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A tracking system which measures the position and orientation of invasive devices is used to automatically control the location of the X-ray imaging system gantry and/or patient table. The position and orientation of the invasive device, such as a catheter, are measured by detection of a radiofrequency field generated by the invasive device. The invasive device has at least one transmit coil attached near its end and is driven by a low power RF source to produce a dipole electromagnetic field that can be detected by an array of receive coils distributed around a region of interest. Automatic gantry placement facilitates medical diagnostic and therapeutic X-ray procedures and in some instances can reduce the number of personnel required to perform these procedures.

Title
Automatic gantry positioning for imaging systems
Application Number
7/753567
Publication Number
5255680
Application Date
September 3, 1991
Publication Date
October 26, 1993
Inventor
Charles L Dumoulin
Ballston Lake
NY, US
Robert D Darrow
Scotia
NY, US
Agent
Marvin Snyder
Lawrence P Zale
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
A61B 6/00
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