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1. (WO2018087050) A WIRELESS INTRALUMINAL IMAGING DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS
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CLAIMS

What is claimed is:

1. A wireless intraluminal imaging device, comprising:

a flexible elongate member including a proximal portion and a distal portion;

an ultrasound imaging component coupled to the distal portion of the flexible elongate member;

a cable coupled to the ultrasound imaging component and extending along the flexible elongate member; and

a wireless communication component coupled to the proximal portion of the flexible elongate member, the wireless communication component in communication with the ultrasound imaging component via the cable.

2. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 1, wherein the wireless

communication component includes:

a transceiver coupled to the cable; and

an antenna coupled to the transceiver.

3. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 2, further comprising a handle coupled to a proximal end of the proximal portion of the flexible elongate member, wherein the handle includes a power source coupled to the cable, and wherein the power source powers the ultrasound imaging component and the wireless communication component via the cable.

4. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 3, wherein the transceiver and the antenna are positioned within the handle.

5. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 3, wherein the transceiver is positioned within the handle, and wherein the antenna extends distally from the transceiver along the proximal portion of the flexible elongate member.

6. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 5, wherein the antenna extends within the flexible elongate member for a first length and along an outer surface of the flexible elongate member for a second length.

7. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 3, wherein the transceiver is positioned within the flexible elongate member adjacent to the handle, and wherein the antenna extends distally from the transceiver and along an outer surface of the flexible elongate member.

8. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 3, further comprising a signal processing component positioned within the handle and in communication with the ultrasound imaging component and the transceiver.

9. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 8, wherein the power source provides power to the signal processing component.

10. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 8, wherein the signal processing component controls transmission and reception by the ultrasound imaging component and conditions ultrasound echo signals collected by the ultrasound imaging component.

11. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 10, wherein the signal processing component conditions the ultrasound echo signals by performing at least one of a filtering, amplifying, aggregating, or compressing of the ultrasound echo signals.

12. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 10, wherein the transceiver receives the conditioned ultrasound echo signals from the signal processing component and wirelessly transmits the conditioned ultrasound echo signals via the antenna.

13. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 10, wherein the transceiver wirelessly receives an instruction via the antenna and transmits the instruction to the signal processing component, and wherein the signal processing component controls at least one of the transmission or the reception of the ultrasound imaging component based on at least the instruction.

14. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 1, wherein the wireless communication component transmits and receives wireless signals at a data rate of at least 1 gigabits per second.

15. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 1 , wherein the wireless communication component wirelessly transmits and receives signals at a frequency greater than about 60 gigahertz.

16. The wireless intraluminal imaging device of claim 1 , wherein the ultrasound imaging component includes an ultrasound transducer array.

17. A wireless intraluminal imaging system, comprising:

an intraluminal imaging device including:

a flexible elongate member including a proximal portion and a distal portion; an ultrasound imaging component coupled to the distal portion of the flexible elongate member;

a cable coupled to the ultrasound imaging component and extending along the flexible elongate member; and

a first wireless communication component coupled to the proximal portion of the flexible elongate member, wherein the first wireless communication component is in communication with the ultrasound imaging component via the cable;

a second wireless communication component in communication with the first wireless communication component of the intraluminal imaging device via a wireless link; and

an image processing component in communication with the second wireless communication component,

wherein the first wireless communication component wirelessly transmits, to the second wireless communication component via the wireless link, echo data associated with ultrasound

echo signals collected by the ultrasound imaging component for image generation at the image processing component.

18. The wireless intraluminal imaging system of claim 17, further comprising a display component in communication with the image processing component, wherein the image processing component generates an image based on the echo data, and wherein the display component displays the image.

19. The wireless intraluminal imaging system of claim 17, wherein the second wireless communication component wirelessly transmits, to the first wireless communication component via the wireless link, an instruction for controlling ultrasound signal generation at the ultrasound imaging component.