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Calculi fragmentation of Er:YAG laser light through a sealed flexible hollow fiber delivery system
Author(s): Katsumasa Iwai; Yi-Wei Shi; Koh Nito; Yuji Matsuura; Takao Kasai; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Seichi Saito; Youichi Arai; Naomasa Ioritani; Yoshihide Okagami; Michal Nemec; Jan Sulc; Helena Jelinkova; Miroslav Zavoral; Oto Kohler; Pavel Drlik
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Paper Abstract

Calculi fragmentation experiments were conducted in vitro by using Er:YAG laser light. The laser light delivery system was composed of a cyclic olefin polymer (COP)-coated silver (Ag) hollow fiber and a quartz cap to seal the output end of the hollow fiber. Sealing-caps wiht various distal end goemetries were fabricated and the focusing effects for Er:YAG laser light were measured both in air and in water. Fragmentation characteristics of the sealing-caps were investigated. The deterioration of sealing-caps after calculus fragmentation was also experimentally discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4957, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications III, (1 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.476798
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Katsumasa Iwai, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yi-Wei Shi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Koh Nito, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Matsuura, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Takao Kasai, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Mitsunobu Miyagi, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Seichi Saito, Tohoku Univ. Hospital (Japan)
Youichi Arai, Tohoku Univ. Hospital (Japan)
Naomasa Ioritani, Sendai Syakaihoken Hospital (Japan)
Yoshihide Okagami, J. Morita Mfg. Corp. (Japan)
Michal Nemec, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Jan Sulc, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Helena Jelinkova, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Miroslav Zavoral, Central Military Hospital (Czech Republic)
Oto Kohler, Central Military Hospital (Czech Republic)
Pavel Drlik, Central Military Hospital (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4957:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications III
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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