Colon diseases cause various health problems, such as rectal bleeding, inflammatory bowel diseases, vomiting, and diarrhea . Colon cancer is one of the most dangerous colorectal cancers. It is considered the second most deadly cancer in the United States . One of the methods to treat colon cancer and reduce mortality rate caused by colon cancer is early diagnosis [1,3]. Furthermore, people aged 50 and above are recommended to undergo colonoscopies periodically every 10 years . Colonoscopy is a standard procedure and the most common method to diagnose and treat colorectal diseases [1,3,5]. Therefore, any incomplete colonoscopy could cause an inaccurate diagnosis, which can put the patient at high risk . Cecal intubation rate, the process of reaching the cecum, is an important factor to evaluate the completeness of a colonoscopy. Therefore,...
Development of a Distal Tip Extension Mechanism for Endoscopes1
and Biomedical Engineering Program,
Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.
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Kadhim, I. F., Shanbhag, R., and Choi, J. (July 21, 2014). "Development of a Distal Tip Extension Mechanism for Endoscopes." ASME. J. Med. Devices. September 2014; 8(3): 030929. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4027074
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