Research & Development at MIDCO

MIDCO's original product was a computerized imaging graphical simulation and brain mapping system for stereotactic surgery. This system was patented in the United States and Canada, and sold under the trademark CASS (Computer Assisted Stereotactic Surgery). This system is an original design which pioneered the use of multi-modality imaging and graphics for stereotactic treatment planning, including brain mapping, brachytherapy, radiosurgery, three-dimensional tumor volume resection, and robotics.

Historically, MIDCO's emphasis has been on research and development, and the transfer of developed technologies to marketable products, primarily for neurosurgery and stereotactic radiation therapy.

MIDCO has been a leader in the field of stereotaxy and has a number of patents related to computerized imaging, optimization, three-dimensional laser localization, and robotics for stereotaxy.

MIDCO originally pioneered Image Fusion, Comprehesive Brain Mapping, and Multimodality Imaging for Stereotaxy.

References:

Patent # Title
Copyrighted 1979 "Computer-Assisted Stereotactic Surgery" (CASS) [Software System]
US. Patent No. 5,099,846 "Method and Apparatus for Video ‘Presentation fiom a Variety of Scanner
Imaging Sources"
U.S. Patent No. 5,143,076 "Three-Dimensional Beam Localization Microscope Apparatus for Stereotactic Diagnosis or Surgery"
U.S. Patent No. 5,176,689 "Three-Dimensional Beam Localization Apparatus for Stereotactic Diagnosis or Surgery"
U.S. Patent No. 5,205,289 "Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics Simulation and Computerized Numerical Optimization for Dose Delivery and Treatment Planning"
Can. Patent No. 1,329,434 "Method and Apparatus for Video Presentation fiom a Variety of Scanner Imaging Sources"
U.S. Patent No. 5,339,812 "Three-Dimensional Computer Graphics Simulation and Computerized Numerical Optimization for Dose Delivery and Treatment Planning"
U.S. Patent No. 5,354,314 "Three-Dimensional Beam Localization Apparatus and Microscope for Stereotactic Diagnosis for Surgery Mounted on Robotic—Type Arm/Robotic"
U.S. Patent No. 5,398,684 "Method and Apparatus for Video Presentation from a Varietyof Scanner Imaging Sources"
© 1994; TXU 614983 "Stereotaxic Atlas of the Brain of the Macaca Mulatta in Three Planes" A Three Volume Set
Can. Patent No. 1,333,728 "Method and Apparatus for Video Presentation from a Variety of Scanner Imaging Sources"
U.S. PatentNo. 5,553,112 "Laser Measuring Apparatus and Method for Radiosurgery/Stereotactic
Radiotherapy Alignment"
U.S. Patent No. 5,640,496 "Method and Apparatus for Management of Image Data by Linked Lists of Pixel Values "
U.S. Patent No. 6,011,828 "Laser Measuring Apparatus and Method for Radiosurgery/Stereotactic
Radiotherapy Alignment"
U.S. Patent No. 6,240,308
"Method and Apparatus for Archiving and Displaying Anatomics-Physiological Data in a Normalized Whole Brain Mapping and Imaging System"
U.S. Patent No. 6,826,423
"Whole Body Stereotactic Localization and Immobilization System"