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An angioscopy imaging system which operates under the control of a computer system includes an optical scanning system which is inserted into a vessel, such as an artery, for generation of an image. An irrigation system provides pulsatile introduction of flush solution to the vessel to create clear a viewing field within the vessel for the optical scanning system. The computer system controls both the optical scanning system and the irrigation system such that the generation of the image is synchronized with the pulsatile introduction of the flush solution.

Title
Real time angioscopy imaging system
Application Number
187591
Publication Number
4998972
Application Date
March 23, 1989
Publication Date
March 12, 1991
Inventor
Kwok Y Lai
Los Angeles
CA, US
Anthony A Nobles
Carson
CA, US
Albert K Chin
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Limbach Limbach & Sutton
Assignee
Thomas J Fogarty
CA, US
IPC
A61B 1/06
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