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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 (85 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, Bevil J Hogg, Rogers C Ritter: Digital magnetic system for magnetic surgery. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, October 30, 2001: US06311082 (85 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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Peter J Wilk, Robert C Stirbl: Ultrasonic imaging system and associated method. Wilk Patent Development Corporation, R Neil Sudol, Henry D Coleman, William J Sapone, February 11, 2003: US06517484 (85 worldwide citation)

An ultrasonic medical imaging system comprises a calibration system, a transducer position determination system and an image formation system. The calibration system adjusts the remaining two systems and is part of the overall medical imaging system. A position determination system may discretely de ...


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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 (84 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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Daniel Rosenfeld: Algebraic reconstruction of images from non-equidistant data. General Electric Company, Michael A Della Penna, Carl B Horton, Ziolkowski Patent Solutions Group, June 8, 2004: US06748098 (83 worldwide citation)

A method of resampling medical imaging data from a first spatial distribution of data points onto a second spatial distribution of data points. The method includes determining a matrix of coefficients for resampling data from the second spatial distribution onto the first spatial distribution and in ...


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Andre Gueziec, Alan David Kalvin, Willie Williamson Jr, Kenong Wu: System and method for fusing three-dimensional shape data on distorted images without correcting for distortion. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello Esq, McGinn & Gibb PLLC, June 8, 2004: US06747646 (82 worldwide citation)

A system and method for intra-operatively providing a surgeon with visual evaluations of possible surgical outcomes ahead of time, and generating simulated data, includes a medical imaging camera, a registration device for registering data to a physical space, and to the medical imaging camera, and ...


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James Schroeder: Personalized fit and functional designed medical prostheses and surgical instruments and methods for making. Brian S Steinberger, Law Offices of Brian S Steinberger P A, June 4, 2013: US08457930 (81 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides methods, devices, systems, and instruments related to medical implants and surgical instruments produced to precisely fit individual subjects. In particular, the present invention utilizes a combination of medical imaging, quantitative image analysis, CAD, CAM, and add ...


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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 (81 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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Darin R Okerlund, Jasbir S Sra, Laurent Launay, Melissa Vass: Cardiac imaging system and method for planning minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass surgery. General Electric Company, Jasbir S Sra, Cantor Colburn, October 12, 2010: US07813785 (80 worldwide citation)

A method for planning minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) for a patient includes obtaining acquisition data from a medical imaging system, and generating a 3D model of the coronary arteries and one or more cardiac chambers of interest. One or more anatomical landmarks are ident ...


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Damon Brown, Amy Anderegg: Medical imaging instrument positioning device. CIVCO Medical Instruments, Merchant & Gould P C, October 16, 2001: US06301989 (78 worldwide citation)

A positioning apparatus for adjusting the position of medical imaging instruments, such as ultrasound probes, is disclosed. The preferred implementation of the apparatus includes controls for translational movement along three axes; and controls for rotational movement around three axes. In certain ...