US Patent No: 5,871,445

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System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head

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A system for determining a position of a probe relative to an object such as a head of a body of a patient. The head includes a surface such as a forehead having a contour. Cross sectional images of the head are scanned and stored as a function of the forehead contour. If the forehead contour does not appear in the scan images, then the position of the forehead contour relative to the scan images is determined with an optical scanner and a ring. During surgery, the optical scanner also determines the position of the forehead relative to the ring. An array for receiving radiation emitted from the probe and from the ring generates signals indicating the position of the tip of the probe relative to the ring. A stereotactic imaging system generates and displays an image of the head corresponding to the measured position of the tip of the probe. The system may also display scan images from different scanning technologies which scan images correspond to the same position in the head.

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SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITYST LOUIS, MO115

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Bucholz, Richard D St. Louis, MO 48 2830

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6,934,575 Position tracking and imaging system for use in medical applications 48 2002
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STRYKER LEIBINGER GMBH & CO. KG (6)
7,567,833 Enhanced illumination device and method 4 2004
8,290,570 System for ad hoc tracking of an object 0 2004
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8,617,173 System for assessing a fit of a femoral implant 0 2013
8,617,174 Method of virtually planning a size and position of a prosthetic implant 0 2013
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
6,689,142 Apparatus and methods for guiding a needle 18 1999
7,169,155 Methods and apparatus for guiding a needle 3 2001
7,204,826 Apparatus and methods for guiding a needle 5 2003
8,057,487 Methods and apparatus for guiding a needle 0 2007
7,766,878 Entry needle and related method of use 0 2007
 
COVIDIEN LP (5)
6,996,430 Method and system for displaying cross-sectional images of a body 24 1999
8,473,032 Feature-based registration method 0 2009
8,663,088 System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes 0 2009
8,467,589 Hybrid registration method 0 2011
8,452,068 Hybrid registration method 0 2011
 
NEUROARM SURGICAL LTD. (4)
8,005,571 Microsurgical robot system 7 2006
8,396,598 Microsurgical robot system 0 2006
8,170,717 Microsurgical robot system 4 2008
8,041,459 Methods relating to microsurgical robot system 4 2008
 
OXFORD FINANCE LLC (3)
7,998,062 Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure 0 2007
8,611,984 Locatable catheter 0 2010
8,428,328 Region-growing algorithm 0 2011
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (3)
7,896,889 Trajectory guide with angled or patterned lumens or height adjustment 25 2003
7,699,854 Trajectory guide with angled or patterned guide lumens or height adjustment 1 2006
7,981,120 Trajectory guide with angled or patterned guide lumens or height adjustment 1 2007
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (3)
6,226,418 Rapid convolution based large deformation image matching via landmark and volume imagery 47 1998
6,611,630 Method and apparatus for automatic shape characterization 12 1999
6,408,107 Rapid convolution based large deformation image matching via landmark and volume imagery 12 2000
 
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (3)
6,584,339 Method and apparatus for collecting and processing physical space data for use while performing image-guided surgery 27 2001
7,072,707 Method and apparatus for collecting and processing physical space data for use while performing image-guided surgery 16 2003
7,899,512 System and method for surgical instrument disablement via image-guided position feedback 8 2005
 
ZIMMER TECHNOLOGY, INC. (3)
6,860,903 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 13 2001
7,780,673 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 0 2005
7,833,275 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 1 2005
 
ZIMMER, INC. (3)
6,676,706 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 59 2000
6,953,480 Method and apparatus for performing a minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty 42 2002
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BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (2)
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8,200,314 Surgical navigation 1 2007
 
Medtronic Surgical Navigation Technologies (2)
6,235,038 System for translation of electromagnetic and optical localization systems 119 1999
6,708,184 Method and apparatus for producing and accessing composite data using a device having a distributed communication controller interface 19 2001
 
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8,666,476 Surgery assistance system 0 2010
 
OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD. (2)
6,640,127 Surgical operation navigating system using a reference frame 28 2000
7,076,286 Surgical microscope 5 2002
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (2)
6,752,812 Remote actuation of trajectory guide 60 2000
8,494,614 Combination localization system 1 2010
 
STRYKER CORPORATION (2)
6,611,141 Hybrid 3-D probe tracked by multiple sensors 97 2001
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ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC. (1)
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AEOLIN, LLC (1)
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BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
8,551,074 Connector system having a compressible sealing element and a flared fluid path element 0 2008
 
BIOSENSORS INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LTD. (1)
6,567,687 Method and system for guiding a diagnostic or therapeutic instrument towards a target region inside the patient's body 66 2001
 
Eleckta Ltd. (1)
8,249,317 Methods and systems for compensating for changes in anatomy of radiotherapy patients 1 2008
 
ELEKTA LTD. (1)
8,000,442 Calibrating imaging devices 0 2005
 
ELEKTA NEUROMAG OY (1)
7,720,519 Method for three-dimensional modeling of the skull and internal structures thereof 2 2003
 
ENTERPRISE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,499,488 Surgical sensor 154 1999
 
HOUSTON STEREOTACTIC CONCEPTS, INC. (1)
6,741,883 Audible feedback from positional guidance systems 15 2002
 
IMAGE GUIDED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,497,134 Calibration of an instrument 12 2000
 
IMAGE-GUIDED NEUROLOGICS, INC. (1)
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Medtronic Navigaton, Inc. (1)
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NEUTAR L.L.C. (1)
6,546,277 Instrument guidance system for spinal and other surgery 82 1999
 
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY (1)
7,072,704 System for indicating the position of a surgical probe within a head on an image of the head 42 2002
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
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SIEMENS CORPORATION;INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT (1)
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SOFAMOR DANEK GROUP, INC. (1)
6,370,224 System and methods for the reduction and elimination of image artifacts in the calibration of x-ray imagers 14 2000
 
The Johns Hopkins University (1)
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