05439000 is referenced by 388 patents and cites 53 patents.

The present invention provides a guidewire which incorporates an optical fiber and associated diagnostic apparatus for diagnosing tissue in vivo. Use of the present invention provides for diagnosis of tissue and tailoring of the therapeutic portion of the procedure to the tissue or condition identified by the guidewire and associated diagnostic apparatus.

Title
Method of diagnosing tissue with guidewire
Application Number
977985
Publication Number
5439000
Application Date
November 18, 1993
Publication Date
August 8, 1995
Inventor
Jeffrey A McBroom
Champlin
MN, US
James S Sharrow
Bloomington
MN, US
Richard C Gunderson
Maple Grove
MN, US
Assignee
SpectraScience
MN, US
IPC
A61B 6/00
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