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Technical Brief

Design of an Ureteropyeloscope1

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Mkhokheli Ncube, Sudesh Sivarasu

MRC/MIRU,
Division of Biomedical Engineering,
Department of Human Biology,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Cape Town,
Cape Town 7925, South Africa
e-mail: sudesh.sivarasu@uct.ac.za

John Lazarus

MRC/MIRU,
Division of Biomedical Engineering,
Department of Human Biology,
Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Cape Town,
Cape Town 7925, South Africa

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7–10, 2014.

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received February 28, 2014; published online April 28, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(2), 020923 (Apr 28, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1053; doi: 10.1115/1.4027024 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised February 28, 2014

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References

Blandy, J., and Kaisary, A., 2009, Urology, 6th ed., Wiley-Blackwell, London, pp. 67.
Ankem, M. K., Lowry, P. S., Slovick, R. W., Munoz del Rio, A., and Nakada, S. Y., 2004, “Clinical Utility of Dual Active Deflection Flexible Ureteroscope During Upper Tract Ureteropyeloscopy,” Adult Urol., 64(3), pp. 430–434. [CrossRef]
Lei, M. C., and Du, R. D., 2010, “A Study on the Bending Mechanism of the Flexible Ureteroscope,” International Conference on Control Automatic System (ICCAS), Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, October 27–30.

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Fig. 1

The CAD model of the ureteropyeloscope. The two insert images depict the adaptor module.

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Fig. 2

(a) Simulations of fluid entry into ureteropyeloscope. (b) Exit out of the ureteropyeloscope via insertion tube.

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Fig. 3

Bending simulation for force and stress concentration

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