US Patent No. 11,030,742

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO FACILITATE REVIEW OF LIVER TUMOR CASES


Patent No. 11,030,742
Issue Date June 08, 2021
Title Systems And Methods To Facilitate Review Of Liver Tumor Cases
Inventorship Jerome Knoplioch, Buc (FR)
Jean-Marc Treutenaere, Aix-en-Provence (FR)
Assignee GE Precision Healthcare LLC, Wauwatosa, WI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 11,030,742

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one computer readable storage medium including instructions which, when executed, cause the at least one processor to at least:
process an image to reduce noise in the image;
identify at least one of an organ of interest or a region of interest in the image;
analyze values in at least one of the organ of interest or the region of interest;
process the at least one of the organ of interest or the region of interest based on the analyzed values to provide a processed object in the at least one of the organ of interest or the region of interest; and
display the processed object for interaction via an interface, the display to include exposing at least one of the organ of interest or the region of interest by at least:
removing voxels from the image outside a soft tissue range to produce a modified image;
applying a morphology closure filter to the modified image;
selecting a largest connected component in the modified image;
selecting a first slice in the largest connecting component having a largest number of pixels in the largest connected component;
selecting a plurality of second slices within a thickness of the first slice to form an object;
eroding the object to select internal voxels inside the object to expose the region of interest;
computing deviation in the region of interest; and
applying a look up table to display values of the region of interest.