Global Patent Index - EP 1259160 A2

EP 1259160 A2 2002-11-27 - APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS

Title (de)

GERÄT UND VERFAHREN FÜR MEDIZINISCHE INTERVENTIONEN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDES PERMETTANT D'EFFECTUER DES INTERVENTIONS MEDICALES

Publication

EP 1259160 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 00940716 A

Priority

  • IL 0000381 W
  • US 14205299 P
  • US 16723199 P
  • US 60784200 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0101845A2] Systems and methods for medical diagnostic and for medical guided interventions using medical imaging systems are introduced. These systems and methods recognize the need for a relatively simple and modular way of using images produced by standard medical imaging devices to perform image guided medical interventions. Additionally these systems and methods enable to combine information available from two or more medical imaging apparatus in medical diagnosis and in image guided surgery and therapy. Particularly these methods enable to minimize mechanical constraints involved in a cooperative operation of several medical scanning devices. The apparatus and methods are based on using localizing devices comprising attachable position measuring components thus enabling to perform image guided medical interventions by calculating the position of a medical tool with respect to the image produced by the medical imaging device and/or with respect to the patient. These localizing devices enable to perform frameless stereotactic procedures anywhere in the body assisted by images produced by CT, MRI, X-Ray or other medical imaging devices. The methods and apparatus enable to position a second medical imaging device over a desired area/volume according to information received from the image produced by the first medical imaging device. Additionally the apparatus and methods facilitate image fusing when images of the same plane/volume are available from different medical imaging systems.

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

A61B 5/05

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/06 (2006.01); A61B 6/12 (2006.01); A61B 19/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/06 (2013.01); A61B 6/12 (2013.01); A61B 90/36 (2016.02); A61B 5/061 (2013.01); A61B 5/062 (2013.01); A61B 5/067 (2013.01); A61B 90/10 (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 0101845 A2 20010111; WO 0101845 A3 20011018; AU 5561400 A 20010122; EP 1259160 A2 20021127

INPADOC legal status


2005-08-31 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050203

2002-11-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020201

2002-11-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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