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A system and method for discriminating tissue types, controlling the level of therapy to tissue, and determining the health or a known tissue by measuring the characteristics an electrical signal applied to conductive element located within or by the tissue. Additionally, the system and method may be used for determining whether the conductive tip of a pedicle probe or pedicle screw is located in one of cortical bone, cancellous bone, and cortical bone near a boundary with soft tissue, whether the conductive tip of a cannula is located adjacent to one of nerve tissue and annulus tissue, and whether the conductive tip of a cathode is located adjacent to one of nerve tissue and prostate gland tissue.

Title
Tissue discrimination and applications in medical procedures
Application Number
10/812038
Publication Number
7050848 (B2)
Application Date
March 29, 2004
Publication Date
May 23, 2006
Inventor
Kevin Foley
Germantown
TN, US
Corbett Stone
San Diego
CA, US
Michael Hoey
Shorveview
MN, US
Agent
Jonathan Spangler
Assignee
NuVasive
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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