System and Methods for Virtual Pancreatoscopy


Virtual endoscopy has been observed and claimed in many previous patents for several different organs. Among these organs is the colon, and the radiological imaging of virtual pancreatoscopy.


Pancreatoscopy is the endoscopic examination of the pancreatic ducts. In previous approaches, many patent methods showcase the general direction and colon fly through. The proposed technology is the ability to analyze fine-scale structures. The super-resolution technique extends imaging resolution. Rendering enables the interior surfaces within the pancreatic duct, allowing for viewing of geometrical structures of the duct.


Proposed is a super-resolution technique which is the enabling factor for imaging resolution far beyond that of the clinical scanner. Enabled is the ability to extract fine-scale pancreatic duct geometry and inspect internal structures.


Biomedical Informatics

Patent Status


Stage Of Development

Working prototype available for demonstration.

Licensing Potential

Development partner - Commercial partner - Licensing

Licensing Status

Stony Brook University seeks to develop and commercialize, by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research, with a company active in the area.

Additional Info

Additional Information: Source: magicmine,,
Patent Information:
Case ID: R050-8917
For Information, Contact:
Donna Tumminello
Assistant Director
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Yi Gao
Aaron Sasson
Image segmentation
pancreatic duct
virtual endoscopy
virtual pancreatoscopy