Patent Allows for Breakthrough Imaging of Implants

September 1, 2008

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Patent Allows for Breakthrough Imaging of Implants


Glenbrook Technologies (Randolph, NJ) has received a U.S. patent for its x-ray microscope technology that displays real-time detailed motion studies of implanted devices. The patent covers the microscope's use in diagnostic and interventional radiology.

Using its MXRA camera that magnifies objects up to 20 times, the MicroFluor can examine and videorecord implants, such as stents and heart valves, while exposing patients and doctors to less radiation than standard fluoroscopic technology. The camera also has five times greater resolution than current fluoroscopes. For example, a 0.04-in. diameter stent can be displayed on video at almost 1 in. diameter, and the device's deployment can be recorded as a movie.

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