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Improving Quality of Life – With Piezo Technology at the Heart of Your Application
Components for MedTech and life science instruments must be fast, reliable and energy efficient. Piezo-driven applications enable minimally invasive treatments: fast endoscopic examinations with high resolution or gentle catheter ablation, e.g. within the heart.
iniature medical implants such as hearing aids use the acoustic waves of piezos to replicate limited sensory functions. In vitro diagnostics and portable medical devices make use of piezo functions, e.g. for precise liquid handling in a small space. New and emerging therapies such as incisionless surgery are only possible using ultrasonic technology with piezo elements.
Increasing Image Resolution in SFE Using Segmented Piezo Tubes
Piezo technology has a part in improving minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, e.g. endoscopy, making them faster, more powerful and, therefore, more patient-friendly.
The smallest piezo tubes are used, for example, in scanning fiber endoscopy, in which an optical fiber is rotated by means of a segmented piezo tube.
This allows the visual field of the endoscope to be significantly extended. The images created in this way are characterized by a higher degree of sharpness and thus more information content.