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Summary An important aspect for the safety of the patient is the hygienic condition of employed instruments. These recommendations will help to achieve a reproducible standard on a high level in processing of MIS instruments. Instruments are classified into four categories. The processing cycle...
Summary The increasing complexity of Minimally Invasive Therapy and surgery requires the transformation and application of classic systems theory. The basic tools of systems analysis and design are essential to realize technology that functions in a co-ordinated fashion to ensure a safe, smooth...
Summary The need for an alternative management to transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is indicated because of its known post-operative morbidity and the increasing incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia requiring operation with a considerably costlier effect on health care budgets....
Summary The aim of ‘multimodal imaging’ is to combine, handle and visualize information from various sources (X-ray film, ultrasound, CT, MR, signals like ECG and EEG, laboratory results, medical records). Diagnosis, treatment as well as training and continued education demands an integrated...
Summary Objective : To obtain high resolution magnetic resonance (MR) images of the intramural and extramural extent of lesions visualized during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Subjects and methods : Eight patients, four male and four female aged 50 to 77 years (mean 65.6 years), were studied...
Summary Minimally invasive techniques using endoscopes for image-guided therapy are common in the surgical field and in internal medicine. Interventional procedures in the past were performed with either fluoroscopic, sono-graphic or CT-guidance, but now MRI-guided interventional procedures are...
Summary In numerous fields of medicine and in particular in minimally invasive therapy, functionality of the existing medico-technical equipment can be improved considerably by increasing use of microstructures or microsystem components. Furthermore, completely new medical instruments...
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