Sensing Tissue Properties
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Some embodiments of a tissue sensor may include a micro-fabricated structure that can be coupled to a medical instrument, such as a probe, an endoscopic tool, or another minimally invasive instrument. The tissue sensor can be configured to provide information indicate of tissue properties, such as tissue elasticity characteristics or the type of tissue.
Patent No.: US 9,060,713 B2
Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
Inventors: Rajesh Rajamani (Saint Paul, MN); Peng Peng (Falcon Heights, MN); Ahmet Serdar Sezen (Minneapolis, MN); Arthur G. Erdman (New Brighton, MN)