US Patent No. 10,363,008

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY PERFUSION (CTP) METHOD AND APPARATUS USING BLOOD FLOW FOR DISCRIMINATING TYPES OF CANCER


Patent No. 10,363,008
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Computed Tomography Perfusion (ctp) Method And Apparatus Using Blood Flow For Discriminating Types Of Cancer
Inventorship Eugene A. Mensah, Tustin, CA (US)
Cecelia Brewington, Plano, TX (US)
Erin Angel, Redondo Beach, CA (US)
Gary Arbique, Desoto, TX (US)
Shaun Nordeck, Sachse, TX (US)
Assignee Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc., Tustin, CA (US) Board of Regents of the U...

Claim of US Patent No. 10,363,008

1. A method of using computed tomography perfusion to determine a treatment of a pulmonary lesion, the method comprising:obtaining a computed tomography perfusion (CTP) image representing blood flow in a region of a lung that includes the pulmonary lesion;
identifying, using the CTP image, a region of interest (ROI) of the pulmonary lesion,
determining, using the ROI and the CTP image, CTP values representing perfusion in the ROI of the lesion; and
classifying the pulmonary lesion according to whether the pulmonary lesion has a genetic mutation based on the CTP values and using one or more predefined thresholds corresponding respectively to one or more of the CTP values.