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Dorin Panescu, David McGee, James G Whayne, David K Swanson: Systems and methods for guilding diagnostic or therapeutic devices in interior tissue regions. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, April 21, 1998: US05740808 (481 worldwide citation)

A catheter tube carries an operative element, such as, for example, an imaging element to visualize tissue. The catheter tube also carries a support structure, which surrounds the operative element. A steering element moves the operative element relative to the support structure. A guidance element ...


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Dorin Panescu, James G Whayne, David K Swanson, David McGee, Harm TenHoff: Systems and methods for visualizing interior tissue regions using expandable imaging structures. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, December 15, 1998: US05848969 (389 worldwide citation)

An imaging structure has a periphery adapted to selectively assume an expanded geometry and a collapsed geometry. The periphery of the imaging structure carries an array of spaced apart ultrasound transducers.


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David K Swanson, David McGee, Dorin Panescu, James G Whayne, Harm TenHoff: Systems and methods for visualizing tissue during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, May 18, 1999: US05904651 (365 worldwide citation)

A catheter tube carries an imaging element for visualizing tissue. The catheter tube also carries a support structure, which extends beyond the imaging element for contacting surrounding tissue away from the imaging element. The support element stabilizes the imaging element, while the imaging eleme ...


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David McGee, Patrick M Owens, James G Whayne, Russell B Thompson, Thomas F Kordis, David K Swanson, Dorin Panescu: Expandable-collapsible mesh electrode structures. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, April 6, 1999: US05891136 (313 worldwide citation)

Collapsible electrode assemblies and associated methods employ an array of filaments assembled to form a mesh structure. The mesh structure is adapted to selectively assume an expanded geometry having a first maximum diameter and a collapsed geometry having a second maximum diameter less than the fi ...


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David McGee, Dorin Panescu, David K Swanson, James G Whayne: Systems and methods using a porous electrode for ablating and visualizing interior tissue regions. EP Technologies, Ryan Maki Mann & Hohenfeldt, March 3, 1998: US05722403 (307 worldwide citation)

A porous electrode assembly includes a wall having a surface capable of contacting tissue. The wall peripherally surrounds an interior area. The assembly also includes a lumen to convey a medium containing ions into the interior area, as well as an electrically conductive element, which couples the ...


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David McGee, David K Swanson, Harm TenHoff, Dorin Panescu, James G Whayne: Systems and methods for visualizing interior regions of the body. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, May 19, 1998: US05752518 (282 worldwide citation)

An imaging system for visualizing an interior body region comprises a catheter tube having a proximal end and a distal end adapted for introduction into the interior body region. The distal end carries an element that forms a three-dimensional support structure for contacting peripheral tissue in th ...


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James G Whayne, Dorin Panescu, David McGee, Daniel A Dupree, David K Swanson, Tuan Nguyen: Interface for performing a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure on heart tissue with an electrode structure. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, January 11, 2000: US06014581 (260 worldwide citation)

An interface for performing a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure on heart tissue with an electrode structure includes a controller which operates to establish an operating condition for the electrode structure, a processing unit coupled to the controller, a memory storage device including process s ...


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David K Swanson, David McGee, Dorin Panescu, James G Whayne, Harm TenHoff: Ablation and imaging catheter. EP Technologies, Bingham McCutchen, December 2, 2003: US06658279 (209 worldwide citation)

A catheter for ablating and imaging tissue includes a porous electrode structure comprising an interior region for receiving a conductive medium, an elongate tube having a distal tube end that extends within the interior region, and an ultrasonic transducer assembly housed within the distal tube end ...


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James G Whayne, David K Swanson, Dorin Panescu, David McGee, Harm TenHoff: Systems for visualizing interior tissue regions including an actuator to move imaging element. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, June 1, 1999: US05908445 (154 worldwide citation)

An imaging element characterizes tissue morphology by analyzing perfusion patterns of a contrast media in tissue visualized by the imaging element, to identify infarcted tissue. In a preferred implementation, a catheter tube introduced into a heart region carries the imaging element, as well as a su ...


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David K Swanson, David McGee, Dorin Panescu, James G Whayne, Harm TenHoff: Systems and methods for visualizing tissue during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. EP Technologies, Bingham McCutchen, February 18, 2003: US06522913 (148 worldwide citation)

A catheter tube carries an imaging element for visualizing tissue. The catheter tube also carries a support structure, which extends beyond the imaging element for contacting surrounding tissue away from the imaging elements, the imaging element being movable with the support structure. The support ...