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Diagnostics 2018, 8(4), 83; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics8040083

Characteristics of a Surgical Snare Using Microwave Energy

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Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
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Center for Frontier Medical Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
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Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 12 December 2018 / Accepted: 12 December 2018 / Published: 15 December 2018
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Abstract

Currently, minimally invasive treatments that insert various treatment devices into an endoscope are actively being performed. A high-frequency (HF) snare is commonly used as an energy device inserted into an endoscope. However, using a high-frequency snare, problems usually occur, such as the obstruction of the visual field caused by smoke. On the other hand, microwave heating produces less smoke and provides a better visual field. In this study, a snare using microwave energy inserted into an endoscope is proposed, and its characteristics are evaluated. View Full-Text
Keywords: microwave; EMR; snare; numerical calculation microwave; EMR; snare; numerical calculation
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Sugiyama, M.; Saito, K. Characteristics of a Surgical Snare Using Microwave Energy. Diagnostics 2018, 8, 83.

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