System and method for introducing tissue stimulation lead into patient using real-time coupling efficiency measurements

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9446249
APP PUB NO 20120101537A1
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13244458

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A system and method for locating an implantable tissue stimulation lead within a patient. A measurement indicative of a coupling efficiency between the tissue stimulation lead and tissue at a location is taken. The location of the tissue stimulation lead relative to the tissue is tracked. Coupling efficiency information based on the measurement from the monitoring device is generated, tracking information based on the tissue stimulation lead location is generated, and the coupling efficiency information and tracking information is concurrently conveyed to the user.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATIONVALENCIA, CA908

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Bradley, Kerry Glendale, US 163 5298
Peterson, David K L Valencia, US 106 2090

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