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Andrew F Hall, Walter M Blume: Magnetically navigable telescoping catheter and method of navigating telescoping catheter. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, May 7, 2002: US06385472 (285 worldwide citation)

A magnetically navigable catheter includes a sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, and an extension member having a proximal end and a distal end, slidably mounted in the sheath so that the distal end portion of the extension member telescopes from the distal end of the sheath. The distal e ...


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Peter R Werp, Walter M Blume, Francis M Creighton IV, Rogers C Ritter: Method and apparatus for magnetically controlling motion direction of a mechanically pushed catheter. Stereotaxis, Howell & Haferkamp LC, January 18, 2000: US06015414 (206 worldwide citation)

The movement of a catheter through a medium, which may be living tissue such as a human brain, is controlled by mechanically pushing a flexible catheter having a magnetic tip through the medium and applying a magnetic field having a magnitude and a direction that guides the mechanically-pushed cathe ...


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Walter M Blume, Gerard H Epplin, Jeffrey M Garibaldi: Device and method for specifying magnetic field for surgical applications. Stereotaxis, Howell & Haferkamp L C, January 11, 2000: US06014580 (197 worldwide citation)

A device and method for specifying the orientation of a magnetic field produced in a patient to aid surgical procedures involving an implanted magnet. The device includes a processor, a pointing device, a magnet assembly generating a magnetic field, a display, and a medical imaging device that provi ...


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Andrew F Hall, Jonathan C Sell: Magnetically guided atherectomy. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 28, 2005: US06911026 (189 worldwide citation)

Atherectomy devices are guided by and manipulated by externally applied magnetic fields to treat total or partial occlusions of a patient's vasculature.


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Peter R Werp, Rogers C Ritter, Walter M Blume: Method of and apparatus for intraparenchymal positioning of medical devices. Stereotaxis, Howell & Haferkamp L C, August 3, 1999: US05931818 (185 worldwide citation)

A catheter and magnet combination adapted for intraparenchymal positioning of the catheter in the body with a magnetic field. The catheter has a proximal and distal ends and a lumen therebetween. A magnet is disposed in the distal end of the lumen so that the distal end of the catheter can be positi ...


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Andrew F Hall, Roger N Hastings, Rogers C Ritter: Method of magnetically navigating medical devices with magnetic fields and gradients, and medical devices adapted therefor. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, September 18, 2001: US06292678 (169 worldwide citation)

A method of applying an elongate magnetic element to the surface of an internal body structure includes applying a magnetic field to the elongate magnetic element to orient the elongate magnetic element in a selected orientation; and applying a magnetic gradient to the elongate magnetic element to d ...


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Peter R Werp, Walter M Blume, Francis M Creighton IV, Rogers C Ritter: Method and apparatus for magnetically controlling motion direction of a mechanically pushed catheter. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 5, 2002: US06475223 (166 worldwide citation)

The movement of a catheter through a medium, which may be living tissue such as a human brain, is controlled by mechanically pushing a flexible catheter having a magnetic tip through the medium and applying a magnetic field having a magnitude and a direction that guides the mechanically-pushed cathe ...


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Jeff Garibaldi, Bevil J Hogg: Magnetic vascular defect treatment system. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 13, 2001: US06315709 (164 worldwide citation)

Device and method for treating vascular defects by filling the defect with magnetically controlled devices. Vascular defects include aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), particularly in the head and neck of the patient. The magnetic devices fall into categories of ferro-fluids, magnetic ...


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Roger N Hastings: Method of and system for controlling magnetic elements in the body using a gapped toroid magnet. Stereotaxis, Bryan K Wheelock, November 21, 2000: US06148823 (164 worldwide citation)

A system for controlling a magnetic element within a selected region of a patient's body includes a magnet assembly comprising first and second mutually attracting, opposed magnet faces separated by a gap; and a magnet support for supporting the magnet assembly adjacent the selected region of the pa ...


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Garland L Segner, Roger N Hastings, Michael Eng: Magnetically guidable electrophysiology catheter. Stereotaxis, Harness Dickey & Pierce, December 9, 2003: US06662034 (156 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter includes a tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen therebetween. The tube is preferably comprised of multiple sections of different flexibility, arranged so that the flexibility of the catheter increases from the proximal end to the distal end. There is a ...



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