Magnetically guided interventional medicine

Bryan John Wellman, Matthew A. Howard, Ralph G. Dacey, Sean Grady, Rogers C. Ritter, George T. Gilles

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A new device concept to overcome the current limitations of flow-guided transfemoral embolization of cerebral AVMs is presented. It involves a magnetic surgery system (MSS) that magnetically manipulates the tip of the microcatheter. This concept has been validated via testing using transparent glass intracranial vascular models of the anterior cerebral circulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-25
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of Surgical-Assist Systems - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 1998Jan 28 1998


  • Endovascular neurosurgery
  • Interventional neuroradiology
  • Magnetic neurosurgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Remote manipulation


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