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US20150080714 APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND TREATMENT OF PULMONARY TISSUE  
Embodiments of the present invention include devices, systems, and methods for implanting and locating traceable markers in a region of a patient's body such as a lung, and in particular lung...
US20080161681 Navigational reference dislodgement detection method & system  
A method of tracking a position of a catheter within a patient includes securing a navigational reference at a reference location within the patient, defining the reference location as the origin...
US20080154124 MODEL BASED POSITIONING SYSTEM  
The present invention relates to a model based positioning system 10; 90 that comprises a positioning device 11; 31 having at least one transmitter configured to be in a tracking environment, e.g....
US20100168561 Intraoperative Tissue Mapping and Dissection Systems, Devices, Methods, and Kits  
Intraoperative devices are described that assist the surgeon in identifying the location and characteristics of tissues and structures. Devices are also described that have the added capability of...
US20100030065 SURGICAL ACCESS WITH TARGET VISUALIZATION  
Accessing a spine from a curved postero-lateral approach may include a curved cannula positioned along a curved path from an opening in the skin to a location proximate to the spine. Positioning...
US20140276002 METHOD AND SYSTEM TO FACILITATE INTRAOPERATIVE POSITIONING AND GUIDANCE  
System and methods are disclosed to facilitate intra-operative procedures and planning. A method can include storing tracking data in memory, the tracking data being generated by a tracking system...
US20140276008 IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLUORESCENCE GUIDED SURGERY  
Imaging systems for fluorescence guided surgery are provided. An imaging system comprises a light source unit for providing one or more illumination and excitation lights to a target, a detection...
US20100256483 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR TISSUE NAVIGATION  
A device for use in a process that involves accessing an epidural space includes an elongated member having a distal end and a proximal end, a sensor located at the distal end of the elongated...
US20130324841 System and Method for Real-Time Ultrasound Guided Prostate Needle Biopsy Based on Biomechanical Model of the Prostate from Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data  
A method and system for real-time ultrasound guided prostate needle biopsy based on a biomechanical model of the prostate from 3D planning image data, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
US20130237813 BONE SCREW WITH INSERT  
A composite material bone screw comprising an embedded insert. The embedded insert may serve as a thread cutting tool by covering at least one cutting edge of the screw.
US20130274595 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING AN ENDOCARDIAL DEVICE  
Described herein are devices, systems and methods for delivering an endocardial device. The systems for delivering the device transvascularly may generally include an elongate guide catheter...
US20140058252 SINGLE HAND CONTROL DEVICE FOR ULTRASOUND GUIDED INJECTIONS  
Disclosed herein are various device embodiments providing for single-handed operation of dual fluid injection or fluid injection/aspiration. The inventions further contemplate methods of using the...
US20130296691 MAGNETICALLY TRACKED SURGICAL NEEDLE ASSEMBLY  
An electromagnetic needle tracking system includes a needle assembly, a calibration system and a computing system. The needle assembly includes a needle stylet and a sensor assembly. The sensor...
US20150238276 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSISTING LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY - DIRECTING AND MANEUVERING ARTICULATING TOOL  
A surgical controlling system that includes: a surgical tool that is insertable into a surgical environment of a human body for a surgical procedure. Logic configured to locate in real-time the 3D...
US20150173706 ULTRASONIC GUIDEANCE OF MULTIPLE INVASIVE DEVICES IN THREE DIMENSIONS  
An ultrasound system includes a 3D imaging probe and a needle guide which attaches to the probe for guidance of the insertion of multiple needles into a volumetric region which can be scanned by...
US20090306497 CALIBRATION METHOD FOR CATHETER TRACKING SYSTEM USING MEDICAL IMAGING DATA  
This invention discloses an improved method for the calibration and tracking of an electromagnetic or acoustic based catheter within a catheter tracking space for use in cardiac intervention for a...
US20100305428 ULTRASONIC GUIDANCE OF SUBCUTANEOUS TUNNELING  
A method of tracking a medical device in a body includes inserting the medical device into a body and emitting a sonic signal from a transceiver coupled to the medical device. The method further...
US20070078334 DC magnetic-based position and orientation monitoring system for tracking medical instruments  
Miniaturized, five and six degrees-of-freedom magnetic sensors, responsive to pulsed DC magnetic fields waveforms generated by multiple transmitter options, provide an improved and cost-effective...
US20100179419 Intervertebral Prosthesis  
An intervertebral prosthesis for insertion between adjacent vertebrae includes upper and lower prosthesis plates locatable against respective vertebrae and having opposing, concavely curved...
US20110172680 OPTICAL FIBER SHAPE SENSING SYSTEMS  
A medical instrument system includes an elongate instrument body defining a longitudinal axis and capable of being twisted about its longitudinal axis and an optical fiber sensor coupled to the...
US20100217116 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUALIZING HEART MORPHOLOGY DURING ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY MAPPING AND TREATMENT  
Systems and methods for facilitating visual detection of one or more catheter tips in relation to the morphology of an anatomical structure—in real-time—are provided. The disclosed systems and...
US20080119727 Systems and methods for three-dimensional ultrasound mapping  
An automated medical system comprises a first instrument assembly including a first ultrasound transducer having a first transducer field of view that transmits and receives ultrasound signals in...
US20060241397 Reference pad for position sensing  
A method for position tracking includes attaching a location pad to a body of a subject and introducing into the body of the subject a first position transducer. A procedure is performed on the...
US20090275826 Non-Fouling Surfaces for Reflective Spheres  
The present invention relates to treating of reflective surfaces to prevent fouling. The present invention also relates to reflective materials treated to prevent fouling, as well as methods of...
US20100130853 SYSTEM FOR TRACKING OBJECT  
In one embodiment, a tracking system for tracking an object positioned inside the body of a patient is provided. The tracking system comprises a reference sensor, the reference sensor comprising...
US20080319311 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCURACY VERIFICATION FOR IMAGE BASED SURGICAL NAVIGATION  
Certain embodiments of the present invention provide for a system and method for assessing the accuracy of a surgical navigation system. The method may include acquiring an X-ray image that...
US20150051483 METHOD OF CONTROLLING INTRAVASCULAR SHEATHS  
A method of controlling intravascular sheaths including the steps of: a) obtaining a guide assembly having a body with a tubular wall bounding a passageway, the body having a length between...
US20090076375 Myocardial tissue ablation device for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias by ablation of myocardial tissue in a patient as well as associated catheter and associated method  
The invention relates to a myocardial tissue ablation device for treatment of cardiac arrhythmias by ablation of myocardial tissue in a patient, with the myocardial tissue ablation device...
US20070299336 Medical guiding system, medical guiding program, and medical guiding method  
The invention provides a medical guiding system including: a position data calculating device for detecting position and orientation of an ultrasonic endoscope serving as a medical instrument;...
US20100041984 Impedance sensing device and catheter system  
A sensing system including a collection catheter and a sensing device. The sensing system can be used in determining an optimal location of a collection catheter for the removal of a medium from...
US20130261433 HAPTIC SIMULATION AND SURGICAL LOCATION MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A system and method for monitoring a surgical site employs a fiducial reference with attached tracking marker. The marker may be tracked by a tracker. Image information about the surgical site is...
US20150080713 INTRACORPOREAL IMAGING AID (IMA)  
An embodiment of the invention relates to an apparatus for determining a location of a surface of an internal organ of a body, the apparatus comprising: a marker support (12) having proximal and...
US20080125720 Adapter for attaching electromagnetic image guidance components to a medical device  
Devices and methods wherein an adapter is used to attach an electromagnetic image guidance component to a medical device such that an electromagnetic image guidance system may be used to track the...
US20140364719 Method and apparatus for localizing an ultrasound catheter  
An imaging system is provided with an ultrasound catheter and a controller coupled to the ultrasound catheter. The catheter includes a localizer sensor configured to generate positional...
US20080009712 Apparatus and Methods for Maneuvering a Therapeutic Tool Within a Body Lumen  
An apparatus includes an elongate body having a plurality of discretely controllable portions. The plurality of discretely controllable portions are configured to be maneuvered within a body lumen...
US20130190612 PROCESSING OF INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY IMAGES BY ECG ANALYSIS  
A method of processing images for interventional imaging, wherein a region of interest is visualized, is provided. The method comprises acquiring a series of 2D images of the region of interest in...
US20100185082 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ELECTROSURGERY  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving accuracy of placement of a cannula during delivery of electrical energy to neural structures. The apparatus includes a cannula operable to...
US20070276226 Enhanced ultrasound image display  
Using specialized cardiac catheters for image acquisition, features of the heart are readily identifiable on an ultrasound image, based on a previously generated electrical activation map of the...
US20150182144 Quantifying Probe Deflection For Improved Catheter Identification  
A system and method include a shape sensing enabled device (120) including one or more imaging devices (202), the shape sensing enabled device coupled to at fiber (122). A shape sensing module...
US20130066192 Axial Surgical Trajectory Guide, and Method of Guiding a Medical Device  
A surgical trajectory guide to guide a medical device to a pivot point has a base that can be attached to a patient, an axial guide member connected with the base and aligned with a pivot point...
US20140228675 SURGICAL LOCATION MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A surgical hardware and software monitoring system and method allows for surgical planning while the patient is available for surgery, for example while the patient is being prepared for surgery...
US20070225595 Hybrid navigation system for tracking the position of body tissue  
A hybrid surgical navigation system for tracking the position of body tissue. The system includes a marker shaped to be mounted subcutaneously to the tissue the position of which is to be tracked....
US20140180074 MULTIPLE MEDICAL DEVICE GUIDANCE  
A system and method for providing image guidance for placement of one or more medical devices at a target location. The system receives emplacement information of medical devices within a...
US20130197357 MULTIPLE MEDICAL DEVICE GUIDANCE  
A system and method for providing image guidance for placement of one or more medical devices at a target location. The system receives emplacement information of medical devices within a...
US20100087731 Method for Tracking Degradation of a Biodegradable Stent Having Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Particles Embedded Therein  
A tubular stent formed from a plurality of filaments, the filaments constructed out of a solid bioabsorbable polymeric material having active agent particles dispersed there through that are...
US20140275999 BIOPSY DEVICE  
A biopsy device includes a probe, a holster, and a tissue sample holder for collecting tissue samples. The probe includes a needle and a hollow cutter. The tissue sample holder includes a housing...
US20070239169 REFERENCE MARKER AND USE IN A MOTION TRACKING SYSTEM  
The present invention is directed to reference markers that are used in position measuring device that can be part of a computer assisted surgery (CAOS) system. The reference marker is constructed...
US20140121502 OBJECT-POSE-BASED INITIALIZATION OF AN ULTRASOUND BEAMFORMER  
Beamforming to image an object (310), such as an interventional tool, is enhanced by initializing the beamformer (308) with the object's location, and optionally its orientation. The initializing...
US20090054761 Medical system, method, and storage medium concerning a natural orifice transluminal medical procedure  
A medical system includes a catheter, a sensor, 3-D image data representative of a patient, and a computer. The catheter has a catheter distal end insertable into a natural orifice of a body lumen...
US20150038832 DETERMINING ANATOMICAL ORIENTATIONS  
Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining anatomical orientations are described. Data is received that indicates a position of a reference device configured to move with a pelvis of a...