LCP Monofilament braiding material for catheters


Since its invention in the 1970s, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an industry standard medical tool for diagnosis and treatment. However, procedures requiring catheterisation would still rely on x-ray as a means to guide the catheter due to the MRI-incompatibility of the metal construction catheter. X-ray guided procedures thus exposed patients and doctors to ionizing radiation. More recently, though, there has been a refocused effort towards eliminating the radiation component from catheter procedures.