US 10,376,250 B2
Automated autopsy system
Kai Michael Hynna, Toronto (CA); Joshua Lee Richmond, Toronto (CA); Alexander Gyles Panther, Toronto (CA); and Thanh Vinh Vuong, Toronto (CA)
Assigned to SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBADOS) INC., Bridgetown (BB)
Appl. No. 14/902,723
Filed by Kai Michael Hynna, Toronto (CA); Joshua Lee Richmond, Toronto (CA); Alexander Gyles Panther, Toronto (CA); and Thanh Vinh Vuong, Toronto (CA)
PCT Filed Mar. 23, 2015, PCT No. PCT/CA2015/050223
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jan. 4, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/149788, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 29, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2018/0000467 A1, Jan. 4, 2018
Int. Cl. A61B 16/00 (2006.01); A61B 34/20 (2016.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); G16H 40/63 (2018.01)
CPC A61B 16/00 (2013.01) [A61B 34/20 (2016.02); A61B 90/36 (2016.02); G16H 40/63 (2018.01); A61B 90/361 (2016.02); A61B 2034/2055 (2016.02); A61B 2090/374 (2016.02); A61B 2090/376 (2016.02); A61B 2090/378 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3735 (2016.02)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A medical navigation system for performing at least part of an assessment of a non-living body, the medical navigation system comprising:
a positioning device having a positioning arm with an end effector at an end of the positioning arm;
an imaging device coupled to the end effector; and
a controller electrically coupled to the positioning device and the imaging device, the controller having a processor coupled to a memory and a display; the controller being configured to:
generate a signal to move the positioning arm to position the imaging device through a range of motion to perform a scan of a surface of the body;
receive and save as data in the memory a signal generated by the imaging device during the range of motion; and
perform a pathological analysis of the data in the memory that was saved data to automatically discover items of interest on the non-living body and provide an initial assessment of a likely cause of death;
wherein in response to discovering an item of interest on the body, the processor is further configured to:
generate a signal to automatically move the positioning arm to position the imaging device to capture additional images in an area of the item of interest on the body; and
receive and save as additional data in the memory a signal generated by the imaging device during the capture of the additional images.