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A system for image-guided surgery may include a visual imaging system, a medical tool comprising a shaft and a tip, wherein the shaft of the tool includes an optically detectable feature that...
US20150182205 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING A PAP SMEAR TEST  
A protective guide for protecting a cell extraction device during a Pap smear. A camera protective cover encloses a camera and a light emitting device. A thin, flexible transparent sheath encloses...
US20120172714 BRAID WITH INTEGRATED SIGNAL CONDUCTORS  
A method, including incorporating a conducting wire into a tubular braid consisting of a multiplicity of supporting wires, and covering the tubular braid with a sheath. The method further includes...
US20140081127 Advanced Intraoperative Neural Targeting System and Method  
A neural targeting system and method for deep brain stimulation procedures, or other types of brain surgeries requiring targeting, provides high spatial resolution and real-time targeting analysis...
US20070239281 FEMUR HEAD CENTER LOCALIZATION  
A method for localizing a femur head center of a knee using only a marker array attached to a tibia, wherein the knee is modeled as a joint having at least one degree of freedom includes: using a...
US20080009714 Endoscope insertion shape detecting device  
An endoscope insertion shape detecting device of the present invention comprises an insertion shape detection portion for detecting an insertion shape of an endoscope insertion portion, an...
US20140200445 APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING ULTRASOUND-ASSISTED NEEDLE PLACEMENT FOR DRUG DELIVERY  
In one embodiment, apparatus for facilitating ultrasound-assisted needle placement for drug delivery includes an ultrasound probe cover adapted to receive an ultrasound probe, the cover comprising...
US20150201900 MULTI-PANE IMAGING TRANSDUCER ASSOCIATED WITH A GUIDEWIRE  
A multi-plane imaging transducer generates a plurality of planes of image data from the ultrasound echo information including at least a first plane, a second plane orthogonal to the first plane,...
US20140024928 HIGH QUALITY CLOSED-LOOP ULTRASOUND IMAGING SYSTEM  
A closed-loop ultrasound system includes an ultrasound receiver, an ultrasound transmitter at least one of integral with or at a predetermined position relative to the ultrasound receiver, and a...
US20100063384 LOCAL INTRA-BODY DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A system for delivery of a capsule to a target location within a subject body including a capsule including a locomotion element and a gamma emitting radioactive source, a radiation tracking...
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In a medical apparatus including a medical imaging system and a medical position and navigation system (MPS), the medical imaging system including an imaging transmitter, periodically emitting...
US20070021668 Method for pre-interventional planning of a 2D fluoroscopy projection  
Method for pre-interventional planning of a 2D fluoroscopy projection for an interventional entry using a fixed instrument, comprising the following steps: a) Recording a 3D data set, b) Planning...
US20110046476 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYSING A SURGICAL OPERATION BY ENDOSCOPY  
The invention relates to a method for analysing a surgical operation by endoscopy in an operation field in a space inside the body of an animal, characterised in that it comprises the steps of:...
US20070100232 Electrode catheter for the electrotherapy of cardiac tissue  
The present invention relates to an electrode catheter for defibrillation, mapping or ablation of cardiac tissue. Said catheter comprises a terminal (40) on the proximal end of the electrode...
US20090182225 Safety Marked Fibers and Catheters  
A device and method are presented that allow for accurate insertion, positioning and withdrawal of a laser fiber/catheter for minimally invasive laser treatment by utilizing a single mark in the...
US20100191103 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SURGICAL BYPASS OF AQUEOUS HUMOR  
The invention provides minimally invasive microsurgical tools and methods to form an aqueous humor shunt or bypass for the treatment of glaucoma. The invention enables surgical creation of a...
US20130150712 ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS  
A needle assembly comprises a metal needle (1) with a hub (13) and a marker in the form of a bubble-filled plastics rod (2) inserted within the needle. The rod (2) makes the assembly more visible...
US20080154123 Automated image interpretation with transducer position or orientation sensing for medical ultrasound  
Automated image interpretation is provided with transducer position and/or orientation sensing. The current position of a transducer is used to determine the anatomy being imaged. Other reference...
US20050070782 Digital technologies for planning and carrying out dental restorative procedures  
A method and system for the fabrication of dental articles includes at least two imaging and measuring devices, which measure and provide images of the internal and external structure of...
US20120277576 ECHOGENIC INFUSION PORT CATHETER  
Among other things, a delivery catheter assembly for insertion into a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In particular embodiments, the assembly includes a catheter, an obturator, and a hub. The...
US20130131503 TRACKING A GUIDEWIRE  
In one aspect, in general, a method includes receiving, at a computer system, data from an electromagnetic sensor, determining, at the computer system, based on the received data, a location of a...
US20130006103 Micro-Devices for Biomedical Applications and Method of Use of Same  
Among others, the present invention provides fabricated micro-devices for application in live biological systems, each comprising (a) an outer membrane, (b) a micro-mechanical, micro-chemical,...
US20080221438 AUTOMATED CATALOG AND SYSTEM FOR CORRECTION OF INHOMOGENEOUS FIELDS  
A method for providing a localization system with detailed information regarding a catheter's construction, while at the same time preventing operator input errors, for use in a three-dimensional...
US20090299174 INSTRUMENTS WITH LOCATION MARKERS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING INSTRUMENTS THROUGH ANATOMICAL PASSAGEWAYS  
Instruments and methods for tracking such instruments in a human patient. One embodiment of an instrument in accordance with the invention comprises an elongated body, such as an elongated...
US20110137151 REDUCTION OF CATHETER ELECTRODE LOADING  
A method for position sensing includes inserting a probe having a first probe-electrode and a second probe-electrode into a body of a subject, and coupling body-surface electrodes to a surface of...
US20120095329 Biopsy apparatus, phantom, spatial range measuring apparatus, and spatial range measuring method  
A biopsy apparatus includes a biopsy needle for insertion into an object to be examined in order to sample tissue of a biopsy region in the object, and a spatial range measuring section, which...
US20090112085 PREOPERATIVE LOCALIZATION WIRE  
The present invention discloses a novel preoperative localization wire. The localization wire comprises a J-shaped end; a branch point proximal to the J-shaped end, wherein a barb is attached to...
US20130338493 SURGICAL DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGHLIGHTING AND MEASURING REGIONS OF INTEREST  
The present disclosure relates to systems, devices and methods of highlighting points or regions of interest on a body structure. These systems, devices and methods allow for real-time...
US20110190625 CARDIAC MAPPING  
A non-contact cardiac mapping method is disclosed that includes: (i) inserting a catheter into a heart cavity having an endocardium surface, the catheter including multiple, spatially distributed...
US20140371577 ROBOTIC MEDICAL DEVICE FOR MONITORING THE RESPIRATION OF A PATIENT AND CORRECTING THE TRAJECTORY OF A ROBOTIC ARM  
The robotic medical device for monitoring the respiration of a patient and correcting robotic trajectory includes at least one robotic arm; a mechanical ventilator, to which the respiration of a...
US20060030771 System and method for sensor integration  
A system and method for sensor integration includes a medical device, a transmitter attached to the medical device, and a receiver. The medical device can include a tracking point. The transmitter...
US20110319751 DYNAMIC REFERENCE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USE WITH SURGICAL PROCEDURES  
A substrate configured for placement on an internal organ or internal tissue is provided. In certain embodiments, the substrate conforms to and moves with the internal organ or internal tissue....
US20120035468 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A LANDMARK  
A system for targeting landmarks on devices such as surgical implants is disclosed. The system can include a field generator for generating one or more magnetic fields, an orthopaedic implant...
US20080200798 MEDICAL GUIDE FOR GUIDING A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT  
A medical guide (1, 15) is provided for guiding a medical instrument into a target site within a patient's body, for use in connection with a cross-sectional imaging technique such as magnetic...
US20140180070 INTRALUMINAL IMAGING SYSTEM  
The invention generally relates to devices and methods that allow an operator to obtain real-time images of a luminal surface prior to, during, and after an intraluminal procedure, including while...
US20070106116 ENDOSCOPE-SHAPE MONITORING SYSTEM  
An endoscope shape monitoring system that is used to grasp a shape of a flexible insertion portion is provided. The endoscope shape monitoring system includes a plurality of coils. The coils are...
US20150119701 ULTRASONIC IMAGING APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR IMAGING A SPECULAR OBJECT AND A TARGET ANATOMY IN A TISSUE USING ULTRASOND  
The invention relates to a method and an ultrasonic imaging apparatus (20) for imaging a specular object (such as a biopsy needle) and a target anatomy in a tissue, whereby the specular object...
US20140073912 TIP REFLECTION REDUCTION FOR SHAPE-SENSING OPTICAL FIBER  
A reflection reduction device includes an optical fiber (104) configured for optical sensing and having an end portion. A tip portion (102) is coupled to the end portion. The tip portion includes...
US20080027311 RESONANT TRANSPONDER USING SELF-RESONANCE OF COIL  
Described herein are one or more implementations for an electromagnetic (EM) position and orientation tracking system employing a self-resonant transponder.
US20100280362 TIME OF FLIGHT BASED TRACHEAL TUBE PLACEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ optical sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure, such as a carina. The...
US20080177174 Determining Inserted Catheter End Location and Orientation  
Catheterization device and method of using are provided for uniquely illuminating the distal end of the device in order to visualize the end-point location and orientation and to track the...
US20070049818 Body-insertable apparatus  
A body-insertable apparatus is inserted into a subject body and travels through the subject body and includes a magnetic field generator that generates a constant magnetic field; a covering member...
US20130041248 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING THE POSITION OF AN ORTHOPAEDIC PROSTHESIS  
A system, apparatus, and method for determining a position of an orthopaedic prosthesis includes a patient support platform, a sensor array coupled to the patient support platform, and a...
US20150208948 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT GUIDANCE AND TRACKING WITH POSITION AND ORIENTATION CORRECTION  
The present teaching relates to surgical procedure assistance. In one example, a first image of an organ having a lesion is obtained prior to a surgical procedure. Information related to a pose of...
US20140121504 BIOPSY SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED IMAGING  
A structurally integrated biopsy system includes a movable base having wheels to facilitate movement of the structurally integrated biopsy system. On the movable based there is mounted a tissue...
US20070265526 LOW-PROFILE LOCATION PAD  
A magnetic position tracking system for performing a medical procedure on a patient who is positioned on an upper surface of a table includes a location pad, which is positioned on the upper...
US20130310684 TREATMENT INSTRUMENT  
A treatment instrument that is inserted in a freely advancing and retracting manner into the a channel of an ultrasonic endoscope that includes an ultrasonic scanning mechanism emitting and...
US20100152572 METHODS FOR IMAGING AN IMPLANT SITE  
A method for preparation of an implant site is disclosed. The method includes positioning a patient relative to an imaging device. A first image of the implant site may be obtained. A distance...
US20150051478 SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE POSITION OF A KNEE PROSTHESIS  
The present application provides an apparatus and method for determining a position of a joint prosthesis using a computer assisted orthopedic surgery system in support of an arthroplasty surgery....
US20100116274 METHOD, VENTILATOR AND CONTROL UNIT FOR DETERMINING A POSITION OF AN ESOPHAGEAL CATHETER  
A method of obtaining an indication of the position of an esophageal catheter inserted into a patient includes the steps of obtaining an electrical signal from the esophageal catheter, determining...