US Patent 8,189,885
United States Patent and Trademark Office
University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)
The present invention is an apparatus and method for computing regional statistical distributions or characteristics of one or more quantitative measures over a mean anatomic space for one or more predefined populations and uses this statistical distributions/characteristics to study, research or understand the regional response of a disease or a treatment process and to regionally assess clinical status in patient data from an unknown population for diagnostic purposes.
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Saha, Punam Kumar and Sonka, Milan Apparatus and method for computing regional statistical distribution over a mean anatomic space. US Patent 8,189,885 filed February 15, 2008 and issued May 29, 2012. https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/568