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Ergin Atalar, Paul A Bottomley, Elias Zerhouin, Henry Halperin, Elliot McVeigh, Albert C Lardo: Methods for in vivo magnetic resonance imaging. Johns Hopkins Unversity School of Medicine, Foley Hoag, April 15, 2003: US06549800 (271 worldwide citation)

The systems and methods of the present invention provide for MRI probes adapted for insertion into a plurality of body orifices, in order to evaluate the anatomy of proximate anatomic structures, to diagnose abnormalities thereof and to treat the diagnosed abnormalities. MRI probes are described tha ...


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Henry R Halperin, Ronald D Berger, Ergin Atalar, Elliot R McVeigh, Albert Lardo, Hugh Calkins, Joao Lima: Magnetic-resonance-guided imaging, electrophysiology, and ablation. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Foley Hoag, March 2, 2004: US06701176 (232 worldwide citation)

A system and method for using magnetic resonance imaging to increase the accuracy of electrophysiologic procedures is disclosed. The system in its preferred embodiment provides an invasive combined electrophysiology and imaging antenna catheter which includes an RF antenna for receiving magnetic res ...


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Ergin Atalar, Paul A Bottomley, Parag Karmarkar, Albert C Lardo, Elias Zerhouni: Apparatus, systems, and methods for in vivo magnetic resonance imaging. Surgi Vision, Foley Hoag, September 30, 2003: US06628980 (203 worldwide citation)

The apparatus, systems and methods of the present invention provide for MRI sleeves, probes, and combinations thereof adapted for insertion into a subject, in order to internally image regions of the subject.


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Ergin Atalar, Harald Hartmann Quick, Parag Karmarkar: Systems and methods for evaluating the urethra and the periurethral tissues. The Johns Hopkins University, Surgi Vision, Foley Hoag, Scott E Kamholz, May 24, 2005: US06898454 (202 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for the evaluation of the urethra and periurethral tissues using an MRI coil adapted for insertion into the male, female or pediatric urethra. The MRI coil may be in electrical communication with an interface circuit made up of a tuning-matching cir ...


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Ergin Atalar, Jeffrey C Lestio, Harry K Charles Jr, Bliss G Carkhuff, Paul A Bottomley: Miniature magnetic resonance catheter coils and related methods. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Foley Hoag & Eliot, July 17, 2001: US06263229 (168 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides several embodiments of methods of making magnetic resonance catheter coils which include employing a flexible electrically insulative base member, depositing an electrically conductive material on the base member in a predetermined pattern to create at least one pair o ...


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Ogan Ocali, Ergin Atalar: Method of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopic analysis and associated apparatus employing a loopless antenna. The Johns Hopkins University, Kirk D Houser, Arnold B Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Silverman, July 27, 1999: US05928145 (165 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopic analysis of a specimen which includes positioning the specimen within a main magnetic field and introducing an antenna having a loopless antenna portion in close proximity to the specimen. Radio frequency pulses are pro ...


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Ergin Atalar, Ogan Ocali: Enhanced safety coaxial cables. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Arnold B Silverman, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, September 4, 2001: US06284971 (161 worldwide citation)

A coaxial cable which may be a magnetic resonance imaging coaxial cable is designed for enhanced safety so as to reduce the risk of excessive heating or burns to a user. The cable has an elongated axially oriented inner conductor and an axially oriented outer shield conductor in spaced relationship ...


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Ergin Atalar, Paul A Bottomley, Elias A Zerhouni: Method of internal magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopic analysis and associated apparatus. The Johns Hopkins University, Arnold B Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Silverman, December 23, 1997: US05699801 (161 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a method for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopic analysis of the interior of a specimen which includes positioning the specimen within a main magnetic field, introducing an invasive probe having an elongated receiver coil into or adjacent to the specimen with the coil ...


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Henry R Halperin, Ronald D Berger, Ergin Atalar, Elliot R McVeigh, Albert Lardo, Hugh Calkins, Joao Lima: System and method for magnetic-resonance-guided electrophysiologic and ablation procedures. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, December 26, 2006: US07155271 (152 worldwide citation)

A system and method for using magnetic resonance imaging to increase the accuracy of electrophysiologic procedures is disclosed. The system in its preferred embodiment provides an invasive combined electrophysiology and imaging antenna catheter which includes an RF antenna for receiving magnetic res ...


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Albert C Lardo, Xiaoming Yang, Ergin Atalar, Parag Karmarkar, Elliott R McVeigh, Henry R Halperin, Christine Enger McNamara, Paul A Bottomley: Magnetic resonance imaging guidewire probe. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Surgi Vision, Foley Hoag, January 6, 2004: US06675033 (151 worldwide citation)

The invention describes a system, method, and means for an MRI guidewire that can be visible on an MRI, can act as an antenna and receive MRI signals from surrounding subject matter, and can allow the use of multiple interventional tools without removal of the guidewire from a subject.