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A method for determining a location of an object relative to a body structure includes: providing a location of a first part of the object relative to a second part of the object, said second part different from said first part; attaching a marker device to the body structure; detecting a location of the marker device relative to the body structure; positioning the object relative to the body structure; detecting a location of the first part of the object relative to the marker device; and calculating a relative location of the second part of the object relative to the location of the body structure based on the location of the first part relative to the second part, the location of the marker device relative to the body structure, and the location of the first part relative to the marker array.

Title
Method and system for determining the location of a medical instrument relative to a body structure
Application Number
11/832731
Publication Number
7962196 (B2)
Application Date
August 2, 2007
Publication Date
June 14, 2011
Inventor
Gregor Tuma
M√ľnchen
DE
Agent
Renner Otto Boiselle & Sklar
Assignee
Brainlab
DE
IPC
A61B 5/055
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