US 10,376,179 B2
MPR slice selection for visualization of catheter in three-dimensional ultrasound
Vijay Parthasarathy, Tarrytown, NY (US); Ameet Kumar Jain, New York, NY (US); Charles Ray Hatt, III, Madison, WI (US); and Amish N. Raval, Middleton, WI (US)
Assigned to KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 14/113,035
Filed by Vijay Parthasarathy, Tarrytown, NY (US); Ameet Kumar Jain, New York, NY (US); Charles Ray Hatt, III, Madison, WI (US); and Amish N. Raval, Middleton, WI (US)
PCT Filed Apr. 19, 2012, PCT No. PCT/IB2012/051974
§ 371(c)(1), (2), (4) Date Mar. 10, 2014,
PCT Pub. No. WO2012/143885, PCT Pub. Date Oct. 26, 2012.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/477,659, filed on Apr. 21, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2014/0187919 A1, Jul. 3, 2014
Int. Cl. A61B 5/05 (2006.01); A61B 5/06 (2006.01); A61B 8/08 (2006.01); A61B 6/12 (2006.01); A61B 6/00 (2006.01); A61B 8/00 (2006.01); G06T 15/08 (2011.01); A61M 25/01 (2006.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 5/062 (2013.01) [A61B 6/12 (2013.01); A61B 6/503 (2013.01); A61B 8/0841 (2013.01); A61B 8/4254 (2013.01); A61B 8/466 (2013.01); A61B 8/483 (2013.01); A61B 8/523 (2013.01); A61B 8/5261 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61M 25/0108 (2013.01); A61M 25/0127 (2013.01); G06T 15/08 (2013.01); A61B 6/5247 (2013.01); A61B 8/0883 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00243 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00703 (2013.01); A61B 2034/2051 (2016.02); A61B 2034/2061 (2016.02); A61B 2034/2065 (2016.02); A61B 2090/367 (2016.02); A61B 2090/376 (2016.02); A61B 2090/378 (2016.02); G06T 2210/41 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
16. A method, comprising:
navigating an interventional tool within an anatomical region, the interventional tool having at least one image tracking point;
an ultrasound probe generating an ultrasound volume image of at least a portion of the interventional tool within the anatomical region; and
a multi-planar reformatting imaging module generating at least two multi-planar reformatting images of the ultrasound volume image of the at least a portion of the interventional tool within the anatomical region, wherein the generation of the at least two multi-planar reformatting images includes:
an identification of each image tracking point within the ultrasound volume image; and
a utilization of each identified image tracking point as an origin of at least one of the least two multi-planar reformatting images.