06228055 is referenced by 283 patents and cites 49 patents.

Implantable devices are disclosed for marking the location of a biopsy or surgery for the purpose of identification. The devices are remotely delivered, preferably percutaneously. Visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using various state of the art imaging systems. Using the inventive systems, it is possible to permanently mark the location or margins of a lesion or other tissue site, prior to removing or sampling same. The markers function to provide evidence of the location of the lesion after the procedure is completed, for reference during future examinations or procedures.

Title
Devices for marking and defining particular locations in body tissue
Application Number
8/858389
Publication Number
6228055 (B1)
Application Date
May 19, 1997
Publication Date
May 8, 2001
Inventor
Elias A Zerhouni
Baltimore
MD, US
Mark A Ritchart
Murrieta
CA, US
Fred H Burbank
San Juan Capistrano
CA, US
Seth A Foerster
San Clemente
CA, US
Assignee
Ethicon Endo Surgery
OH, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
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