Hollow waveguide for urology treatment

H. Jelínková, M. Němec, P. Koranda, J. Pokorný, O. Kohler, P. Drlík, M. Miyagi, K. Iwai, Y. Matsuura

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Abstract

The aim of our work was the application of the special sealed hollow waveguide system for the urology treatment - In our experimental study we have compared the effects of Ho:YAG (wavelength 2100 nm) and Er:YAG (wavelength 2940 nm) laser radiation both on human urinary stones (or compressed plaster samples which serve as a model) fragmentation and soft ureter tissue incision in vitro. Cyclic Olefin Polymer - coated silver (COP/Ag) hollow glass waveguides with inner and outer diameters 700 and 850 μm, respectively, were used for the experiment. To prevent any liquid to diminish and stop the transmission, the waveguide termination was utilized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications X - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jan 232010 Jan 24

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume7559
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Other

OtherOptical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Diagnostics and Treatment Applications X
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period10/1/2310/1/24

Keywords

  • CTH:YAG laser
  • Er:YAG laser
  • Hollow waveguide
  • Lithotripsy
  • Solid state laser
  • Ureter
  • Urology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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