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J Michael Fitzpatrick, Jennifer J McCrory: Method for relating the data of an image space to physical space. Kenyon & Kenyon, September 3, 1996: US05551429 (184 worldwide citation)

A method for determining the location of the center of the imageable portion of a fiducial marker is disclosed. The method includes the use of a detachable cap. The lower portion of the cap has three arms and a boss for providing a detachable connection with an implanted base portion to which an ima ...


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Matthew Y Wang, Calvin R Maurer Jr, J Michael Fitzpatrick: Automatic technique for localizing externally attached fiducial markers in volume images of the head. George S Allen, Kenyon & Kenyon, August 25, 1998: US05799099 (180 worldwide citation)

An automatic computer implemented technique which may be used for identifying markers and determining the centroids of fiducial markers (e.g., cylindrical fiducial markers) attached to the head in magnetic resonance (MR) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) volume images is disclosed. This technique m ...


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Calvin R Maurer Jr, Robert J Maciunas, J Michael Fitzpatrick: Apparatus and method for registration of images to physical space using a weighted combination of points and surfaces. University of Rochester, Blank Rome, May 6, 2003: US06560354 (180 worldwide citation)

An image of a patient taken through X-ray computed tomography or the like is registered to physical measurements taken on the patient's body. Different parts of the patient's body are given different numerical weights; for example, if bone measurements are deemed to be more accurate than s ...


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Matthew Y Wang, Calvin R Maurer Jr, J Michael Fitzpatrick: Automatic technique for localizing externally attached fiducial markers in volume images of the head. George S Allen, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 23, 1998: US05769789 (162 worldwide citation)

An automatic computer implemented technique which may be used for identifying markers and determining the centroids of fiducial markers (e.g., cylindrical fiducial markers) attached to the head in magnetic resonance (MR) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) volume images is disclosed. This technique m ...


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J Michael Fitzpatrick, Jennifer J McCrory: Localization cap for fiducial markers. Johnson & Johnson Professional, Kenyon & Kenyon, March 24, 1998: US05730130 (135 worldwide citation)

A detachable cap for use in determining the location of the center of the imageable portion of a fiducial marker is disclosed. The lower portion of the cap has three arms and a boss for providing a detachable connection with an implanted base portion to which an imaging marker can be attached. The u ...


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Robert Maciunas, J Michael Fitzpatrick, Calvin R Maurer Jr, Jennifer J McCrory, Rory Randall: Biopsy guide. George S Allen, Kenyon & Kenyon, November 16, 1999: US05984930 (110 worldwide citation)

A surgeon can select an entry point and a target point in a preoperative image volume of the patient. The target point and entry point form a trajectory line along which the surgeon wishes to perform a surgical procedure such as a biopsy and line up a surgical instrument. Once a surgical platform is ...


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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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J Michael Fitzpatrick, Jennifer J McCrory: Localization cap for fiducial markers. George S Allen, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 29, 1999: US05916164 (57 worldwide citation)

A detachable cap for use in determining the location of the center of the imageable portion of a fiducial marker is disclosed. The lower portion of the cap has three arms and a boss for providing a detachable connection with an implanted base portion to which an imaging marker can be attached. The u ...


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Matthew Y Wang, Calvin R Maurer Jr, J Michael Fitzpatrick: Automatic technique for localizing externally attached fiducial markers in volume images of the head. George S Allen, Kenyon & Kenyon, April 18, 2000: US06052477 (48 worldwide citation)

An automatic computer implemented technique which may be used for identifying markers and determining the centroids of fiducial markers (e.g., cylindrical fiducial markers) attached to the head in magnetic resonance (MR) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) volume images is disclosed. This technique m ...


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Jennifer J McCrory, J Michael Fitzpatrick, M Robert Willcott, Robert J Maciunas, Calvin R Maurer Jr, George S Allen: Fiducial marker. George S Allen, Kenyon & Kenyon, December 25, 2001: US06333971 (45 worldwide citation)

An implantable fiducial marker having a sealed cavity for the introduction of an imaging agent that provides imaging capability in several modes, including Computed Tomographic imaging (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is disclosed. The marker may be permanent, or it may be temporary and rea ...