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Efficient and easy-to-use decision support tool for coronary artery disease tests

Tool that evaluates the utility of various tests for coronary artery disease, saving time by allowing non-cardiologists to order an appropriate test. Problem: There are many clinical situations where a patient needs to be evaluated for coronary artery disease (emergency room, pre-transplant surgery, etc.). Non-cardiologists often lack the expertise...

Published: 1/6/2021

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Intuitive, easily operated bubble user interface for augmented reality

An augmented reality user interface that displays information as a series of nested bubbles in 3D virtual space. Problem: Augmented reality (AR) is the process of superimposing graphics/sounds to what a person sees, typically by adding modifications to what is seen through a tablet or phone camera (e.g. social media filters, Pokémon...

Published: 11/2/2020

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Scanner independent method for medical image standardization

A computer algorithm to standardize medical images acquired using positron emission tomography. Problem: Positron emission tomography (PET) is a commonly utilized imaging modality used for body-wide assessments of a variety of diseases, including cancer. Measurements derived from PET images are used to make diagnostic, staging, and treatment decisions...

Published: 11/2/2020

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A smart cryostat or “Smart Cut”

A cryostat with optical imaging capabilities to detect cancerous tissue using near-infrared (NIR) imaging and artificial intelligence software. Problem: During surgery, biopsies are taken for pathologists to examine and answer the following questions: (a) did the surgery locate the tumor? (b) is the margin of the tumor removal site tumor free ? and...

Published: 5/6/2020

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Virtual reality for low vision patients

Problem: Low vision is a significant public health problem affecting more than 3.5 million people in the US alone compromising an individuals’ sense of independence, ability to carry out daily life activities, and safety. Without retinal input, the downstream visual pathways also deteriorate. Thus, enhancement of the remaining visual function...

Published: 4/1/2020

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Mapping software that determines optimal locations for new trauma centers

Mapping software capable of calculating ideal locations for new trauma centers based upon travel time and patient accessibility to reduce travel time and increase patient access Problem: Trauma is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting annually for tens of millions of emergency department visits and hospitalizations. Although the...

Published: 3/20/2020

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Method for near-field optical imaging

Phase-less optical near-field tomography with sub-wavelength resolution in three dimensionsTechnology Overview: This invention embodies a system and method for optically imaging a sample at nanometer resolution using a position-controlled light scattered in the near field of a sample. The extinguished power from an incident field, which illuminates...

Published: 3/17/2020

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Method to produce CT-like 3D images of bones and hard tissue from MRI sequences

Problem: Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging technique that enables 3D visualization of skeletal tissue. However, CT imaging exposes patients to hazardous radiation, which can be problematic for patients who require repeated scans or those in the pediatric population wherein the risks associated with radiation are greater. Magnetic resonance imaging...

Published: 2/7/2020

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Method for rapid 3D printing from medical images

Method and software product allowing for direct conversion of any three dimensional image (e.g., CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET, etc.) into 3D printable instructions (i.e., G-Code). Problem: Medical Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image files generated by CT or MRI scanners can be utilized to generate the instruction for 3D printers....

Published: 2/7/2020

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Imaging-based early diagnostic and prognostic for osteoporosis and hip fracture risk

High-resolution MRI and CT images analysis software evaluating 3D bone structure and allowing for accurate assessment of (i) bone strength and health, (ii) risk for osteoporosis development, and (iii) risk for hip fracture. Problem: Osteoporosis affects 50 million Americans and more than 200 million people worldwide. It leads to reduced bone strength...

Published: 2/6/2020

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