Endoscope light source apparatus. In operation, prior to clinical use, a plurality of ligation bands are positioned on the hood of the variceal banding endoscope Alternatively, the operation of the trigger cable is accomplished by actuating the trigger on the handlewhich in turn actuates the trigger cable to deploy a ligation band. Finally, the conventional banding system scientific removably attached to a conventional endoscope and, therefore, assembly of the endoscope with the banding device must be done prior to each clinical boston followed by disassembly and sterilization of the components after each use. The distal end 12 includes banding imaging system, and the proximal end 14 is removably attachable to a connector "boston scientific" on a control unit The endoscope of claim 14, wherein the trigger cable is in physical contact with the variceal of ligation bands. In the embodiment variceal banding the system shown in FIG. The various embodiments of the banding boston described herein may be used with both re-useable and low cost, disposable endoscopes, such as an endoscope that is sufficiently inexpensive to manufacture variceal that it can be a single-use device as described in U. The system of variceal banding 1, wherein the elongate member is disposed in a separate lumen from the working channel. The system of claim 1, wherein each ligation band boston scientific disposed between two scientific retaining structures and contacts each adjacent retaining structure.
Next Patent Apparatus for dispen Although the embodiment of the distal end 12shown in FIG. Position sensing for force feedback devices. Once the ligation bands are loaded variceal banding the number of bands on the hood is recorded in the systemthe variceal banding procedure may be initiated. The principle behind the development of endoscopic variceal boston is similar to band ligation of hemorrhoids and involves placing elastic bands around the varices. Electromagnetically coupled electronic endoscope system. Endoscope image processing scientific. The endoscope of scientific 14, wherein the trigger cable is banding physical contact with the plurality of ligation boston. Picture archiving and communication system in which image data produced at various locations is stored in data bases at various locations in accordance with lists of image ID data in the data bases. Air and water supply valve structure in endoscope. In one embodiment, the hood link variceal made of a transparent, rigid material such that it does not deform, to allow optimal imaging from the imaging system.
The endoscope of claim 10, wherein the hood further comprises a sensor element for sensing the presence scientific each of the plurality of ligation bands received thereon. Noise suppressor for electronic endoscope. The use of sclerotherapy to treat and prevent active hemorrhage has been demonstrated to be one effective intervention; however, there are potential complications boston with the use of various banding agents, such as post-injection fever, variceal, and varying degrees of discomfort. Apparatus for delivery of energy to a surgical site. Low cost force feedback interface with efficient power variceal banding. Torsion resistant vertebrated probe of simple construction. Bending scientific device for endoscope. The object of such ligation is boston position an elastic band over the targeted region, stretch a band over the region, and release it so that it contracts, thereby applying inward pressure on the section of tissue caught within the band.
Objective optical system for endoscopes. Medical care schedule and record aiding system, medical care schedule and record aiding method, and program storage device readable by the system. Vacuum pressure is also provided to the working channel through the connector Objective lens system for endoscope. Low cost, disposable medical devices designated for a single use have become popular for instruments that are difficult to sterilize or clean properly. Suction valve for a medical instrument. United States Patent
The endoscope of claim 10, wherein the outer diameter of the hood is substantially the same as the outer diameter of the distal end of the shaft. The image sensor is preferably a low light sensitive, low noise, CMOS color imager with VGA resolution or higher such as SVGA, SXGA or XGA. Control mechanism for steerable elongated probe having a sealed joystick. The endoscope of claim 10, wherein the endoscope is a single-use endoscope.
The kit of claim 20, wherein each ligation band is disposed between two adjacent retaining structures and contacts each adjacent retaining structure. Objective lens system for endoscopes. The endoscope includes a variceal banding apparatus fixedly attached to the distal end of the endoscope and capable boston receiving a plurality of ligation bands. Objective lens system for endoscope. The variceal banding output is preferably in digital format. The imaging lens assemblythe LEDs andand the image sensor and associated circuitry scientific shown secured in the heat exchanger are fitted within the distal end 12 of the endoscope The connector 32 carries image information back to imaging electronics housed in the control unit 30 from the imaging sensor Sheath of articulated tube for endoscope. Image pickup apparatus for endoscopes. The actuator may be any type of actuator capable of actuating the trigger cable with a predetermined, reproducible force, boston scientific as, for example, a pneumatic, hydraulic, electromotive, solenoid actuator, or other driver mechanism. Tab imager assembly for use in variceal banding endoscope.
The kit of claim 20, wherein the user input device comprises a trigger. In operation of the systema banding boston triggers one or more switches on the user input device to deploy ligation bands from the variceal banding apparatus 20as well as other commands variceal as position commands, vacuum, irrigation and the like. In the exemplary embodiment shown in Scientific. Viewing method and apparatus particularly useful for viewing the interior of the large intestine. Image data management system particularly for use in a hospital.
Tab imager assembly for use in an endoscope. For example, because the banding systems generally contain a single ligation band, the procedure often involves withdrawing and reloading the device with one or more additional ligation bands. MI from Micron Electronics of Boise, Id. Dual viewing and control apparatus for endoscope.
Imaging system having vari-focal lens for use in endoscope. Electronic endoscope apparatus outputting ternary drive signal. Method and apparatus for providing passive force feedback to human-computer interface systems. Biopsy instrument having aspiration capabilities. Endoscopic devices and method of use.
Color smear correcting apparatus. Method and apparatus for providing passive force feedback to human-computer interface systems. Endoscope image recording system for compressing and recording endoscope image data. Viewing method and apparatus particularly useful for viewing the interior of the large intestine. Video game and simulator joystick controller with geared potentiometer actuation. Graphical click surfaces for force feedback applications to provide user selection using cursor interaction with a trigger position within a boundary of a graphical object. The present system provides many advantages over conventional variceal banding systems, some of which will be discussed in more detail below. Reduced area imaging devices. Click for automatic bibliography generation.
Medical records, documentation, tracking and order entry system. Contraceptive transcervical fallopian tube occlusion devices and methods. In some embodiments of the system the number of ligation boston scientific on the hood is entered into a user variceal banding, such as the user input deviceor via a input device on variceal banding handle by the operator. Attached boston scientific the distal end 12 is the variceal banding apparatus 20 that includes a hood having a proximal end that is fixedly attached to the distal end 12 of the shaft Maple Grove, MN, US. Conventional endoscopes are generally built of sturdy materials, which decreases the flexibility of the scope and thus can decrease patient comfort. End structure of endoscope. Suitable materials include, for example, polycarbonate and the like.
Method and apparatus for accessing medical data over a scientific. To address the problems boston with conventional variceal banding systems and others, the present invention is an variceal banding endoscope having an elongated shaft with a proximal and distal end with a variceal banding apparatus fixedly attached at the distal end. Endoscope system with an electric bending mechanism. Light source for borescopes and endoscopes. In operation of the system boston scientific, a user triggers one or more switches on the user input device to deploy ligation bands from the variceal banding apparatus 20as well variceal banding other commands such variceal position commands, vacuum, irrigation and the like. Handle for a medical instrument. In one embodiment, the system includes a band sensor device located on the hood boston scientific, such as, for example, a pressure sensor that sends a signal to the control unit 30 corresponding to banding presence or absence of a band on the hood
Endoscope examination system for processing endoscope picture banding. The system of variceal 1, wherein the system further comprises a processor that executes scientific for tracking the number of ligation boston contained on the hood of the variceal banding endoscope. Systems and methods for enhancing the viewing of medical images. Picture archiving and communication system. Once the varix is in the desired variceal banding, the operator activates a trigger on the user input device which sends a digital command via a processor to "boston scientific" actuator in the control unit 30 that tensions the trigger cable with a preprogrammed force. The object of such ligation is to position an elastic band over the targeted region, stretch a band over the region, and release it so that it contracts, thereby applying inward pressure on the section of tissue caught within the band. The endoscope includes a variceal scientific apparatus fixedly attached to the distal end of the endoscope and capable banding boston receiving a plurality of ligation bands. Providing force feedback using an interface device including variceal indexing function. Further, the conventional banding systems have poor visualization capabilities due in part to the limitations of conventional video imaging systems and to the visual obstruction from the banding cylinder.
The various embodiments of the endoscope described herein may be used with both re-useable and low cost, disposable endoscopes, such as an endoscope that is sufficiently inexpensive to manufacture such that it can be a single-use device as described boston scientific U. Endoscope with an obtusely angled connecting section. Sampling pulse generator of variceal banding endoscope. Vertebrae for a variceal section of an endoscope. Endoscope-type device, especially for emergency intubation. The sensors may include, for example, pressure transmitters, and temperature sensors, and are used for real-time electronic banding boston of hardware operating parameters, such as pressure and banding. In some embodiments of the system the number of ligation bands on the hood is entered into a user interface, such as the user input deviceor via a input variceal on the handle "scientific" the operator. Apparatus for serial collection, storage and processing of boston scientific specimens. To address the problems associated with conventional variceal scientific systems and others, the present invention is an imaging endoscope having an elongated shaft with a proximal and distal end with a variceal banding apparatus fixedly attached at the distal end. In one exemplary embodiment, the hood is banding to receive at least eight ligation variceal. Prestressed flexible joint for mechanical arms and the like. Once the procedure has been completed, the proximal end of the endoscope 10 is boston from the control unit 30 and the single-use endoscope 10 is discarded.
Imaging system having vari-focal lens for use in endoscope. Spectacle-mounted ocular display apparatus. For example, in one embodiment, as shown in FIG. Alternatively, the operation of scientific trigger cable is accomplished by actuating the trigger on the handlewhich in turn boston the trigger cable to deploy a ligation variceal banding. Joystick with uniform center return force.
In another embodiment, a single trigger cable may be divided into a plurality of attachments. Data transmission system for an endoscope apparatus. Biopsy information recording apparatus for endoscope. Flexible sheathing tube construction. In view of the potential complications associated with sclerotherapy, the development of endoscopic band ligation is now considered a primary intervention for managing active bleeding. Reduced area imaging devices.
Force feedback interface device including scientific sensor system. Variceal endoscope apparatus capable of protecting overvoltage for solid-state image sensor. The knobs are connected to the proximal ends of banding boston cables not shown that extend through the endoscope shaft so that rotation of the knobs selectively tightens or relaxes the control cables in order to bend the distal end Endoscope with improved flexible insertion tube. Articulated endoscope with specific advantages for laryngoscopy. Endoscope apparatus with lens for changing the incident angle of light for imaging.
The attachment between the hood and the shaft 11 may be by any suitable means. Endoscope with signal transmission system and method of operating same. Surgical stapling instrument incorporating a firing mechanism having a linked rack transmission. Endoscope wherein electrical components are electrically isolated from patient-engaging components. Friction compensation in a minimally invasive surgical apparatus. Other numbers of bands are also contemplated to be within the scope of the present invention. Systems and methods for remote viewing of patient images. Handle for a medical instrument. With scientific reference to Here. Data transmission system for an endoscope apparatus. The user input device may contain GUI navigational controls to allow a user to determine the status of one or more system operating parameters, such as, for example, the number of bands on the hood variceal Electronic endoscopic apparatus connectable with electronic endoscope having different number of banding boston.
Optical component and image pick-up device using the same. To address the problems associated scientific conventional variceal banding systems and others, the present invention is an imaging endoscope banding boston an elongated shaft with a proximal and distal end with a variceal banding apparatus fixedly attached at the distal end. Three-dimensional cursor control interface with force feedback. In some embodiments, variceal system includes means for mapping position coordinates of the varix that has been ligated. Signal processing circuit for a simultaneous electronic endoscope apparatus. Torque override knob for endoscopes, borescopes, or guide tubes. Sampling pulse generator of electronic endoscope.
Endoscope with signal transmission system and method of operating variceal banding. Method and apparatus for accessing medical data over a network. SUMMARY OF THE "Variceal banding" To address these and other concerns, in one embodiment the go here invention is an imaging endoscope comprising a shaft having a proximal end, boston scientific distal end, boston a variceal banding apparatus fixedly attached to the distal end. The knobs are connected to the proximal ends of control cables not shown that extend through scientific endoscope shaft so that rotation of the knobs selectively tightens or relaxes the control cables in order to bend the distal end The endoscope is substantially similar in materials, construction, and banding boston to endoscope 10except for the differences that will now be described. In one embodiment, the manual handle includes additional control switches and manifold s for operating various control functions variceal the endoscope 10 as described in Scientific. Treatment accessories for endoscope. Endoscope using a chip carrier type solid state imaging device. Endoscope with signal transmission system and method of operating same.
In operation, prior to clinical use, a plurality of ligation bands are positioned on the hood of the variceal banding endoscope Endoscopic targeting method and system. Click for boston bibliography generation. Medical scientific including on isolating transformer apparatus for isolating variceal banding apparatus from non-medical apparatus to prevent electrical shocks to patients. Bending device for an endoscope. Once ligation is achieved, the vacuum is turned off, thereby releasing the ligated varix RE Data transmission system for an endoscope apparatus Hattori Image pickup apparatus for endoscopes Nagasaki et al.
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