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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter November 26, 2020

Is a thin diameter ureteroscope feasible for image guided intravascular procedures?

  • Axel Boese EMAIL logo and Michael Friebe


Vascular endoscopic imaging is known for a long time but has never made its way into clinical routine. Reasons for that are the complexity, lack of low-cost portable systems, and the lack of suitable endoscopes providing high image quality with small dimensions. In addition, an interruption of the blood flow caused by the device and the opacity of blood are difficult to manage. In the past we have already developed ideas to overcome these difficulties and now we present a feasibility test of a thin diameter ureteroscope for observation of vascular procedures. The imaging system was tested in a phantom where side branches were explored, a stent was placed and a simulated aneurysm coiled.

Published Online: 2020-11-26
Published in Print: 2020-09-01

© 2020 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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