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US20140275997 SHAPE SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR TRACKING INTERVENTIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND MEHODS OF USE  
A medical tracking system comprises a fiducial apparatus that includes a sensor docking feature configured to mate with a mating portion of a sensor device. The sensor docking feature retains the...
US20130253312 MEDICAL TOOL THAT EMITS NEAR INFRARED FLUORESCENCE AND MEDICAL TOOL POSITION-CONFIRMING SYSTEM  
A medical tool position-confirming system is provided with a medical tool 1 capable of emitting light, the medical tool 1 including a luminescent agent emitting near infrared fluorescence when...
US20110172521 Implantable Doppler Tomography System  
The inventive implantable Doppler tomography system allows, for the first time, the use of Doppler shift for purposes of tracking cardiac wall motion. The present inventive Doppler tomography...
US20110054306 TISSUE CLIP  
A tissue clip for adjoining tissues including a body portion, a biasing mechanism interconnecting the body portion to a tissue grasping mechanism, the grasping mechanism having a first condition...
US20120041291 Temporal control of a lumen traveling device in a body tube tree  
Methods of controlling the operation of a device traveling in a body tube tree, including determining a time based on a signal from a timing device and performing an action based on the determined...
US20110201923 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ELECTROMAGNETIC TRACKING IN A MEDICAL PROCEDURE  
A tracking system (300) for a target anatomy of a patient (305) can include a first marker (10) having a size and shape for insertion into the patient to reach the target anatomy where the first...
US20120089013 EM TRACKING SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH ULTRASOUND AND OTHER IMAGING MODALITIES  
An EMT system for use in ultrasound and other imaging modality guided medical procedures. The system includes a tool set of various components to which EM sensors can be releasably secured. Thus,...
US20120071754 EM TRACKING SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH ULTRASOUND AND OTHER IMAGING MODALITIES  
An EMT system for use in ultrasound and other imaging modality guided medical procedures. The system includes a tool set of various components to which EM sensors can be releasably secured. Thus,...
US20130131504 SOFT BODY AUTOMATIC REGISTRATION AND SURGICAL MONITORING SYSTEM  
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...
US20130231746 SYSTEM FOR SACRO-ILIAC STABILIZATION  
Configurations are described for conducting minimally invasive medical interventions utilizing elongate instruments and assemblies thereof to stabilize and/or fixate a sacro-iliac joint. In one...
US20140275987 Integrated Navigation Array  
Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a configurable theater system. The configurable theater instrument can be any instrument positioned in a theater that is...
US20140336497 NON-INVASIVE OR MINIMALLY INVASIVE PARASPINAL AND PRE-AORTIC SYMPATHETIC ABLATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION  
A system for treatment includes a focused ultrasound energy source for placement outside a patient, wherein the focused ultrasound energy source is configured to deliver ultrasound energy towards...
US20140303489 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR USING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC TRANSPONDER IN ORTHOPEDIC PROCEDURES  
Electromagnetic transponders as markers are used to localize and guide orthopedic procedures including: knee replacement, hip replacement, shoulder replacement, damaged bone reconstruction, and...
US20120220860 Combination of Electromagnetic and Electropotential Localization  
A navigation system or combination of navigation systems can be used to provide two or more types of navigation or modalities of navigation to navigate a single instrument. The single instrument...
US20110105893 TISSUE TRACKING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD  
A tissue tracking assembly and method is disclosed herewith. The tissue tracking assembly comprises: a flexible probe with a proximal end and distal end, the proximal end incorporates an electric...
US20140051980 Simulated Bone or Tissue Manipulation  
A tissue manipulation system includes Programmable Markers configured to be implanted on opposite sides of one or more portions of tissue within a patient's body, Markers communicating with one...
US20110230758 System and method for determining the position of the tip of a medical catheter within the body of a patient  
Method and system for determining the current position of a selected portion of a medical catheter inserted into a tubular organ (118) of the body of a patient, the method comprising the...
US20150025367 IMPLANTABLE MARKER FOR A SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM, THE MARKER HAVING A STEM WITH A SEPARATION ZONE TO FACILITATE THE REMOVAL OF THE MARKER  
A marker for use with a surgical navigation system for tracking the tissue with which the marker is associated. The overall dimensions of the mark is such that it is shaped to be disposed below...
US20130137972 IMPLANTABLE MARKER FOR A SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM, THE MARKER HAVING A SPIKE FOR REMOVABLY SECURING THE MARKER TO THE TISSUE TO BE TRACKED  
A marker for use with a surgical navigation system for tracking the tissue with which the marker is associated. The overall dimensions of the mark is such that it is shaped to be disposed below...
US20130338491 IMPLANTABLE OCCLUDER OR FILTER  
An occlusion device (10) includes a cannula (24), a dilator tip (20) fixed to the cannula and a frame member formed of an occlusion member (28) and a sleeve (30). The occlusion member (28) is...
US20120010500 CAS SYSTEM FOR CONDYLE MEASUREMENT  
A computer assisted surgery system for conducting orthopedic surgery on a knee joint includes a condyle digitizer having a posterior condyle abutment surface defining a first plane and a distal...
US20150018672 MARKER FOR A NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING A MARKER  
A marker for a navigation system includes a reflective surface, and a light-absorbing, non-reflective or low-reflective object arranged at a defined distance from the reflective surface.
US20150216446 Systems and Methods for Guidance and Placement of an Intravascular Device  
A guidance and placement system and associated methods for assisting a clinician in the placement of a catheter or other medical device within the vasculature of a patient is disclosed. In one...
US20150182293 ATTACHMENTS FOR TRACKING HANDHELD IMPLEMENTS  
Devices and systems are provided for tracking a position and orientation of a handheld implement, such that the handheld implement may be trackable with an overhead tracking system. A support...
US20110282186 Tracking Using Field Mapping  
Methods and systems for determining the position of an object, such as tracking the position of one or more catheters in a patient's heart cavity are disclosed herein.
US20120289819 IMPLANT DETECTOR  
Generally described herein are an apparatus, a method of use, and/or a system related to an implant detector for detecting whether a needle inserted into a body of a patient has come into contact...
US20140031675 Ultrasound Guided Positioning of Cardiac Replacement Valves with 3D Visualization  
A device (e.g., a valve) can be visualized in a patient's body (e.g., in the patient's heart) using an ultrasound system with added position sensors. One position sensor is mounted in the...
US20120259210 ULTRASOUND GUIDED POSITIONING OF CARDIAC REPLACEMENT VALVES WITH 3D VISUALIZATION  
A device (e.g., a valve) can be visualized in a patient's body (e.g., in the patient's heart) using an ultrasound system with added position sensors. One position sensor is mounted in the...
US20150209055 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS USEABLE FOR TREATING SINUSITIS  
Sinusitis and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches with flexible or rigid instruments. Various methods and devices are used...
US20140316253 RADIAL CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION BOARD  
Embodiments of the present description provide a medical apparatus for use in supporting a patient lying in a supine position during a radial cardiac catheterization procedure. More particularly,...
US20140148688 LOCATION SENSING USING A LOCAL COORDINATE SYSTEM  
An invasive medical probe includes an insertion tube, having a proximal end and a distal end configured for insertion into a body of a patient. Multiple arms extend distally from the distal end of...
US20130085381 ASSEMBLIES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR INFUSING THERAPEUTIC AGENTS INTO THE BODY  
An infusion catheter assembly has the ability to infinitely titrate the length of a porous fluid distribution section in situ. The infusion catheter assembly thereby provides a length of infusion...
US20130267839 ULTRASOUND-BASED TRACHEAL TUBE PLACEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD  
An inflatable balloon cuff may be adapted to seal a patient's trachea when associated with an endotracheal tube. These cuffs may include features that facilitate detection or visualization of the...
US20110319750 NAVIGATION DATA SHARING SYSTEM AND NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT  
A navigation system includes two or more navigation instruments connected with a network, and two or more sensors connected with the network and for detecting information to be used by the...
US20140051994 METHOD FOR DETERMINING A TARGET POSITION FOR A MEDICAL PROCEDURE  
A method for determining the location, in a coordinate system, of a target position for an invasive medical procedure on a patient. An entry mark that defines the coordinate system and indicates...
US20150201944 CATHETERS FOR EMERGENCY ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS  
Catheter systems configured for emergency blood-vessel occlusion and associated devices, systems, and methods are disclosed herein. A catheter system configured in accordance with a particular...
US20130345549 WIRELESS CATHETER WITH BASE WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER  
A medical probe, including a flexible insertion tube having a distal end for insertion into a body cavity and including one or more sensors mounted in the distal end, and a handle coupled to a...
US20130211242 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RESTORING BODY PARTS  
The present relates to a method and system for determining the position and orientation of implants located in a body part of a patient. The method and system comprise determining voxels having an...
US20130317356 REFERENCE MARKERS FOR LAUNCH POINT IDENTIFICATION IN OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING SYSTEMS  
An optical shape sensing system employing an optical fiber (20) and one or more reference markers (41). Each reference marker (41) has an identifiable reference tracking position within a...
US20150057531 SOFT TISSUE LESION EXCISION GUIDE  
The present invention is a device, system and method for surgical soft tissue lesion excision. The device is designed to be placed into a soft tissue lesion preferably under radiologic guidance...
US20080064952 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ON-LINE MARKER-LESS CAMERA CALIBRATION USING A POSITION TRACKING SYSTEM  
Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for calibration of an imaging camera or other image acquisition device. Certain embodiments include characterizing a...
US20120089012 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATING A CUTTING TOOL DURING ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY USING A LOCALIZATION SYSTEM  
The invention provides methods and apparatus for accurately cutting bones with a surgical cutting device, such as a sagittal saw, using a surgical navigation system without use of a complex...
US20140323857 ULTRASOUND STYLET  
A stylet (100) includes a handle assembly (102) with an indicator display (112) and a stiff wire assembly (120) extending distally from the handle assembly (102) having a non-imaging ultrasonic...
US20150133770 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ABDOMINAL SURFACE MATCHING USING PSEUDO-FEATURES  
A system and method for using pre-procedural images for registration for image-guided therapy (IGT), also referred to as image-guided intervention (IGI), in percutaneous surgical application....
US20150025363 SPINAL CANAL ACCESS AND PROBE POSITIONING, DEVICES AND METHODS  
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...
US20120226146 DEPLOYABLE MARKER AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYMENT  
A marker for marking the location of an internal area in the human body comprising a cap unit, and at least one attachment unit affixed to the cap unit, the at least one attachment unit capable of...
US20140100446 FLUOROSCOPY TYPE FOUR-POINT FRAME FOR SPINE SURGERY  
The present invention relates to a fluoroscopy type four-point frame for spine surgery comprising an upper support plate, two pairs of slide seats, a pair of slide rails and two pairs of support...
US20110046479 SYSTEM FOR MARKING A LOCATION FOR TREATMENT WITHIN THE GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT  
A device and method for mapping, diagnosing and treating the intestinal tract is provided using a capsule passing through the intestinal tract. Further, a capsule tracking system is provided for...
US20120078087 Tissue Localization Device and Method  
A system for localizing tissue in a single MRI session is disclosed. The system comprises an MRI compatible localizing obturator selectively insertable through the working channel of an introducer...
US20110306873 SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING HIGHLY ACCURATE SURGERY  
Methods and apparatuses for performing highly accurate surgery using a finite element model coupled with ultrasonic tracking are described.