Scott, J. B., & McCabe, S. O. (2016). A Surgical implant conductor with increased radio frequency alternating current resistance. https://encrypted.google.com/patents/WO2016195513A1?cl=en.
Permanent Research Commons link: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11816
In one aspect the invention provides a surgical implant conductor formed from a length of conductive material which exhibits increased radio frequency alternating current resistance. This conductive material defines an exterior surface where at least a portion of the exterior surface of the conductor defines a region with a roughened surface. Preferably the roughening of the exterior surface increases the area of the exterior surface when compared to a non-roughened surface, resulting in a reduction in the effective cross-section area of the conductor used to transport alternating currents.