US 10,888,292 B2
Imaging with curved compression elements
Timothy R. Stango, Marlborough, MA (US); Jay A. Stein, Marlborough, MA (US); Biao Chen, Marlborough, MA (US); and Christopher Ruth, Marlborough, MA (US)
Assigned to HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborough, MA (US)
Appl. No. 16/348,343
Filed by HOLOGIC, INC., Marlborough, MA (US)
PCT Filed Sep. 25, 2017, PCT No. PCT/US2017/053311
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date May 8, 2019,
PCT Pub. No. WO2018/089118, PCT Pub. Date May 17, 2018.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/531,807, filed on Jul. 12, 2017.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/419,336, filed on Nov. 8, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2020/0069274 A1, Mar. 5, 2020
Int. Cl. A61B 6/00 (2006.01); A61B 6/04 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 6/502 (2013.01) [A61B 6/0414 (2013.01); A61B 6/5258 (2013.01); A61B 6/4447 (2013.01); A61B 6/582 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for imaging a breast, the system comprising:
a radiation source;
at least one compression paddle having a non-planar compression surface, wherein the at least one compression paddle is configured to compress the breast during imaging of the breast;
a detector configured to detect radiation emitted from the radiation source after passing through the at least one compression paddle and the breast, wherein the detector includes a plurality of pixels; and
a memory and a processor operatively connected to the detector, wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform a set of operations, the operations comprising:
receiving image data from the detector;
accessing a correction map for the at least one compression paddle;
correcting the image data based on the correction map to generate a corrected image data; and
generating an image of the breast based on the corrected image data.