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A surgical navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes a non-invasive dynamic reference frame and/or fiducial marker, sensor tipped instruments, and isolator circuits. The dynamic reference frame may be repeatably placed on the patient in a precise location for guiding the instruments. The instruments may be precisely guided by positioning sensors near moveable portions of the instruments. Electrical sources may be electrically isolated from the patient.

Title
Method and apparatus for surgical navigation
Application Number
10/688068
Publication Number
7366562 (B2)
Application Date
October 17, 2003
Publication Date
April 29, 2008
Inventor
Paul Kessman
Broomfield
CO, US
Bradley A Jascob
Superior
CO, US
Bruce M Burg
Louisville
CO, US
John H Dukesherer
Lakewood
CO, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
Assignee
Medtronic Navigation
CO, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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