cryoprobe


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cryoprobe

[′krī·ō‚prōb]
(medicine)
A blunt instrument that can be chilled to a temperature of -162°F (-108°C); used to freeze tissues in cryosurgery.
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This is due in part to the cumbersome nature of the previously described procedures, which require multiple debridements of previously treated tissues and additional applications of the cryoprobe to persistent scar tissue.
tip temperature and load) that are otherwise available with the cryoprobe.
They are less bulky than the earlier liquid nitrogen cryoprobes but still cannot operate indefinitely and require ventilation.
The cryoprobe technique, which creates an ice ball that envelopes the tumor and the adjacent 5-10 mm of normal surrounding tissue, creating a template for excision, has been used successfully for fibroadenomas.
NMR spectrometers with higher fields (>500 MHz) and spectrometers using the increased sensitivity of CryoProbe technology could probably detect these two inborn errors of metabolism.
The mass was frozen to -180[degrees]C using the cryoprobe pressurized argon gas system.
The technique combines two existing surgical tools: the cryoprobe, which freezes and kills tumors, and ultrasound, which images tumors and guides the cryoprobe.
CryoProbe[TM] Prodigy TCI : The new CryoProbe Prodigy TCI is the latest member of the Prodigy product line that delivers tremendous boosts in sensitivity at affordable prices.
Performing a laparoscopic cryoablation, three possible events of traumatic tumour tissue manipulation are seen: (1) tumour from peri-renal fat; (2) tumour biopsy; and (3) cryoprobe placement and removal.
Supply and installation of the upgrade of a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer of 500 megahertz equipped with cryoprobe.
13 MHz and equipped with a 5-mm H, C, N inverse triple-resonance TXI cryoprobe attached to a cryoplatform (the preamplifier cooling unit).
Cryosurgery relies on some type of cryosurgical probe that is inserted into the body in order to create the necessary cryogenic temperatures; the cryoprobe tip reaches approximately 150 K (-190 [degrees]F) for most procedures.