Patent Number: 6,400,980

Title: System and method for treating select tissue in a living being

Abstract: A computerized imaging system (such as CAT scan, MRI imaging, ultrasound imaging, infrared, X-ray, UV/visible light fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy or microwave imaging) is employed to sense the position of an endoscopic treatment system within the body of a patient. In a preferred embodiment, the system provides real-time computer control to maintain and adjust the position of the treatment system and/or the position of the patient relative to the treatment system; and also provides (if desired) real-time computer control of the operation of the treatment system itself. Other embodiments include a steerable catheter system having a rotatable abrasive member actuated by an external magnetic field.

Inventors: Lemelson; Jerome (Incline Village, NV)


International Classification: A61B 17/22 (20060101); A61M 25/01 (20060101); A61M 25/00 (20060101); A61B 17/32 (20060101); A61B 18/14 (20060101); A61B 19/00 (20060101); A61B 17/00 (20060101); A61B 10/00 (20060101); A61M 5/32 (20060101); A61B 017/32 ()

Expiration Date: 06/04/2019