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Benoit M Dawant, Peter E Konrad, J Michael Fitzpatrick: Apparatus and methods of optimal placement of deep brain stimulator. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning & Martin, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, January 23, 2007: US07167760 (107 worldwide citation)

A method of optimal placement of a deep brain stimulator in a targeted region of a brain of a living subject for optimal deep brain stimulation. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of nonmanually selecting an initial optimal position from, refining the nonmanually selected initial optim ...


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Benoit M Dawant, Pierre Francois Dominique D Haese, Peter E Konrad: System and methods of deep brain stimulation for post-operation patients. Vanderbilt University, Tim Tingkang Xia, Morris Manning & Martin, June 7, 2011: US07957808 (25 worldwide citation)

A method for programming a deep brain stimulator implanted in a target region of a brain of a living subject. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of creating an efficacy atlas; acquiring a position of each electrode contact of the at least one electrode; mapping the acquired position o ...


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Benoit M Dawant, Zhujiang Cao: System and methods of organ segmentation and applications of same. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning Martin, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, April 14, 2009: US07519209 (18 worldwide citation)

A method for segmentation of an organ of a living subject with a variable shape and boundary and surrounded by structures and tissues in connection with an image containing the organ. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of initializing a contour inside the organ in the image, introducin ...


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Michael I Miga, Benoit M Dawant, Tuhin K Sinha: Apparatus and methods of cortical surface registration and deformation tracking for patient-to-image alignment in relation to image-guided surgery. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning & Martin, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, September 5, 2006: US07103399 (18 worldwide citation)

A cortical surface registration procedure related to a diagnostic or surgical procedure. In one embodiment, the procedure includes the steps of pre-operatively obtaining a first textured point cloud of the cortical surface of a targeted region of a brain of a living subject, intra-operatively obtain ...


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Michael I Miga, Benoit M Dawant, Tuhin K Sinha: Apparatus and methods of cortical surface registration and deformation tracking for patient-to-image alignment in relation to image-guided surgery. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning & Martin, Tim Tingkang Xia, January 12, 2010: US07647087 (12 worldwide citation)

A cortical surface registration procedure related to a diagnostic or surgical procedure. In one embodiment, the procedure includes the steps of pre-operatively obtaining a first textured point cloud of the cortical surface of a targeted region of a brain of a living subject, intra-operatively obtain ...


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Benoit M Dawant, Jack H Noble: System and methods for automatic segmentation of one or more critical structures of the ear. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning & Martin, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, December 6, 2011: US08073216 (5 worldwide citation)

A system and method for automatic segmentation of a structure of interest of an ear are disclosed, where the structure of interest includes the facial nerve and chorda tympani. In one embodiment, the method combines an atlas-based approach with a minimum cost path finding algorithm. A structure mode ...


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Jack H Noble, Rene H Gifford, Robert F Labadie, Benoit M Dawant: Methods and systems for customizing cochlear implant stimulation and applications of same. VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, Locke Lord, Tim Tingkang Xia Esq, February 21, 2017: US09572981

One aspect of the invention provides a method for customizing cochlear implant stimulation of a living subject. The cochlear implant includes an electrode array having a plurality of electrodes implanted in a cochlea of the living subject. The method includes determining a position for each of the p ...


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Benoit M Dawant, Peter E Konrad, J Michael Fitzpatrick: Apparatus and methods of optimal placement of deep brain stimulator. Morris Manning & Martin, January 6, 2005: US20050004617-A1

A method of optimal placement of a deep brain stimulator in a targeted region of a brain of a living subject for optimal deep brain stimulation. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of nonmanually selecting an initial optimal position from, refining the nonmanually selected initial optim ...


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Benoit M Dawant, Pierre Francois Dominique D Haese, Peter E Konrad, Changquing C Kao, Ebru Cetinkaya: Electrophysiological atlas and applications of same. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning & Martin, March 31, 2005: US20050070781-A1

A method of creating an atlas that contains electrophysiological information related to at least one of a plurality of living subjects. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of choosing a brain image volume as a common image volume of reference, acquiring electrophysiological information ...


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Benoit M Dawant, Pierre Francois Dominique D Haese, Peter E Konrad: System and methods of deep brain stimulation for post-operation patients. Vanderbilt University, Morris Manning Martin, August 9, 2007: US20070185544-A1

A method for programming a deep brain stimulator implanted in a target region of a brain of a living subject for optimal stimulation, wherein the deep brain stimulator comprises at least one electrode having a plurality of electrode contacts spaced apart from each other, and any portion of the brain ...