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Fluoroscopic Device Guide - Devices, Systems and Methods For Placement of Instruments For Medical Procedures - Modifications

Background

Fluoroscopic guided procedure require passage of needles or other devices towards deep target in the body that cannot be seen with plain vision. Fluoroscopy allows the visualization of deep structures but in typical practice the needle or other device is passed freely through the tissue by the operator requiring adjustments to trajectory once the needle has already been inserted into the patient.

Technology

Dr. Christopher Page, Doctor of Medicine at Stony Brook University invented a simple and satisfactory guide for the facilitation of fluoroscopic guided procedures using a c-arm type fluoroscopy system.

Advantages

Reduced x-ray exposure Improved accuracy Improved patient comfort Decreased learning curve Fewer needle passes and adjustments leading to less tissue trauma

Application

Guiding needles with improved accuracy

Inventors

Christopher Page, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Anurag Purwar, Research Asst. Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Pranav Korrapati, , Mechanical Engineering

Licensing Potential

Not available for licensing

Licensing Status

Exclusive License - All Fields

Licensing Contact

Valery Matthys, Licensing Associate, Technology Licensing, valery.matthys@stonybrook.edu,

Patent Status

Provisional Filed

Prototype and bench testing available

Tech Id

8679