Patent Number: 7,044,957

Title: Devices for defining and marking tissue

Abstract: In order to later identify the location of a biopsy or surgery, various means and methods for permanently and non-surgically marking selected tissue in the human body are used. Later visualization of the markers is readily accomplished using state-of-the-art imaging systems.

Inventors: Foerster; Seth A. (San Clemente, CA), Burbank; Fred H. (San Juan Capistrano, CA), Ritchart; Mark A. (Murrieta, CA), Zerhouni; Elias A. (Baltimore, MD)

Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 17/34 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018