09554716 is referenced by 9 patents and cites 1693 patents.

A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle or other medical component into the body of a patient is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system comprises an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel. One or more sensors are included with the probe. The sensors sense a detectable characteristic related to the needle, such as a magnetic field of a magnet included with the needle. The system includes a processor that uses data relating to the detectable characteristic sensed by the sensors to determine a position and/or orientation of the needle in three spatial dimensions. The system includes a display for depicting the position and/or orientation of the needle together with the image of the target.

Title
Insertion guidance system for needles and medical components
Application Number
13/118033
Publication Number
9554716 (B2)
Application Date
May 27, 2011
Publication Date
January 31, 2017
Inventor
Bret Hamatake
Grantsville
UT, US
Jiaye Z Jho
Salt Lake City
UT, US
Shayne Messerly
Kaysville
UT, US
Kelly B Powers
North Salt Lake
UT, US
Eddie K Burnside
Grantsville
UT, US
Agent
Rutan & Tucker
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/34
A61B 8/08
A61B 5/06
A61B 5/042
A61B 8/00
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