08388541 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 978 patents.

An integrated catheter placement system for accurately placing a catheter within a patient'vasculature is disclosed. In one embodiment, the integrated system comprises a system console, a tip location sensor for temporary placement on the patient's chest, and an ultrasound probe. The tip location sensor senses a magnetic field of a stylet disposed in a lumen of the catheter when the catheter is disposed in the vasculature. The ultrasound probe ultrasonically images a portion of the vasculature prior to intravascular introduction of the catheter. The ultrasound probe includes user input controls for controlling use of the ultrasound probe in an ultrasound mode and use of the tip location sensor in a tip location mode. In another embodiment, ECG signal-based catheter tip guidance is included in the integrated system to enable guidance of the catheter tip to a desired position with respect to a node of the patient's heart.

Title
Integrated system for intravascular placement of a catheter
Application Number
12/323273
Publication Number
8388541 (B2)
Application Date
November 25, 2008
Publication Date
March 5, 2013
Inventor
Jason R Stats
Layton
UT, US
Amir Orome
Sandy
UT, US
Kelly J Christian
Draper
UT, US
Eddie K Burnside
Bountiful
UT, US
Matthew W Bown
West Bountiful
UT, US
Christian W Crook
West Jordan
UT, US
Ryan R Lemon
Sandy
UT, US
Catherine C Breiter
Holladay
UT, US
Anthony K Misener
Bountiful
UT, US
Jeremy B Cox
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Shayne Messerly
Kaysville
UT, US
Agent
Rutan & Tucker
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 5/055
A61B 8/14
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