06546279 is referenced by 189 patents.

A computer controlled system for guiding the needle device, such as a biopsy needle, by reference to a single mode medical imaging system employing any one of computed tomography imaging (CTI) equipment, magnetic resonance imaging equipment (MRI), fluoroscopic imaging equipment, or 3D ultrasound system, or alternatively, by reference to a multi-modal imaging system, which includes any combination of the aforementioned systems. The 3D ultrasound system includes a combination of an ultrasound probe and both passive and active infrared tracking systems so that the combined system enables a real time image display of the entire region of interest without probe movement.

Title
Computer controlled guidance of a biopsy needle
Application Number
9/975200
Publication Number
6546279 (B1)
Application Date
October 12, 2001
Publication Date
April 8, 2003
Inventor
William A Friedman
Gainesville
FL, US
Frank J Bova
Gainesville
FL, US
Agent
Miles & Stockbridge
US
Agent
Dennis P Clarke
US
Assignee
University of Florida
FL, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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