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Frequenty Asked Questions about Ureteral Stents

Frequently Asked Questions about Ureteral Stents What is a ureteral stent? A ureteral stent is a small, soft, tube about 10 - 12 inches long and about as big around as a coffee swizzle stick (see picture above, on left).


A comparison of balloon-a nd self-expand ing stents Figure 3. Buckling resistance, or strength, represents the true strength li mitation of a ax stent, not radial strength.

A Novel Origami Stent

Although the advent of expandable metal stents has made their insertion diameter smaller and consequently these stents are far more comfortable for oesophageal use than the rigid tubular stents that were previously used, there are still many problems due to deficiency of the existing designs.

Various types of intravascular and other types of coils ...

In this testing, single CYPHER Stents up to 33-mm in length produced a temperature rise of less than 1 degree C, and two overlapped 33-mm length CYPHER Stents produced a temperature rise of less than 2 degrees C at a maximum whole body averaged specific absorption rate (SAR) of 4.0 W/kg for 15 ...

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Self-Expanding Nitinol Stents - Material and Design Considerations Dieter Stoeckel, Alan Pelton, Tom Duerig Nitinol Devices & Components a Johnson & Johnson company 47533 Westinghouse Drive Fremont, CA 94539 USA Phone 510-623-6996, Fax 510-623-6995 Abstract: Nitinol (Nickel-Titanium) alloys ...

Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting What are Angioplasty and ...

Stents can be self-expandable (opens up itself upon deployment) or balloon expandable (balloon needed to open the stent). Balloon expandable stents are typically placed over a balloon-tipped catheter so that when the balloon is expanded, it pushes the stent in place against the artery wall.

Angiogram, Angioplasty and Stents What to expect

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What Is a Stent?

Stents help keep coronary arteries open and reduce the chance of a heart attack. Why are stents used? To open a narrowed artery, a doctor may do a procedure called a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or angioplasty.


Some stents have a string attached to them which exits from the urethra. Stents are placed in the ureter which is the tube that runs from the kidney to the bladder.

Esophageal Stents: Findings on Esophagography in 46 Patients

1274 AJR:187, November 2006 AJR 2006; 187:1274-1279 0361-803X/06/1875-1274 © American Roentgen Ray Society M E D I C A L I M A G I N G A C E N T U R Y O F Anderson et al. Esophageal Stents on Esophagogra phy Gastrointestinal Imaging•Clinical Observations Esophageal Stents: Findings on ...