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US20120004538 SYSTEM INCLUDING AN IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC VALVE INDICATOR AND LOCATOR DEVICE  
A system including an implantable flow control device and an electronic valve indicator and locator device. The implantable device includes a valve and a magnetic device. The electronic device...
US20060116571 Guidewire for vascular catheters  
Guidewire for catheters which can be inserted into cavities, preferably coronary vessels of humans or animals, said guidewire being provided with electromagnetic receive or transmit locate to...
US20130172732 METHOD FOR PERFORMING DYNAMIC REGISTRATION, OVERLAYS, AND 3D VIEWS WITH FLUOROSCOPIC IMAGES  
A method (200, 300) and system (100) for performing real-time, dynamic overlays on fluoroscopic images to aid in navigation and localization during medical procedures.
US20080039717 SIMULATED BONE OR TISSUE MANIPULATION  
The present invention is directed to a system and method for performing tissue, preferably bone tissue manipulation. The system and method may include implanting markers on opposite sides of a...
US20100204568 ULTRASOUND-GUIDED DELIVERY OF A THERAPY DELIVERY DEVICE TO A NERVE TARGET  
A method for guiding a therapy delivery device to a sympathetic nerve chain target of a subject includes: (a) selecting a sympathetic nerve chain target; (b) using ultrasound imaging to obtain an...
US20070232899 Method for localizing an invasive instrument, and an invasive instrument  
The invention is based on a new type of method which can be used to localize magnetizable small particles. According to the invention an invasive instrument, a catheter for example, is provided...
US20090030307 INTRACORPOREAL LOCATION SYSTEM WITH MOVEMENT COMPENSATION  
A method for position tracking includes placing an internal reference probe in a reference location within a heart of a subject, and collecting and processing first location coordinates of the...
US20130006100 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING CATHETER POSITIONING AND ORIENTATION  
A method and apparatus for detecting position and orientation of catheter distal magnetic element end while moving in a patient's heart is described. The apparatus comprising of four sensors,...
US20110046477 Vascular access methods and devices  
Methods and devices for detecting positioning of a probe in a tissue of a patient. A method can include providing a detection device; advancing a device coupled probe through the tissue of the...
US20150173830 TREATMENT STRUCTURE AND METHODS OF USE  
Catheter based ablation devices, systems, and methods for achieving intraluminal and/or transluminal neuromodulation, stimulation or ablation by intraluminal access are disclosed herein. One...
US20110270081 Navigated Malleable Surgical Instrument  
A surgical instrument can include a body, a tracking device, and a handle. The body can include proximal and distal ends, and a flow passage extending therebetween. The body can be formed from a...
US20070001905 Detecting the position of X-ray detector  
A method for determining the position of X-ray detector where the detector is equipped with one or more radio or magnetic means, and one or more radio or magnetic means are in a distance from the...
US20070016008 Selective gesturing input to a surgical navigation system  
A surgical navigation system uses selective gesturing within a sterile field to provide inputs to a computer, which can reduce surgery time and costs. The teachings comprise configuring an array...
US20060281989 Voice controlled user interface for remote navigation systems  
A method of controlling a remote navigation system that remotely orients the distal end of the medical device in order to navigate a medical device through a body lumen, the method comprising:...
US20140236000 CATHETER TIP-END ROTATION ANGLE DETECTION APPARATUS, CATHETER TIP-END ROTATION ANGLE DETECTION METHOD, AND CATHETER TIP-END ROTATION ANGLE DETECTION PROGRAM  
A catheter tip-end rotation angle detection apparatus includes a catheter rotation angle detecting unit that detects a rotation angle of a catheter in an operator's hand, an image processing unit...
US20140288414 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACUTE OR CHRONIC DELIVERY OF SUBSTANCES OR APPARATUS TO EXTRAVASCULAR TREATMENT SITES  
Methods and apparatus for delivery of substances or apparatus to target sites located outside blood vessels within the body of a human or animal patient. A vessel wall penetrating catheter is...
US20110082366 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...
US20130079628 DYNAMIC REFERENCE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES  
An interventional device configured for placement in or near an internal organ or tissue is provided. The interventional device includes a reference portion having three or more sensor elements....
US20150080715 Intracardiac imaging system utilizing a multipurpose catheter  
A three dimensional physiological mapping system utilizing an intracardiac echo catheter capable of being located in six degrees of freedom by a visualization, navigation, or mapping system. An...
US20130338480 INTRAVENOUS APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A method and apparatus for inserting and monitoring the placement of a cannula tip within a peripheral vein of a human body where the cannula includes a sensor located at predetermined location...
US20120190972 DEPTH DISAMBIGUATION OF INTERVENTIONAL INSTRUMENTS FROM A SINGLE X-RAY PROJECTION IMAGE AND ITS CALIBRATION  
X-ray images are projective, meaning that the 3D geometry is flattened along projection lines going from the source to the detector. In particular procedures, such as mapping or ablation, the...
US20080306380 SHIELDING OF CATHETER HANDLE  
Electrical apparatus includes a probe, having a proximal end and a distal end. The probe includes a sensor, which outputs a sensor signal, and a first connector at the proximal end of the probe,...
US20090196471 CHARACTERIZATION OF ELECTRICAL STIMULATION ELECTRODES USING POST-IMPLANT IMAGING  
In general, the disclosure is related to characterization of implanted electrical stimulation electrode arrays using post-implant imaging. The electrode arrays may be carried by implanted leads....
US20090093762 AUTOMATED NEEDLE PEN DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A drug delivery system utilizes a hand piece adapted to receive a probe. The hand piece may be made of a first segment and a second segment connected to one another by a swivel joint to...
US20110118589 LOCATOR, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONICALLY LOCATING AND READING THE SETTING OF AN ADJUSTABLE VALVE  
The invention is aimed at improving valve pinpointing and reading devices by proposing to activate a magnetic detection source allowing measurements regularly-distributed in a circle around an...
US20080234570 System For Guiding a Medical Instrument in a Patient Body  
The present invention relates to a medical system comprising a medical instrument to be guided in a patient body, ultrasound acquisition means using an ultrasound probe for acquiring a 3D...
US20060015030 Method for placing multiple implants during a surgery using a computer aided surgery system  
A method and an apparatus are described for placing multiple implants during a surgery, the apparatus comprising: a display for an image representing a patient's anatomy; a database of virtual...
US20150196369 SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE EMPLOYING FIDUCIALS FOR MEDICAL INTERVENTION  
A system, method and devices are described that use fiducials to help localize and treat a region of tissue. The fiducials are cooperative with at least one imaging modality, but may also be...
US20120302874 NON-INVASIVE IMPLANT RUPTURE DETECTION SYSTEM  
Devices and methods for non-invasive implant rupture detection are described herein. Some variations of a non-invasive implant rupture detection device comprise a single optical waveguide, such as...
US20080009713 MEDICAL PELVIC POSITIONING AND TRACKING DEVICE  
A medical pelvic positioning and tracking device includes at least one pelvic support element arranged on a patient support structure and a magnetic field generator operative to generate a...
US20130303891 Systems and Methods for Registration of a Medical Device Using Rapid Pose Search  
A method comprises identifying linked anatomical structures in stored images of a patient anatomy and modeling a structure of linkage elements. Each linkage element corresponds to one of the...
US20140275991 SYSTEM FOR DETECTING CATHETER ELECTRODES ENTERING INTO AND EXITING FROM AN INTRODUCER  
Systems for detecting when catheter electrodes enter into and exit from an introducer are disclosed. In one form, a system detects a relative position of a catheter (comprising a marker band and...
US20080125647 Antenna System For Monitoring Of A Target Area  
The present invention relates to an antenna system (1, 101, 201, 301, 401, 501) for tracking of a position of a target area (33, 133, 233, 333, 433, 533) within a body (5, 105, 205, 305, 405,...
US20140323855 Medical Tool for Reduced Penetration Force with Feedback Means  
A medical device for reducing the force necessary to penetrate living being tissue using a variety of reciprocating motion actuators, including piezoelectric, voice coil, solenoids, pneumatics or...
US20140212832 DETECTION OF A MOVABLE OBJECT WHEN 3D SCANNING A RIGID OBJECT  
A method for detecting a movable object in a location includes —providing a first 3D representation of at least part of a surface by scanning; —providing a second 3D representation of at least...
US20130158389 MULTI-SEGMENT SLANT HOLE COLLIMATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUMOR ANALYSIS IN RADIOTRACER-GUIDED BIOPSY  
A system and method for molecular breast imaging (MBI) provides enhanced tumor analysis and, optionally, a real-time biopsy guidance. The system includes a detector head including a gamma ray...
US20140243659 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...
US20120245458 COMBINATION OF ULTRASOUND AND X-RAY SYSTEMS  
The invention proposes to detect and track an intervention device in a 2D fluoroscopy image and to steer an ultrasound probe beam towards this device. Therefore, a method and corresponding system...
US20150150637 MEDICAL MANIPULATOR, MEDICAL SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME, MEDICAL PUNCTURING SYSTEM, AND BIOPSY SYSTEM  
The present invention relates to a medical manipulator equipped with a fail-safe mechanism capable of protecting a manipulator in an emergency. A medical manipulator includes a supporting section;...
US20090234224 Positioning Device and a System for Detecting the Position of Such a Device  
The present invention relates to a positioning device 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 arranged in relation to a target area inside a body. The device comprises at least one transmitter 11, 21-22, 32, 41, 51,...
US20100121182 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A PROBE  
An adapter couples a length of optical fiber to a hollow probe and to an optical coherence tomography instrument. The length of optical fiber may be greater than the length of the adapter itself....
US20150141806 Device For The Detection Of Metallic Surgical Articles And Harmonic And RFID Tagging Markers  
The present invention provides a method of detection of metallic items and/or metallic surgical instruments or articles by a detection device in the event that such articles have been retained in...
US20070016009 Image guided tracking array and method  
An array for use with a surgical navigation system is provided. The array comprises a frame and first, second and third markers attached to the frame. The first, second and third markers are...
US20120143046 ELECTRO-CHEMICAL-DEPOSITION OF GALFENOL AND THE USES THEROF  
A method for the electro-chemical-deposition (ECD) of alloys of iron (Fe) and gallium (Ga) to electro-deposit magnetostrictive “Galfenol” thin films. Various uses and applications for said...
US20130046172 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LOCATING A FEEDING TUBE INSIDE OF A PERSON  
A system for detecting the location of an exit point of an object in a person's body includes a feeding tube, and a light source configured to generate light coupled to a light transmitting...
US20110160574 CARDIAC MAPPING WITH CATHETER SHAPE INFORMATION  
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...
US20080146915 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VISUALIZING A CANNULA TRAJECTORY  
A system and method for visualizing a cannula trajectory. An embodiment of the present invention generally includes an ultrasound probe attached to a first camera and/or a second camera and a...
US20090118610 MRI-GUIDED LOCALIZATION AND/OR LEAD PLACEMENT SYSTEMS, RELATED METHODS, DEVICES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS  
MRI compatible localization and/or guidance systems for facilitating placement of an interventional therapy and/or device in vivo include: (a) a mount adapted for fixation to a patient; (b) a...
US20120004534 Surgical referencing unit, surgical instrument and surgical navigation system  
To improve a surgical referencing unit for a surgical navigation system, with which a spatial position and/or orientation of the referencing unit is determinable, the referencing unit comprising a...
US20090259123 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR 3D ACQUISITION, 3D VISUALIZATION AND COMPUTER GUIDED SURGERY USING NUCLEAR PROBES  
A device for 3D acquisition, 3D visualization and computer guided surgery with a tracking system, which can be for example an external optical tracking system (4), a tracked nuclear probe (1)...