Method for Navigation by Ultrasound Imaging with Intergrated Sonometry

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Marek Belohlavek M.D., Ph.D.
Eileen M. McMahon Ph.D.
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Bruce R. Kline
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Sonometry is real-time distance measurement between two piezoelectric crystals by the time of flight of an acoustic signal, transmitted by one and received by the other crystal. Three “locator” crystals define a plane. Another “navigator: crystal can be instantaneously spatially located by the distances from the "locator” crystals.