Low source impedance insufflator
Data di pubblicazione21-10-2021
Data di priorità02-12-2019
FaseDutch and PCT Patent
TitolarePolitecnico di Milano, Erasmus MC
DipartimentoDepartment of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering
AutoriDellacà Raffaele, Sterke Frank, Van Weteringen Willem, Vlot Johnny
In an aspect of the invention there is provided an insufflator apparatus for exposing structures within a cavity of the human body for a diagnostic and/or therapeutic endoscopic procedure, comprising: an insufflation gas supply valve, adapted to provide insufflation gas to a pressure regulator; the pressure regulator, adapted to supply insufflation gas into the cavity of the human body via an input mechanism attachable to the human body, a means for determining a pressure level in the body cavity; an insufflator vent mechanism adapted to release excess insufflation gas volume returning from the pressure regulator; an insufflator controller arranged to real-time adapt an insufflation rate of said insufflation gas via said gas supply valve and vent mechanism at a set average pressure level in the body cavity in accordance with the means tor determining the pressure level in the body cavity; and wherein the pressure regulator has a limited volume for temporarily storing a gas returning from the body cavity to thereby avoid transient pressure deviations from the set average pressure level in the body cavity, e,g. due to coughing or mechanical ventilation and allowing the gas to return to the body cavity to maintain the set average pressure.