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US20130218005 MINIMALLY INVASIVE NEUROSURGICAL INTRACRANIAL ROBOT SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Minimally invasive neurosurgical intracranial robot system is introduced to the operative site by a neurosurgeon through a narrow surgical corridor. The robot is passed through a cannula and is...
US20100249576 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF TRACKING ANATOMICAL FEATURES  
Devices, systems, and methods of tracking one or more anatomical features of a patient are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of tracking anatomical features of a patient includes introducing...
US20150094570 LARGE SURFACE AREA TEMPERATURE SENSING  
A temperature probe for monitoring temperatures of a surface of a tissue or organ within the body of a subject includes a section with a substantially two-dimensional arrangement and a plurality...
US20140323856 MAGNETIC PARTICLE DETECTION WITH INCUBATION PERIOD  
A system for providing sensory feedback includes a garment (106) that is configured to flexibly and snuggly fit over a portion of a subject. The garment includes one or more sensors (104) disposed...
US20140018667 Ultrasonic Probe and Aligned Needle Guide System  
A side-fire ultrasonic probe includes an alignment feature that, when used to connect the probe with a needle guide for intra-cavity medical procedures, enables alignment of a needle in an imaging...
US20140107471 ON-BOARD TOOL TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHODS OF COMPUTER ASSISTED SURGERY  
A number of improvements are provided relating to computer aided surgery utilizing an on tool tracking system. The various improvements relate generally to both the methods used during computer...
US20140073911 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLED DEPLOYMENT OF NEEDLE STRUCTURES IN TISSUE  
A system for deploying needles in tissue includes a controller and a visual display. A treatment probe has both a needle and tines deployable from the needle which may be advanced into the tissue....
US20140073910 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLED DEPLOYMENT OF NEEDLE STRUCTURES IN TISSUE  
A system for deploying needles in tissue includes a controller and a visual display. A treatment probe has both a needle and tines deployable from the needle which may be advanced into the tissue....
US20130006101 SYSTEM FOR FIDUCIAL DEPLOYMENT  
Embodiments include a fiducial deployment system including a needle and at least one splayed-end fiducial retained within the needle by frictional engagement and/or by engagement of the splayed...
US20150148669 MEDICAL METAL MATERIAL FOR IN VIVO INSERTION, COMPRISING IN VIVO MOVEMENT-PREVENTING MEANS  
The present invention relates to an implantable medical appliance with means of migration prevention, which is either coated with a biocompatible polymer or coated with a biocompatible adhesive,...
US20140088413 OPTICAL FIBER SENSING FOR DETERMINING REAL TIME CHANGES IN APPLICATOR GEOMETRY FOR INTERVENTIONAL THERAPY  
A system for monitoring changes during therapy includes a first probing segment (112) having an optical fiber sensor disposed therein. The first segment is percutaneously inserted in or near a...
US20140128726 Alignment of Imaging Modalities  
Alignment of imaging modalities is disclosed. Orientation of an ultrasound imaging probe can be determined. A fluoroscopic imaging device can be aligned with respect to the orientation of the...
US20070282195 Display method and system for surgical procedures  
A method and system includes multiple displays that can be separately controlled by users who are part of a surgical team. The first display will include information to assist a first user through...
US20120289822 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LORENTZ-ACTIVE SHEATH DISPLAY AND CONTROL OF SURGICAL TOOLS  
The Lorentz-Active Sheath (LAS) serves as a conduit for other medical devices such as catheters, balloons, biopsy needles, etc. The sheath is inserted through a vein or other body orifice and is...
US20150105653 EFFICIENT CLOSED LOOP FEEDBACK NAVIGATION  
The present invention provides a means for guiding a medical device within the body to approach a target destination. The system and method provide a means for determining a predicted length and...
US20140221823 IMAGE-GUIDED HEART VALVE PLACEMENT OR REPAIR  
A method for valve replacement or valve repair is disclosed comprising the steps of acquiring an anatomical image of a patient, correlating the image to the patient, guiding a valve replacement...
US20140039306 SHAPE SENSING ASSISTED MEDICAL PROCEDURE  
A system and method for shape sensing assistance in a medical procedure includes providing (402) a three-dimensional image of a distributed pathway system. A shape sensing enabled elongated device...
US20140005529 IVC FILTER CATHETER WITH IMAGING MODALITY  
A combined multi-lumen central access catheter and an embolic filter, further comprising an imaging modality to facilitate intravascular imaging of the filter.
US20130303892 Systems and Methods for Navigation Based on Ordered Sensor Records  
A method of tracking a medical instrument comprises receiving a model of an anatomical passageway formation and receiving a set of ordered sensor records for the medical instrument. The set of...
US20150190207 Surgical Navigation for Repair of Heart Valve Leaflets  
To improve the overall navigation process for minimally invasive repair of heart valve leaflets, an augmented reality technique capable of providing a robust three-dimensional context for...
US20130150710 SURGICAL NAVIGATION FOR REPAIR OF HEART VALVE LEAFLETS  
To improve the overall navigation process for minimally invasive repair of heart valve leaflets, an augmented reality technique capable of providing a robust three-dimensional context for...
US20150031988 NANO-PARTICLES FOR INTERNAL RADIATION THERAPY OF INVOLVED AREA, AND THERAPY SYSTEM  
The present invention provides a therapeutic system that is widely applicable to general solid cancers, can achieve both a reduction in side effects of cancer therapy and suppression of cancer...
US20150148665 MEDICAL PRODUCT EMITTING NEAR-INFRARED FLUORESCENCE AND MEDICAL PRODUCT USAGE STATUS CHECKING APPARATUS  
[Problem] To accurately check a usage status of a medical product such as a damage status of the medical product or existence or nonexistence of the medical product. [Solution] A medical product...
US20100305433 NON-CONTACT CARDIAC MAPPING, INCLUDING RESOLUTION MAP  
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...
US20150087962 IMAGE-GUIDED THERAPY OF A TISSUE  
Image-guided therapy of a tissue can utilize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or another medical imaging device to guide an instrument within the tissue. A workstation can actuate movement of the...
US20150087961 IMAGE-GUIDED THERAPY OF A TISSUE  
Image-guided therapy of a tissue can utilize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or another medical imaging device to guide an instrument within the tissue. A workstation can actuate movement of the...
US20130150711 NON-INVASIVE MEDICAL CONDITION MONITORING APPARATUS  
Embodiments of the present invention may provide a detector device including a communication interface to couple the detection device to an external antenna device. The detector device may detect...
US20120220859 BONE AND TOOL TRACKING WITH MEMS IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY  
A method tracks a tool with respect to a bone in computer-assisted surgery. A reference tracker with a MEMS unit is secured to the bone. The tracker outputs data relating to its orientation. A...
US20110144480 STENT MARKER DETECTION USING A LEARNING BASED CLASSIFIER IN MEDICAL IMAGING  
Stent marker detection is automatically performed. Stent markers in fluoroscopic images or other markers in other types of imaging are detected using a machine-learnt classifier. Hierarchal...
US20100094116 PERCUTANEOUS MAGNETIC GASTROSTOMY  
A system and method places a percutaneous gastrostomy device into a body cavity of a patient using a magnetic gastrostomy tube and a medical detection sensing device. The magnetic gastrostomy tube...
US20080281190 SURGICAL PROCEDURES  
A method of locating and identifying, during surgery, target regions within a body intended for excision of suspect tissue and/or removal of diseased organs or foreign objects, resides in...
US20070238984 Implant, device and method for determining a position of the implant in a body  
the invention relates to an implant, a method and a device for determining the position of the implant. To improve the accuracy of determining the position it is proposed to provide a transponder...
US20130218006 CATHETER LOCATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE  
This invention relates to a method of catheter and radiating coil location in a human body and in particular to the determination over time of the location of the tip of a catheter as it is...
US20100130854 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A CATHETER IMPEDANCE SEEKING DEVICE  
A tissue-contact seeking method and apparatus is described that enhances catheter position detection and control systems in making and maintaining continuous tissue contact in a highly dynamic...
US20150182296 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REAL TIME TRACKING AND MODELING OF SURGICAL SITE  
The present invention involves a surgical site monitoring system and associated method of use employing vectorized 3D-tracking markers attached to a single vectorized fiducial reference and to a...
US20150173643 LOW-PROFILE LOCATION PAD FOR MAGNETIC-BASED INTRA-BODY PROBE TRACKING SYSTEM  
A location pad includes a housing having a flat surface and multiple field generators. The multiple field generators are fixed to the housing and are configured to generate respective magnetic...
US20120053453 MEDICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM  
A medical navigation system for electromagnetic position and/or location determination of a sensor coil, which is located in a navigation space, includes a number of navigation modules, each...
US20050080313 Applicator for radiation treatment of a cavity  
An applicator for facilitating radiation treatment in a body cavity, particularly post resection, provides for superior wound closure management, with an integrated drain and a flexible main shaft...
US20120190971 NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY  
A navigation system for placing an implant in orthopaedic surgery is provided, comprising an orientation apparatus and a reference apparatus. The reference apparatus comprises an anchor for fixing...
US20110092810 NESTED CANNULAE FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY  
The present disclosure provides for systems and methods for Nested Cannula configuration. Nested Cannula systems include a plurality of telescoping, pre-shaped tubes configured and dimensioned to...
US20150010470 Flexible and/or Elastic Brachytherapy Seed or Strand  
A flexible or elastic brachytherapy strand that includes an imaging marker and/or a therapeutic, diagnostic or prophylactic agent such as a drug in a biocompatible carrier that can be delivered to...
US20140051993 AUTOMATED ACTIVATION/DEACTIVATION OF IMAGING DEVICE BASED ON TRACKED MEDICAL DEVICE POSITION  
Methods and systems for controlling an imaging procedure are provided. A medical device is introduced within a patient, and a position (e.g., location and/or orientation) of the medical device is...
US20120259203 Sheath Retractable Flexible Injection Needle  
Devices that provide an accurate needle injection depth by way of a sheath covered flexible injection needle that prevents accidental piercing, permits easy unsheathing and re-sheathing of the...
US20120283555 MULTIPLE CHANNEL TRACHEAL TUBE PLACEMENT DEVICE AND TECHNIQUE FOR USING THE SAME  
According to various embodiments, a tracheal tube may employ sensing techniques for determining a distance between the inserted tube and an anatomical structure such as a carina. The distance...
US20120245455 Control System and Method for Precisely Guiding a Percutaneous Needle Toward the Prostate  
A needle holder device for treating the prostate, involving a series of steps of inserting a needle into the prostate, has a rectal probe for ultrasonic 3D imaging and a computer for processing...
US20140257088 RADIATION DIAGNOSTIC DEVICES AND METHODS  
Radiation diagnosis devices, systems and methods are in general catheter form and include at least one diagnostic balloon that provides at least one diagnosis function and assists in placement of...
US20070093709 Surgical navigation markers  
The present invention provides a surgical navigation marker having a shaft with a head at one end and a point at the other. The point is adapted for easy insertion of the navigation marker in a...
US20150148667 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IN VIVO HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DETECTION WITH ULTRASOUND  
A method and system are provided for detection of localized hydrogen peroxide within tissue by introducing a catalase-containing material into at location of interest, positioning an ultrasound...
US20140296657 ENHANCED COMPENSATION OF MOTION IN A MOVING ORGAN USING PROCESSED REFERENCE SENSOR DATA  
An apparatus includes a positioning system and a patient reference sensor (PRS). The positioning system acquires a plurality of raw PRS readings over time, which can indicate the position and...
US20070167740 Magnetic stabilization of catheter location sensor  
The present invention is directed to a stabilizing catheter for use with a cardiac reference catheter, having an elongated catheter body, a distal tip section, and a magnetic member that is...