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1. (US20080121242) Implantable marker, instruments and methods

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 10598593 Application Date: 07.03.2005
Publication Number: 20080121242 Publication Date: 29.05.2008
Grant Number: 7814916 Grant Date: 19.10.2010
Publication Kind : B2
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:GB05000855 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A61B 19/00
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
B
DIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
19
Instruments, implements or accessories for surgery or diagnosis not covered by any of the groups A61B1/-A61B18/149
Applicants: REVIE IAN
ASHBY ALAN
NITZAN YAACOV
GIBBONS PAUL
STUNGO BEN
BUTCHER ROBERT
PATTERSON TOM
BALDEWEIN JURY
BROOKS JAMES
Inventors: Revie Ian
Ashby Alan
Nitzan Yaacov
Gibbons Paul
Stungo Ben
Butcher Robert
Patterson Tom
Baldewein Jury
Brooks James
Priority Data: 0405013 05.03.2004 GB
Title: (EN) Implantable marker, instruments and methods
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

An implantable marker, instruments for implanting the marker and method for implanting the marker are described. The implantable marker comprises a housing with an outer surface providing a bone anchor and having a cavity within which a marker detectable by a tracking system is secured. The kit includes a guide instrument having a guide channel for receiving an implantable marker, an insertion tool receivable within the channel and having a distal end for releasably engaging an implantable marker, and an implantable marker receivable within the channel. The insertion tool is operable to drive the implantable marker into the bone. The method includes puncturing the skin with an instrument, driving the implantable marker into the bone and withdrawing the instrument, leaving the marker implanted within the bone.


Also published as:
EP1727486JP2007526065WO/2005/084572