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US20140275983 Side Lumen Reentry Catheters And Related Methods  
True lumen reentry devices and methods useable for redirecting a guidewire from a subintimal tract within a wall of a blood vessel into the true lumen of the blood vessel. A reentry catheter...
US20110237933 METHOD FOR DETECTING CONTACT WITH THE WALL OF A REGION OF INTEREST  
A method for detecting when a tool contacts a wall of a region of interest includes the steps of: tracking the motion of the tool and creating a tool motion profile; calculating a correlation...
US20070106152 FIDUCIAL MARKER SYSTEM FOR SUBJECT MOVEMENT COMPENSATION DURING MEDICAL TREATMENT  
A system is provided for subject movement compensation during a medical procedure. The system uses passive radiofrequency identification tags associated with a subject, and at least one active...
US20120310065 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY CATHETER FOR MAPPING AND/OR ABLATION  
The present invention encompasses apparatus and methods for mapping electrical activity within the heart. The present invention also encompasses methods and apparatus for creating lesions in the...
US20140105825 Systems, Methods, and Apparatus for Imaging of Diffuse Media Featuring Cross-Modality Weighting of Fluorescent and Bioluminescent Sources  
In certain embodiments, the invention relates to systems and methods for in vivo tomographic imaging of fluorescent probes and/or bioluminescent reporters, wherein a fluorescent probe and a...
US20140228677 CYTOLOGY SAMPLING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF UTILIZING THE SAME  
A cytology sampling system includes a catheter tube and a cytology tool. The catheter tube has open proximal and distal ends. The cytology tool is insertable through the catheter tube and includes...
US20120226149 Integrated Multi-Functional Endoscopic Tool  
A system for extending the visual capabilities and working channel of a bronchoscope including a probe having optic and/or tracking capabilities at a distal tip thereof and capable of being...
US20110077508 Trajectory Storage Apparatus And Method For Surgical Navigation Systems  
A method and apparatus for determining, calculating, and/or viewing a trajectory. The trajectory can be displayed on a display relative to image data of a patient. A user can use the system to...
US20140275978 NEEDLE PLACEMENT MANIPULATOR WITH ATTACHMENT FOR RF-COIL  
A needle placement manipulator includes, a needle holder configured to hold a needle, a guide system configured to position the needle holder to a predetermined direction with respect to a subject...
US20080262342 CT-Enhanced Fluoroscopy  
Real-time, enhanced imaging of remote areas, too minute for CT imaging, is made possible through a probe having a radiopaque tip as well as radiopaque volume markers. When deployed, the markers...
US20070265527 MEDICAL POSITION DETERMINATION USING REDUNDANT POSITION DETECTION MEANS AND PRIORITY WEIGHTING FOR THE POSITION DETECTION MEANS  
A device and method for determining a position of a medical device or part of a patient's body uses first and second position detection devices to obtain first and second positions, respectively,...
US20100228119 METHODS OF DETERMINING MOTION AND DISTANCE DURING MEDICAL AND VETERINARY PROCEDURES  
A system, for use with a cannula insertable into human or animal tissue, for measuring relative motion during a surgical procedure includes a probe having a probe tip insertable into the cannula,...
US20150057530 MEDICAL NEEDLE  
The present invention relates to a medical needle which comprises a needle (1) having at least one channel (21), at least one optical waveguide (22) and a syringe connector (20). The syringe...
US20050107687 System and method for distortion reduction in an electromagnetic tracker  
Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for distortion analysis and reduction in an electromagnetic tracker. Certain embodiments of the system include a tracking...
US20100256482 TRACHEAL TUBE LOCATING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
According to various embodiments, a sensor may be placed on a patient chest adjacent to a desired position of a distal end of a tracheal tube. The sensor may be configured to emit an...
US20050020909 Display device for surgery and method for using the same  
A display unit for use with a surgical navigation system that includes a body; a screen capable of displaying data; a communications link capable of sending and receiving data to and from the...
US20090043190 "AUTOMATIC POINTING DEVICE FOR CORRECT POSITIONING OF THE DISTAL LOCKING SCREWS OF AN INTRAMEDULLARY NAIL"  
Automatic pointing device for the correct positioning of the distal locking screws of an intramedullary nail, including means for image acquisition, processing and for guidance of the surgical...
US20100076303 Lateral Deployment Catheter  
A probe or catheter, usable with a navigation system, includes a longitudinal lumen that curves outwardly through a sidewall prior to reaching a distal tip of the probe. The distal tip contains a...
US20080146861 Brachytherapy Shielding System  
A brachytherapy applicator shielding system includes a brachytherapy applicator, a magnet, and magnetically attractable particles. The brachytherapy applicator shielding system is arranged to...
US20140257091 MASTER-SLAVE APPARATUS AND APPROACH  
Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to master-slave apparatuses as well as methods of making and implementing the same. As consistent with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes...
US20120265054 System and Method for Registration of Multiple Navigation Systems to a Common Coordinate Frame  
A method of registering two or more localization systems utilizing unique coordinate frames A and B to a common coordinate frames includes measuring position information for one or more reference...
US20140350391 Method And System For Providing Visual Guidance To An Operator For Steering A Tip Of An Endoscopic Device Towards One Or More Landmarks In A Patient  
Landmark directional guidance is provided to an operator of an endoscopic device by displaying graphical representations of vectors adjacent a current image captured by an image capturing device...
US20130131500 IN-SITU PROXIMITY RECOGNITION APPARATUS  
The present disclosure is directed to a medical device comprising an elongate member having a proximal portion and a distal portion, at least one adapter operably coupled to the elongate member,...
US20120259207 Securing a Marker Wire  
An apparatus for securing a marker wire relative to a lumen includes a hub to which the marker wire is secured. The hub includes a feature that secures the hub to an outer surface of the lumen....
US20140046178 REAL-TIME MEDICAL DEVICE VISUALIZATION USING NANOMATERIALS  
A medical device and methods for locating the device include a structure having a length dimension and a surface (102). A volume (106) is associated with the surface and extends along a portion of...
US20100168763 CONFIGURATION MARKER DESIGN AND DETECTION FOR INSTRUMENT TRACKING  
The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and tools for tool tracking using image-derived data from one or more tool located reference features. A method includes: directing illuminating...
US20150045659 DEPLOYMENT CATHETER  
A deployment catheter is described herein that preferably is configured to deliver a medical device such as a valve to a location in a patient such as a patient's airway. Preferably, such a...
US20120172712 RESPIRATORY EFFECT REDUCTION IN CATHETER POSITION SENSING  
A method, including positioning body-electrodes in galvanic contact with a body of a patient and locating a probe in the body of the patient. The method further includes tracking positions of the...
US20130072785 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING NEEDLE VISUALIZATION IN ULTRASOUND IMAGING  
A method of enhancing needle visualization in ultrasound imaging is provided. The method includes reducing overall gain in needle frames, and applying a nonlinear mapping to the needle frames,...
US20120209107 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING NEEDLE VISUALIZATION IN ULTRASOUND IMAGING  
A method of enhancing needle visualization in ultrasound imaging is provided. The method includes reducing overall gain in needle frames, and applying a nonlinear mapping to the needle frames,...
US20090234220 Catheter and associated medical examination and treatment device  
A catheter for treatment of the heart with a flexible catheter sheath surrounding a catheter lumen and with an apparatus for implanting cell material, which comprises an injection apparatus...
US20150245881 ROBOTIC SURGERY SYSTEM INCLUDING POSITION SENSORS USING FIBER BRAGG GRATINGS  
A surgical instrument is provided, including: at least one articulatable arm having a distal end, a proximal end, and at least one joint region disposed between the distal and proximal ends; an...
US20080287778 IMAGING AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM  
An imaging and navigation system is disclosed herein. The imaging and navigation system includes a computer and an ultrasonic imaging device disposed at least partially within an ultrasound...
US20060036164 Optically guided system for precise placement of a medical catheter in a patient  
A system is provided comprising an optically-guided catheter having a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one lumen. A light-emitting means is coupled to the catheter, the catheter is...
US20120226144 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FEEDING TUBE PLACEMENT  
A system and method for monitoring the placement of a feeding tube in the jejunum of a patient includes a system comprising a feeding tube and a tubular member received in a passageway extending...
US20140187921 CATHETER TIP-END ROTATION ANGLE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, CATHETER TIP-END ROTATION ANGLE MEASUREMENT METHOD, AND CATHETER TIP-END ROTATION ANGLE MEASUREMENT PROGRAM  
A catheter tip-end rotation angle measurement apparatus includes a motion restriction unit, of a tube shape penetrated from a first hole to a second hole of a catheter on tip end and opposite...
US20120203101 METHODS FOR OPTOACOUSTIC GUIDANCE AND CONFIRMATION OF PLACEMENT OF NOVEL INDWELLING MEDICAL APPARATUS  
Indwelling medical apparatus including one optoacoustic discernible member or a plurality of optoacoustic discernible members and methods for optoacoustic guidance and confirmation of placement of...
US20140275984 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TARGETED RADIATION THERAPY  
Described here are temporary devices for placement into tissue cavities at the time of a surgical procedure. In addition to marking the tissue cavity for radiation therapy, the devices are capable...
US20120296203 Automatic Identification Of Tracked Surgical Devices Using An Electromagnetic Localization System  
A method and apparatus for identifying a member used in a navigation system. The navigation system can determine the identification of an instrument via an input. The input can be substantially...
US20150126853 ARTERIAL SYSTEM NAVIGATION METHODS AND DEVICES AND SYSTEMS TO PERFORM THE SAME  
Arterial system navigation methods and devices and systems to perform the same. In an exemplary embodiment of a method of the present disclosure, the method comprises the steps of inserting at...
US20150245798 MEDICAL DEVICE FOR USE IN BODILY LUMENS, FOR EXAMPLE AN ATRIUM  
A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping...
US20150045660 MEDICAL DEVICE FOR USE IN BODILY LUMENS, FOR EXAMPLE AN ATRIUM  
A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping...
US20140213894 MEDICAL DEVICE FOR USE IN BODILY LUMENS, FOR EXAMPLE AN ATRIUM  
A device positionable in a cavity of a bodily organ (e.g., a heart) may discriminate between fluid (e.g., blood) and non-fluid tissue (e.g., wall of heart) to provide information or a mapping...
US20130261431 PAE TREATMENT FOR BPH  
A method of guiding a catheter during an embolization operation includes receiving volume data of a patient volume, the patient volume including a lesion and a feeding vessel for the lesion,...
US20100191101 CATHETER WITH ISOLATION BETWEEN ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER AND POSITION SENSOR  
Medical apparatus includes an invasive probe, for insertion into a body of a living subject. An ultrasonic subsystem includes an ultrasonic transducer contained in the probe and image processing...
US20060241399 Multiplex system for the detection of surgical implements within the wound cavity  
The present invention provides a multiplex system for identifying the presence of surgical sponges, metal instruments, and other implements in a surgical wound by employing a plurality of discrete...
US20050182318 Lesion identification system for surgical operation and related method  
A lesion identification system for surgical operations has a light marker adapted for placement in the vicinity of a lesion inside an organ of an organism, and a location-identifying device...
US20060264742 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY VERIFYING, CALIBRATING AND SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS FOR COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY  
A device and method for automatically verifying, calibrating and surveying a navigable surgical instrument, wherein by means of a scanning device, the geometry of the instrument, in particular the...
US20100160770 CATHETER DISPLAY SHOWING TIP ANGLE AND PRESSURE  
A method for displaying information includes receiving a measurement with respect to an invasive probe inside a body of a subject of at least one probe parameter, selected from a group of...
US20080269597 Gauze or the Like Having a Device for its Detection at a Distance  
A gauze or other material for surgical use comprising at least one presence detection device for remotely identifying said gauze or other material for surgical use. The presence detection device...