Patent Number: 8,577,101

Title: Change assessment method

Abstract: This invention relates to a method of assessing the change in size of cancerous lesions in humans utilizing CT scans through the application of a boundary detection algorithm capable of detecting subtle changes in CT images. The change assessment method may include the steps for defining boundary regions on a CT scan image, analyzing said boundaries utilizing a computational program containing statistical analysis techniques, and producing a medically useful output showing any change in lesion size. The change assessment method may also be interfaced with other medical diagnostic techniques or devices that are known in the art.

Inventors: Avila; Ricardo S. (Clifton Park, NY)

Assignee: Kitware, Inc.

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017