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Urolithiasis pp 927-928 | Cite as

The MFL 5000: A New Machine for Urological Diagnosis, Endourology, and Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Lithotripsy

  • T. Senge
  • J. Graff
  • J. Pastor
  • S. Benkert
  • L. Hertle
  • U. Engelman

Abstract

In February, 1988, a new lithotripter was installed at our Center: the MFL 5000. This multifunctional lithotripter, developed collaboratively by Dornier and the Philips Company, brings together three areas of application: extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy (ESWL), urological diagnosis, and all endourological procedures such as percutaneous nephrostolithotomy and ureterorenoscopy. The table used is similar to a urologic diagnostic table. For the ESWL procedure, one U-arm which can be tilted contains the apparatus for stone location. This can define the anterior-posterior as well as the cranial-caudal projections at 15° to 30°. The U-arm can be rotated 180°, thus allowing percutaneous procedures with an x-ray tube located under the table and an image intensifier above it. This arrangement significantly reduces the x-ray exposure of the patient and urologist.

Keywords

Percutaneous Procedure Initial Learning Phase Endourological Procedure Philips Company Caliceal Stone 
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Reference

  1. J. Graff, J Pastor, D Herberhold, U Hankemeier, and Th. Senge, Technical modifications of the Dornier HM3 lithotripter with an improved anesthesia technique, World J. Urol. 5:202 (1987).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Senge
    • 1
  • J. Graff
    • 1
  • J. Pastor
    • 1
  • S. Benkert
    • 1
  • L. Hertle
    • 1
  • U. Engelman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of UrologyRuhr-University BochumHerneGermany

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