07988633 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 29 patents.

A method and system is provided for using backscattered data and known parameters to characterize vascular tissue. Specifically, methods and devices for identifying information about the imaging element used to gather the backscattered data are provided in order to permit an operation console having a plurality of Virtual Histology classification trees to select the appropriate VH classification tree for analyzing data gathered using that imaging element. In order to select the appropriate VH database for analyzing data from a specific imaging catheter, it is advantageous to know information regarding the function and performance of the catheter, such as the operating frequency of the catheter and whether it is a rotational or phased-array catheter. The present invention provides a device and method for storing this information on the imaging catheter and communicating the information to the operation console. In addition, information related to additional functions of the catheter may also be stored on the catheter and used to further optimize catheter performance and/or select the appropriate Virtual Histology classification tree for analyzing data from the catheter imaging element.

Title
Apparatus and method for use of RFID catheter intelligence
Application Number
11/250159
Publication Number
7988633 (B2)
Application Date
October 12, 2005
Publication Date
August 2, 2011
Inventor
Gerald Lea Litzza
Sacramento
CA, US
Masood Ahmed
Rocklin
CA, US
Ed Oliver
Folsom
CA, US
Richard Klosinski
Carmichael
CA, US
Jon D Klingensmith
El Dorado Hills
CA, US
Scott Brownlie
Carmichael
CA, US
Peter Smith
Sacramento
CA, US
Eric V Mott
Rancho Cordova
CA, US
Stephen Fry
El Dorado Hills
CA, US
Richard Scott Huennekens
San Diego
CA, US
Donald Mamayek
Mountain View
CA, US
Stephen C Davies
Folsom
CA, US
Norman Hugh Hossack
Folsom
CA, US
Agent
Haynes and Boone
Assignee
Volcano Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61B 8/00
A61B 8/14
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