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Vascular catheters include ultrasonic imaging capability and optical waveguides for delivering laser energy for ablating vascular obstructions. The ultrasonic imaging capability comprises a fixed ultrasonic transducer which directs ultrasonic energy at a reflective surface on a rotating element. The rotating element allows the interior of the blood vessel to be scanned prior to the application of laser energy to ablate the obstruction.

Title
Laser catheter with imaging capability
Application Number
7/366906
Publication Number
5029588
Application Date
June 15, 1989
Publication Date
July 9, 1991
Inventor
James W Arenson
Woodside
CA, US
Paul G Yock
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend
Assignee
Cardiovascular Imaging Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61B 8/00
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