Mazor Surgical Technologies, Ltd.
|Mazor Surgical Technologies, Ltd. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20100284601||C-ARM COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM - A system and method for generating CT-type three dimensional imaging information from a conventional C-arm fluoroscope system. This enables the adaptation of widely used C-arm installations to provide CT-type information. The system uses a three dimensional target disposing in a fixed position relative to the subject, and obtains a sequence of video images of a region of interest of a subject while the C-arm is moved manually or by a scanning motor. Images from the video sequence are analyzed to determine the pose of the C-arm relative to the subject by analysis of the image patterns of the target. Images are selected from the video sequence according to predetermined criteria. A set of two-dimensional image data with associated positional data is obtained, which is used to reconstruct a three dimensional volumetric set of imaging data of the region of interest of the subject.||11-11-2010|
|20090177081||IMAGE GUIDED ROBOTIC SYSTEM FOR KEYHOLE NEUROSURGERY - A novel image-guided system for precise automatic targeting in minimally invasive keyhole neurosurgery. The system consists of a miniature robot fitted with a mechanical guide for needle, probe, or catheter insertion. Intraoperative, the robot is directly affixed to a head clamp or to the patient skull. It automatically positions itself with respect to predefined entry points and targets in a preoperative CT/MRI image following an anatomical registration with an intraoperative 3D surface scan of the patient facial features and a registration jig. The registration procedure is a novel three-way scheme, in which the intraoperative surface scan including the registration jig is matched to a model generated from the preoperative CT/MRI image, the robot position is known in relation to the registration jig, and the entry and target points are known from the preoperative CT/MRI image, such that the robot position can be related to the entry and target points.||07-09-2009|
|20080221581||BONE DRILLING CANNULA - A drilling guide cannula, having a serrated distal end in the form of axially moveable teeth which enables all or most of the teeth to maintain biting contact with the bone surface, essentially independently of the curvature of the bone surface and the drilling angle. The cannula outer wall incorporates a number of pins arranged circumferentially around the drilling bore. These pins slide axially relative to the cannula, preferably in bored holes or in channels formed within the wall of the cannula. Each of the secondary pins has a sharpened distal end, each constituting a moveable tooth. The cannula is applied to the bone to be drilled at the desired drilling position and angle, and the pins are forced axially towards the bone surface. The pins take up the contour of the bone surface and each pin bites into the bone surface to rigidly position the drilling guide cannula.||09-11-2008|
Patent applications by Mazor Surgical Technologies, Ltd.