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Poeggel, S,Duraibabu, D,Tosi, D,Leen, G,Lewis, E,McGrath, D,Fusco, F,Sannino, S,Lupoli, L,Ippolito, J,Mirone, V
Journal Of Biomedical Optics
Differential in vivo urodynamic measurement in a single thin catheter based on two optical fiber pressure sensors
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optical fiber pressure sensors in vivo urodynamic pressure differential catheter Fabry-Perot interferometer fiber Bragg grating BLADDER DIAPHRAGM FLOW
Urodynamic analysis is the predominant method for evaluating dysfunctions in the lower urinary tract. The exam measures the pressure during the filling and voiding process of the bladder and is mainly interested in the contraction of the bladder muscles. The data arising out of these pressure measurements enables the urologist to arrive at a precise diagnosis and prescribe an adequate treatment. A technique based on two optical fiber pressure and temperature sensors with a resolution of better than 0.1 cm H2O (similar to 10 Pa), a stability better than 1 cm H2O/hour, and a diameter of 0.2 mm in a miniature catheter with a diameter of only 5 Fr (1.67 mm), was used. This technique was tested in vivo on four patients with a real-time urodynamic measurement system. The optical system presented showed a very good correlation to two commercially available medical reference sensors. Furthermore, the optical urodynamic system demonstrated a higher dynamic and better sensitivity to detect small obstructions than both pre-existing medical systems currently in use in the urodynamic field. (C) 2015 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
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