Methods and Systems for Image-Guided Placement of Implants

Methods and Systems for Image-Guided Placement of Implants
Inventors: Ryan Wicker, Buzuayehu Tedla

This patent embodies a system that automatically obtains anatomical data about a site and uses the data to accurately place a device or implant. Produces precise and reproducible data for use in medical procedures, including surgical implantation, tumor detection, pedicle screw insertion. Accurately determining implant placement using optimum trajectory, diameter, depth or placement. Patient-specific data alleviates injuries from improper device insertion or placement. Patents issued.

Methods and computer systems for determining the placement of an implant in a patient in need thereof comprising the step of analyzing intensity-based medical imaging data obtained from a patient, isolating an anatomic site of interest from the imaging data, determining anatomic spatial relationships with the use of an algorithm, wherein the algorithm is optionally automated.

Issue Date: 03/14/2012
Application Date: 04/28/2004
Post Date: 05/11/2018

UTEP Docket No: 2003-005