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Assisted catheterization system for endoluminal operations remotely-SCA.

Assisted catheterization that enables the use of minimally invasive techniques which reduce exposure to intra-operatory radiation.

Description

The development of Assisted Catheter System (endoluminal interventions by remote control) arises from the collaboration of Dr. Manuel Maynar with the Department of Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College ULPGC Officer doctors in Las Palmas.
Minimally invasive surgery is a technology-based surgery that corrects the lack of direct vision with indirect vision and presents two great advantages: it has recovery times much more reduced and evolves quicker than the traditional surgery because follows the same growth rate that technology which supports.
The device consists of a surgeon-patient interface that allows the surgeon to handle orientation and movement of catheters and guides along the blood vessels of the patient via a joystick and remotely. It is manufactured and assembled in the ITC itself, having been tested experimentally with a pig at the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre in Caceres. The experimental results were consistent with the expectations established in its development phase, having demonstrated the viability of the idea and the proper functioning of the technical solutions adopted.
As for technical specifications, this device allows using a minimally invasive technique that reduces intraoperative radiation exposure, by performing small rotations and translations of the catheter and of the guide housed inside, which can both move of independent way in order to guide them along the appropriate vessel. It has a regulatory system that allows the use with different diameters of catheter and of guides. The system includes an articulated arm that permits attachment to the operating table and orient it properly. It also features a wired connection to a control card which can be attached directly to a joystick to intraoperative or intrahospital control and with the support of a good communication network, allows the surgeon in times of unexpected complication operate remotely without go directly to the operating room, avoiding the need to dress and wash so as to be sterile.

Potential Benefits and Uses

The advantages introduced by the device depends on the distance that you want to interpose between surgeon and patient, ie the concept of remote: a few meters allows the surgeon to avoid exposure to intraoperative radiation providing images to the monitor that the surgeon orients; tens of meters in the same hospital environment, allows a more experienced surgeon can intervene promptly in times of unexpected complication without going directly to the operating room; at greater distances and with the support of a good communication network, may allow a surgeon experienced an intervention performed without displacement.

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