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Title:
SMALL VESSEL ULTRASOUND CATHETER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2005072391
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
An ultrasound catheter adapted for accessing small vessels in the distal anatomy is disclosed. The ultrasound catheter comprises an elongate tubular body (102) formed with a delivery lumen (112). The flexibility and dimensions of the tubular body allow access to the distal anatomy by advancement over the guidewire. An ultrasound radiating member (124) is provided along the distal end portion of the tubular body for emitting ultrasound energy at a treatment site. A drug solution may also be delivered through the delivery lumen and out an exit port to the treatment site.

Inventors:
ABRAHAMSON TIM (US)
HIBLAR THOMAS J (US)
VILLAR FRANCISCO S (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2005/002632
Publication Date:
January 26, 2006
Filing Date:
January 31, 2005
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Assignee:
EKOS CORP (US)
International Classes:
A61B17/20; A61B17/22; A61N7/00; (IPC1-7): A61M25/00
Foreign References:
US5108369A1992-04-28
US4176662A1979-12-04
Other References:
See also references of EP 1725289A4
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