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US20150045649 BALLOON CATHETER AND A SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE DISTANCE OF A SITE IN A HUMAN OR ANIMAL BODY FROM A DATUM LOCATION  
In a system (2) having a balloon catheter (1) with a balloon (7) and an elongated catheter (3), a planimetry measuring system (19) in the balloon, and a linear distance measuring element (23)...
US20130184567 SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF POSITION AND MOVEMENT DETECTION FOR UROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT  
Systems and methods of detecting position and movement of the bladder and urethra are provided. In one embodiment, a system is provided including a flexible tube, or catheter, with one or more...
US20120302877 COMBINED ABLATION AND ULTRASOUND IMAGING  
The present invention relates to a system (100) for combined ablation and ultrasound imaging of associated tissue (40), which is particularly useful for use in an ablation process. The system...
US20130289362 INFRARED GUIDE STARS FOR ENDOSCOPIC ORIENTEERING  
Briefly stated, technologies are generally described for tracking a location and an orientation of a medical tool inside a body. The method may include positioning multiple light emitting diodes...
US20140235960 DEVICE TO BLOCK EMESIS AND REFLUX AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A nasogastric/orogastric (Ng/Og) device includes a main lumen configured for at least one of gastric decompression, enteral feeding and enteral medication administration. An expandable esophageal...
US20140275992 VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME IN SPINAL DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES  
A method for positioning a treatment instrument in a subject involves positioning a tissue protector of a visualization instrument in an epidural space of the subject. The tissue protector is...
US20130123614 Location Tracking of a Metallic Ojbect in a Living Body  
A method and apparatus are provided for determining and tracking location of a metallic object in a living body, and then directing a second modality such as ultrasound waves to the determined...
US20050075560 Stereotactic frame and method for supporting a stereotactic frame  
A stereotactic frame (1) is disclosed in this publication. The stereotactic frame (1) is adapted for the localization of organs in conjunction with the examination and/or treatment operations...
US20150182297 Multi-user touch-based control of a remote catheter guidance system (RCGS)  
A control system for a medical remote catheter guidance system includes an ECU, a computer-readable memory coupled to the ECU, and user interface (UI) logic stored in the memory configured to be...
US20110160575 MICROPOROUS BALLOON CATHETER  
A method and system for delivering a medicament into tissue, for example via a balloon with small pores. Optionally, the pressure used is high enough to cause jetting, but the pore sizes, pore...
US20140200443 DEVICES, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATING DISORDERS OF THE EAR, NOSE AND THROAT  
Sinusitis, mucocysts, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, choanal atresia, fractures and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, Eustachian tubes, Lachrymal ducts and other ear, nose, throat...
US20130317354 OPACITY TECHNOLOGY  
A catheter device comprising a chamber containing an opacity enhancing substance is disclosed. The opacity enhancing substance is in a dried or semi-dried form within the chamber of the device....
US20130041252 ULTRASONIC TRACKING OF ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER(S) ABOARD AN INTERVENTIONAL TOOL  
In one aspect, an ultrasound receive beamformer (212) is configured for one-way only beamforming (112) of transmissive ultrasound using one-way delays. The receive beamforming in some embodiments...
US20110166443 CATHETER HAVING MAPPING ASSEMBLY  
A mapping catheter comprises a catheter body and a mapping assembly. The catheter body has an outer wall, proximal and distal ends, and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The mapping...
US20150148666 METHODS FOR INCREASING GENETIC PROGRESS IN A LINE OR BREED OF SWINE USING SEX-SELECTED SPERM CELLS  
The invention relates to methods of increasing the genetic progress of a line, breed or herd of swine through the use of sex-selected sperm cells in artificial insemination techniques. The...
US20120253180 COMBINED ULTRASOUND AND PHOTOACOUSTIC IMAGING OF METAL OBJECTS  
Methods of combined ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging are provided. In some embodiments, the methods may be used to determine the location or positioning of a metal object in a sample. In other...
US20140276005 Fiducial Markers for Fluorescent 3D imaging  
In some example embodiments, there may be provided an apparatus. The apparatus may include a balloon membrane including an opening, an exterior surface, and an interior surface, the interior...
US20110226647 INTRODUCER ASSEMBLY EXTENSION AND METHOD OF USE  
An introducer set includes an introducer and dilator along with an extension in a sealed sterile peal open package. The extension is available for use during procedures where the puncture access...
US20120165659 RADIOPAQUE IMPLANT  
In some embodiments, an implant includes a substrate and a radiopaque portion. The radiopaque portion is coupled to the substrate. The radiopaque portion has a first portion extending along a...
US20150045658 MEDICAL SYSTEM  
Provided is a medical system including a first capsule type medical device, and a second capsule type medical device. The first and second capsule type medical devices operate in cooperation with...
US20130261438 BIOPSY DEVICES AND METHODS  
A method of marking and optionally treating a tissue sample, the method comprising the steps of: (a) providing an instrument including a needle having an opening and a clip delivery device within...
US20110178394 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POINT-BASED RIGID REGISTRATION WITH ANISOTROPIC WEIGHTING  
Systems and methods for performing computer-assisted procedures are provided. In the systems and methods, a current rigid transformation is applied to a first set of points with respect to a...
US20110208041 TRANSDUCER/SENSOR ASSEMBLY  
An imaging transducer assembly is combined with a sensor of a medical positioning system, forming a transducer/sensor assembly. In one embodiment, the sensor includes a coil proximally coupled...
US20140114179 METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR POSITIONING AN IMPLANT  
The present invention relates to a method for measuring or verifying the position of a medical implant located in an anatomical body part(s) and/or structure(s) relative to the body part(s) and/or...
US20140039307 Ultrasound Guided Positioning of Cardiac Replacement Valves  
Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for positioning a valve or other device in a patient's body (e.g., in the patient's heart) using an ultrasound system in combination with position sensors....
US20120259209 ULTRASOUND GUIDED POSITIONING OF CARDIAC REPLACEMENT VALVES  
Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for positioning a valve or other device in a patient's body (e.g., in the patient's heart) using an ultrasound system in combination with position sensors....
US20120004533 OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIPLE CANDIDATES IN MEDICAL DEVICE OR FEATURE TRACKING  
Multiple candidates are optimized in medical device or feature tracking. Possible locations of medical devices or features for each of a plurality of different times are received. The possible...
US20100076302 Invisible Power Port ID Tattoo  
A solution for use in medical procedures, comprises including a plurality of microspheres holding a fluorescent dye reactive to ultraviolet light and a base dye which, under white light, has one...
US20140357983 ACCESS NEEDLES AND STYLET ASSEMBLIES  
Access needles and methods of using the needles are set forth in this disclosure. The needles can include a handle and a cannula having a proximal end operatively connected to the handle, a distal...
US20140296705 Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence  
The present invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of stress urinary incontinence. In one embodiment, the diagnosis and treatment involves the use of a positional feedback catheter....
US20120265049 Treatment of Female Stress Urinary Incontinence  
The present invention relates to the diagnosis and treatment of stress urinary incontinence. In one embodiment, the diagnosis and treatment involves the use of a positional feedback catheter....
US20130204124 STEERABLE FLEXIBLE NEEDLE WITH EMBEDDED SHAPE SENSING  
A surgical system includes a flexible steerable needle and a shape sensor for measuring the shape of the needle. The surgical system can be manual (e.g., laparoscopic), robotic, or any combination...
US20130296692 MEDICAL DEVICE GUIDEWIRE WITH HELICAL CUTOUT AND COATING  
A guidewire for a medical device is disclosed. The guidewire includes an elongate body, a proximal connector assembly, a corewire, and a sensor assembly. The body has an annular wall that defines...
US20150031982 SURGICAL NAVIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS  
A trajectory frame for use with surgical navigation systems includes a base having a patient access aperture formed therein. A yoke is mounted to the base and is rotatable about a roll axis. A...
US20130245434 Integrated System for Intravascular Placement of a Catheter  
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...
US20130060116 Integrated System for Intravascular Placement of a Catheter  
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...
US20130296687 VIDEOGRAPHIC DISPLAY OF REAL-TIME MEDICAL TREATMENT  
Systems and methods for creation of a videographic representation of a real-time medical treatment by a processor operating in conjunction with a treatment device and an imaging device are...
US20130245427 METHOD AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE SYSTEM TO AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINE IMAGING PLANES  
In a method and imaging apparatus to automatically determine imaging planes for an imaging procedure to visualize a percutaneous intervention of a patient along a trajectory to a target point,...
US20150209113 Wearable Electronic Device for Enhancing Visualization During Insertion of an Invasive Device  
A wearable electronic device configured to be worn by a user while performing an invasive procedure for enhancing visualization of desired anatomical structures is provided. The wearable...
US20140051987 Systems and Methods for Configuring Components in a Minimally Invasive Instrument  
A catheter system comprises an elongate flexible catheter and a support structure mounted on the catheter. The support structure comprises a first alignment feature and a second alignment feature....
US20120172711 Injectable Vascular Access Port with Discernable Markers for Identification  
An improved injection port identification for injection ports implanted under the skin of a patient. The injection port has an x-ray discernable marker allowing for the determination of a pressure...
US20140316252 MARKER AND METHOD OF ESTIMATING SURGICAL INSTRUMENT POSE USING THE SAME  
A marker includes a basal surface, and a plurality of reference lines provided at the basal surface in a longitudinal direction of the basal surface. The reference lines may have different...
US20150141798 TRACKING OF CATHETER FROM INSERTION POINT TO HEART USING IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENTS  
A subject-specific skeletal model of a body is created, and an intended path of a catheter within the body is defined in the model. While the probe is inserted into the body electrical currents...
US20150202021 METHOD FOR PROCESSING IMAGES OF INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY  
An image processing method for interventional imaging in which a region of interest of a patient is viewed. The method comprises acquiring a succession of images of a region of interest of the...
US20080103388 Medical examination and/or treatment apparatus  
There is described a medical examination and/or treatment apparatus with an electromagnet for generating a magnetic field for navigating a medical instrument and an x-ray device having an x-ray...
US20140257081 Integrated metal detector-portable medical device  
An integrated metal detector-portable medical device adapted to identify metals in a human body, where the metal detector is in connection with the portable medical device. The metal detector...
US20150245872 NEEDLE GUIDANCE SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH ULTRASOUND DEVICES  
Ultrasound devices and guidance systems for ultrasound devices for subdermal devices (e.g., needles) used in conjunction with the ultrasound devices are described. The guidance systems can...
US20150150459 THREE-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL IMAGING AND THERAPY OF PROSTATE CANCER  
A system, method, and storage device storing computer executable instructions for use in tissue analysis and therapy. An optical probe array has at least two or more optical probes for...
US20150005623 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING AN OCULAR DISORDER  
Embodiments of the claimed invention are directed to the treatment of glaucoma (or conditions of elevated intraocular pressure) using a novel ab interno trabeculotomy procedure that uses a...
US20150057507 System and Method for Generating Electrophysiology Maps  
An electrophysiology map can be generated from a plurality of electrophysiology data points added automatically in response to defined inclusion criteria. Inclusion criteria can generally be...