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Vomlehn John Christian, Vosburgh Kirby Gannett, Carl Allen Lawrence: Computer-constructed surgical guide. Gen Electric, April 14, 1999: EP0908836-A2 (93 worldwide citation)

A system for constructing a reference structure intended to fit flush against an anchor site of a subject is used to anchor and guide medical equipment, or used for accurate placement of fasteners into the anchor site. The present invention employs a medical imaging device (11) which acquires data o ...


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William J Duncan: Semi-anthropomorphic biliary/renal training phantom for medical imaging and lithotripsy training. Dornier Medical Systems, Jones Askew & Lunsford, October 8, 1991: US05055051 (92 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for training physicians and technicians to locate stones found in simulated human body organs, principally simulated biliary and renal calculi, and then actually fragment these calculi using ESWL. A reusable semi-anthropomorphic phantom comprises an opaque liver tissue-equiva ...


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Darin R Okerlund, Hui David He, Jerome Knoplioch, Jasbir S Sra, Mark E Woodford: Method, system and computer product for cardiac interventional procedure planning. GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, Jasbir S Sra, Cantor Colburn, October 23, 2007: US07286866 (87 worldwide citation)

A method of creating 3D models to be used for cardiac interventional procedure planning. Acquisition data is obtained from a medical imaging system and cardiac image data is created in response to the acquisition data. A 3D model is created in response to the cardiac image data and three anatomical ...


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Mark W Grinstaff, Neil P Desai, Kenneth S Suslick, Patrick Soon Shiong, Paul A Sandford, Noma R Merideth: Polymeric shells for medical imaging prepared from synthetic polymers, and methods for the use thereof. Vivorx Pharmaceuticals, Stephen E Reiter, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, April 30, 1996: US05512268 (87 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, compositions comprising imaging agent(s) contained within polymeric shells are provided. Invention compositions are useful, for example, as contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography, and X-ray computer tomography. The polymeric sh ...


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Charles Truwit, Haiying Liu: Method and apparatus for positioning a device in a body. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, February 27, 2001: US06195577 (87 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a method of positioning an interventional device in a body using a guide pivoting about a pivot point, performed by locating the spatial coordinates of a target and the pivot point, determining a third point outside of the body lying along or proximate a line extending through the ...


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Francis M Creighton IV, Rogers C Ritter, Andrew F Hall, Roger N Hastings: Efficient magnet system for magnetically-assisted surgery. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 7, 2003: US06630879 (86 worldwide citation)

A system for magnetically assisted surgery includes a magnetic support structure, a patient support structure and a magnet having at least four poles attached to the magnetic support structure so that the magnet provides a near-field magnetic field in an operating region of a patient supported by th ...


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Charles Truwit, Haiying Liu: Method and apparatus for positioning a device in a body. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 24, 2004: US06782288 (80 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a method of positioning an interventional device in a body using a guide pivoting about a pivot point, performed by locating the spatial coordinates of a target and the pivot point, determining a third point outside of the body lying along or proximate a line extending through the ...


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Rudolf Maarten Bolle, Jonathan Hudson Connell, Nalini K Ratha: System and method for liveness authentication using an augmented challenge/response scheme. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello Esq, February 1, 2005: US06851051 (79 worldwide citation)

An integrated signal sensor with processing power to augment a challenge from server and compute the response is proposed to guarantee that the sensed signal is live and not stored. The sensor-processor computes the response to the augmented challenge based on the signal charactersitics of the sense ...


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Erika Schneider, Kenneth William Rohling, Randy Otto John Giaquinto: General Electric Company, Lawrence P Zale, Marvin Snyder, January 5, 1999: US05855554 (78 worldwide citation)

A novel breast localization and biopsy system employs a chest support for holding the patient in a slightly rotated (20.degree.-30.degree.) prone position allowing the breast tissue hang downward and fit through an opening in the chest support, while holding the other breast against the subject away ...


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Francis M Creighton IV, Bevil J Hogg, Rogers C Ritter: Digital magnetic system for magnetic surgery. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 30, 2001: US06311082 (75 worldwide citation)

A device and a method for guiding or applying force to a magnetic implant within the body of a patient. The device includes a bed for support of the patient, a set of separately energizable electromagnets or separately controllable permanent magnets so arranged to produce magnetic fields of varying ...



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