05740802 is referenced by 271 patents and cites 11 patents.

An interactive surgery planning and display system mixes live video of external surfaces of the patient with interactive computer generated models of internal anatomy obtained from medical diagnostic imaging data of the patient. The computer images and the live video are coordinated and displayed to a surgeon in real-time during surgery allowing the surgeon to view internal and external structures and the relation between them simultaneously, and adjust his surgery accordingly. In an alternative embodiment, a normal anatomical model is also displayed as a guide in reconstructive surgery. Another embodiment employs three-dimensional viewing.

Title
Computer graphic and live video system for enhancing visualization of body structures during surgery
Application Number
49913
Publication Number
5740802
Application Date
December 8, 1995
Publication Date
April 21, 1998
Inventor
Charles Lucian Dumoulin
Ballston Lake
NY, US
Robert David Darrow
Scotia
NY, US
Ron Kikinis
Brookline
MA, US
David Egidio Altobelli
Wilmington
MA, US
Harvey Ellis Cline
Schenectady
NY, US
William Edward Lorensen
Ballston Lake
NY, US
Timothy Patrick Kelliher
Nassau
NY, US
Christopher Allen Nafis
Rexford
NY, US
Agent
Marvin Snyder
Lawrence P Zale
Assignee
General Electric Company
NY, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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