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US20150025368 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTUBATION  
An intubation device is provided. An intubation device comprises a movable guide configured to guide an insertion of an endotracheal tube into a trachea of a patient, the guide having a guide...
US20140257089 MEANS AND METHODS FOR THE PREVENTION OF RETAINED SURGICAL ITEMS AND GOSSYPIBOMA  
A standard of care protocol for preventing gossypiboma during surgery. The protocol including: selecting one or more surgical items from a group consisting of: non-metallic surgical items marked...
US20140046175 MICROWAVE ABLATION CATHETER AND METHOD OF UTILIZING THE SAME  
A microwave ablation system configured for use in luminal network is provided. The microwave ablation system includes a microwave energy source and a tool for treating tissue. An extended working...
US20140350388 Valve Plane Locator Method And Device  
A catheter system is disclosed, having a plurality of expandable arms with radiopaque markers at their ends. Once deployed at a patient's valve, a user can obtain a correct 3D localization image...
US20140073914 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR NAVIGATION OF A SURGICAL TOOL  
The invention relates to a method of navigation of a tool to be used in a surgical operation for treating a target region within the body of a patient.
US20110295109 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR NAVIGATION OF A SURGICAL TOOL  
The invention relates to a method of navigation of a tool to be used in a surgical operation for treating a target region within the body of a patient.
US20110009739 TRANSCRANIAL ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER WITH STEREOTACTIC CONDUIT FOR PLACEMENT OF VENTRICULAR CATHETER  
An apparatus, system and method for performing a ventriculostomy using an ultrasound probe is disclosed. A head portion of the probe is connected to a handle portion at a proximal end of the head...
US20140051989 DEVICES ADAPTED FOR ULTRASOUND LOCATION IN PATIENTS AND METHOD OF USE  
The present invention relates to devices including a plurality of voids that enhance visualization of the devices in a patient using ultrasound imaging. The sizes of the voids can vary to...
US20110224538 Echo-Opaque Catheter and method of use  
A system and its method of use for identifying a patient's urethral anatomic course for the precise placement of a treatment element into the patient's prostate, wherein a echo-opaque catheter is...
US20120302875 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSERTING INTRACRANIAL CATHETERS  
An improved system for safely and accurately placing intracranial catheters by using techniques from the field of artificial intelligence (AI) which combine the output from in vivo ultrasonic...
US20120116210 VISUALIZATION OF CATHETER-TISSUE CONTACT BY MAP DISTORTION  
A method, including constructing a simulated surface of a body cavity, and pressing a distal end of a probe against a wall of the body cavity. While pressing the distal end against the wall,...
US20150209119 DYNAMIC REFERENCE ARRAYS AND METHODS OF USE  
Dynamic reference arrays use markers and trackers to register a patient's anatomy to computer system. Wherein the dynamic reference array may be screwed into a patient's spinous process, clamped...
US20140142418 OCCLUSION ACCESS SYSTEM  
A catheter system for accessing the central venous system through an occlusion in the neck region.
US20150031986 MEDICAL INSTRUMENT FOR USE WITH A PHASE CONTRAST IMAGING AND X-RAY RECORDING SYSTEM WITH PHASE CONTRAST IMAGING  
A medical instrument is provided for use with a phase contrast imaging. The medical instrument includes at least one component, which has a strong small angle scattering of x-rays. Furthermore, a...
US20120122091 BIOLOGICAL SAMPLING DEVICE  
A sampling device adapted for transcervical sampling of biological materials from a pregnant patient comprising: an elongate insertion tube (4) having a first end (5) adapted for insertion through...
US20140073913 BREAST BIOPSY AND NEEDLE LOCALIZATION USING TOMOSYNTHESIS SYSTEMS  
Methods, devices, apparatuses and systems are disclosed for performing mammography, such as utilizing tomosynthesis in combination with breast biopsy.
US20120150022 PROBE TRACKING USING MULTIPLE TRACKING METHODS  
A method, including: receiving an input indicative of respective apparent locations of a plurality of points disposed along a length of a probe inside a body of a subject, and applying a model of...
US20150209117 LUMEN DESIGN FOR OPTIMAL FIBER INTEGRATION FOR OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING  
A shape sensing enabled instrument includes a flexible longitudinal body (300) including a plurality of longitudinal members (310) held together to form a lumen (205). The longitudinal members...
US20140296706 Devices to Support, Measure and Characterize Luminal Structures  
A device for characterizing a luminal dimension, such as the aortic annulus, has also been developed. These include a balloon or basket with sensing and transmitting elements for assessing two or...
US20150051480 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACING TRAJECTORY OF LESION IN A MOVING ORGAN USING ULTRASOUND  
A method of tracing a movement trajectory of a lesion in a patient's internal structure, and a system for performing the same. The method includes generating an image showing a movement trajectory...
US20140128727 SURGICAL LOCATION MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD USING NATURAL MARKERS  
The present invention involves 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...
US20140221824 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINING CALIBRATION PARAMETERS OF A FLUOROSCOPE  
A method and system for estimating calibration parameters of a medical fluoroscope and more particularly a method and system which automatically determines intrinsic and distortion correction...
US20140180065 FIDUCIARY MARKERS AND METHODS OF PLACEMENT  
The invention relates to the field of radiation oncology, specifically the use of novel radio-opaque fiduciary markers which resist migration within tissues, which may be implanted in the body and...
US20140121501 AUTOMATED INTRAOPERATIVE ULTRASOUND CALIBRATION  
An ultrasound calibration phantom comprises a portion including at least one fiducial structure having a selected geometric arrangement; a portion adapted for mechanical coupling of the ultrasound...
US20120245457 Ultrasound imaging catheters and guidewires with non-interfering and coordinated position and orientation sensors  
An ultrasonic imaging catheter and guidewire system for acoustic imaging and electromagnetic positioning, with low noise, is described. An ultrasonic imaging guidewire uses two opposed imaging...
US20100312102 SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING BODY TISSUE  
Systems, devices and methods to access and/or treat targeted body tissue (e.g., tendon tissue, ligament tissue, muscle tissue, bony tissue, and the like) under the guidance of ultrasound imaging...
US20100191100 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIAGNOSING, TREATING, OR TRACKING SPINAL DISORDERS  
Methods and systems for visualizing and analyzing anatomical motion are disclosed. The method includes providing a plurality of implantable sensors, each sensor configured for implantation...
US20130184568 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DILATING AN AIRWAY STENOSIS  
A medical device and a system and for dilating a stenotic airway of a patient are described. The medical device comprises a proximal end, a distal end, and a shaft system having an inflation lumen...
US20120053451 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROLONGED LOCALIZATION OF DRUG DELIVERY  
An effective method for prolonging localization of therapeutics within the rat gastrointestinal tract of at least about 12 hours is provided. Attractive forces between an orally administered...
US20130131787 METHOD FOR DEPLOYING A DEVICE TO A DISTAL LOCATION ACROSS A DISEASED VESSEL  
Configurations are described for assisting in the execution of a percutaneous procedure while protecting the vascular pathway to the operational theater, which may comprise diseased tissue. A...
US20130317339 ENDOBRONCHIAL CATHETER  
An endobronchial probe includes a deflector having a bore extending therethrough at an angle to its long axis for passage of a tool. The probe includes a location sensor and an ultrasound imager....
US20150196230 Ellipticity Measuring Device  
A balloon catheter is used for dilating tubular members of the body such as dilating stenotic aortic valve leaflets found in the aortic root, and measuring the shape and dimensions of the annulus....
US20140309522 MICROWAVE ANTENNA APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR LOCALIZING MARKERS OR TISSUE STRUCTURES WITHIN A BODY  
Apparatus, systems, and methods are provided for localizing lesions within a patient's body, e.g., within a breast. The system includes a microwave antenna probe for transmitting and receiving...
US20140081129 USER-STEERED ON-THE-FLY PATH PLANNING  
A method, system, and program product are provided for user-steered, on-the fly path planning in an image-guided endoscopic procedure, comprising: presenting, on a display, a 2D sectional image...
US20130006097 Bladder and/or Rectum Extender with Exchangeable and/or Slideable Tungsten Shield  
A method of using a shielding device with an applicator includes inserting the distal portion of the shielding device to a treatment site of a patient, the shield being made of plastic, imaging...
US20150141805 MARKER DELIVERY DEVICE WITH RELEASABLE PLUG  
A marker delivery device includes an elongated delivery cannula which has a distal end section, an inner lumen and a discharge opening in the distal end section in communication with the inner...
US20120323114 LOCALIZATION OF A RADIOACTIVE SOURCE WITHIN A BODY OF A SUBJECT  
A system and method is provided for guiding the navigation of intravascular medical tools. The system can include a display device operable to store information relating to a 3-dimensional model...
US20120004535 VERESS NEEDLE WITH ILLUMINATED TIP AND CAVITY PENETRATION INDICATOR  
A Veress needle assembly comprises an outer steel tube with a sharpened tip at the distal end surrounding an inner rod having a blunt distal end. The proximal end of the inner rod is spring biased...
US20130035589 CATHETER LOCATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE  
In one embodiment, a catheter locator apparatus is configured to determine the location of the tip of a catheter as it is inserted used in a human body. In one example embodiment, where a...
US20130197356 FIDUCIAL PLACEMENT SYSTEM AND SPLAYED STYLET  
A fiducial deployment system may include one or more of a needle including a dimpled retention structure configured to releasably retain a plurality of fiducials, each of which includes a central...
US20140275981 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR GUIDING SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS USING RADIO FREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY  
Methods, systems, and devices are provided for guiding surgical instruments using radio frequency (RF) technology. In general, the methods, systems, and devices can allow a trajectory, e.g., an...
US20110201921 Therapy Delivery System Including a Navigation Element  
An electromagnetic receiver assembly is included in a navigation element for a therapy delivery system. If the system is modular, the navigation element may be an insertable module thereof and/or...
US20120035467 CATHETER ENTANGLEMENT INDICATION  
A method includes, while an operator of an elongated probe, having proximal and distal ends, manipulates the proximal end so as to move the distal end within a body of a patient, automatically...
US20100317964 BIOPSY GUIDANCE BY ELECTROMAGNETIC TRACKING AND PHOTONIC NEEDLE  
A system for providing integrated guidance for positioning a needle in a body has two levels of guidance: a coarse guidance and a fine guidance. The system comprises a non-invasive tracking system...
US20130345555 Sensor guided catheter navigation system  
A method and a system for producing images of a subject, such as the heart of a human being. The method may comprise acquiring ultrasound images of the subject with a catheter comprising a...
US20120143050 DISPOSABLE AND RADIOLUCENT REFERENCE ARRAY FOR OPTICAL TRACKING  
A reference foil comprises an unsymmetric marker foil device which advantageously includes spatially separated pieces of a marker material foil in unsymmetric arrangement and/or at least one...
US20140206984 PERICARDIAL SPACE IMAGING FOR CARDIAC SUPPORT DEVICE IMPLANTATION  
A method for implanting a cardiac support device (CSD) on a patient's heart. An amount of contrast agent sufficient to cause structures on the heart to be visible upon fluoroscopic or other...
US20130331686 REGISTRATION DEVICE, SYSTEM, KIT AND METHOD FOR A PATIENT REGISTRATION  
A registration device (1) for patient registration comprises at least one reference marker (2) adapted to be sensed by an imaging system (5) and/or at least one position element (3) adapted to be...
US20130144157 MARKER DELIVERY DEVICE WITH RELEASABLE PLUG  
A marker delivery device includes an elongated delivery cannula which has a distal end section, an inner lumen and a discharge opening in the distal end section in communication with the inner...
US20120277578 Balloon Resection Method  
A balloon resection method is disclosed generally comprising inserting a catheter with at least one balloon having an outer wall with a resecting, non-slip surface for resecting unwanted...