Definitions

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  • n. A thin wire used to control the movement of a catheter as it is inserted into the body.

Etymologies

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guide +‎ wire

Examples

  • And John Simpson's guidewire catheter for angioplasty and heart stents—the list goes on.

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  • If anything, the law is there as a guidewire in difficult times.

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  • And it is amazing -- I watch on an x-ray monitor, completely unsedated, while someone pokes a guidewire down the tube, deflates the balloon in my stomach, pulls out the old tube and threads in the new one like he's snaking a drain.

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  • The doctor looks at an x-ray video of my stomach instead of my stomach itself while he threads a guidewire down through the old tube.

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  • I know that they'll be inserting a guidewire into the breast while I'm still awake so the doctor knows exactly where to work.

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  • This is achieved using computer-controlled, externally applied magnetic fields that govern the motion of the working tip of the catheter or guidewire, resulting in improved navigation, shorter procedure time and reduced x-ray exposure.

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  • This guidewire US Patent 7,141,024 Nov 28, 2006 is unique, easy to use, and intended for use in all PTCA procedures.

  • If FDA 510k approval is obtained the Company will seek to license the related technology to strategic partners that can manufacture and/or distribute the guidewire.

  • In addition, the Company will continue to develop the prototype and market for its patented guidewire technology.

  • The Company is not generating any revenue at this time, either from the Sentinel BreastScan or from its guidewire patent.

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