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The Pulling Device for a Flexible Bronchoscope

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D. Taylor Ludeke, Maj Dedin Mirmirani

California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Paper No. NANOBIO2006-18045, pp. 43-44; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/NANOBIO2006-18045
From:
  • ASME 2006 Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2006 Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 8 – 9, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4763-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-3781-5
  • Copyright © 2006 by ASME

abstract

The flexible bronchoscope, used both to directly visualize and biopsy lesions, is an important tool for diagnosing lung cancer [1]. Presented here is a conceptual design for a device that increases the depth to which the scope can be fed into the lungs. This allows doctors to find and accurately diagnose more cases of lung cancer first occurring deeper in the lungs.

Copyright © 2006 by ASME

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