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A method for carrying out a medical procedure using a 3-D tracking and imaging system (

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). A surgical instrument, such as a catheter, probe, sensor, pacemaker lead, needle, or the like is inserted into a living being, and the position of the surgical instrument is tracked as it moves through a medium in a bodily structure. The location of the surgical instrument relative to its immediate surroundings is displayed to improve a physician's ability to precisely position the surgical instrument. The medical procedures including targeted drug delivery, sewing sutures, removal of an obstruction from the circulatory system, a biopsy, amniocentesis, brain surgery, measurement of cervical dilation, evaluation of knee stability, assessment of myocardial contractibility, eye surgery, prostate surgery, trans-myocardial revascularization (TMR), robotic surgery, and evaluation of RF transmissions.

Title
Method for carrying out a medical procedure using a three-dimensional tracking and imaging system
Application Number
9/74860
Publication Number
6246898 (B1)
Application Date
May 8, 1998
Publication Date
June 12, 2001
Inventor
Daniel Burkhoff
Tenafly
NJ, US
George Klein
London
US
Wayne Smith
London
US
Ivan Vesely
Cleveland Heights
OH, US
Agent
Arter & Hadden
US
Assignee
Sonometrics Corporation
US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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