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A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which is operable to capture scan data representative of an internal region of interest within a given patient; a tracking subsystem that employs electro-magnetic sensing to capture in real-time position data indicative of the position of the surgical instrument; a data processor which is operable to render a volumetric, perspective image of the internal region of interest from a point of view of the surgical instrument; and a display which is operable to display the volumetric perspective image of the patient.

Title
Method and apparatus for virtual endoscopy
Application Number
10/223847
Publication Number
6892090 (B2)
Application Date
August 19, 2002
Publication Date
May 10, 2005
Inventor
Mark Hunter
Broomfield
CO, US
Paul Kessman
Broomfield
CO, US
Laurent Verard
Superior
CO, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
Assignee
Surgical Navigation Technologies
CO, US
IPC
A61B 005/05
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