Patent Number: 7,822,170

Title: Method, tomography system and image processing system for displaying tomographic records of a patient

Abstract: A method and a tomographic system are disclosed for displaying tomographic records of a patient. In at least one embodiment, the method includes scanning the patient with the aid of a tomographic system having one system axis, determining at least one topogram, calculating three-dimensional image data records including a multiplicity of slice images on a plane or volume data records, and outputting at least one slice image of the patient. In at least one embodiment, the orientation of individual body zones relative to the system axis of the tomographic system is automatically determined from the at least one topogram, and slice images of the body zones are calculated from the three-dimensional image data records, the slice planes of which are at a defined solid angle to the previously determined orientation of the scanned body zones.

Inventors: Haras; Gabriel (Mucke, DE), Aulbach; Peter (Forchheim-Kersbach, DE), Boing; Dieter (Forchheim, DE)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: A61B 6/03 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00