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, MO111

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Bucholz, Richard D St. Louis, MO 51 3241

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6,990,368 Method and apparatus for virtual digital subtraction angiography 30 2002
6,920,347 Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems 105 2002
7,606,613 Navigational guidance via computer-assisted fluoroscopic imaging 13 2002
7,152,608 Surgical communication and power system 16 2002
7,599,730 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 85 2002
RE39133 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 41 2003
7,697,972 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 102 2003
7,570,791 Method and apparatus for performing 2D to 3D registration 37 2003
7,835,778 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation of a multiple piece construct for implantation 11 2003
7,881,770 Multiple cannula image guided tool for image guided procedures 1 2004
7,567,834 Method and apparatus for implantation between two vertebral bodies 19 2004
7,853,305 Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems 7 2005
8,239,001 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 18 2005
7,630,753 Method and apparatus for perspective inversion 13 2005
7,835,784 Method and apparatus for positioning a reference frame 5 2005
7,840,253 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 14 2005
8,112,292 Method and apparatus for optimizing a therapy 4 2006
RE42226 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 1 2006
RE42194 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 1 2006
8,074,662 Surgical communication and power system 0 2006
8,175,681 Combination of electromagnetic and electropotential localization 20 2008
7,974,677 Method and apparatus for preplanning a surgical procedure 44 2009
RE43750 Method for navigating a catheter probe 0 2009
7,953,471 Method and apparatus for implantation between two vertebral bodies 0 2009
8,060,185 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 11 2009
7,996,064 System and method for placing and determining an appropriately sized surgical implant 3 2009
8,548,565 Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization 0 2010
8,046,052 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 13 2010
8,271,069 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 8 2010
8,845,655 Instrument guide system 0 2010
8,290,572 Method and system for navigating a catheter probe in the presence of field-influencing objects 1 2010
8,320,653 System and method for image based sensor calibration 2010
8,706,185 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation of a multiple piece construct for implantation 0 2010
8,467,851 Method and apparatus for positioning a reference frame 0 2010
8,634,897 Trajectory storage apparatus and method for surgical navigation systems 0 2010
RE44305 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 0 2011
8,549,732 Method of forming an electromagnetic sensing coil in a medical instrument 0 2011
8,359,730 Method of forming an electromagnetic sensing coil in a medical instrument 1 2011
8,401,616 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 8 2011
8,467,853 Navigation system for cardiac therapies 6 2011
8,731,641 Combination of electromagnetic and electropotential localization 1 2012
RE45509 Percutaneous registration apparatus and method for use in computer-assisted surgical navigation 0 2013
 
SURGICAL NAVIGATION, INC. (1)
8,838,199 Method and apparatus for virtual digital subtraction angiography 0 2005
 
COVIDIEN LP (12)
6,996,430 Method and system for displaying cross-sectional images of a body 41 1999
9,055,881 System and method for image-based alignment of an endoscope 0 2005
8,905,920 Bronchoscope adapter and method 0 2008
8,764,725 Directional anchoring mechanism, method and applications thereof 0 2008
8,473,032 Feature-based registration method 0 2009
8,932,207 Integrated multi-functional endoscopic tool 0 2009
8,663,088 System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes 1 2009
8,696,685 Endoscope structures and techniques for navigating to a target in branched structure 0 2010
8,467,589 Hybrid registration method 0 2011
8,452,068 Hybrid registration method 0 2011
8,842,898 Region-growing algorithm 1 2013
9,042,625 Region-growing algorithm 0 2014
 
DENTAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 2011/0123,080 METHOD FOR TRACKING X-RAY MARKERS IN SERIAL CT PROJECTION IMAGES 2 2009
 
MEDTRONIC, INC. (33)
7,366,561 Robotic trajectory guide 18 2001
7,204,840 Deep organ access device and method 40 2001
7,636,596 Organ access device and method 4 2002
7,559,935 Target depth locators for trajectory guide for introducing an instrument 8 2003
7,720,522 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 1 2003
7,787,934 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 1 2003
7,643,867 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 7 2003
7,744,606 Multi-lumen instrument guide 2 2004
7,497,863 Instrument guiding stage apparatus and method for using same 11 2004
7,704,260 Low profile instrument immobilizer 1 2004
7,803,163 Multiple instrument retaining assembly and methods therefor 4 2005
7,658,879 Trajectory guide with angled or patterned guide lumens or height adjustment 6 2006
8,660,635 Method and apparatus for optimizing a computer assisted surgical procedure 1 2007
8,185,184 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 0 2007
8,311,611 Method for performing multiple registrations in a navigated procedure 0 2007
8,108,025 Flexible array for use in navigated surgery 1 2007
8,734,466 Method and apparatus for controlled insertion and withdrawal of electrodes 0 2007
7,833,231 Device for immobilizing a primary instrument and method therefor 2 2007
7,815,651 Device for immobilizing a primary instrument and method therefor 4 2007
7,857,820 Sheath assembly for an access device and method therefor 2 2007
7,828,809 Device for immobilizing a primary instrument and method therefor 1 2007
8,083,753 Robotic trajectory guide 1 2007
8,301,226 Method and apparatus for performing a navigated procedure 0 2008
8,165,658 Method and apparatus for positioning a guide relative to a base 3 2008
7,867,242 Instrument for guiding stage apparatus and method for using same 4 2009
8,116,850 Organ access device and method 1 2009
8,032,204 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 1 2009
8,192,445 Trajectory guide with instrument immobilizer 3 2009
8,073,530 Fiducial marker devices, tools, and methods 0 2010
8,494,613 Combination localization system 6 2010
8,911,452 Device for immobilizing a primary instrument and method therefor 0 2010
8,845,656 Device for immobilizing a primary instrument and method therefor 0 2010
8,467,852 Method and apparatus for performing a navigated procedure 0 2011
 
IMAGE GUIDED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,497,134 Calibration of an instrument 12 2000
 
IMAGE-GUIDED NEUROLOGICS, INC. (1)
6,902,569 Trajectory guide with instrument immobilizer 153 2001
 
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION HAMAMATSU UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (2)
* 8,251,893 Device for displaying assistance information for surgical operation, method for displaying assistance information for surgical operation, and program for displaying assistance information for surgical operation 1 2008
8,666,476 Surgery assistance system 0 2010
 
ELEKTA LTD. (1)
* 8,000,442 Calibrating imaging devices 2 2005
 
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 73 2001
 
Eleckta Ltd. (1)
8,249,317 Methods and systems for compensating for changes in anatomy of radiotherapy patients 2 2008
 
Metronic Navigation, Inc. (1)
RE41066 Method and system for navigating a catheter probe 9 1999
 
Regents of the University of Minnesota (2)
6,752,812 Remote actuation of trajectory guide 74 2000
8,494,614 Combination localization system 7 2010
 
MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (1)
7,235,084 Deep organ access device and method 102 2002
 
THOMSON LICENSING S.A. (1)
7,637,915 Trajectory guide with instrument immobilizer 6 2004
 
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 16 2000
 
STRYKER LEIBINGER GMBH & CO. KG (6)
7,567,833 Enhanced illumination device and method 6 2004
8,290,570 System for ad hoc tracking of an object 0 2004
8,007,448 System and method for performing arthroplasty of a joint and tracking a plumb line plane 23 2004
8,382,765 Method of and system for planning a surgery 0 2008
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 4 2013
 
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY (1)
* 7,225,012 Methods and systems for image-guided surgical interventions 77 2000
 
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC. (5)
6,689,142 Apparatus and methods for guiding a needle 21 1999
7,169,155 Methods and apparatus for guiding a needle 4 2001
7,204,826 Apparatus and methods for guiding a needle 7 2003
8,057,487 Methods and apparatus for guiding a needle 0 2007
7,766,878 Entry needle and related method of use 12 2007
 
University of South Florida (3)
7,896,889 Trajectory guide with angled or patterned lumens or height adjustment 41 2003
7,699,854 Trajectory guide with angled or patterned guide lumens or height adjustment 3 2006
7,981,120 Trajectory guide with angled or patterned guide lumens or height adjustment 2 2007
 
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 64 2002
 
Vanderbilt University (3)
6,584,339 Method and apparatus for collecting and processing physical space data for use while performing image-guided surgery 36 2001
7,072,707 Method and apparatus for collecting and processing physical space data for use while performing image-guided surgery 22 2003
* 7,899,512 System and method for surgical instrument disablement via image-guided position feedback 26 2005
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