06241671 is referenced by 115 patents and cites 19 patents.

A system of navigating a magnetic medical device within that part of a patient located within an operating region of the system, the system comprising magnets, and preferably electromagnets, arranged to provide a magnetic field sufficient to navigate the magnetic medical device within the operating region. There are preferably three magnetic coils arranged in mutually perpendicular planes such that their axes intersect in the operating region. The magnetic coils are sized and arranged so that a patient can easily access the operating region to allow virtually any portion of the patient to be positioned within the operating region. The openness of the magnetic system allows access to the operating region by a bi-planer imaging system.

Title
Open field system for magnetic surgery
Application Number
9/211723
Publication Number
6241671 (B1)
Application Date
December 14, 1998
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Walter M Blume
Webster Groves
MO, US
Bevil J Hogg
Town & Country
MO, US
Peter R Werp
St. Louis
MO, US
Francis M Creighton
St. Louis
MO, US
Charles Wolfersberger
Ferguson
MO, US
Jeffrey M Garibaldi
St. Louis
MO, US
Rogers C Ritter
Charlottesville
VA, US
Agent
HarnessDickey & Pierce
US
Assignee
Stereotaxis
MO, US
IPC
A61B 6/00
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