A variety of basket designs are available for percutaneous treatment of gallstones, though no systematic evaluation of their relative performance has been made. We evaluated the efficiency of two commercially available baskets and two prototype baskets to remove small stones from a simulated gallbladder in vitro. Best results were achieved with a prototype basket made of the nickle-titanium alloy Nitinol.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Interventional Radiology
|Published - Apr 1992
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging