US Patent No: 6,381,485

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Registration of human anatomy integrated for electromagnetic localization

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A method for use during a procedure on a body. The method generates a display representing relative positions of two structure during the procedure. The method includes the steps of storing an image data set in memory, the image data set representing the position of the body based on scans taken of the body prior to the procedure; reading the image data set stored in the memory, the image data set having a plurality of data points in known relation to a plurality of reference points for at least one of the two structures; placing one or more magnetic field sensors in known relation to the reference points of the two structures; generating a magnetic field; detecting the magnetic field with the magnetic field sensors; ascertaining the locations of the sensors based upon the magnetic field detected by the sensors and processing the locations of the sensors to generate a displaced image data set representing the relative position of the two structures during the procedure; and generating a display based on the displaced image data set illustrating the relative position of the two structures during the procedure.

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MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC.LOUISVILLE, CO111

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Hunter, Mark W Broomfield, CO 49 2159
Kessman, Paul Broomfield, CO 48 1753

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MEDTRONIC NAVIGATION, INC. (53)
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8,271,069 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 7 2010
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7,751,865 Method and apparatus for surgical navigation 62 2004
7,636,595 Method and apparatus for calibrating non-linear instruments 23 2004
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7,778,686 Method and apparatus for medical intervention procedure planning and location and navigation of an intervention tool 2 2004
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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
8,663,088 System of accessories for use with bronchoscopes 0 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
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7,769,427 Apparatus and method for catheter guidance control and imaging 16 2003
* 7,280,863 System and method for radar-assisted catheter guidance and control 26 2003
8,027,714 Apparatus and method for shaped magnetic field control for catheter, guidance, control, and imaging 1 2005
7,873,401 System and method for a magnetic catheter tip 7 2006
7,869,854 Apparatus for magnetically deployable catheter with MOSFET sensor and method for mapping and ablation 7 2006
7,873,402 System and method for radar-assisted catheter guidance and control 6 2007
8,457,714 System and method for a catheter impedance seeking device 0 2008
 
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6,785,571 Device and method for registering a position sensor in an anatomical body 39 2002
7,840,251 Device and method for registering a position sensor in an anatomical body 5 2004
7,805,269 Device and method for ensuring the accuracy of a tracking device in a volume 4 2005
* 7,751,868 Integrated skin-mounted multifunction device for use in image-guided surgery 8 2005
* 8,611,983 Method and apparatus for guiding an instrument to a target in the lung 1 2006
7,840,254 Electromagnetically tracked K-wire device 19 2006
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8,357,181 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of implanting same 6 2005
8,083,795 Intervertebral prosthetic device for spinal stabilization and method of manufacturing same 2 2006
7,747,306 Osteochondral implant procedure 1 2006
7,879,040 Method and apparatus for osteochondral autograft transplantation 3 2006
8,852,192 Method and apparatus for osteochondral autograft transplantation 0 2006
8,374,673 Integrated surgical navigational and neuromonitoring system having automated surgical assistance and control 0 2007
7,987,001 Surgical navigational and neuromonitoring instrument 0 2007
 
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* 8,437,449 Dynamic/adaptive treatment planning for radiation therapy 1 2005
8,340,742 Integrated radiation therapy systems and methods for treating a target in a patient 1 2005
* 8,244,330 Integrated radiation therapy systems and methods for treating a target in a patient 1 2005
8,095,203 Data processing for real-time tracking of a target in radiation therapy 0 2005
7,899,513 Modular software system for guided radiation therapy 1 2005
8,239,005 Systems and methods for real-time tracking of targets in radiation therapy and other medical applications 0 2010
 
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8,388,546 Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter 8 2009
8,437,833 Percutaneous magnetic gastrostomy 8 2009
8,512,256 Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter 8 2010
8,774,907 Method of locating the tip of a central venous catheter 0 2013
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7,641,660 Method, apparatus, and system for image guided bone cutting 21 2004
7,840,256 Image guided tracking array and method 6 2005
7,643,862 Virtual mouse for use in surgical navigation 22 2006
8,165,659 Modeling method and apparatus for use in surgical navigation 1 2007
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* 6,609,022 Intraoperative navigation updating 102 2001
* 6,947,783 System for the navigation-assisted positioning of elements 23 2001
* 6,714,629 Method for registering a patient data set obtained by an imaging process in navigation-supported surgical operations by means of an x-ray image assignment 30 2001
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7,398,116 Methods, apparatuses, and systems useful in conducting image guided interventions 46 2003
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8,150,495 Bodily sealants and methods and apparatus for image-guided delivery of same 5 2008
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7,130,676 Fluoroscopic image guided orthopaedic surgery system with intraoperative registration 18 2002
7,763,035 Image guided spinal surgery guide, system and method for use thereof 19 2004
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7,458,977 Surgical navigation instrument useful in marking anatomical structures 20 2003
6,925,339 Implant registration device for surgical navigation system 28 2003
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8,068,648 Method and system for registering a bone of a patient with a computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system 0 2006
8,148,978 Magnetic sensor array 0 2009
 
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7,862,570 Surgical positioners 3 2003
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7,174,202 Medical navigation apparatus 25 2002
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8,483,800 Surgical navigation enabled imaging table environment 0 2008
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8,781,186 System and method for abdominal surface matching using pseudo-features 0 2011
 
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8,435,033 Dental navigation techniques 1 2010
 
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REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
8,494,614 Combination localization system 7 2010
 
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