Method and Arrangement Relating to X-Ray Imaging

  • US 20080198966A1
  • Filed: 01/31/2008
  • Published: 08/21/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An apparatus for three-dimensional imaging and extraction of tissue from a human breast, comprising an acquisition means for acquiring a set of projection images of said breast, a reconstruction means for computing a three-dimensional image volume from said projection images, a needle for extracting tissue from said breast, an image analyzer for determining the orientation and location of said needle from said three-dimensional image volume or said projection images, a means for calculating a predicted path of said needle or the movement of said needle in order to reach a target position in said image volume, wherein said projection images are acquired such that directions of the projection through a point in said breast are essentially along a common plane, and the direction of said needle is substantially non-parallel to said plane.

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