08369930 is referenced by 16 patents and cites 614 patents.

An MRI-compatible catheter includes an elongated flexible shaft having opposite distal and proximal end portions. A handle is attached to the proximal end portion and includes an actuator in communication with the shaft distal end portion that is configured to articulate the shaft distal end portion. The distal end portion of the shaft may include an ablation tip and includes at least one RF tracking coil positioned adjacent the ablation tip that is electrically connected to an MRI scanner. The at least one RF tracking coil is electrically connected to a circuit that reduces coupling when the at least one RF tracking coil is exposed to an MRI environment. Each RF tracking coil is a 1-10 turn solenoid coil, and has a length along the longitudinal direction of the catheter of between about 0.25 mm and about 4 mm.

Title
MRI-guided devices and MRI-guided interventional systems that can track and generate dynamic visualizations of the devices in near real time
Application Number
12/816803
Publication Number
8369930 (B2)
Application Date
June 16, 2010
Publication Date
February 5, 2013
Inventor
Jesse Flores
Perris
CA, US
Daniele Ghidoli
Laguna Hills
CA, US
Kamal Vij
Chandler
AZ, US
Peter Piferi
Orange
CA, US
Kimble L Jenkins
Memphis
TN, US
Agent
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A
Assignee
MRI Interventions
TN, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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