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System and Methods for Virtual Pancreatoscopy

A virtual super-resolution pancreatoscopy method that can visualize the fine-scale structures. Background: Virtual endoscopy has been observed and claimed in many previous patents for several different organs. Among these organs is the colon, and the radiological imaging of virtual pancreatoscopy. Technology Overview: Pancreatoscopy is the endoscopic...
Published: 8/28/2020   |   Inventor(s): Yi Gao, Aaron Sasson
Keywords(s): Image segmentation, pancreatic duct, Technologies, virtual endoscopy, virtual pancreatoscopy
Category(s): Computer Software, Information Technology, Medical Devices, Campus > Stony Brook University

Hybrid Active Matrix Flat Panel Imager

A hybrid x-ray detector that absorbs incident rays directly and indirectly, and the photoconductor can sense both x-rays and optical photons Background: X-ray detectors currently commercially available consist of direct and indirect detectors. Direct detectors take x-ray inputs and are directly converted to electron hole pairs and digitized through...
Published: 8/28/2020   |   Inventor(s): Anthony Lubinsky, Wei Zhao, Adrian Howansky, James Scheuermann
Keywords(s): direct detector, indirect detector, Selenium, Technologies, x-ray detector
Category(s): Optics and Photonics, Medical Devices, Campus > Stony Brook University

Method of Treating Alzheimer's Disease with X-ray Minibeams

An x-ray therapy method for treating Alzheimer's disease that maintains a tissue-sparing effect allowing for higher doses Background: Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia among the elderly and affects over five million individuals in the United States. To date, there is no definitive treatment to cure or halt the progression...
Published: 8/28/2020   |   Inventor(s): Avraham Dilmanian, Renee Cattell, Lev Bangiyev
Keywords(s): cell differentiation, computed tomography (CT) scanner, glial progenitor cells, radiation therapy, Technologies, tissue-sparing effect, x-ray microbeams
Category(s): Therapeutics, Medical Devices, Campus > Stony Brook University

Digital Image Speckle Correlation (DISC) Analysis for Subcutaneous Muscle Motion and Nerve Function

A technique that uses photographic analysis to calculate the magnitude and vector of muscle contraction to determine nerve function Background: Digital Image Speckle Correlation (DISC) has previously been used in animal studies of skin dynamics. In addition, the technology has been applied toward characterizing the biomechanical properties of human...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Miriam Rafailovich, Divya Bhatnagar, Raphael Davis, Alexander Dagum, Duc Bui
Keywords(s): DISC, Muscle, Nerve, Technologies
Category(s): Medical Imaging, Medical Devices, Campus > Stony Brook University

Crosslinked Thermoreversible Pluronic Hydrogels for Prosthetic Disc Nucleus Replacement

An easily injectable crosslinked hyaluronic acid-gelatin hydrogel that can be used as a prosthetic replacement for a spinal disc nucleus Background: When a spinal disc becomes damaged due to trauma or disease resulting in a disc herniation, it may become necessary to replace a natural spinal disc nucleus with a prosthesis. Such prostheses should preferably...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Miriam Rafailovich, Raphael Davis, Divya Bhatnagar
Keywords(s): Gelatin, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrogels, Pluronic, Spinal Disc, Technologies, thermoreversible
Category(s): Therapeutics, Medical Devices, Material and Composites, Campus > Stony Brook University

Enhancing Responses to Chemical Interventions by Programmed Introduction of Multiple Refractory Periods

A medical device that can deliver multiple, brief intervention doses over a 24 hour period that improves cell biologic responses. Background: The ability of any exogenous intervention, be it physical or chemical in nature, to influence cell activity is markedly enhanced by incorporating a rest period between stimulation periods within any given 24 hour...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Clinton Rubin
Keywords(s): Adaptation, Adipogenesis, Adult Stem Cells, Augmentation, Bioelectrical, Bioengineering, Biological, Biomechanical, Biomedical or Biotechnology, Device, Enhancement, Intervention, Mechanical, Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Non-invasive, Osteogenesis, Pharmaceutical, Repair, Stimulation, Technologies, Timing, Tissue
Category(s): Medical Devices, Therapeutics, Campus > Stony Brook University

Extraction of Respiratory Rate from Pulse Oximeter Recordings

An algorithm that uses pulse oximeter signals to estimate a respiratory rate with more accurate results and time-frequency resolution Background: Pulse oximeters are simple, non-invasive instruments used extensively in hospitals and emergency rooms to acquire patient oxygen saturation and cardiac functions. To maximize the potential of pulse oximetry,...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Ki Chon, Kihwan Ju
Keywords(s): pulse oximeter, respiration rate, Technologies
Category(s): Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Campus > Stony Brook University

Natural Enamel

A method to produce natural enamel that minimizes microleakage with better esthetic acceptance Background: CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology in dentistry provides a range of dental restorations including crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, fixed bridges and dental implant restorations. The materials employed...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Stephanos Kyrkanides, Li Ma, Sabine Brouxhon
Keywords(s): CAD/CAM, enamel, restoration, Technologies, tooth
Category(s): Healthcare IT, Information Technology, Material and Composites, Medical Devices, Campus > Stony Brook University

Computer-Aided Detection and Differentiation of Lung Nodules

Computer-aided detection and diagnosis for identifying and differentiating between malignant and benign lung nodules Background: Lung cancer remains the number one killer in all cancer-related deaths in the United States. Virtual biopsy on detected lung nodules has been challenging due to the high prevalence of lung cancer and the difficulty of differentiating...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Zhengrong Liang, William Moore, Fangfang Han, Bowen Song, Huafeng Wang
Keywords(s): computer-aided detection and diagnosis, differentiation of malignancy from benignancy, Technologies, texture features , Virtual lung nodule biopsy
Category(s): Medical Devices, Computer Software, Campus > Stony Brook University

Ultra Low-Dose CT Image-Guided Intervention Using Previous Scans as Prior Constraints

System and methodology of performing Low-dose CT images directly correlated with lowering the mAs parameter in data acquisition Background: It is well documented that the more X-ray CT imaging exposure time in a clinic, the more harm is caused to the patient. Low-dose CT is desirable in numerous clinical applications. Technology Overview: Low-dose CT...
Published: 8/27/2020   |   Inventor(s): Zhengrong Liang, Jianhua Ma, Hao Zhang, William Moore, Hao Han
Keywords(s): Image-Guided Intervention, Previous Normal-Dose Prior, Technologies, Ultra Low-Dose CT
Category(s): Medical Devices, Research Tools and Reagents, Campus > Stony Brook University
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