GENERATING PATIENT SPECIFIC INSTRUMENTS FOR USE AS SURGICAL AIDS

  • US 20120290272A1
  • Filed: 05/10/2012
  • Published: 11/15/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/11/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A non-transitory computer readable storing machine readable instructions for generating a patient specific instrument (PSI) for use as a surgical guide, the machine readable instructions comprising:

  • a region modeling component configured to provide a three-dimensional model of a region of interest within a body from at least one imaging scan of the region of interest;

    a surgical planning component configured to display a model of a selected implant and the three-dimensional model of the region of interest to a first user and allow the first user to position the model of the selected implant within the three-dimensional model of the region of interest, the model of the selected implant having at least one hidden attribute that is not visible to the first user; and

    a PSI design component configured to provide a patient specific instrument model from a generic PSI model according to the position of the model of the selected implant within the three-dimensional model of the region of interest and the at least one hidden attribute.

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