Navigation Field Distortion Detection

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15664778

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Disclosed is a method and system for navigating an instrument relative to a patient that can be near a field distorting feature. A localizer can generate an electromagnetic field that is sensed by a tracking device to determine a location of the tracking device with the sensed electromagnetic field. The system and related method can assist in determining whether a navigation field is distorted near a tracking device of the instrument.

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MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION INC826 COAL CREEK CIRCLE COAL CREEK CORPORATE CENTER ONE LOUISVILLE CO 80027

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bzostek, Andrew Boulder, US 45 2178
Hartmann, Steven L Superior, US 48 1353
Jacobsen, Brad Erie, US 44 538

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