US Patent No. 10,248,882

MATCHING GEOMETRY GENERATION AND DISPLAY OF MAMMOGRAMS AND TOMOSYNTHESIS IMAGES


Patent No. 10,248,882
Issue Date April 02, 2019
Title Matching Geometry Generation And Display Of Mammograms And Tomosynthesis Images
Inventorship Baorui Ren, Andover, MA (US)
Christopher Ruth, Boxford, MA (US)
Andrew P. Smith, Lexington, MA (US)
Kevin Wilson, Waltham, MA (US)
Jay A. Stein, Boston, MA (US)
Assignee Hologic, Inc., Marlborough, MA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,248,882

1. A method comprising:imaging a breast so as to acquire digital information corresponding to a plurality of 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 mammogram image of the breast;
receiving a selection of a region of interest in the mammogram image of the breast; and
displaying a portion of at least one of the plurality of reconstructed tomosynthesis images corresponding to the selected region of interest.