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Daniel J Balbierz: Lung treatment apparatus and method. R ITA Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, August 3, 2004: US06770070 (511 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for obtaining a lung biopsy with an apparatus capable of sealing tears within the lung and pleural space to reduce the risk of pneumothorax or pulmonary hemorrhage. The apparatus includes an RF ablation apparatus having a lung biopsy device an energy delivery device including ...


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Steven A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz, Robert D Russell, Robert Pearson, Andres Tamayo, Takehito Jimbo, Karen Frischmeyer: Bone-treatment instrument and method. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, September 23, 2003: US06622731 (439 worldwide citation)

Ablation devices and associated methods are provided for use in palliative treatment of a bone tumor on or in a compact bone region. The bone treatment devices include an elongate probe having a distal end. A proximal end of the probe supports placement in a location at or adjacent to the bone tumor ...


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Theodore C Johnson, Daniel J Balbierz, Robert Pearson: Method for detecting and treating tumors using localized impedance measurement. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, November 8, 2005: US06962587 (341 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the invention provides a method for detecting and treating a tumor using tissue localized volumetric impedance measurement. The method includes providing an impedance measurement apparatus having a plurality of resilient members deployable with curvature and configured to sample tis ...


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Rob Pearson, Steve A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz, Kee S Lee, Jessica Liang, Martha Getaneh: Tissue ablation apparatus and method. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, January 9, 2007: US07160296 (301 worldwide citation)

A tissue-ablation method and apparatus are disclosed. The apparatus includes a plurality of RF ablation electrodes, and a plurality of sensor elements, each movable from retracted to deployed positions in a tissue to be ablated. A control device in the apparatus is operatively connected to the elect ...


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Stuart D Edwards, James Baker, Hugh Sharkey, Ronald G Lax: Cell necrosis apparatus. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, May 27, 2003: US06569159 (182 worldwide citation)

A cell necrosis apparatus comprises an elongated delivery device including a lumen and an energy delivery device. The energy delivery device includes at least a first and a second RF electrode each with a tissue piercing distal portion. The first and second RF electrodes are positionable in the elon ...


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David L Morris, Steve A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz: Tissue surface treatment apparatus and method. AngioDynamics, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, October 9, 2007: US07278991 (163 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling ablation volume depth includes providing a treatment apparatus. The apparatus comprises a housing having a proximal and distal end including a tissue contacting surface. The housing defines an interior with an energy delivery device positionable in the interior. The energy de ...


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Stuart D Edwards, James Baker, Bruno Strul, Ronald G Lax: RF treatment apparatus. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, December 16, 2003: US06663624 (160 worldwide citation)

An RF treatment apparatus includes a catheter with a catheter lumen. A removable needle electrode is positioned in the catheter lumen in a fixed relationship to the catheter. The needle electrode includes a needle lumen and a needle electrode distal end. A removable introducer is slidably positioned ...


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Steven A Daniel, Daniel J Balbierz, Robert D Russell, Robert Pearson, Andres Tamayo, Takehito Jimbo, Karen Frischmeyer: Bone-treatment instrument and method. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, September 19, 2006: US07108696 (135 worldwide citation)

Ablation devices and associated methods are provided for use in palliative treatment of a bone tumor on or in a compact bone region. The bone treatment devices include an elongate probe having a distal end. A proximal end of the probe supports placement in a location at or adjacent to the bone tumor ...


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Daniel J Balbierz, Theodore Johnson: Tissue biopsy and treatment apparatus and method. Rita Medical Systems, Jacqueline F Mahoney, Peter J Dehlinger, Perkins Coie, April 11, 2006: US07025765 (119 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a tumor includes providing a tissue biopsy and treatment apparatus that includes an elongated delivery device that has a lumen and is maneuverable in tissue. A sensor array having a plurality of resilient members is deployable from the elongated delivery device. At least one of ...