Clear Guide Medical today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office awarded a patent for Clear Guide Medical’s novel image fusion. The patent issued within a year of filing, a testament to its true innovation. The patent covers the technology behind the Clear Guide SCENERGY, CT-Ultrasound fusion and instrument-guidance system currently on the market. This pioneering device helps surgeons perform minimally-invasive procedures through an intelligently integrated display of fused ultrasound and CT images. It allows substantial reduction of setup and image registration time compared to conventional approaches. The system is currently in use in several hospitals and is sold as an accessory to most ultrasound machines. It has received FDA-clearance as well as the CE Mark.