Global Patent Index - EP 0999785 A1

EP 0999785 A1 2000-05-17 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VOLUMETRIC IMAGE NAVIGATION

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VOLUMETRIC IMAGE NAVIGATION

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR NAVIGATION MITTELS DREIDIMENSIONALER BILDERZEUGUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF PERMETTANT DE GENERER DES IMAGES TRIDIMENSIONNELLES A DES FINS DE "NAVIGATION"

Publication

EP 0999785 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98931672 A

Priority

  • US 9813391 W
  • US 88428997 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9900052A1] A surgical navigation system has a computer (101) with a memory (202) and a display (102) connected to a surgical instrument or pointer (109) and a position tracking system (105, 110, 111), so that the location and orientation of the pointer (109) are tracked in real time, and conveyed to the computer (101). The computer memory (202) is loaded with data from an MRI, CT, or other volumetric scan of a patient, and this data is utilized to dynamically display 3-dimensional perspective images in real time of the patient's anatomy from the viewpoint of the pointer (109).

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 5/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/055 (2006.01); A61B 5/06 (2006.01); A61B 6/03 (2006.01); A61B 8/00 (2006.01); A61B 19/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/06 (2013.01); A61B 5/061 (2013.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61B 90/36 (2016.02); A61B 8/4245 (2013.01); A61B 34/10 (2016.02); A61B 2034/105 (2016.02); A61B 2034/2055 (2016.02); A61B 2034/2068 (2016.02); A61B 2034/2072 (2016.02); A61B 2090/364 (2013.01); A61B 2090/365 (2016.02); A61B 2090/367 (2016.02); A61B 2090/378 (2016.02)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9900052 A1 19990107; EP 0999785 A1 20000517; EP 0999785 A4 20070425; JP 2002510230 A 20020402

INPADOC legal status


2008-10-22 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20080329

2008-02-13 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: SHAHIDI, RAMIN

2008-02-13 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: SHAHIDI, RAMIN

2007-10-17 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20070918

2007-04-25 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20070215

2000-05-17 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991222

2000-05-17 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE