05660180 is referenced by 117 patents and cites 3 patents.

An ultrasonic imaging guidewire apparatus for ultrasonic diagnostic imaging of blood vessels, comprising: an elongated, flexible, catheter guide (10) having a plurality of electrical conductors, a transducer seat (11), attached to transducer seat (11) an ultrasonic transducer (14), a flexible distal guidewire (12). Distal guidewire (12) may be ended at its distal end with a protective ball (23). A rotary drive unit (28) for rotation of imaging guidewire together with transducer (14), and an electronic computer (30) for processing signals, obtained by reflecting ultrasonic pulses from tissue of the vessel surrounding transducer (14), into cross-sectional images of vessels.

Title
Intravascular ultrasound imaging guidewire
Application Number
552430
Publication Number
5660180
Application Date
May 28, 1996
Publication Date
August 26, 1997
Inventor
Robert J Siegel
Venice
CA, US
Igor Malinowski
Harbor City
CA, US
Agent
Don Halgren
Assignee
Coraje
CA, US
IPC
A61B 8/12
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