05368032 is referenced by 58 patents and cites 8 patents.

A manually positioned focussed energy transducer system facilitates medical procedures by allowing a physician to manually position the focal point of the focussed energy transducer to a selected tissue. The focal point of the focussed energy transducer is the location which tissue is destroyed when the energy transducer is activated. A tracking device tracks the position and orientation of the ultrasound transducer. An MR imaging system creates an image of internal structures of the patient near the location of the energy transducer. A superposition device receives the position and orientation of the ultrasound transducer from the tracking device and superimposes a symbol on the image corresponding to the position of the energy transducer relative to the patient. This allows the physician to adjust the position of the energy transducer to the appropriate location without the need for energizing the energy transducer.

Title
Manually positioned focussed energy system guided by medical imaging
Application Number
8/149485
Publication Number
5368032
Application Date
November 9, 1993
Publication Date
November 29, 1994
Inventor
Ronald D Watkins
Niskayuna
NY, US
Harvey E Cline
Schenectady
NY, US
Agent
Marvin Snyder
Lawrence P Zale
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
A61B 5/055
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