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1. (WO2005030046) DEVICES FOR VULNERABLE PLAQUE DETECTION
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/030046    International Application No.:    PCT/US2004/031005
Publication Date: 07.04.2005 International Filing Date: 21.09.2004
IPC:
A61B 5/00 (2006.01), A61B 8/12 (2006.01), G01S 15/89 (2006.01)
Applicants: INFRAREDX, INC. [--/US]; 125 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
FURNISH, Simon [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
ZULUAGA, Andres [CO/US]; (US) (For US Only).
CAPLAN, Jay [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MCNULTY, Daniel, A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: FURNISH, Simon; (US).
ZULUAGA, Andres; (US).
CAPLAN, Jay; (US).
MCNULTY, Daniel, A.; (US)
Agent: LICHAUCO, Faustino, A.; Fish & Richardson P.C., 225 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110-2804 (US)
Priority Data:
10/668,012 22.09.2003 US
Title (EN) DEVICES FOR VULNERABLE PLAQUE DETECTION
(FR) DISPOSITIFS DE DETECTION DE PLAQUE VULNERABLE
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An intravascular probe includes a sheath with a distal portion and a proximal portion. The intravascular probe includes a first optical waveguide extending along the sheath, the first optical waveguide being configured to carry optical radiation between the distal and proximal portions, and a first beam redirector disposed at the distal portion in optical communication with the first optical waveguide. The intravascular probe also includes an optical detector configured to receive optical radiation from the first optical waveguide, and an ultrasound transducer disposed at the distal portion. The ultrasound transducer is configured to couple ultrasound energy between the intravascular probe and a transmission medium. A wire extends along the sheath in electrical communication with the ultrasound transducer.
(FR)Une sonde intravasculaire comprend une gaine pourvue d'une partie distale et d'une partie proximale. La sonde intravasculaire comporte un premier guide d'ondes optique qui s'étend le long de la gaine, ce premier guide optique étant configuré pour porter les rayons optiques entre la partie distale et proximale, et un premier dispositif de réorientation de faisceaux disposé au niveau de la partie distale en communication optique avec le premier guide d'ondes optique. La sonde intravasculaire comprend aussi un détecteur optique configuré de manière à recevoir des rayons optiques du premier guide d'ondes optique, et un transducteur à ultrasons disposé au niveau de la partie distale. Ce transducteur à ultrasons est configuré pour relier l'énergie à ultrasons entre la sonde intravasculaire et un support de transmission. Un fil s'étend le long de la gaine en communication électrique avec le transducteur à ultrasons.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)