20120051607

Abstract

A medical-imaging digital-computing platform serves to access a plurality of data objects and to execute an iterative process with respect to these data objects. The data objects themselves each at least generally pertain to portions of the human anatomy and may comprise, for example, both a source data object and a target data object. The platform executes the iterative process to determine at least one of a labeling of a portion of one of the data objects and a geometric relationship between at least portions of at least two of the data objects. This can be done, for example, by automatically employing both a segmentation module and a registration module as steps within the iterative process. This can also comprise determining when to automatically generate an intermediate data object to provide as input to at least one of these modules.
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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMAGING PATIENTS WITH A PERSONAL MEDICAL DEVICE – 20120046971

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A method and system are provided for detecting the presence of a personal medical device within a patient. A method and system are provided for determining the location and type of the personal medical device as well as other characteristics of the device. A method and system are provided for adapting or customizing a medical imaging procedure to avoid interfering with a personal medical device or to diminish the risk of device interference or malfunction. A method and system are provided for interfacing with health record databases, regulatory databases, medical device databases, or other types of databases to gather information regarding a particular patient’s personal medical device and to update said databases with additional information regarding the personal medical device if any is gathered.
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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING AND DISPLAYING MEDICAL DATA – 20120046972

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The invention relates to a medical data management method and system wherein medical data (22c) and identification data (22b) associated with the medical data (22c) of said patient (6) is received, said medical data (22c) and said identification data (22b) is stored as a medical file (22) in a storage system (2), wherein at least parts of said medical files (22) are modified for generating at least one modified file (22′) in response to a retrieval request from an unauthorized recipient (Ni), wherein such modification depends on an authorization code (42) associated with said unauthorized recipient (Ni), and wherein said at least one modified file (22′) is supplied to said unauthorized recipient (Ni) or the unmodified medical file (22) is supplied to an authorized recipient (6, 7). The invention enables a worldwide medical database for research and global health interests, by at the same time safeguarding the legitimate interests of the patient.
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MEDICAL CARE TREATMENT DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM – 20120047105

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Exemplary embodiments of the present invention will assist patients with their investigation of, and decision making about, the treatments that are available to them using conjoint analysis methods that measure individual preferences for risk-associated treatment options, while maintaining an acceptable interview length. In exemplary embodiments, such individual preferences, known as “utilities” in economics literature, will be combined with evidence-based outcomes data regarding the probabilities of treatment outcomes; exemplary embodiments will use “decision analysis” and modified “conjoint analysis” methods, to dynamically generate for patients real-time individualized, evidence-based feedback, rankings and recommendations regarding medical treatment alternatives that are available to the patient based on the patient’s medical condition and prognostic indicators.
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ANNOTATING MEDICAL DATA REPRESENTED BY CHARACTERISTIC FUNCTIONS – 20120047136

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According to certain embodiments, a set of samples of sensor data is accessed. The set of samples records medical measurements taken by one or more medical sensors. A characteristic function is generated from the set of samples. The characteristic function indicates whether a given sample is a member of the set of samples. One or more samples of the set of samples that are associated with a given medical annotation are identified according to the characteristic function.
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DEVICE FOR TREATING A MEDICAL SAC AND RELATIVE METHOD – 20120048080

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A device for treating at least a medical sac and relative method, including at least a containing element, inside which the medical sac is accommodated according to a main positioning axis, and a cutting unit, containing at least a cutting element associated with movement elements to open the sac with the purpose of allowing the sac to be emptied and/or subsequently washed and/or disinfected. The movement elements are able to move, in sequence, the cutting unit in a first direction approaching the sac, substantially perpendicular to the main positioning axis of the sac, and in a second direction, substantially parallel to the main positioning axis of the sac, after having at least contacted and/or holed the sac with the cutting element during the first movement in order to effect the cutting action on the sac.
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DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR MEDICAL FLUID TREATMENT – 20120048407

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The devices and systems are medical fluid treatment therapies. The device and systems are configured and capable of operating based on small volumes of fluids. The devices and systems include a pump configured for small volume of a fluid. The pump may include a first conduit configured for inflow of the fluid; a second conduit configured for outflow of the fluid; a fluid chamber configured to move the fluid through the pump; a diaphragm configured to force the fluid through the fluid chamber by indirectly exerting force on the fluid chamber; and a connector configured to removably attach the pump to a motor.
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MEDICAL APPARATUS – 20120050511

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A medical apparatus includes: an image pickup apparatus introduced and retained in a body; a retaining/fixing section which contacts a body wall in the body, for retaining and fixing the image pickup apparatus at the body wall; plural operation wires operated from an extracorporeal side; and an observation direction control section which changes an observation direction of the image pickup apparatus by operation of the plural wires, and includes: an image pickup apparatus fixing section connected to the operation wires, which contacts an outer surface part of the image pickup apparatus; and a rotary section for supporting the retaining/fixing section and the image pickup apparatus fixing section so as to be separated from each other by a predetermined distance, and allowing the image pickup apparatus fixing section to rotate with respect to the retaining/fixing section with a rotation center as a fulcrum, based on operation of the plural operation wires.
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