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The present invention recognizes that optical probes function both as medical access devices and as instruments which collect complex optical data. The invention provides an optical probe accessory device which can access luminal spaces within the body of a patient without sacrificing the quality of optical data obtained. The accessory device further comprises either, singly, or in combination, selectable features or options which optimize light transmission, maximize patient comfort, and provide single-use capabilities.

Title
Optical probe accessory device for use in vivo diagnostic procedures
Application Number
9/591706
Publication Number
6847490 (B1)
Application Date
June 9, 2000
Publication Date
January 25, 2005
Inventor
Matthew Emans
Boston
MA, US
Jennie Kwo
Cambridge
MA, US
Ze ev Hed
Nashua
NH, US
Mark Modell
Natick
MA, US
David Bee
Groton
MA, US
Robert Nordstrom
Hanover
MA, US
Agent
Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault
Assignee
MediSpectra
MA, US
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