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Improving Colonoscopy Through Automation of Biopsy Tool Motion1

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Carl A. Nelson

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln,
Lincoln, NE 68588
Department of Surgery,
Center for Advanced Surgical Technology,
University of Nebraska Medical Center,
Omaha, NE 68198

Michael B. Jones

Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates,
Omaha, NE 68114

Accepted and presented at The Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2015), April 13–16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Manuscript received March 3, 2015; final manuscript received March 17, 2015; published online July 16, 2015. Editor: Arthur Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 9(3), 030926 (Sep 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-15-1082; doi: 10.1115/1.4030559 History: Received March 03, 2015; Revised March 17, 2015; Online July 16, 2015

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NDDIK, 2014, “National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse,” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, accessed on Nov. 2014, http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/colonoscopy/
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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Front, side, and top views of automated biopsy tool advancement device

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Prototype biopsy tool advancement device (biopsy tool shown in lower image)



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