05230338 is referenced by 426 patents and cites 16 patents.

An interactive system for guiding the use of a surgical tool uses at least one imaging technique, such as CT scanning. A mechanical arm has a fixed base at a first end and a tool holder that holds the surgical tool at a second end. A display displays one or more images from the image space of a patient's anatomy. A computer is coupled to the display and the mechanical arm. The computer tracks the location of the surgical tool through physical space, performs a transforming rotation of the physical space to the image space, and causes the display to display the location of the surgical tool within the image space.

Title
Interactive image-guided surgical system for displaying images corresponding to the placement of a surgical tool or the like
Application Number
119353
Publication Number
5230338
Application Date
April 22, 1992
Publication Date
July 27, 1993
Inventor
Martin R Zink
1044 Berwick Trail, Madison, 37195
TN, US
Charles A Edwards II
2316 Erin La., Nashville, 37221
TN, US
Robert J Maciunas
6320 Chickering Woods La., Nashville, 37215
TN, US
Robert L Galloway Jr
7736 Indian Springs Dr., Nashville, 37221
TN, US
George S Allen
628 Westview Ave., Nashville, 37205
TN, US
Agent
Kenyon & Kenyon
IPC
A61B 6/00
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