Sunnybrook Health science Center

Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2017-01-25

The present invention provides scanning mechanisms for imaging probes using for imaging mammalian tissues and structures using high resolution imaging, including high frequency ultrasound and/or optical coherence tomography. The imaging probes include adjustable rotational drive mechanism for imparting rotational motion to an imaging assembly containing either optical or ultrasound transducers which emit energy into the surrounding area. The imaging assembly includes a scanning mechanism having including a movable member configured to deliver the energy beam along a path out of said elongate hollow shaft at a variable angle with respect to said longitudinal axis to give forward and side viewing capability of the imaging assembly. The movable member is mounted in such a way that the variable angle is a function of the angular velocity of the imaging assembly.


Patent
Philips and Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2015-03-23

The generation of the pattern and for the adaptation to the specific geometry requires a lot of manual work. It is an object of the invention to simplify the workflow for the clinician during treatment planning. This object is achieved by a treatment planning system configured for determining a set of catheter or needle insertion positions to be used during treatment comprising. The treatment planning system comprises an image providing module for providing a medical image from which at least one treatment target structure can be derived. Further the treatment planning system comprises a pattern providing module for providing one or a set of standard patterns for catheter or needle insertion comprising a plurality of catheter or needle insertion positions, wherein the catheter or needle positions relate to treatment positions in the at least one treatment target structure.


An interventional therapy system (100, 200, 300, 900) may include at least one controller (102, 202, 910) which may obtain a reference image dataset (540) of an object of interest (OOI); segment the reference image dataset to determine peripheral outlines (545) of the OOI in the plurality image slices; acquire a current image of the OOI (548) using an ultrasound probe (114, 224); select a peripheral outline (CBS, 545) of a selected image slice of the plurality of slices of the reference image dataset which is determined to correspond to the current image; and/or modify the selected peripheral outline of the image slice of the plurality of slices of the reference image dataset in accordance with at least one deformation vector (549).


Patent
Philips and Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2017-03-15

The generation of the pattern and for the adaptation to the specific geometry requires a lot of manual work. It is an object of the invention to simplify the workflow for the clinician during treatment planning. This object is achieved by a treatment planning system configured for determining a set of catheter or needle insertion positions to be used during treatment comprising. The treatment planning system comprises an image providing module for providing a medical image from which at least one treatment target structure can be derived. Further the treatment planning system comprises a pattern providing module for providing one or a set of standard patterns for catheter or needle insertion comprising a plurality of catheter or needle insertion positions, wherein the catheter or needle positions relate to treatment positions in the at least one treatment target structure.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2016-11-21

Human progenitor T cells that are able to successfully engraft a murine thymus and differentiate into mature human T and NK cells are described. The human progenitor T cells have the phenotype CD34+CD7+CD 1aCD5 or CD34+CD7+CD1aCD5+ and are derived from human hematopoietic stem cells, embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells by coculture with cells expressing a Notch receptor ligand (OP9-DL1 or OP9-DL4). Such cells are useful in a variety of applications including immune reconstitution, the treatment of immunodeficiencies and as carriers for genes used in gene therapy.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2015-01-07

The present invention provides a multimeric form of a Tie 2 binding peptide monomer, wherein the multimeric form has Tie 2 agonist activity. The multimeric form, preferably a tetramer, stimulates angiogenesis and promotes wound healing. The present invention also features pharmaceutical compositions comprising the multimeric Tie 2 agonists, including those suitable for topical or systemic administration. Methods of using the multimeric Tie 2 agonists of the invention for stimulating angiogenesis and for promoting healing of wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or skin grafts, are also provided.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2015-05-22

The present invention provides minimally invasive imaging probe/medical device having a frictional element integrated therewith for reducing non-uniform rotational distortion near the distal end of a medical device, such as an imaging probe which undergoes rational movement during scanning of surrounding tissue in bodily lumens and cavities.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2015-12-15

The present invention provides a multimeric form of a Tie 2 binding peptide monomer, wherein the multimeric form has Tie 2 agonist activity. The multimeric form, preferably a tetramer, stimulates angiogenesis and promotes wound healing. The present invention also features pharmaceutical compositions comprising the multimeric Tie 2 agonists, including those suitable for topical or systemic administration. Methods of using the multimeric Tie 2 agonists of the invention for stimulating angiogenesis and for promoting healing of wounds, such as diabetic ulcers or skin grafts, are also provided.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2016-06-24

The present invention provides scanning mechanisms for imaging probes using for imaging mammalian tissues and structures using high resolution imaging, including high frequency ultrasound and/or optical coherence tomography. The imaging probes include adjustable rotational drive mechanism for imparting rotational motion to an imaging assembly containing either optical or ultrasound transducers which emit energy into the surrounding area. The imaging assembly includes a scanning mechanism having including a movable member configured to deliver the energy beam along a path out of said elongate hollow shaft at a variable angle with respect to said longitudinal axis to give forward and side viewing capability of the imaging assembly. The movable member is mounted in such a way that the variable angle is a function of the angular velocity of the imaging assembly.


Patent
Sunnybrook Health Science Center | Date: 2015-03-04

Methods and apparatus are provided for forming a patient-specific surgical implant based on mold system. The apparatus comprises a forming tool and a mold that may be generated using imaging and processing techniques and rapid prototyping methods. The mold apparatus includes at least two non-adjacent surface features for securing an implant forming material (such as a titanium mesh) during the forming process, enabling the implant forming material to be stretched beyond its elastic and thus permanently deformed with the correct patient-specific curvature. The implant may include one or more anatomic surface features for guidance and registration when transferring the implant to a patient.

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