MRI-based catheter holds promise for vascular surgery

04/8/2013 | MedGadget.com

U.S. researchers have created a device that allows a catheter to move through vessels with great accuracy using an intraoperative MRI scanner's magnetic field. The technology, which uses a catheter tip equipped with a built-in solenoid for applying electricity, has been tested successfully in vascular phantoms and could have applications in vascular surgery.

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