LCP Monofilament braiding material for catheters

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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.