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Thomas C Kienzle III, Jon T Lea: Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery. Surgical Insights, Bullwinkel Partners, September 4, 2001: US06285902 (322 worldwide citation)

An image guided surgery system to enable a surgeon to move a surgical tool into a desired position relative to a body part is provided. The system works by accurately superimposing representations of the tool being used in the surgical field over images of the body part such that real-time tool posi ...


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Thomas C Kienzle III, Jon T Lea: Computer assisted targeting device for use in orthopaedic surgery. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Peter J Vogel, Michael A Dellapenna, McAndrews Held & Malloy, February 24, 2004: US06697664 (297 worldwide citation)

An image guided surgery system to enable a surgeon to move a surgical tool into a desired position relative to a body part is provided. The system works by accurately superimposing representations of the tool being used in the surgical field over images of the body part such that real-time tool posi ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, David B Willis, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, Peter M Wilson, M Elizabeth Bush: Device for accurately marking tissue. Thomas J Fogarty, Morrison & Foerster, June 18, 2002: US06405733 (235 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved tissue localizing device for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision without penetrating that volume. This invention also encompasses methods for deployment of the localizing device and its excision along with the marked ...


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Pedro Gutierrez: Localizing device. Elliot M Olstein, June 3, 1986: US04592356 (221 worldwide citation)

Localizing needle having anchor-like barbs to firmly anchor the needle in skin or tissue so as to aid in location of lesions.


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Kambiz Dowlatshahi: Marker element for interstitial treatment and localizing device and method using same. Kelsey, Bell Boyd & Lloyd, December 29, 1998: US05853366 (188 worldwide citation)

A marker element is made of radiopaque material and includes at least two leg portions of approximately equal length connected at an angle relative to each other to form a generally V-shaped resilient member that is capable of being positioned wholly within the body of a patient. A localizing device ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, David B Willis, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann: Device for accurately marking tissue. Thomas J Fogarty, Morrison & Foerster, May 20, 2003: US06564806 (140 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved tissue localizing device for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision without penetrating that volume. This invention also encompasses methods for deployment of the localizing device and its excision along with the marked ...


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Thomas C Kienzle III, Jon T Lea: Method and apparatus for display of an image guided drill bit. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Bullwinkel Partners, November 12, 2002: US06478802 (133 worldwide citation)

A computer assisted surgery system for accurate positioning of a drill bit into a body part. The system includes a drill guide and a drill with attached localizing emitters whose poses are determined by a localizing device. The drill bit is attached to the drill and the location of the tip of the dr ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, David B Willis, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, Peter M Wilson, Elizabeth M Bush, Steven W Kim, Roman Turovskiy: Device for accurately marking tissue. Thomas J Fogarty, Morrison & Foerster, June 22, 2004: US06752154 (130 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved tissue localizing device for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision. This invention also encompasses methods for deployment of the localizing device and its excision along with the marked tissue volume. At least one loc ...


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Roman Turovskiy, Ted Su, Steven Kim, Mani Prakash: Localization element with energized tip. Vivant Medical, Morrison & Foerster, June 22, 2004: US06752767 (107 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved tissue-localizing device with an electrically energized locator element for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision. The electrical energizing of the locator element facilitates the penetration of the locator element in ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, David B Willis, Thomas A Howell, George D Hermann, Peter M Wilson, M Elizabeth Bush: Device for accurately marking tissue. Thomas J Fogarty, Morrison & Foerster, April 20, 2004: US06722371 (84 worldwide citation)

This invention is an improved tissue localizing device for fixedly yet removably marking a volume of tissue containing a suspect region for excision. This invention also encompasses methods for deployment of the localizing device and its excision along with the marked tissue volume. At least one loc ...