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An image guided navigation system for navigating a region of a patient includes an imaging device, a tracking device, a controller, and a display. The imaging device generates images of the region of a patient. The tracking device tracks the location of the instrument in a region of the patient. The controller superimposes an icon representative of the instrument onto the images generated from the imaging device based upon the location of the instrument. The display displays the image with the superimposed instrument. The images and a registration process may be synchronized to a physiological event. The controller may also provide and automatically identify an optimized site to navigate the instrument to.

Title
Navigation system for cardiac therapies
Application Number
10/619216
Publication Number
7697972 (B2)
Application Date
July 14, 2003
Publication Date
April 13, 2010
Inventor
Andrew Bzostek
Louisville
CO, US
Mark W Hunter
Broomfield
CO, US
Laurent Verard
Superior
CO, US
Agent
Harness Dickey
Assignee
Medtronic Navigation
CO, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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