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US20130317347 REAL-TIME TRACEABLE INTERVENTIONAL TOOL WITH CT / MRI  
A traceable surgical tool is positioned, monitored and displayed in real-time directly with pre-scanned three dimensional CT/MRI slices of a patient. The tool positioning and inclination is...
US20110160570 PROLAPSE DETECTION AND TOOL DISLODGEMENT DETECTION  
A tool dislodgement detection apparatus includes an MPS outputting position and orientation (P&O) readings for determining tool motion. A control generates an alarm based on the tool motion and...
US20130158386 SYSTEM FOR ENSURING PRECISION IN MEDICAL TREATMENT  
A system for ensuring precision in medical treatment of a patient comprising one or more clusters of targets attached to a patient, a strapping mechanism or a carrier defining a patient-fixed...
US20130317358 DRAPE-CLAMPING REFERENCE ARRAY CONNECTOR  
The invention relates to a connector (1) for attaching a reference array (72) in a fixed positional relationship with respect to a patient, wherein the patient is to be covered by a sterile drape...
US20150126852 POSITIONING CATHETER  
A catheter guide assembly includes an extended working channel having a proximal portion adjacent a proximal end and a distal portion adjacent a distal end, the extended working channel having a...
US20140276007 Surgical Pointer Having Constant Pressure  
A medical navigation system having a surgical pointer is provided. The surgical pointer is used in the medical navigation system. The surgical pointer comprises an external sheath and an internal...
US20140046176 MICROWAVE ABLATION CATHETER AND METHOD OF UTILIZING THE SAME  
A method for treating lung tissue of a patient is provided. A pathway to a point of interest in a lung of a patient is generated. An extended working channel is advanced transorally into the lung...
US20110098559 Guiding insert assembly for a catheter used with a catheter position guidance system  
A catheter position guidance system, for use in conjunction with a guiding insert assembly, having an electrical connector, an elongated conductor operatively coupled to the connector, an...
US20140343403 Patient-Specific Surgical Guidance Tool and Method of Use  
Presented is a preoperatively designed guidance tool for intraoperative use during bone or joint surgery wherein the guidance tool is specific to the anatomy of the patient being treated. The...
US20110309242 Radiation-activated Fiducial Markers for Organ Tracking  
A system may include transmission of an activation beam to one or more non-radioactive elements disposed in a patient volume, wherein the elements become radioactive in response to the activation...
US20130267838 Augmented Reality System for Use in Medical Procedures  
An augmented realty system is disclosed that allows a clinician to create and view a 3D model of structure of interest using an imaging device prior to introduction of a tool designed to interact...
US20130085380 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PLANNING IMAGE GUIDED INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES  
In some embodiments, a planning station can receive image data associated with an image(s) of an area of interest within a body of a patient and display the image(s) on a display device. A user...
US20130072784 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PLANNING IMAGE-GUIDED INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES  
In some embodiments, a planning station can receive image data associated with an image(s) of an area of interest within a body of a patient and display the image(s) on a display device. A user...
US20120150024 TRANSESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY CAPSULE  
An imaging system, including a capsule, configured to enter an esophagus of a patient, having an ultrasonic transducer configured to image tissue of the patient. The system further includes an...
US20130197354 MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT OF MITRAL REGURGITATION  
A method of guiding a catheter during a treatment procedure includes acquiring scan data of a patient volume in position for the treatment procedure, registering volume data of the patient volume...
US20140309523 THREE-DIMENSIONAL EXTRACTION TRACKING FOR IMPLANT MODELING  
A method for making an insert for a bone structure located within a surgical site comprises operating on the bone structure with a materials removing tool to remove materials from the bone...
US20140081128 Automatic Identification Of Instruments Used With A Surgical Navigation System  
A system and apparatus taught to determine the identification and selected information relating to surgical instruments near a reader. The information can be stored on a member operable to...
US20140221825 Real-Time 3-D Ultrasound Reconstruction of Knee and Its Implications For Patient Specific Implants and 3-D Joint Injections  
Methods and apparatus for treating a patient. The method includes acquiring a plurality of radio frequency (RF) signals with an ultrasound transducer, each RF signal representing one or more...
US20100305430 TISSUE MARKER  
The invention relates to a tissue marker (1, 1′) for marking a lesion (16) in the body tissue (6). The invention is characterized in that the tissue marker (1, 1′) comprises a transponder (2). The...
US20130218003 RAPID ENTRY POINT LOCALIZATION FOR PERCUTANEOUS INTERVENTIONS  
A method for localizing a skin entry point on a patient for a percutaneous intervention includes planning a needle trajectory for the percutaneous intervention using a 3D planning image dataset...
US20120283545 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEEP VASCULAR ACCESS  
Percutaneous endovascular delivery of cardiac prosthetic devices is described through deep vascular access. Specifically, minimally intrusive access is achieved at points in the vascular tree...
US20120046543 Patient Breathing Modeling  
A method of accounting for the movement of the lungs during an endoscopic procedure such that a previously acquired image may be dynamically registered with a display showing the position of a...
US20110077507 Method and apparatus for locating the fossa ovalis, creating a virtual fossa ovalis and performing transseptal puncture  
Apparatus is provided of locating the fossa ovalis in a patient by locating at least one of the His bundle, the plane of the interatrial septum, and the coronary sinus ostium in a patient, and...
US20130109957 FLEXIBLE INSTRUMENT CHANNEL INSERT FOR SCOPE WITH REAL-TIME POSITION TRACKING  
An apparatus, system and method determining a position of an instrument (100) are provided. A sheath (104) is configured to fit within an instrument channel of a medical scope. An optical fiber...
US20140005527 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC REFERENCING AND REGISTRATION USED WITH SURGICAL AND INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES  
A medical reference and registration system includes a substrate configured for placement on an external surface of a patient such that the substrate conforms to and moves with the external...
US20100305431 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,...
US20130281838 AUTOMATIC PATHWAY AND WAYPOINT GENERATION AND NAVIGATION METHOD  
A navigation system for use in a luminal network of a patient, such as the airways, that is able to analyze a three-dimensional model of the luminal network and automatically determine a pathway...
US20140135617 Surgical Navigation Method  
A surgical navigation system is disclosed including a camera that is fixedly attached to a patient. The camera space merges with the patient space and thereby eliminates the need for a separate...
US20130331688 FIXATION SYSTEM FOR AN IMAGE REGISTRATION MATRIX  
The invention relates to a fixation system for attaching a medical image registration matrix (40) to a patient holder (2) which is to be covered by a sterile drape (10), wherein the fixation...
US20140213892 System for Tracking Microsurgical Instrumentation  
An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a tracking system architecture for tracking surgical tools in a surgical field. The system architecture is integrated into a mask...
US20130116549 Anchored Working Channel  
An anchored working channel includes an elongated shaft with a proximal end and a distal end, and at least one inflatable balloon positioned at the distal end of the elongated shaft and having an...
US20130090554 FOCUSED PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Systems and methods for locating lesions in a prostate or other organ during a first intervention session, and for using that lesion location information during a second intervention session are...
US20110077500 ELECTRONIC PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE QUANTIFICATION SYSTEM  
Systems and related methods for measuring pelvic organ prolapse are disclosed. A plurality of positioning devices, such as RFID tags, ultrasound reflectors or magnetic field sensors, which may be...
US20130289390 SURGICAL IMPLANT FOR MARKING SOFT TISSUE  
An implantable tissue marker device is provided to be placed in a soft tissue site through a surgical incision. The device can include a bioabsorbable body in the form of a spiral and defining a...
US20130289389 SURGICAL IMPLANT FOR MARKING SOFT TISSUE  
An implantable tissue marker device is provided to be placed in a soft tissue site through a surgical incision. The device can include a bioabsorbable body in the form of a spiral and defining a...
US20150126855 RETROGRADE ENTRY ANTEGRADE PLACEMENT FOR FEMORAL ARTERY ACCESS  
A Retrograde Entry Antegrade Placement (REAP™) method and apparatus facilitate the antegrade (i.e., in the direction of blood flow) placement of endovascular devices for treatment of lower...
US20110130648 CATHETER WITH PRESSURE MEASURING TIP  
A medical probe, consisting of a flexible insertion tube, having a distal end for insertion into a body cavity of a patient, and a distal tip, which is disposed at the distal end of the flexible...
US20130072787 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIRTUALLY TRACKING A SURGICAL TOOL ON A MOVABLE DISPLAY  
The invention comprises a virtual window system that creates a visual coherency between the image of the patient and his or her anatomy and the patient by aligning the image of the patient anatomy...
US20150238275 VOLUME MAPPING USING OPTICAL SHAPE SENSORS  
A volume mapping instrument (20), deployable within a partially or a completely enclosed anatomical volume, employs one or more medical tools (40) with each medical tool (40) being transitional...
US20150257849 NAVIGATION AID FOR INTRODUCING AN ELONGATE MEDICAL PENETRATION ELEMENT INTO A PATIENT  
A navigation aid for introducing an elongate medical penetration element into a patient. An X-ray image, containing a target region for the penetration element in a desired target position in a...
US20140046174 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. A tool for treating tissue is provided with the...
US20140094688 Optic-based contact sensing assembly and system  
The invention relates to an optic-based sensing assembly and a system incorporating the assembly and related use of the assembly. In particular, the invention relates to an optic-based catheter...
US20150190155 Clot Retrieval System  
The invention relates to systems for removing obstructions and other objects within a blood vessel or other interior lumen of an animal. The system may be deployed in the lumen from a catheter and...
US20150223854 ADJUSTABLE DEVICES FOR TREATING ARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE  
A method of changing a bone angle includes creating an osteotomy between a first portion and a second portion of a tibia of a patient; creating a cavity in the tibia by removing bone material...
US20120232377 SURGICAL NAVIGATION FOR REVISION SURGICAL PROCEDURE  
Surgical navigation for revision surgery includes temporality coupling a reference arc to a surgical object that was substantially permanently affixed to a bone of a patient during a preceding...
US20130102887 Minimally Invasive Lung Volume Reduction Devices, Methods, and Systems  
A lung volume reduction system is disclosed comprising an implantable device adapted to be delivered to a lung airway of a patient in a delivery configuration and to change to a deployed...
US20120035460 MOVABLE MAGNET FOR MAGNETICALLY GUIDED CATHETER  
A catheter is disclosed having a flexible tubing with a proximal end and a distal end. The catheter comprising at least one movable magnet provided within the distal end of the flexible tubing. A...
US20150112189 NEARLY ISOTROPIC DIPOLE ANTENNA SYSTEM  
Systems and methods described herein can use near field communications to locate a radiating transmitter, such as a pill transmitter swallowed by a patient. In some embodiments, the pill...
US20120323111 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING AND VISUALIZING ELECTROMAGNETIC TRACKING ERRORS  
A calibration/surgical tool (90, 160) includes an electromagnetic sensor array (30) of two or more electromagnetic sensors in a known geometrical configuration. Electromagnetic tracking errors are...
US20130123613 Magnetic Particle Heating System And Method For Occlusion Of The Fallopian Tube  
In a magnetic particle heating method for occlusion of the Fallopian tubes, biocompatible magnetic particles are delivered transcervically to the entrance of the Fallopian tube. Placement of the...