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Several embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to medical visualization systems that comprise combinations of disposable and reusable components, such as catheters, functional handles, hubs, optical devices, etc. Other embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to features and aspects of an in-vivo visualization system that comprises an endoscope having a working channel through which a catheter having viewing capabilities is routed. the catheter may obtain viewing capabilities by being constructed as a vision catheter or by having a fiberscope or other viewing device selectively routed through one of its channels. The catheter is preferably of the steerable type so that the distal end of the catheter may be steered from its proximal end as it is advanced with the body. A suitable use for the in-vivo visualization system includes but is not limited to diagnosis and/or treatment of the duodenum, and particularly the biliary tree.

Title
In-vivo visualization system
Application Number
13/41624
Publication Number
8608649 (B2)
Application Date
March 7, 2011
Publication Date
December 17, 2013
Inventor
Mark L Adams
Sandy
UT, US
Yem Chin
Burlington
MA, US
Todd A Hall
Goshen
KY, US
Oscar R Carrillo Jr
Attleboro
MA, US
Michael S H Chu
Brookline
MA, US
Jesse Leonard Farris III
Andover
MA, US
Brian Keith Wells
LaGrange
KY, US
Jozef Slanda
Milford
MA, US
John B Golden
Norton
MA, US
James F Schuerman
Natick
MA, US
David I Freed
Westborough
MA, US
David W Robertson
Framingham
MA, US
Benjamin E Morris
Louisville
KY, US
John O McWeeney
Brighton
MA, US
Agent
Bookoff McAndrews PLLC
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61B 1/00
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