06171240 is referenced by 83 patents and cites 10 patents.

A radio frequency coil (

12, 19

) adapted for use in interventional magnetic resonance imaging consists of a loop of an elongated electric conductor arranged to form a twisted wire pair (

12, 19

) and means associated with it for operating the coil both in transmit and receive mode, in order that the coil does not image anything but tracks its own path on an MR image, without affecting the magnetization in the main bulk of the body being imaged.

Title
MRI RF catheter coil
Application Number
8/985842
Publication Number
6171240 (B2)
Application Date
December 5, 1997
Publication Date
January 9, 2001
Inventor
Jukka I Tanttu
Espoo
US
Michael Burl
Chagrin Falls
OH, US
Ian Robert Young
Nr. Marlborough
US
Agent
Fay Sharpe Fagan Minnich & McKee
US
Assignee
Picker International
OH, US
IPC
A61B 5/055
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