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Nd:YAG laser handpiece

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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
Accession Number
997034544 a-b
Description
Handpiece for Nd:YAG laser (a) with customized sterilization platform (b); handpiece consists of heavy metal cylinder with luer-lok hook-up; mid-handle has a section of black plastic covering a rigid shaft containing the beginning of a fibre optic cable; micro-cable (1.83 m) covered in opaque white…
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Accession Number
997034544 a-b
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
General Surgery
MeSH Heading
Surgery, Laser
Lasers, Solid State -- therapeutic use
Bronchial Neoplasms
Description
Handpiece for Nd:YAG laser (a) with customized sterilization platform (b); handpiece consists of heavy metal cylinder with luer-lok hook-up; mid-handle has a section of black plastic covering a rigid shaft containing the beginning of a fibre optic cable; micro-cable (1.83 m) covered in opaque white plastic tubing with a cautery tip on the end; prism at the plug-in end; square metal sterilization platform consists of open wire mesh with three spring-loaded clamps in custom array to hold handpiece and fibre optic cabe with angled holding posts at each corner.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - handpiece - Size: Length 55.0 cm x Diam. 2.0 cm
b - mesh holder - Size: Length 25.7 cm x Width 25.7 cm x Depth 3.0 cm
Provenance
Used in the Kingston General Hospital Operating Room.
Maker
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Dates
1980
1990
circa 1980-1990
Date Remarks
Date of technology.
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black; white
silicone
Inscriptions
Stamped into the power source insert: "BO-11400"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E6-9
Condition Remarks
Minor scratches along metal cylinder from removal of spring-loaded clamps.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Wikipedia article "Nd:YAG Laser" (see attached photocopy); C. Kelly (OR nurse, ret.); CD #10.
Research Facts
Handpiece used for lasing small tumours in the bronchus; the end with the prism fits into the "Nb:YAG" laser device; silicone tip threaded through special bronchoscope.
Images
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