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US20130303893 Systems and Methods for Deformation Compensation Using Shape Sensing  
A method and medical system for estimating the deformation of an anatomic structure that comprises generating a first model of at least one anatomical passageway from anatomical data describing a...
US20080200801 Mapping Movement of a Movable Transducer  
A catheter probe includes a transducer configured for at least one cycle of movement within the probe and a sensor that is at least partially supported within the probe for identifying a position...
US20150245786 Locating System for Locking Hole of Intramedullary Nail  
The present invention discloses a two-stage locating device and the method thereof. In stage-one, the preliminary locating device finds the approximate area of the locking hole encircled with the...
US20130053680 System and Method for Identification of Medical Device  
A system and method for rapidly and accurately identifying an implantable medical device is disclosed, said identification including, for example, the manufacturer and model or type of the...
US20110009736 Localization Using Non-Metallic Implantable Fiducial Markers  
A system may include a biocompatible housing and an electrical circuit disposed within the housing, the electrical circuit to emit a radiofrequency signal, and wherein the electrical circuit does...
US20150190205 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADAPTIVE IMAGE GUIDED INTERVENTION  
A method and system for generating imaging data during a medical intervention are provided. An external optical sensor is attached on the patient's body, and includes at least one external...
US20130041251 IN VIVO SENSOR AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME  
Implantable in vivo sensors used to monitor physical, chemical or electrical parameters within a body. The in vivo sensors are integral with an implantable medical device and are responsive to...
US20110137155 DELIVERY DEVICE FOR LOCALIZED DELIVERY OF A THERAPEUTIC AGENT  
Therapeutic agent delivery devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent to a target location as well as methods for determining the location of a lesion on a vessel wall are disclosed....
US20140180067 IMPLANT DELIVERY SYSTEM AND IMPLANTS  
The invention generally relates to devices and methods that allow an operator to obtain real-time images of a luminal surface during an implant delivery procedure. In certain embodiments, a...
US20130102890 System and Method for Visualizing Catheter Placement in a Vasculature  
A system for advancing a needle through a vasculature to an injection site at the heart of a patient includes a guide catheter with a reflective distal tip. Also included is an imaging unit that...
US20110295106 System and Method for Visualizing Catheter Placement in a Vasculature  
A system for advancing a needle through a vasculature to an injection site at the heart of a patient includes a guide catheter with a reflective distal tip. Also included is an imaging unit that...
US20130023759 AUTOMATED IDENTIFICATION OF AN ANATOMY PART  
The present invention relates to a device 10 for automatically identifying a part 20a, 20b of an anatomy structure comprising several parts 20a, 20b, in which anatomy structure an intervention...
US20140243660 SHAPE SENSING ASSISTED MEDICAL PROCEDURE  
A system and method for shape sensing assistance in a medical procedure includes a three-dimensional image (111) of a distributed pathway system (148). A shape sensing enabled elongated device...
US20150099966 Device for Performing Regional Anesthesia  
An anesthetic administration device comprising an infusion device, which is in fluid connection with a regional anesthetic needle by means of a feed tube. The infusion device comprises one or more...
US20130261435 SENSOR GUIDE WIRE COMPRISING A POLYMER LAYER  
A sensor guide wire for an intravascular measurement of at least one physiological or other variable in a living body may have a proximal region, a distal sensor region, and a tip region. The...
US20130211243 LANDMARKS FOR ULTRASOUND IMAGING  
An ultrasound imaging system has a 3D location system and a data store for recording locations within a patient. Navigation to target locations is facilitated by providing graphical elements...
US20140200439 METHODS OF ORIENTING AND REGISTERING DURING A SURGICAL PROCEDURE  
A patient-specific instrument is placed into a predetermined setting position with respect to a patient tissue. A navigation aid is associated in a predetermined origin position with respect to...
US20140180073 PORTABLE DIGITAL IMAGING SYSTEM FOR FLUORESCENCE-GUIDED SURGERY  
A portable digital imaging system for fluorescence-guided surgery is provided. The system includes a portable probe comprising a light source, a fluorescence detector, a digital signal output, a...
US20080221437 STEERABLE SNARE FOR USE IN THE COLON AND METHOD FOR THE SAME  
An apparatus comprises a snare and an actuator. The snare is formed of a material having an opacity complementary to a predetermined imaging system that is positionable external to a patient. The...
US20150051482 SHAFT TRACKER FOR REAL-TIME NAVIGATION TRACKING  
An intervention instrument (60) employs a shaft (61) and a shaft tracker (62) partially or completely encircling the shaft (61) and movable to a primary tracking position along the shaft (61)...
US20130253309 IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE DEPLOYMENT WITHIN A VESSEL  
In one example, this disclosure is directed to a method for intravascular implantation of an implantable medical device comprising positioning a distal end of an elongated outer sheath forming an...
US20120259208 Catheter Systems and Methods of Use  
A catheter system can include a first catheter including a first proximal end portion and a lumen. The first proximal end portion has a first key joint component that extends along a partial...
US20090234445 Catheter device and associated Medical examination and treatment apparatus as well as associated method  
A catheter device for treating a cardiac valve disease, which catheter device has a flexible catheter sheath enclosing a catheter cavity and a catheter-specific module disposed at the proximal end...
US20150141811 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A LANDMARK  
A field generator for use in a surgical targeting system is disclosed. The field generator includes a mounting structure including elements that are configured to receive components of an...
US20100305429 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING TISSUE CONTACT INFORMATION IN AN AUTOMATED MAPPING OF CARDIAC CHAMBERS EMPLOYING MAGNETICLY SHAPED FIELDS  
The invention relates to a method for using tissue contact technology to optimize automated cardiac chamber mapping algorithms to both speed up the mapping process and guarantee the definition of...
US20110160572 DISPOSABLE WAND AND SENSOR FOR ORTHOPEDIC ALIGNMENT  
A disposable tool suitable for use in orthopedic alignment comprises a sensor (101) communicatively coupled to the wand (102) to register points of interest on a first and second bone and transmit...
US20140180063 DETERMINING POSITION OF MEDICAL DEVICE IN BRANCHED ANATOMICAL STRUCTURE  
Information extracted from sequential images captured from the perspective of a distal end of a medical device moving through an anatomical structure are compared with corresponding information...
US20080177175 ESOPHAGEAL MAPPING CATHETER  
An esophageal mapping catheter enables a physician to map the location of the esophagus so as to avoid damaging the esophagus during radio frequency (RF) ablation procedures. Information from the...
US20140364725 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING IMAGE GUIDED PROCEDURES WITHIN THE EAR, NOSE, THROAT AND PARANASAL SINUSES  
Devices, systems and methods for performing image guided interventional and surgical procedures, including various procedures to treat sinusitis and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, ears,...
US20110060214 Systems and Methods for Performing Image Guided Procedures Within the Ear, Nose, Throat and Paranasal Sinuses  
Devices, systems and methods for performing image guided interventional and surgical procedures, including various procedures to treat sinusitis and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, ears,...
US20060241396 Multi-modal detection of surgical sponges and implements  
A multi-modal detection system is appointed to reliably detect metallic surgical instruments such as scalpels, hemostats and the like, and non-metallic surgical implements such as sponges or...
US20130158388 NEEDLE GUIDANCE FOR MOLECULAR IMAGING  
A system and method for biopsy or other needle guidance procedures for molecular imaging. A molecular imaging system having one or more radiation detectors for scanning tissue within a region of...
US20130150708 Selectable Orientation Bent Tip Calibration-Free Probe  
A probe is provided. The probe may include a shaft portion rotatably attachable to a position sensing device, a nonlinear portion at least partially removed from a center axis of the shaft...
US20100191102 AUTOMATIC CORRECTION AND UTILIZATION OF A VASCULAR ROADMAP COMPRISING A TOOL  
Apparatus and methods are described including generating a road map of a blood vessel. Subsequent to the generation of the road map, a tool is inserted into the blood vessel. While the tool is...
US20070238983 Fiduciary Markers and Method of Use thereof  
The invention provides devices and methods used to locate target areas within a patient for repeat therapeutic treatments. In the invention, fiduciary markers made of metal or metal alloys are...
US20050080429 Medical device guidance from an anatomical reference  
A system and method for simply and reliably determining the location and orientation of a medical device within a patient's body. A medical device, such as a catheter, has bending indicators on or...
US20090312627 Radio-labeled ingestible capsule  
A method of determining the location of an ingested capsule comprising the steps of providing an ingestible capsule (15) having a shell (16) and a flexible fluid retaining sleeve (17) affixed to...
US20110118591 LOCATING AN IMPLANTED OBJECT BASED ON EXTERNAL ANTENNA LOADING  
In general, the invention is directed to techniques for locating an implanted object using an external antenna. The implanted object may be, for example, an internal antenna that facilitates...
US20050020911 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...
US20100094126 LIGHT-GUIDED TRANSLUMINAL CATHETER  
Generally, the present invention is directed to a light-guided catheter for direct visualization of placement through the skin. An embodiment of the invention includes a method for transcutaneous...
US20090270928 NAVIGATION TRACKER FIXATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USE THEREOF  
A navigation tracker fixation device system is provided that comprises a plate that is placed at a generally longitudinal axis of a patient's bone and having at least one hole and operable to...
US20110021903 Method for producing an electrophysiological map of the heart  
Method for producing an electrophysiological map of a heart of the body of a patient, the method including the procedures of determining a respective target point location, and a respective probe...
US20140275967 Method and Apparatus for Detecting a Dipole Position Marker  
An apparatus, method and system for detecting a position within a body are provided. A dipole that is free to rotate or oscillate within a capsule is inserted at a target location within the body....
US20140180068 CATHETER ORIENTING MARKERS  
The present invention generally relates to methods, devices and systems for determining the rotational orientation of a device. The invention can involve providing a device comprising a plurality...
US20130184569 Method for producing an electrophysiological map of the heart  
Methods and systems for producing an electrophysiological map of a heart of a patient are disclosed. An example method may include determining a target location and an orientation of a catheter...
US20110270082 MEDICAL DEVICE TRACKING SYSTEM WITH TAG AND METHOD  
Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for tracking a medical device. Systems configured for such tracking may include the capability to either or both detect tampering with the...
US20110213241 Laparoscopic Port with Microwave Rectifier  
A radiation detector disposed on a microwave antenna assembly to receive unintended field exposure in an insufflated abdomen. The radiation detector includes a receiving antenna made up of at...
US20130172731 IMAGE-OVERLAY MEDICAL EVALUATION DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES  
A system and methods are provided for evaluating the position of surgical implants or openings formed in anatomical tissue during medical procedures, in which an initial 3-dimensional image of the...
US20070232898 Telescoping Catheter With Electromagnetic Coils for Imaging and Navigation During Cardiac Procedures  
An image guided navigation system for mapping at least one of the shape, size and location of a structure within a heart of a patient, including a catheter system having a first catheter with a...
US20140221819 APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SURGICAL NAVIGATION  
A surgical navigation system. The surgical navigation system can include a computing device having a non-transitory computer-readable medium for storing surgical navigation software, and a...