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A medical device having a segmented construction. In at least some embodiments, a medical device including a plurality of conductive elongated members that are of such a length and are connected together in such a manner to impart a degree of MRI compatibility to the device. In some embodiments, the elongated members can include a series of solid elongate members and tubular elongate members, which construction provides one way to control at least some properties of the device, for example, stiffness, torque transmission, flexibility, shape retention, and the like. In yet some additional embodiments, at least one of the elongated members has a recess into which a protrusion of another elongated member may fit.

Title
Medical device having segmented construction
Application Number
10/446740
Publication Number
7758520 (B2)
Application Date
May 27, 2003
Publication Date
July 20, 2010
Inventor
Lex Philip Jansen
Pleasanton
CA, US
Scott R Smith
Chaska
MN, US
Alain Cornil
St. Nom la Breteche
FR
Stephen Griffin
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Crompton Seager & Tufte
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61B 5/00
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