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Townsend Greg L, Mcmahon Brian T, Sievert Chester E Jr, Wilson Scott R, Pokorney James L, Ferris John P, Porter David E, Feddern Mark H: Optical biopsy forceps system. Spectrascience, January 3, 2001: EP1063921-A1 (3 worldwide citation)

A biopsy forceps device is provided for obtaining tissue samples at a site within the body, while maintaining access to the site through an access lumen of the biopsy forceps. The device includes an elongate tubular body (22) for introduction into the body and navigation to an area of interest. An i ...


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Wilson Scott R, Sievert Chester E Jr, Mcmahon Brian T, Zimmermann Ronald R, Palme Robert A, Yager John G, Walsh David R: Optical biopsy system and methods for tissue diagnosis. Spectrascience, January 28, 2009: EP2018824-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

A system characterized tissue using fluorescence spectroscopy, such as light-induced fluorescence. Native fluorescence ("autofluorescence") from endogenous tissue without requiring fluorescence-enhancing agents is used to distinguish between normal tissue, hyperplastic tissue, adenomatous tissue, an ...


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Mcmahon Brian T, Sievert Chester E Jr, Wilson Scott R, Zimmermann Ronald R, Palme Robert A, Yager John G, Walsh David R: Systeme de biopsie optique, Optical biopsy system and methods for tissue diagnosis. Spectrascience, Spectrascience, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON, September 16, 1999: CA2322768 (1 worldwide citation)

A system characterized tissue using fluorescence spectroscopy, such as light-induced fluorescence. Native fluorescence ("autofluorescence") from endogenous tissue without requiring fluorescence-enhancing agents is used to distinguish between normal tissue, hyperplastic tissue, adenomatous tissue, an ...


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Sutton Gregg S, Mcmahon Brian T: Pince a biopsie munie dun dispositif optique, Optical biopsy forceps. Spectrascience, Spectrascience, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON, November 13, 1997: CA2253643

An integrated optical biopsy forceps device and a method for tissue identification by optical analysis and biopsy sampling at a site within the body. The device includes an elongated catheter body for introduction into the body and navigation to an area of interest. An optical fiber extends through ...


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Feddern Mark H, Sievert Chester E Jr, Mcmahon Brian T, Wilson Scott R, Porter David E, Townsend Greg L, Farris John P, Pokorney James L: Systeme de forceps pour biopsies et procede de prelevement de tissus, Optical biopsy forceps system and method of sampling tissue. Spectrascience, Spectrascience, GOWLING LAFLEUR HENDERSON, September 16, 1999: CA2322775

A biopsy forceps device is provided for obtaining tissue samples at a site within the body, while maintaining access to the site through an access lumen of the biopsy forceps. The device includes an elongate tubular body (22) for introduction into the body and navigation to an area of interest. An i ...


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Sievert Chet, Wilson Scott, Zimmerman Ron, Pokorney Jim: System and method for non-endoscopic optical biopsy detection of diseased tissue. Spectrascience, July 30, 2008: EP1948056-A2

A catheter has an elongated catheter shaft adapted for introduction into a body passageway of a patient. At least one optical fiber extends through the catheter shaft. The optical fiber has a distal end positioned at or near a distal end of the catheter for illuminating tissue and receiving light en ...


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Gunderson Richard, Sharrow James, Mcbroom Jeffrey, Chornenky Victor, Fettig Peter, Auer Michael: Apparatus for diagnostic imaging. Spectrascience, RAASCH Kevin W, June 9, 1994: WO/1994/012095

The present invention provides a guidewire (10) which incorporates an optical fiber (20) and associated diagnostic apparatus (60) for diagnosing tissue in vivo. Use of the present invention provides for diagnosis of tissue (50, 52) and tailoring of the therapeutic portion of the procedure to the tis ...


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Townsend Greg L, Mcmahon Brian T, Sievert Chester E Jr, Wilson Scott R, Pokorney James L, Ferris John P, Porter David E, Feddern Mark H: Optical biopsy forceps system and method of sampling tissue. Spectrascience, VIKSNINS Ann S, September 16, 1999: WO/1999/045847

A biopsy forceps device is provided for obtaining tissue samples at a site within the body, while maintaining access to the site through an access lumen of the biopsy forceps. The device includes an elongate tubular body (22) for introduction into the body and navigation to an area of interest. An i ...


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Sutton Gregg S, Mcmahon Brian T: Optical biopsy forceps. Spectrascience, VIKSNINS Ann S, November 13, 1997: WO/1997/041776

An integrated optical biopsy forceps device and a method for tissue identification by optical analysis and biopsy sampling at a site within the body. The device includes an elongated catheter body for introduction into the body and navigation to an area of interest. An optical fiber extends through ...


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Sievert Chet, Wilson Scott, Zimmerman Ron, Pokorney Jim: System and method for non-endoscopic optical biopsy detection of diseased tissue. Spectrascience, Sievert Chet, Wilson Scott, Zimmerman Ron, Pokorney Jim, HERNANDEZ Fred C, May 3, 2007: WO/2007/050683

A catheter has an elongated catheter shaft adapted for introduction into a body passageway of a patient. At least one optical fiber extends through the catheter shaft. The optical fiber has a distal end positioned at or near a distal end of the catheter for illuminating tissue and receiving light en ...