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Images of a heart are acquired with a high resolution medical imaging system used to construct a dynamic high resolution 4D model. During a medical procedure such as endocardial physiology mapping and ablation, real-time images are produced by an ultrasonic transducer inserted into the heart. The high resolution heart model is registered with the acquired real-time images and used to produce dynamic, high resolution images for display during the medical procedure. An electrical activation map which depicts the spatial distribution of heart wall electrical activation is merged with the anatomic images to facilitate cardiac ablation therapy.

Title
Method for producing high resolution real-time images, of structure and function during medical procedures
Application Number
9/397546
Publication Number
6556695 (B1)
Application Date
September 16, 1999
Publication Date
April 29, 2003
Inventor
Richard A Robb
Rochester
MN, US
Douglas L Packer
Rochester
MN, US
Agent
Quarles & Brady
US
Assignee
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
MN, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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