Accuray has been granted a patent for a method and apparatus that allows for online selection of optimal imaging times or angles, and optimization of imaging system parameters based on the selection. This technology aims to improve the efficiency and accuracy of imaging processes. GlobalData’s report on Accuray gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Optimizing imaging system based on selected times or angles

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Accuray Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11878187B2) discloses an innovative apparatus and method for optimizing imaging systems. The apparatus includes an imaging system and a processing device that can select optimal imaging times or angles and adjust imaging parameters accordingly. This optimization process aims to enhance the visibility of structures in a region of interest by reducing uncertainty values associated with the imaging process. The patent covers various imaging systems, including X-ray and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging systems, showcasing its versatility across different modalities.

Furthermore, the patent also includes a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium with instructions for executing the optimization process. By selecting optimal imaging times or angles and adjusting imaging parameters based on these selections, the processing device can effectively enhance the imaging perspective and visibility of structures in the region of interest. The method outlined in the patent emphasizes the importance of reducing uncertainty values associated with the imaging process to achieve optimal results. With a focus on maximizing visibility and reducing uncertainty, this patent offers a comprehensive approach to improving imaging systems' performance, particularly in X-ray and MR imaging systems.

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