2014

Children's Hospital that is home to Sheikh Zayed Institute is ranked as one of the Best in US, The National, June 16, 2014

Mobile Phone App Could Help Detect Down Syndrome, Voice of America, April 24, 2014

Video: 3D Printing Technology for Medical Use, The National, April 22, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington Treats More Than 80,000 Children in 5 Years, Al Ittihad, April 20, 2014

A Million Dollars From the Mohammed bin Zayed Family and Abdulla bin Zayed Family for the Sheikh Zayed Institute for the Development of Pediatric Surgery in Washington, Al Ittihad, April 19, 2014

How Down Syndrome Could Soon Be Diagnosed With A Simple Smartphone Photo, The National, April 14, 2014

UAE Link With DC Hospital Helps Everyone, The National, April 9, 2014

How Zayed's Legacy Still Gives New Hope to Sick Children, The National, Apri 9, 2014

David Ignatius: At Children's National Hospital, Philanthropy with a Wallop, Washington Post, March 28, 2014

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation Showcases Latest in Pediatric Surgery At United States Congress, Abu Dhabi City Guide, March 18, 2014

3D Printing, Dubai One Tv, March 18, 2014

2013

Media Videos, 2013

Paediatric Innovation Award Announced, The Gulf Today, January 28, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation To Lead Plans To Award $250,000 For Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices, Abu Dhabi City Guide, January 27, 2013

Power Player of the Week: 3D Printer, Fox News Sunday, January 19, 2013

Doctors Using 3D Printers to Create Organ Replicas, NBC4, December 11, 2013

Medical Research Breakthroughs at Abu Dhabi-funded Sheikh Zayed Institute in Washington DC, The National, October 25, 2013

Research is Vital in Push Towards 2030, The National, October 19, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National Receives US FDA Grant to Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, Zawya, October 12, 2013

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council host delegration from US-based Children's National Medical Center, AMEInfo.com, September 9, 2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute: where bright young minds hang out, GulfNews.com, August 18, 2013

UAE Varsity Students on Summer of Discovery in USA, GulfNews.com, August 18, 2013

Innovations in Treating Kids, PainResource.com, July 25 2013

3D Printers Help Heart Surgeons, Voice of America, July 30, 2013

Student Innovators and 3D Printing, Sky News Arabia, July 9, 2013

Children Living With Constant and Incurable Pain, BBC News, July 5, 2013

Five Khalifa University students represent UAE at Children's National Medical Center's elite bio-medical innovation program, Zawya, July 2, 2013

UAE Embassy in Washington hosted Abu Dhabi University Business Students, UAE Interact, July 7, 2013

Five UAE women who hope to make a difference, The National, June 9, 2013

Technology helps children heal, CNN Newsroom, May 17, 2013

3D Tech Making Surgery More Accurate, Fox Business, May 15, 2013

To help solve challenging cardiac problems, doctors at Children's press 'print,' The Washington Post, May 13, 2013

Specialists See Tools toTreat Pain in Video Games, The New York Times, April 20, 2013

Children's team treats pain with technology, integrative approaches, WTOP, April 19, 2013

At Children's Hospital, video games are part of the prescription, The Washington Post, April 18, 2013

A New Way To Treat Children With Chronic Pain, Scoop San Diego, April 18, 2013

Children's National Medical Center opens new Pain Medicine Care Complex, World Interior Design Network, April 8, 2013

Kinect-enabled games used in pain care for kids, GMA News Online, April 5, 2013

Video Games Help Treat Kids With Chronic Pain, Mashable, April 4, 2013

The Healing Power of Video Games, Youth Today, April 4, 2013

The National Spotlights Children’s National Medical Center’s Innovative Sheikh Zayed Pain Medicine Initiative, The National, February 11, 2013


Children’s National Saves UAE Girl From Life-Threatening Congenital Heart Disease, The National, February 11, 2013


2013

Sheikh Zayed Institute Leads Consortium Planning $250,000 Awards for Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices, January 13, 2014

Sheikh Zayed Institute at Children's National Medical Receives FDA Grant To Form Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, September 26, 2013

Children's National To Issue Concensus Paper on Pediatric Surgical Innovation and Device Development, August 8, 2013

Children’s National Presents First Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, June 14, 2013

U.S.News & World Report: Children’s National Medical Center Again Ranked among Best Children’s Hospitals, June 11, 2013

Children's National to Host Symposium on Medical Device Development, May 21, 2013

Children's National to Advance Dialogue for Pediatric Medical Innovations, April 19, 2013

Children's National Medical Center Unveils New Pain Medicine Care Complex, April 3, 2013

 

2012

Inpatient Bariatric Procedures for Adolescents Appear to Have Plateaued Since 2003; Childhood Obesity Still on the Rise- December 18, 2012

Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents have plateaued since 2003, according to a study by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center, published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.


Experts from Children’s National and Sheikh Zayed Institute Focus on Innovations in Pediatric Care at World Health Care Congress Middle East - December 13, 2012
Experts from Children’s National Medical Center and its Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation participated in the 3rd Annual World Health Care Congress Middle East this week in Abu Dhabi.


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Axel Krieger, PhD

Biography

Dr. Krieger is the Program Lead for Smart Tools at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Dr. Krieger joined the Institute as an Assistant Professor in November 2011. Dr. Krieger’s expertise includes medical robotics, integrated tool design, and image guidance for minimally invasive surgeries. He holds several licensed patents for his biomedical devices. Dr. Krieger joins the Sheikh Zayed Institute from several years in private industry with Sentinelle Medical Inc and Hologic Inc, as Product Leader developing medical devices and software systems from concept to FDA approval and market introduction. Dr. Krieger completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and his doctorate at Johns Hopkins where he pioneered a MR guided prostate biopsy robot.

Dr. Krieger’s current research focuses on developing pediatric surgical devices, including 3D prints of congenital heart disease, catheter devices for the treatment of pyloric stenosis, and the smart tissue anastomosis robot (STAR), a new paradigm of supervised autonomy robotics.

Publications

Journal

1.        1 Susil RC, Krieger A, Derbyshire J, Tanacs A, McVeigh E, Whitcomb LL, Fichtinger G, Atalar E. A system for guidance and monitoring of transrectal prostate biopsy in a 1 5 T closed MR scanner. European Radiology 2002;vol. 12(9)

2.        Susil RC, Krieger A, Derbyshire JA, Tanacs A, Whitcomb LL, Fichtinger G, Atalar E. System for MR image-guided prostate interventions: canine study. Radiology 2003 Sep;228(3):886-894.

3.        Krieger A, Susil RC, Ménard C, Coleman JA, Fichtinger G, Atalar E, Whitcomb LL. Design of a novel MRI compatible manipulator for image guided prostate interventions. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2005 Feb;52(2):306-313.

4.        Ménard C, Susil RC, Choyke P, Coleman J, Grubb R, Gharib A, Krieger A, Guion P, Thomasson D, Ullman K, Gupta S, Espina V, Liotta L, Petricoin E, Fitchtinger G, Whitcomb LL, Atalar E, Coleman CN, Camphausen K. An interventional magnetic resonance imaging technique for the molecular characterization of intraprostatic dynamic contrast enhancement. Mol Imaging 2005 Mar;4(1):63-66.

5.        Susil RC, Ménard C, Krieger A, Coleman JA, Camphausen K, Choyke P, Fichtinger G, Whitcomb LL, Coleman CN, Atalar E. Transrectal prostate biopsy and fiducial marker placement in a standard 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging scanner. J. Urol. 2006 Jan;175(1):113-120.

6.        Chowning SL, Susil RC, Krieger A, Fichtinger G, Whitcomb LL, Atalar E. A preliminary analysis and model of prostate injection distributions. Prostate 2006 Mar;66(4):344-357.

7.        Fahmy AS, Krieger A, Osman NF. An integrated system for real-time detection of stiff masses with a single compression. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2006 Jul;53(7):1286-1293.

8.        Singh AK, Guion P, Sears-Crouse N, Ullman K, Smith S, Albert PS, Fichtinger G, Choyke PL, Xu S, Kruecker J, Wood BJ, Krieger A, Ning H. Simultaneous integrated boost of biopsy proven, MRI defined dominant intra-prostatic lesions to 95 Gray with IMRT: early results of a phase I NCI study. Radiat Oncol 2007;2:36.

9.        Singh AK, Krieger A, Lattouf J-B, Guion P, Grubb RL 3rd, Albert PS, Metzger G, Ullman K, Smith S, Fichtinger G, Ocak I, Choyke P, Ménard C, Coleman J. Patient selection determines the prostate cancer yield of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging-guided transrectal biopsies in a closed 3-Tesla scanner. BJU Int. 2008 Jan;101(2):181-185.

10.     Arani A, Plewes D, Krieger A, Chopra R. The feasibility of endorectal MR elastography for prostate cancer localization. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011 May.

11.     Seifabadi R, Song S-E, Krieger A, Cho NB, Tokuda J, Fichtinger G, Iordachita I. Robotic system for MRI-guided prostate biopsy: feasibility of teleoperated needle insertion and ex vivo phantom study. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg 2011 Jun.

12.     Krieger A, Song SE, Bongjoon Cho N, Iordachita II, Guion P, Fichtinger G, Whitcomb LL. Development and Evaluation of an Actuated MRI-Compatible Robotic System for MRI-Guided Prostate Intervention. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2011 Oct;(99):1–12.

13.     Krieger A, Iordachita II, Guion P, Singh AK, Kaushal A, Menard C, Pinto PA, Camphausen K, Fichtinger G, Whitcomb LL. An MRI-Compatible Robotic System With Hybrid Tracking for MRI-Guided Prostate Intervention. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2011 Nov;58(11):3049-3060.

14.     Xu H, Lasso A, Guion P, Krieger A, Kaushal A, Singh AK, Pinto PA, Coleman J, Grubb RL 3rd, Lattouf JB, Menard C, Whitcomb LL, Fichtinger G. Accuracy analysis in MRI-guided robotic prostate biopsy. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg., vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 937-44, 2013. PMID: 23532560

15.     Jordan C, Wu KL, Ishibashi K, Krieger A, Kim PC, Kane TD, Berul CI. Minimally Invasive Resynchronization Pacemaker: Feasibility of a Novel Pediatric Implantation Route in a Piglet Model. Ann  Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec;96(6):2210-3. PMID: 24296186

16.     Haider MA, Krieger A, Elliott C, Da Rosa M, Milot L. Evaluation of a Reusable 2-Channel Endorectal Receiver Coil for Prostate Imaging at 1.5T. Radiology. 2014 Feb;270(2):556-65. PMID: 24471393

17.     Leonard S, Shademan A, Krieger A*, Kim PC. Smart Tissue Anastomosis Robot (STAR): A Vision-Guided Robotics System for Laparoscopic Suturing. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, Jan 2014.

18.     Olivieri L, Krieger A, Chen MY, Kim P, Kanter JP. 3D Heart Model Guides Complex Stent Angioplasty of Pulmonary Venous Baffle Obstruction in a Mustard Repair of D-TGA. International Journal of Cardiology, in Print.

19.     Kim Y, Leonard S, Shademan A, Krieger A*, Kim PC. Kinect Technology for Hand Tracking Control of Surgical Robots: Technical and Surgical Skill Comparison to Current Robotic Masters, Surgical Endoscopy, Jan 2014.

20.     Costello JP, Olivieri L, Krieger A, Thabit O, Marshall B, Yoo SJ, Kim PC, Jonas RA, Nath DS. Utilizing Three-Dimensional Printing Technology to Assess the Feasibility of High-Fidelity Synthetic Ventricular Septal Defect Models for Simulation in Medical Education, World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery, in Print.

*indicates corresponding author

Conference

1.        Fichtinger G, Krieger A, Susil R, Tanacs A, Whitcomb L, Atalar E. Transrectal prostate biopsy inside closed MRI scanner with remote actuation, under real-time image guidance. In: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). 2002 p. 91–98.

2.        Krieger A, Susil R, Tanacs A, Fichtinger G, Whitcomb L, Atalar E. A MRI compatible device for MRI guided transrectal prostate biopsy. In: 10th Scientific Meeting Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine. Honolulu, HI: 2002 p. 338.

3.        Susil R, Derbyshire J, Krieger A, Tanacs A, Solaiyappan M, Whitcomb L, McVeigh E, Fichtinger G, Atalar E. A realtime MRI system for guidance and monitoring of prostate biopsy. In: 10th Scientific Meeting Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine. Honolulu, HI: 2002 p. 2237.

4.        Fichtinger G, Susil RC, Krieger A, Tanacs A, Whitcomb LL. Prostate biopsy and local therapy inside conventional closed mri with robotic assistance - animal studies. In: Journal of Academic Radiology, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 955 - 955. 2003

5.        Susil RC, Krieger A, Menard C, Coleman J, Camphausen K, Choyke P, Coleman CN, Whitcomb LL, Fichtinger G, Atalar E. An MRI System for Guidance and Monitoring of Transrectal Prostate Interventions in a 1 5T Scanner. In: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 89th Scientific Assembly. Chicago: 2003

6.        Susil RC, Krieger A, Derbyshire J, Whitcomb LL, Fichtinger G, Atalar E. MRI Guided Intraprostatic Therapeutic Injections in a Closed, 1 5T Scanner. In: 11th Scientific Meeting International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine. Toronto, Canada: 2003 p. pp. 687.

7.        Balogh E, Deguet A, Susil RC, Krieger A, Viswanathan A, Ménard C, Coleman JA, Fichtinger G. Visualization, planning, and monitoring software for MRI-guided prostate intervention robot. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2004;73–80.

8.        Coleman J, Susil RC, Krieger A, Choyke P, Wise B, Thomasson D, Gharib A, Whitcomb LL, Fichtinger G, Linehan M. Technique and Accuracy of a Clinical System for Transrectal Intraprostatic Needle Placement in a Standard 1 5T MRI Scanner. In: American Urological Association (AUA). 2004

9.        Krieger A, Susil RC, Menard C, Coleman J, Fichtinger G, Whitcomb LL, Atalar E. A Novel MRI Compatible Manipulator for Prostate Interventions. In: 12th Scientific Meeting of International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). Kyoto, Japan: 2004

10.     Krieger A, Guion P, El-Sharkawy A-M, Metzger G, Coleman J, Grubb R, Qian D, Gharib A, Thomasson D, Singh A, Whitcomb LL, Menard C, Atalar E. MRI Guided Prostate Interventions in 3T. In: 13th Scientific Meeting Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine, Miami, Florida. 2005

11.     Krieger A, Metzger G, Fichtinger G, Atalar E, Whitcomb L. A hybrid method for 6-DOF tracking of MRI-compatible robotic interventional devices. In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), in proceedings. Orlano, Fl: 2006 p. 3844–3849.

12.     Krieger A, Csoma C, Guion P, Iordachita I, Metzger G, Qian D, Singh A, Whitcomb L, Fichtinger G. Phantom Experiments with a Novel MR-Guided Transrectal Prostate Interventional System. In: International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine, Fourteenth Scientific Meeting, Berlin, 2007. Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 2007 p. 111.

13.     Krieger A, Csoma C, Iordachital II, Guion P, Singh AK, Fichtinger G, Whitcomb LL. Design and preliminary accuracy studies of an MRI-guided transrectal prostate intervention system. In: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). 2007 p. 59-67.

14.     Fischer GS, Krieger A, Iordachita I, Csoma C, Whitcomb LL, Gabor F. MRI compatibility of robot actuation techniquesa comparative study [Internet]. In: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI). 2008 p. 509-517.

15.     Krieger A, Iordachita I, Song SE, Cho NB, Guion P, Fichtinger G, Whitcomb LL. Development and preliminary evaluation of an actuated MRI-compatible robotic device for MRI-guided prostate intervention. In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). 2010 p. 1066–1073.

16.     Viswanathan R, Goldstein B, Anderson K, Krieger A. A Novel Nanomaterial Coil for High Resolution Prostate Imaging. In: Proc. Intl. Soc. Mag. Reson. Med. 2010

17.     Xu H, Lasso A, Vikal S, Guion P, Krieger A, Kaushal A, Whitcomb LL, Fichtinger G. MRI-guided robotic prostate biopsy: a clinical accuracy validation. In: Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention: (MICCAI). 2010 p. 383-391.

18.     Venugopal N, Krieger A, Jeufnack H, Bradshaw K, Boyd M, Ryner L. Signal characterization of a novel two-channel rigid endorectal coil for MR imaging of the prostate. In: 18th Scientific Meeting Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine, Stockholm. 2010

19.     Xu H, Lasso A, Vikal S, Guion P, Krieger A, Kaushal A, Whitcomb L, Fichtinger G. MRI-Guided Transrectal Robotic Prostate Biopsy Validation. In: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting 2010, Philadelphia, July 18-22, vol. 37, pp. 3128-3129 (2010).

20.     Song SE, Seifabadi R, Krieger A, Cho NB, Tokuda J, Fichtinger G, Iordachita I. Robotic System for MRI-guided Prostate Intervention: Feasibility Study of Tele-operated Needle Insertion. Computer Aided Radiology and Surgery (CARS), Berlin, Germany 2011.

21.     Haider M, Milot L, Elliot I, Krieger A, Klotz L. Improvements in Prostate SNR and Image Quality with a Phased Array Endorectal Surface Coil-Comparison. In: 97th ScientificAssembly and Annual Meeting Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Chicago: 2011

22.     Jordan C, Wu KL, Ishibashi K, Krieger A, Kim PC, Kane TD, Berul CI. Minimally Invasive Epicardial Pacemaker: Feasibility of a Novel Pediatric Implantation Route. Heart Rhythm Society 2013 - 34th Annual Scientific Sessions, Colorado, May 8-11, 2013.

23.     Wu KL, Krieger A, Leonard S, Kim Y, Cochenour C, Kim PC. The Future Concept for Surgical Robotics: a Smart Tissue Anastomosis Robot (STAR) and a Proof-of-Concept Demonstration. 22nd Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children, Bejing, China, June 17-22, 2013.

24.     Azad Shademan, Matthieu F. Dumont, Simon Leonard, Axel Krieger, and Peter CW Kim. Feasibility of near-infrared markers for guiding surgical robots. In International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Optical Engineering+ Applications, pp. 88400J-1-10., 2013.

25.     Xu H, Lasso A, Guion P, Krieger A, Kaushal A, Singh AK, Pinto PA, Coleman J, Grubb RL 3rd, Lattouf JB, Menard C, Whitcomb LL, Fichtinger G. Accuracy analysis in MRI-guided robotic prostate biopsy, Computer Aided Radiology and Surgery (CARS), Kuessaberg, Germany 2013.

26.     Costello JP, Krieger A, Thabit O, Pike J, Marshall B, Yoo SJ, Kim PC, Jonas RA, Nath DS, M.D. Feasibility of Synthetic High-Fidelity Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Models for Simulation and Education. Congenital Heart Surgeons Society (CHSS) 2013 Annual Meeting, Chicago, October 20-21, 2013.

27.     Triana B, Cha J, Shademan A, Krieger A, Kang JU, Kim PCW, Multispectral tissue analysis and classification towards enabling automated robotic surgery, in International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) BIOS, San Francisco, February 1-6, 2014.

28.     Cha J, Triana B, Shademan A, Krieger A, Kim PCW, Kang JU, Polarization-sensitive multispectral imaging for optimizing intestinal anastomosis placements, in International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Proceedings Medical Imaging, San Diego, February 15-20, 2014.

29.     Olivieri L, Krieger A, Loke Y, Nath DS, Jago J, Kim PCW, Sable CA. Three-dimensional Printing of Congenital Heart Defects from Echocardiographic Source Images: Feasibility and Accuracy. Pediatric Academic Societies Joint Meeting, Vancouver, May 3-6, 2014, accepted.

30.     Opfermann J, Krieger A, Kim PCW, A Novel Biodegradable Clip-based Fastening Device Combining Suturing and Stapling Mechanisms for Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery, The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2-5, 2014.

31.     Opfermann J, Azizi B, Shademan A, Leonard S, Kim PCW, Krieger A, Hybrid Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS): Universal Hand Tool Adapter for Robotically Controlled Laparoscopic Surgery, The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2-5, 2014.

32.     Loke Y, Olivieri L, Krieger A. “Software Segmentation and Rapid Prototyping of Congenital Heart Defects with Cardiac MRI images”. Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 13-17, 2014.

33.     Cochenour C, Kane T, Kim PCW, Krieger A, Novel Endoluminal Catheter Shows Potential for Non-invasive Treatment of Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis, American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, May 29 - June 1, 2014.

34.     Leonard S, Shademan A, Krieger A, Kim PCW, Smart Tissue Anastomosis Robot (STAR): Accuracy Evaluation for Supervisory Suturing Using Near-Infrared Fluorescent Markers, Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, May 31 - June 7, 2014.

35.     Kim Y, Kim PCW, Selle R, Shademan A, Krieger A, Experimental Evaluation of Contact-Less Hand Tracking Systems for Tele-Operation of Surgical Tasks, Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, May 31 - June 7, 2014.

Awarded Patents

1.        G. Fichtinger, E. Atalar, L. L. Whitcomb, R. C. Susil, A. Tanacs, and A. Krieger, “APPARATUS FOR INSERTION OF A MEDICAL DEVICE DURING A MEDICAL IMAGING PROCESS,” US Patent 20,060/241,368; Apr-2003.

2.        N. F. Osman, M. A. Jacobs, A. Krieger, and A. S. Fahmy, “COMPRESSION DEVICE FOR ENHANCING NORMAL/ABNORMAL TISSUE CONTRAST IN MRI INCLUDING DEVICES AND METHODS RELATED THERETO,” US Patent 12/308,043; Nov-2006.

Patent Applications

1.        1 L. L. Whitcomb, A. Krieger, R. C. Susil, G. Fichtinger, E. Atalar, and I. I. Iordachita, “APPARATUS FOR INSERTION OF A MEDICAL DEVICE WITHIN A BODY DURING A MEDICAL IMAGING PROCESS AND DEVICES AND METHODS RELATED THERETO,” US Patent App. 20,100/056,900; Mar-2007.

2.        A. Krieger, D. Wyers, K. Bradshaw, S. Abellera, I. Elliot, C. Piron, C. Luginbuhl, and A. Wang, “MRI IMAGING PROBE,” US Patent App 13/304,583; Nov-2011.

3.        A. Krieger, S. Abellera, I. Elliot, J. Bluvol, C. Piron, and C. Luginbuhl, “SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANS-ORIFICE AND TRANSPERINEAL INTERVENTION,” US Patent App 13/304,573; Nov-2011.

4.        Peter Kim, Axel Krieger, Katherine Paige Davenport, Alana Beres, Carolyn Cochenour, Justin Opfermann “APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR ANASTOMOSIS” US Patent App  13/864156; April 2013.

5.        Mahdi Azizian, Peter Kim, Axel Krieger, Simon Leonard, Azad Shademan “DUAL-MODE STEREO IMAGING SYSTEM FOR TRACKING AND CONTROL IN SURGICAL AND INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES”, US Patent App  13/863954; April 2013.

6.        Peter Kim, Axel Krieger, Yonjae Kim, Simon Leonard, Azad Shademan, “AUTOMATED SURGICAL AND INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES”, US Patent App US-2014-0005684-A1; June 2013.

7.        Peter Kim, Timothy Kane, Shannon McGue, Axel Krieger, Yonjae Kim, “ENDOPYLORIC TOOL AND METHOD TO TREAT HYPERTROPIC PYLORIC STENOSIS”, US Patent App 20140066966, August 2013.

8.        Axel Krieger, Peter Kim, Chris Wilson, Stephen Abellera, “ANASTOMOSIS CLIPPING TOOL WITH HALF-LOOP CLIP”, US Patent App 14/038,192; September 2013.