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Poeggel, S,Tosi, D,Fusco, F,Ippolito, J,Lupoli, L,Mirone, V,Sannino, S,Leen, G,Lewis, E
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Fiber-Optic EFPI Pressure Sensors for In Vivo Urodynamic Analysis
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Biophotonics extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometry (EFPI) medical optics instrumentation optical fiber sensing urology BLADDER-OUTLET OBSTRUCTION PARAMETERS DIAPHRAGM FLOW
A fiber optic sensing system for pressure measurement in invasive urodynamics is presented and experimentally validated. Probes are based on extrinsic Fabry-Perot interferometry (EFPI) principle, with an all-glass biocompatible design having 0.2-mm thickness. Pressure sensitivity of 1.0-1.6 nm/kPa with high stability and reduced thermal sensitivity has been achieved, leading to 0.3-cmH(2)O pressure accuracy. The EFPI probes have been embedded in medical catheters with 4F size for dual bladder and abdominal pressure measurement throughout the full course of a urodynamic analysis. Pressure traces have been compared with a PICO2000 urodynamic instrument, showing improved accuracy and higher responsivity to local pressure variations. Tests have been carried out in vivo on seven patients; the main highlights are reported, showing the premises for an EFPI-based diagnostic tool.
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