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Next-Generation Fiberoptic and Digital Ureteroscopes


Keller, Etienne Xavier; De Coninck, Vincent; Traxer, Olivier (2019). Next-Generation Fiberoptic and Digital Ureteroscopes. The Urologic Clinics of North America, 46(2):147-163.

Abstract

The versatility of ureteroscopy is attributable to tremendous technological innovations over the past decades. This article provides an overview on emerging technologies in the light of past achievements, current limitations, and possible future directions. Instrument size reduction, pressure and temperature control, active suction of stone dust, multiple-axis tip deflection, variable working channel positions, robotics, ergonomics, image quality, enhanced imaging technology, three-dimensional visualization, and the competition between reusable and single-use ureteroscopes are detailed. The twentieth century has opened an exciting path for future discoveries in ureteroscopy.

Abstract

The versatility of ureteroscopy is attributable to tremendous technological innovations over the past decades. This article provides an overview on emerging technologies in the light of past achievements, current limitations, and possible future directions. Instrument size reduction, pressure and temperature control, active suction of stone dust, multiple-axis tip deflection, variable working channel positions, robotics, ergonomics, image quality, enhanced imaging technology, three-dimensional visualization, and the competition between reusable and single-use ureteroscopes are detailed. The twentieth century has opened an exciting path for future discoveries in ureteroscopy.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Urological Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Urology
Language:English
Date:May 2019
Deposited On:07 Feb 2020 11:11
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 13:45
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0094-0143
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ucl.2018.12.001
PubMed ID:30961849

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