An invasive imaging system employs a self-contained RF transmitter attached to an invasive device which allows tracking of the invasive device within a subject without physical connections to a tracking/display system and without the use of ionizing rays. An imaging system obtains a medical diagnostic image of the subject. The self-contained RF transmitter is comprised of a power generator, a power conversion means such as an oscillator which converts the generated power to a radiofrequency (RF) signal, and a broadcasting means such as a tuned transmit coil for radiating the RF signal. The radiated RF signal is received by receive coils of a tracking/display means which calculates the location of the RF transmitter. The tracking/display means displays the medical diagnostic image on a monitor and superimposes a symbol on the image at a position corresponding to the calculated location of the RF transmitter. Prior to operation, the power generator may be energized inductively, photo-voltaically, or by direct contact with either an external power supply. The power generator may also be a charged battery sealed inside the RF transmitter. The RF transmitter may be implanted to track the motion of internal tissues.