06332089 is referenced by 690 patents and cites 112 patents.

A medical probe such as a catheter (

20

) is guided within the body of a patient by determining the relative positions of the probe relative to another probe, as by transmitting non-ionizing radiation to or from field transducers (

30, 230

) mounted on both probes. In one embodiment, a site probe (

28

) is secured to a lesion within the body, and an instrument probe (

200

) for treating the lesion may be guided to the lesion by monitoring relative positions of the probes. Two or more probes may be coordinated with one another to perform a medical procedure.

Title
Medical procedures and apparatus using intrabody probes
Application Number
9/117803
Publication Number
6332089 (B1)
Application Date
September 18, 1998
Publication Date
December 18, 2001
Inventor
Avishai Shapiro
Setauket
NY, US
Maier Fenster
Petach Tikva
US
Assaf Govari
Kiryat Haim
US
David E Acker
Setauket
NY, US
Agent
Louis J Capezzuto
US
Assignee
Biosense
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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