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Ivan Vesely, Wayne Smith: Method for carrying out a medical procedure using a three-dimensional tracking and imaging system. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, August 25, 1998: US05797849 (502 worldwide citation)

A method for carrying out a medical procedure using a 3-D tracking and imaging system (1600). A surgical instrument, such as a catheter, probe, sensor, needle or the like is inserted into a living being, and the position of the surgical instrument is tracked as it moves through a medium in a bodily ...


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Wayne L Smith, Ivan Vesely, Andrew W Gubbels: Three-dimensional digital ultrasound tracking system. Sonometrics Corporation, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, May 14, 1996: US05515853 (259 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for simultaneous measurement of multiple distances by means of networked piezoelectric transducers. Through the use of high frequency digital counters, the propagation delay between the activation of an ultrasonic transducer and the reception by similar transducers is quickly ...


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Ivan Vesely: System for carrying out surgery, biopsy and ablation of a tumor or other physical anomaly. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, February 9, 1999: US05868673 (253 worldwide citation)

A system for carrying out surgery on a bodily structure (e.g., breast and liver) with greater precision, accuracy, comfort and minimal invasiveness. A 3-dimensional tracking and imaging system (1000) is used to obtain an accurate position of an instrument as it is maneuvered by an operator, and to m ...


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Ivan Vesely, Wayne L Smith: Three-dimensional tracking and imaging system. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, February 1, 2000: US06019725 (246 worldwide citation)

A 3-D tracking and imaging system (1600) for tracking the position of a surgical instrument (e.g., a catheter, probe, a sensor, needle or the like) inserted into a body, and displaying a 3-D image showing the position of the surgical instrument in reference to a 3-D image of the environment surround ...


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Ivan Vesely: System for displaying a 2-D ultrasound image within a 3-D viewing environment. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, October 6, 1998: US05817022 (217 worldwide citation)

A system for displaying a 2-D ultrasound image in a 3-D viewing environment. Within the same 3-D viewing environment, various surgical instruments can be tracked and displayed, thus correlating 3-D virtual surgery with ultrasound imaging for verification. A detachable housing (220) containing positi ...


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Ivan Vesely, Marshall Edge: System for sharing electrocardiogram electrodes and transducers. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, August 18, 1998: US05795298 (73 worldwide citation)

A device having a combined electrode (20) and position tracking transducer (30) mounted to a surgical instrument, such as a catheter (10). In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the electrode (20) serves dual functions, namely as a standard ECG electrode for communicating an ECG voltage, and as ...


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Ivan Vesely, Wayne L Smith: Ultrasound-based 3-D tracking system using a digital signal processor. Sonometrics Corporation, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, July 14, 1998: US05779638 (70 worldwide citation)

A system for determining a time delay of a signal propagating through a medium. The time delay is used to determine the distance between transducers arrangable within a body. One or more Digital Signal Processors (DSP) are programmed to recognize various waveform patterns by matching a received wave ...


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Wayne L Smith: System for incorporating sonomicrometer functions into medical instruments and implantable biomedical devices. Sonometrics Corporation, Arter & Hadden, April 1, 2003: US06540699 (58 worldwide citation)

A biomedical apparatus is disclosed including an implantable biomedical device for providing biomedical assistance to the body structure and a device controller for regulating the operation of the biomedical device. A sonomicrometer arrangement is provided, in contact with the body structure and in ...


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Vesely Ivan: System for carrying out surgery, biopsy and ablation of a tumor or other physical anomaly. Sonometrics Corporation, Vesely Ivan, JAFFE Michael A, September 17, 1998: WO/1998/040026 (1 worldwide citation)

A system for carrying out surgery on a bodily structure (e.g., breast and liver) with greater precision, accuracy, comfort and minimal invasiveness. A 3-dimensional tracking and imaging system (1000) is used to obtain an accurate position of an instrument as it is maneuvered by an operator, and to m ...