MRI COMPATIBLE IMPLANTED ELECTRONIC MEDICAL DEVICE WITH POWER AND DATA COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY

  • US 20080051854A1
  • Filed: 08/24/2007
  • Published: 02/28/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/04/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An implantable antenna module for a medical device and which is compatible with a magnetic resonance imaging scanner for a purpose of diagnostic quality imaging, said implantable antenna module comprising:

  • an enclosure that is electrically non-conductive, electromagnetically transparent, and biocompatible, and that has an inside surface and an outside surface;

    an inductive antenna having a wire or a coil pattern formed on the inside surface; and

    an electronic module enclosed in an electromagnetic shield inside the enclosure to minimize the electromagnetic interference from the magnetic resonance imaging scanner.

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