Accession Number : ADD009676

Title :   Fiber Optics Image Scope (Micro-Endoscope) Ureteroscope.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Bregman,Robert U ; Soltan,Parviz

Report Date : 28 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : This abstract discloses an endoscope of such small size and flexibility to allow safe diagnosis and treatment of lesions and disorders of the ureter and kidney. A 2mm outer diameter tube fabricated from a low friction material includes a bundle of fiber optics shaped to conform to an inner sector of the tube. This bundle provides illumination while a second fiber optic bundle, bonded alongside the first bundle, permits observation at a distal end. The remainder of the interior of the tube defines a longitudinal duct for the bidirectional exchange of fluids. The internal disposition of the fiber bundles and duct keeps the dimensions small enough to permit ureteral and renal applications as well as other heretofore inaccessible places.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Endoscopy, *Fiber optics, *Medical equipment, *Urinary system, Instrumentation, Optical instruments, Kidneys, Diagnosis(Medicine), Therapy, Bundles

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE