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US20110172520 MULTIFILAR CABLE CATHETER  
A balloon catheter device includes a multifilar tube shaft having a shaft lumen. A shaft lumen coating is provided on a surface of the multifilar tube shaft and extends from a proximal end of the...
US20110313283 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TARGETING A BODY TISSUE  
An apparatus for targeting a desired target site on a body tissue that separates a first body cavity from a second body cavity of a patient includes a catheter having a longitudinally extending...
US20090082666 MAGNETIC TARGETING SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING NAVIGATION  
The present invention describes a magnetic targeting system suitable for guiding a biocompatible device to a target area within the body (in vivo) and method of using the same. The system includes...
US20140194733 BISMUTH PARTICLE X-RAY CONTRAST AGENTS  
Radiopaque bismuth particles and methods of making and using the radiopaque bismuth particles are disclosed. The radiopaque bismuth particles include an elemental bismuth core and an outer coating...
US20110313280 OPTICAL CONTACT SENSING IN MEDICAL PROBES  
A method for contact sensing includes transmitting optical radiation from an optical emitter coupled to a distal tip of medical probe that is positioned within a body cavity. A signal, which is...
US20090192487 System and Method for Intracranial Implantation of Therapeutic or Diagnostic Agents  
A system and related method for delivering the anti-tumoral agent carmustine or other types of diagnostic or therapeutic agents into the brain of a patient with a brain tumor includes an insertion...
US20100198057 X-Ray Discernable Marker for Power Injectable Vascular Access Port  
An improved injection port for implantation within a patient having an x-ray discernable marker allowing for the determination of a pressure rating for the injection port when so implanted.
US20120296200 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TARGETING CATHETER ELECTRODES  
A system and method is described for a catheter guidance system which allows an operator to use a mapping catheter to specify tissue target locations for the automatic guidance of a second...
US20110112396 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TARGETING CATHETER ELECTRODES  
A system and method is described for a catheter guidance system which allows an operator to use a mapping catheter to specify tissue target locations for the automatic guidance of a second...
US20100125194 SUBCUTANEOUS LEAD GUIDANCE  
An apparatus for subcutaneous lead guidance includes a flexible guide strap, a navigation catheter and a tunneling tool. The guide strap includes an upper layer having a plurality of retainer...
US20090088628 EFFICIENT WORKFLOW FOR AFIB TREATMENT IN THE EP LAB  
A system and method relate to enhanced medical workflows. Current anatomical data of a patient may be acquired, such as via a computed tomography or magnetic resonance procedure, just before...
US20150099967 NEEDLE AND RELATED METHODS  
An optical spectroscopic injection needle assembly. According to one embodiment, the assembly may include an injection needle, a light source, a spectrometer, a computer and an indicator. The...
US20150112190 NEEDLE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF PERFORMING NEEDLE BIOPSIES  
A biopsy needle having a longitudinal channel formed within an inner conductor of a coaxial antenna is disclosed. The coaxial antenna terminates in a rigid insertion tip e.g. a ceramic cone that...
US20140213893 OCCLUSION-CROSSING DEVICES, IMAGING, AND ATHERECTOMY DEVICES  
A catheter device for crossing occlusions includes an elongate body, a central lumen extending within the elongate body from the proximal end to the distal end, a rotatable tip at the distal end...
US20140243657 COLOR ULTRASOUND NEEDLE  
An echogenic needle and a method of using the needle with an ultrasound machine, in which the needle has a turbulence inducing member positioned within the hollow body of the needle towards the...
US20100204567 ULTRASOUND-GUIDED DELIVERY OF A THERAPY DELIVERY DEVICE TO A PHRENIC NERVE  
A method for guiding a therapy delivery device to a phrenic nerve of a subject includes: (a) selecting a target portion of the phrenic nerve; (b) using ultrasound imaging to obtain an ultrasound...
US20130012807 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING POSITION OF HANDHELD MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS  
The system and method for tracking the position of handheld medical instruments provides for instantaneous feedback and instruction to a medical practitioner during performance of a medical...
US20090259124 METHOD OF LOCATING THE TIP OF A CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETER  
Methods of locating a tip of a central venous catheter (“CVC”) relative to the superior vena cava, sino-atrial node, right atrium, and/or right ventricle using electrocardiogram data. The CVC...
US20080154125 MARKER NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND DISPLAYING THE LOCATION OF MARKER MEANS  
A marker navigation system for detecting and displaying locations of at least two reference devices, each reference device attachable to a corresponding object includes a detection device for...
US20100331670 AUTOMATIC GUIDEWIRE MANEUVERING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
System for guiding a catheter through a lumen system of a body of a patient, to a predetermined location within the lumen system, the system including a medical positioning system, a moving...
US20050070790 Inserting shape detecting probe  
An inserting shape detecting probe has a long and slender core wire, a plurality of shape detecting devices, signal lines, and an outer sheath. The plurality of shape detecting devices extended...
US20100261996 MEDICAL DEVICE AND TECHNIQUE FOR USING SAME  
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...
US20140378828 HIP ARTHROPLASTY METHOD AND WORKFLOW  
A surgical method and workflow to improve the efficiency of a surgical procedure by intraoperatively acquiring a digital radiographic image, processing the digital radiographic image, and using...
US20090024023 THERMAL SURGICAL MONITORING  
An apparatus is disclosed for monitoring a thermal surgical procedure including a thermal camera for monitoring temperature at a plurality of locations within at least a portion of a surgical...
US20100204569 SYSTEM FOR PLACEMENT OF A CATHETER INCLUDING A SIGNAL-GENERATING STYLET  
An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient's vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip...
US20090149739 Catheter device with a position sensor system for treating a vessel blockage using image monitoring  
The invention relates to a catheter device, with a position sensor system, for treatment of a partial or complete vessel blockage under image monitoring, with the catheter device featuring a...
US20150208937 CATHETER SYSTEM FOR MAPPING OF THE LEFT ATRIUM, RIGHT ATRIUM AND CORONARY SINUS  
A pair of new catheters designed to be deployed as a catheter system to allow a simultaneous acquisition of electrograms from widely dispersed electrodes in the left atrium, right atrium, and...
US20110208042 Material for Creating Multi-Layered Films and Methods for Making the Same  
The present invention provides multilayered materials, such as films usable in particular in medical devices in the form of vascular grafts, biocompatible coverings, and/or inflatable bladders,...
US20140187905 COINTEGRATION FILTER FOR A CATHETER NAVIGATION SYSTEM  
A system and method for determining a position of a medical device within a body are provided. The system includes an electronic control unit that receives position signals from position sensors...
US20060173291 Electromagnetically tracked K-wire device  
Devices and methods for registering, dynamically referencing, and navigating an anatomical region of interest of a patient are provided using a tracked Kirschner wire (K-wire), where the K-wire...
US20120296198 ENDOSCOPIC IMAGING DEVICE  
An endoscopic imaging device for endoscopy in a body vessel is disclosed. The device comprises an annular illumination tube comprising an annular illumination fiber for illuminating a body vessel...
US20140336502 DEVICE WITH SIMULTANEOUS X-RAY AND INFRARED IMAGE ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED BREAST IMAGING  
The embodiments herein discloses a device with simultaneous X-ray and infrared acquisition and processing systems for an enhance breast imaging. The device has a positioning assembly housed inside...
US20140088412 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR BIOPSY AND COLLECTION OF SOFT TISSUE  
A biopsy device includes a needle assembly, a hollow cutter, and a tissue sample housing. The needle assembly includes a needle extending distally from a portion of the biopsy device. The needle...
US20110251482 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED VISUALIZATION OF THE ANATOMY OF A PATIENT  
Devices, systems and methods are described for visualizing the anatomy of a patient. An expanding portion is configured to expand towards the tissue walls of a body space and be visible with one...
US20140371578 REAL-TIME DISPLAY OF VASCULATURE VIEWS FOR OPTIMAL DEVICE NAVIGATION  
An apparatus configured to generate for display a plurality of vasculature (115) views (170a-c) alongside a live fluoroscopy image (190a). The views are selected in such a way that they allow...
US20130030286 IMAGE GUIDED SURGERY TRACKERS USING MULTIPLE ASYNCHRONOUS SENSORS  
An apparatus and related methods using a variety of heterogeneous sensors to accurately track, in real time, the location of the tip of a surgical instrument inside the human body. The system...
US20070232900 Medical navigation and positioning system containing an operation system and method for operation  
For flexible and hygienic operation, a medical navigation and positioning system with an operation system is provided for assignment to a medical imaging device, with the navigation and...
US20140100450 CATHETER LOCATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE  
This disclosure relates to a method of catheter and radiating coil location in a human body and in particular to the determination over time of the location of the tip of a catheter as it is...
US20130012809 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSING SHAPE OF ELONGATED INSTRUMENT  
An instrument system that includes an elongate body, an optical fiber, and a controller is provided. The optical fiber is operatively coupled to the elongate body and has a strain sensor and a...
US20070167743 Intra-subject position detection system  
An intra-subject position detection system includes a subject insertable device introduced into a subject, moving through the subject; and including a magnetic field generator that generates a...
US20090247861 CALIBRATION METHOD FOR AXIALLY DETERMINATE MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS  
The invention relates to a calibration method for an axially determinate medical instrument, wherein: the instrument, which is situated within the localization range of a medical tracking system,...
US20150173723 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC NEEDLE RECALIBRATION DETECTION  
A tracking system that includes a sensor and emitter is calibrated, and a tracked position and orientation of a surgical instrument is determined based at least in part on tracking information...
US20140107472 BALLOON CATHETER AND APPLICATOR WITH BALLOON CATHETER  
Balloon catheter, applicator, particularly for invasive radiotherapy, and method of controlling the balloon catheter with respect to its shape and position in a tissue to be treated prior to an...
US20080146942 Catheter Position Tracking Methods Using Fluoroscopy and Rotational Sensors  
Methods for determine the position and rotational orientation of the transducer array of an ultrasound imaging catheter within a patient include imaging the distal end of the catheter using...
US20070225594 Facilitation of In-Boundary Distortion Compensation  
Described herein are one or more implementations for facilitating the compensation of the effects of distortion caused by “in-boundary distorters.” A “distorter” may be a medical instrument or...
US20140024903 Abrading Balloon Catheter for Extravasated Drug Delivery  
A method of extravasated drug delivery is disclosed, including inserting a catheter with a first balloon, a second balloon, and a third balloon positioned between the first and second balloons and...
US20090299171 Intraluminal Access and Imaging Device  
An intraluminal access and imaging device is configured to image a path of a vessel that includes a chronic total occlusion. The device includes an elongated member having a distal end and a...
US20100261995 MEDICAL DEVICE AND TECHNIQUE FOR USING THE SAME  
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...
US20100222670 DEVICE FOR MEASURING AND METHOD FOR ANALYSING GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY  
The invention relates to a device for measuring the intestinal motility, that comprises a solid marker intended for travelling along the entire digestive system of a living being, or a portion...
US20140180069 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...