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Michael L Auer, Victor I Chornenky, Peter T Fettig, Richard C Gunderson, Jeffrey A McBroom, James S Sharrow: Guidewire catheter and apparatus for diagnostic imaging. SpectraScience, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, January 24, 1995: US05383467 (251 worldwide citation)

A catheter comprising a unitary guidewire and single mode optical fiber is used to illuminate human body channels, such as a tissue mass within a blood vessel, for purposes of diagnosis. A low coherent light source illuminates the tissue and provides a reference beam. Illumination that is reflected ...


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Victor I Chornenky, Ali Jaafar: Apparatus and method for reducing subcutaneous fat deposits by electroporation. Minnesota Medical Physics, September 21, 2004: US06795728 (197 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for minimally invasive treatment of deep subcutaneous fat deposits in lieu of cosmetic surgery is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a high voltage pulse generator connected to two or more needle electrodes at least one of which is configured for placement deeply under the sk ...


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David W Clark, Souise S Clark, Victor I Chornenky, Michael R Forman, Jeffrey A Lee: Thrombolytic filtration and drug delivery catheter with a self-expanding portion. Medtronic Ave, August 28, 2001: US06280413 (182 worldwide citation)

A thrombolytic filtration and drug delivery catheter is disclosed comprising a shaft which longitudinal ribs. The ribs are compressed while being advanced to the site of interest and are released at the site, flaring to a diameter greater than the diameter of the shaft. The ribs can be compressed by ...


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Victor I Chornenky, Michael R Forman: Systems and methods for drug delivery including treating thrombosis by driving a drug or lytic agent through the thrombus by pressure. XRT, Merchant & Gould P C, July 20, 1999: US05925016 (179 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for treating thrombosis by driving the drugs or lytic agents through the thrombus by pressure, are disclosed. The system preferably comprises a guide catheter with an occlusion balloon for isolating the region proximal to the thrombus, a guide wire with an occlusion balloon for i ...


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Victor I Chornenky, Michael R Forman, Robert A Ganz: X-ray device having a dilation structure for delivering localized radiation to an interior of a body. XRT, Robert A Ganz, Merchant & Gould P C, August 1, 2000: US06095966 (77 worldwide citation)

Generally, the present invention provides a device for insertion into a body of a subject being treated to deliver localized x-ray radiation, and a method for use of such a device. The device includes an anode and a cathode, disposed within a vacuum housing. The device further includes a balloon cou ...


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Ali Jaafar, Victor I Chornenky: Apparatus and method for reducing subcutaneous fat deposits, virtual face lift and body sculpturing by electroporation. Minnesota Medical Physics, May 10, 2005: US06892099 (72 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for performing non-invasive treatment of the human face and body by electroporation in lieu of cosmetic surgery is provided. The apparatus comprises a high voltage pulse generator and an applicator having two or more electrodes in close mechanical and electrical contact with ...


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Victor I Chornenky, Ali Jaafar: Apparatus and method for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Minnesota Medical Physics, Craig Gregersen, October 31, 2006: US07130697 (65 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia is disclosed wherein the apparatus includes an applicator having a probe having proximal and distal probe sections wherein the proximal and distal probe sections each define an axis and wherein the axes are not collinear.


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Victor I Chornenky, Vance Swanson, Russell G Hodge, Peter G Davis: Apparatus and method for treatment of malignant tumors. Medtronic AVE, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, March 15, 2005: US06866624 (48 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a device for simultaneously treating a tumor or cancerous growth with both hyperthermia and X-ray radiation using brachytherapy. The device includes a needle-like introducer serving as a microwave antenna. Microwaves are emitted from the introducer to increase the te ...


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Victor I Chornenky, Ali Jaafar, Graham S Kerslick: Crystal quartz insulating shell for X-ray catheter. Medtronic AVE, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C, July 2, 2002: US06415016 (48 worldwide citation)

An insulating housing shell for a miniature x-ray emitter is provided. The housing shell is cut from a quartz monocrystal which is a suitable material for the insulating housing shell due to its resistivity and dielectric strength properties. The x-ray emitter can be inserted into a subject's b ...


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Victor I Chornenky, Michael R Forman: X-ray catheter. Medtronic Ave, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, September 28, 2004: US06799075 (47 worldwide citation)

A catheter for emitting radiation is disclosed, comprising a catheter shaft and an x-ray unit attached to the distal end of the catheter shaft. The x-ray unit comprises an anode and a cathode coupled to an insulator to define a vacuum chamber. The cathode is preferably a field emission cathode of gr ...



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