Patent Number: 6,310,623

Title: Method for manual editing of a closed contour

Abstract: A closed contour editing method is provided for use in manually defining and changing an intravascular ultrasonic image segment consisting of a single lobe displayed on a computer screen comprises marking end points of the segment to be changed, drawing the change between the endpoints while leaving all segments displayed, calculating the three centroids for each of the three resultant segmentations of the contour and based on the results, selecting the preferred segment to close the contour while simultaneously deselecting the undesired segment.

Inventors: Zhang; Xiangmin (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.

International Classification: G06T 11/60 (20060101); G06K 009/36 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018