Medical wire easier to see than solid marker bands
EP&T MagazineElectronics Medical biocompatible fluoroscopy medical wire
ANOMET PRODUCTS Radiopaque Medical Wire wire for medical guidewire assemblies is biocompatible and performs better than wires using marker bands because of their visibility under fluoroscopy. Wire can be produced from stainless steel or Nitinol cores with the intensity of radiopacity controlled to optimize visibility under X-ray fluoroscopy. Featuring gold, platinum, tantalum and similar alloys metallurgically bonded to the core with 2% or more cladding thickness, the wire is easier to see when used in guidewire assemblies than solid wire with marker bands. Product is biocompatible and kink-resistant. Two or three precious metals and core materials can be selected to achieve a wide range of desired properties and sizes from 0.002” to 0.125” O.D.