Neuroradiologist Dr. John Bentson dies from COVID-19

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

February 17, 2021 -- Dr. John Bentson, a neuroradiologist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Medical Center and inventor of the Bentson Wire Guide used in brain imaging and treatment of aneurysms, has died at the age of 83 due to complications from COVID-19.

Bentson improved on the design of early wire guides combining angiographic guidance and a catheter by creating a more supple guidewire that featured a flexible tip, according to an obituary in the New York Times. Cook Medical began manufacturing the Bentson Wire Guide in 1973 and still produces it today, the New York Times reported.


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