New laser coronary angioplasty system using manipulatable angioscope and CO laser with infrared glass fiber

Tsunenon Arai, Kyoichi Mizuna, Makoto Kikuchi, Masami Sakurada, Akira Miyamoto, Akira Kurita, Haruo Nakamura, Atsushi Utsumi, Masayoshi Katoh, Kiyoshi Takeuchi

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Abstract

A new laser coronary angioplasty system using CO laser and a manipulatable angloscope was described. CO laser was employed as therapy laser due to its strong vaporization capability and flexible fiber delivery characteristics. The medical CO laser equipment which emitted 5um in wavelength was developed. The manipulatable angioscope catheter of which dimensions were 1.8 mm in diameter and 0.9 m in length realized precise targeting of laser irradiation and intraluminal diagnosis. The control system prevented failure laser irradiation, and fiber thermal destruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
EditorsAndrew Y.J. Szeto, Rangaraj M. Rangayyan
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1598-1599
Number of pages2
Editionpt 3
ISBN (Print)0780313771
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1993 Oct 281993 Oct 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Numberpt 3
Volume15
ISSN (Print)0589-1019

Other

OtherProceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 3 (of 3)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period93/10/2893/10/31

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Arai, T., Mizuna, K., Kikuchi, M., Sakurada, M., Miyamoto, A., Kurita, A., Nakamura, H., Utsumi, A., Katoh, M., & Takeuchi, K. (1993). New laser coronary angioplasty system using manipulatable angioscope and CO laser with infrared glass fiber. In A. Y. J. Szeto, & R. M. Rangayyan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology (pt 3 ed., pp. 1598-1599). (Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology; Vol. 15, No. pt 3). Publ by IEEE.