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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Spectral diagonostic and treatment system. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, April 19, 1994: US05304173 (283 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter is disclosed wherein optical fibers carrying laser light are mounted in a catheter for insertion into an artery to provide controlled delivery of a laser beam for percutaneous intravascular laser treatment of atherosclerotic disease. A transparent protective shield is provided at th ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Catheter for laser angiosurgery. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, December 2, 1997: US05693043 (241 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter is disclosed wherein optical fibers carrying laser light are mounted in a catheter for insertion into an artery to provide controlled delivery of a laser beam for percutaneous intravascular laser treatment of atherosclerotic disease. A transparent protective shield is provided at th ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Laser endoscope for spectroscopic imaging. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, June 7, 1994: US05318024 (238 worldwide citation)

A laser endoscope is disclosed for generating a spectrally resolved spatial image of tissue. Fiber optics positioned within an optically shielded endoscope are used to deliver laser radiation to tissue to be imaged. Radiation returning through the fiber optics from the tissue is spectrally resolved ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Catheter for laser angiosurgery. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, April 3, 1990: US04913142 (161 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter is disclosed wherein optical fibers carrying laser light are mounted in a catheter for insertion into an artery to provide controlled delivery of a laser beam for percutaneous intravascular laser treatment of atherosclerotic disease. A transparent protective shield is provided at th ...


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Robert L Willett, Robert M Cothren Jr, Carter Kittrell, Michael S Feld: Mode mixer for a laser catheter. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, June 2, 1987: US04669467 (143 worldwide citation)

A mode mixer is described for mixing themodes of optical fibers in a laser catheter adapted to be inserted in arteries for treatment of arterial tissue or obstructions. The mode mixer creates microbends in the fibers by physically deforming the fibers, such as by mechanically pressing the fibers aga ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Optical shield for a laser catheter. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, July 23, 1991: US05034010 (123 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter is disclosed wherein optical fibers carrying laser light are mounted in a catheter for insertion into an artery to provide controlled delivery of a laser beam for percutaneous intravascular laser treatment of atherosclerotic disease. A transparent protective shield is provided at th ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Method for spectroscopic diagnosis of tissue. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, April 21, 1992: US05106387 (101 worldwide citation)

A method of diagnosis of the type of tissue in an artery, including distinguishing artery wall from atheromateous plaque is described, in which a catheter with one or more optical fibers is enclosed at a distal end by an optical shield transparent to light radiation and wherein the proximal end of t ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Catheter for laser angiosurgery. Massachusetts Institue of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, March 5, 1996: US05496305 (91 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter is disclosed wherein optical fibers carrying laser light are mounted in a catheter for insertion into an artery to provide controlled delivery of a laser beam for percutaneous intravascular laser treatment of atherosclerotic disease. A transparent protective shield is provided at th ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld, Barry Sachs: Catheter for laser angiosurgery. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, March 1, 1994: US05290275 (84 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter is disclosed wherein optical fibers carrying laser light are mounted in a catheter for insertion into an artery to provide controlled delivery of a laser beam for percutaneous intravascular laser treatment of atherosclerotic disease. A transparent protective shield is provided at th ...


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Carter Kittrell, Robert M Cothren Jr, Michael S Feld: Laser spectro-optic imaging for diagnosis and treatment of diseased tissue. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, April 14, 1992: US05104392 (83 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter is disclosed wherein optical fibers carrying laser light are mounted in a catheter for insertion into an artery to provide controlled delivery of a laser beam for percutaneous intravascular laser treatment of atherosclerotic disease. A transparent protective shield is provided at th ...