US 10,376,327 B2
Computer programs for visualizations using image data and predefined data of surgical tools
Kimble Jenkins, Memphis, TN (US); Peter Piferi, Orange, CA (US); Philip Bradley Hotte, Mississauga (CA); Pavel Farberov, Vaughan (CA); Timothy Neil Orr, North York (CA); Paul Arthur Geiger, Toronto (CA); and David John Sayler, Portland, OR (US)
Assigned to MRI Interventions, Inc., Irvine, CA (US)
Filed by MRI Interventions, Inc., Irvine, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 11, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/67,615.
Application 13/610,338 is a division of application No. 12/236,854, filed on Sep. 24, 2008, granted, now 8,315,689.
Application 15/067,615 is a continuation of application No. 13/610,338, filed on Sep. 11, 2012, granted, now 9,314,305.
Application 12/236,854 is a continuation in part of application No. 12/134,412, filed on Jun. 6, 2008, granted, now 8,175,677.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/974,821, filed on Sep. 24, 2007.
Prior Publication US 2016/0256069 A1, Sep. 8, 2016
Int. Cl. A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 34/00 (2016.01); G01R 33/28 (2006.01); G01R 33/3415 (2006.01); A61B 90/96 (2016.01); A61B 90/11 (2016.01); A61B 34/10 (2016.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A61B 5/055 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01); G01R 33/54 (2006.01); A61B 90/10 (2016.01); A61B 90/14 (2016.01)
CPC A61B 34/74 (2016.02) [A61B 5/0042 (2013.01); A61B 5/055 (2013.01); A61B 5/7435 (2013.01); A61B 34/10 (2016.02); A61B 34/25 (2016.02); A61B 90/11 (2016.02); A61B 90/37 (2016.02); A61B 90/96 (2016.02); G01R 33/286 (2013.01); G01R 33/3415 (2013.01); A61B 5/0555 (2013.01); A61B 90/14 (2016.02); A61B 90/361 (2016.02); A61B 2017/00212 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3407 (2013.01); A61B 2017/3409 (2013.01); A61B 2034/101 (2016.02); A61B 2034/107 (2016.02); A61B 2034/252 (2016.02); A61B 2034/254 (2016.02); A61B 2034/256 (2016.02); A61B 2090/103 (2016.02); A61B 2090/374 (2016.02); A61B 2090/395 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3933 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3937 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3954 (2016.02); A61B 2090/3983 (2016.02); G01R 33/546 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
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1. A computer program product for facilitating an MRI-guided surgical procedure, the computer program product comprising:
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied in the medium, the computer-readable program code comprising:
computer readable program code that comprises predefined physical data of a plurality of different surgical tools;
computer readable program code that obtains MR image data of a patient;
computer readable program code that generates multi-dimensional visualizations using the predefined physical data of the different surgical tools and data from the obtained MR images of the patient in substantially real time during the MRI-guided surgical procedure; and
computer readable program code that provides a User Interface to a display that defines workflow progression for the MRI-guided surgical procedure and allows a user to select steps in the workflow,
wherein the computer readable program code that comprises predefined physical data of a plurality of different surgical tools includes computer readable program code associated with a trajectory guide as one of the surgical tools, the trajectory guide comprising fiducial markers in a fixed geometric relationship, the trajectory guide configured to define a trajectory path for a subsurface brain target in the patient, the trajectory guide having a base that affixes to a patient's skull,
wherein the computer program product further comprises computer readable program code that segments the obtained MR image data including computer readable program code that segments the obtained MR image data to locate the fiducial markers of the trajectory guide and identify an orientation of the trajectory guide.