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9042964 System and method for fiducial deployment via slotted needle  
Embodiments include a fiducial deployment system and method for use thereof. A fiducial may include one or more protuberances configured to engage one or more slots in a needle of the system. The...
9041712 Slice view  
A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer program product display multiple slices of a three-dimensional body in a computer drawing application. A first view of a 3D body is...
9037217 Laser coagulation of an eye structure or a body surface from a remote location  
An integral laser imaging and coagulation apparatus, and associated systems and methods that allow a physician (e.g., a surgeon) to perform laser surgical procedures on an eye structure or a body...
9022933 Apparatus and method for reconstructing an image with reduced motion artifacts  
A computer readable storage medium having a computer program stored thereon and representing a set of instructions that when executed by a computer causes the computer to calculate a mapping...
9020579 System and method for dual energy and/or contrast enhanced breast imaging for screening, diagnosis and biopsy  
Systems and methods for x-ray imaging a patient's breast in combinations of dual-energy, single-energy, mammography and tomosynthesis modes that facilitate screening for and diagnosis of breast...
9020577 Systems, devices and methods for cartilage and bone grafting  
Disclosed are systems, methods, devices and products to identify suitable donor sites for harvesting bone-cartilage grafts and to implant such bone-cartilage grafts. In some embodiments, a method...
9014787 Bioabsorbable target for diagnostic or therapeutic procedure  
An implantable device has a body that is substantially rigid and has an imageable shape. The body is further bioabsorbable and may contain permanent metallic elements to aid in its imaging. When...
9014424 Tracking representations of indicator body parts  
The present invention relates to a method for tracking image sections which represent indicator body parts of a body in a process sequence of images, wherein changes in the position of the...
9014788 Apparatus and method for real-time imaging and monitoring of an electrosurgical procedure  
An optical coherence tomography probe and laser combination device configured for real-time z-directional guidance of the incisional depth of a surgical procedure. It can be used alone or placed...
9008754 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...
9008758 Multi-mode internal imaging  
The invention described herein provides systems and methods for multi-modal imaging with light and a second form of imaging. Light imaging involves the capture of low intensity light from a...
9005143 External autonomic modulation  
In some embodiments, nerves surrounding arteries or leading to organs are targeted with energy sources to correct or modulate physiologic processes. In some embodiments, different types of energy...
9005144 Tissue-retaining systems for ultrasound medical treatment  
An ultrasound medical treatment system includes an end effector insertable into a patient. The end effector includes a tissue-retaining device. The tissue-retaining device includes a first...
9002426 Haptic guidance system and method  
A surgical apparatus includes a surgical device, configured to be manipulated by a user to perform a procedure on a patient, and a computer system. The computer system is programmed to create a...
8999294 Nanoparticles for use in tumor diagnosis and therapy  
The present invention relates to diagnostic and therapeutic nanoparticles. More particularly, the present invention relates to creating a copper (Cu)-based nanoparticle and a method for making the...
9002436 Method and system for ablation catheter and circumferential mapping catheter tracking in fluoroscopic images  
A method and system for tracking an ablation catheter and a circumferential mapping catheter in a fluoroscopic image sequence is disclosed. Catheter electrode models for the ablation catheter and...
9002437 Method and system for position orientation correction in navigation  
A method performed in a medical navigation system includes driving a transmitter at a first frequency and a second frequency to generate first and second electromagnetic fields, wherein the first...
8989840 Lead electrode for use in an MRI-safe implantable medical device  
An implantable stimulation system comprises a stimulator for generating electrical stimulation and a conductive stimulation lead having a proximal end electrically coupled to the stimulator,...
8989846 Radiation treatment delivery system with outwardly movable radiation treatment head extending from ring gantry  
Systems, methods, and related computer program products for image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) are described. For one preferred embodiment, an IGRT apparatus is provided comprising a gantry...
8989845 Model-based extension of field-of-view in nuclear imaging  
A CT imaging system (12) generates structural data of a first FOV which is reconstructed by a CT reconstruction processor (52) into a CT image representation. A nuclear imaging system acquires...
8989844 Imaging system for following a surgical tool in an operation field  
The invention concerns an imaging system to monitor at least one surgical instrument in an operative site inside a volume of the body of an animal, comprising: at least one endoscopic camera to...
8977336 Distributed medical sensing system and method  
A distributed medical sensing system including a first body sensing device configured to sense medical characteristics, the first body sensing device being located in a first sterile field and a...
8977339 Method for assessing stenosis severity through stenosis mapping  
A method of assessing stenosis severity for a patient includes obtaining patient information relevant to assessing severity of a stenosis, including anatomical imaging data of the patient. Based...
8977340 System and method for collection and use of magnetic resonance data and microwave data to identify boundaries of interest  
A system and method for detecting permittivity and conductivity boundaries within a high resolution spatial image of a material is presented. Electrical properties of a material, such as...
8971993 Systems and methods for navigating a surgical device  
Systems and methods are disclosed for navigating a surgical device toward a target organ in the body of a patient. An example method includes providing a surgical needle and a guide wire, the...
8958863 Distributed medical sensing system and method  
A distributed medical sensing system including a first hub configured to receive first medical characteristic data from a first body sensing device, the first body sensing device being located in...
8954132 Methods and systems for guiding an emission to a target  
Disclosed are methods and systems for guiding emissions to a target. The methods and systems utilize, in part, Markerless Tracking software to detect a beam of energy, such as a laser, toward a...
8948471 Image registration of multiple medical imaging modalities using a multiple degree-of-freedom-encoded fiducial device  
Disclosed is a system and method for registering images from two medical imaging modalities in a six-degree-of-freedom coordinate space, for the purpose of providing real time registered imagery...
8942782 Image display apparatus and recording medium  
An image display apparatus includes a first radiographic image acquirer for acquiring a first radiographic image captured in the scout image capturing process, a second radiographic image acquirer...
8942789 2D3D overlay on a CPR basis for aneurysm repair  
In a method for fluoroscopy controlled insertion of a stent into a curved aorta for aneurysm repair, a 3D volume image is obtained of a patient's aorta at the aneurysm. By knowing a registration...
8938280 Motion correction in a PET/MRI hybrid imaging system  
A diagnostic imaging arrangement comprises a magnetic resonance examination (1) system to acquire magnetic resonance signals and an emission tomography system (2) to acquire nuclear decay signals....
8933420 Particle beam therapy system  
A particle beam therapy system comprising a treatment table, a treatment table control unit and an irradiation control unit configured to output an instruction for controlling the treatment table...
8929971 Determining respiratory or circulatory health condition in animals for improved management  
A method and system for managing at least one animal is disclosed. The method can include imaging, such as ultrasound imaging, a lung of a live animal, such as a ruminant or bovine. The imaging...
8929631 Method and device for automatically adapting a reference image  
A method and a device for reference image adapting in the field of fluoroscopy-controlled interventional repair of abdominal aortic aneurisms on angiography systems are proposed. Displacements...
8923951 Diagnostic devices using thermal noise  
Provided among other things is a thermal noise imaging device with (a) thermal noise source; (b) amplifier of thermal noise; (c) antennas adapted to transmit the amplified noise to a perfused body...
8918207 Operator input device for a robotic surgical system  
A robotic surgical system includes a master controller with an input handle and robotic manipulator assemblies including a surgical end effector and an endoscopic camera. The input handle is...
8914096 Adaptation probe for insertion into implanted electrode devices of active medical implants and set composed of an implantable electrode device and an adaptation probe  
An adaptation probe for insertion into implanted electrode devices of active medical implants to enable them for use in high-frequency magnetic alternating fields of MRI systems comprises an...
8910913 Supporting apparatus used medical treatment  
A supporting apparatus used for medical treatment includes a support arm in which a leading end side is coupled to a supporting unit supporting an endoscope, and a moving arm that is coupled to a...
8913084 Method and apparatus for performing virtual pullback of an intravascular imaging device  
The present disclosure provides a method of simulating an intravascular procedure in a virtual environment. The method includes displaying information from a first view and a second view...
8909324 Optical coherent tomographic image forming apparatus and control method thereof  
An optical coherent tomographic image forming apparatus including a light guide configured to divide a light into a measurement light and a reference light; a flush unit configured to discharge a...
8909323 System for processing angiography and ultrasound image data  
A system provides a single composite image including multiple medical images of a portion of patient anatomy acquired using corresponding multiple different types of imaging device. A display...
8903472 Applications of scaling laws of tree structures  
In at least one embodiment, a method for diagnosing vascular disease is provided, the method comprising the steps of obtaining a vessel image showing a vasculature of a vessel, identifying at...
8903468 Laser coagulation of an eye structure from a remote location  
An integral laser imaging and coagulation apparatus, and associated systems and methods that allow an ophthalmologist to perform laser retinal surgical procedures with an integral laser imaging...
8897857 Method and apparatus for generating proton therapy treatment planning images  
A method of producing a patient image indicating proton stopping power of the tissue may employ photon attenuation information converted to proton stopping power. The conversion uses different...
8882754 Multiple sclerosis therapeutic methods using therapeutic ablation devices and systems  
Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms. In one series of...
8886289 Dynamic reference method and system for use with surgical procedures  
A substrate configured for placement on an internal organ or internal tissue is provided. In certain embodiments, the substrate conforms to and moves with the internal organ or internal tissue....
8886291 Systems and methods for combined ultrasound and electrical impedance imaging  
A dual imaging probe 300 for obtaining both ultrasound and electrical impedance data is disclosed along with methods of using the dual imaging probe 300 to interrogate tissue. An electrical...
8886292 Apparatus for implanting a preloaded localization wire  
An apparatus for percutaneously implanting a localization wire into a tissue mass comprises a cannula with a preloaded localization wire having a distal end and at least one anchor. An actuator is...
8880145 Planning system for intraoperative radiation therapy and method for carrying out said planning  
The invention relates to a simulation and planning system for intraoperative radiation therapy and to a method allowing said system to be used for treatment studies, simulation, planning, training...
8874193 Image recording device for the simultaneous recording of magnetic resonance image data and nuclear medical image data  
An image recording device is disclosed for the simultaneous recording of magnetic resonance image data and nuclear medical image data, in particular PET image data. In at least one embodiment, the...