A61B 7/04 (20130101)
An electronic catheter stethoscope measures and analyzes acoustic fields and dynamic pressure variations in the gaseous or liquid fluid inside a conventional medical catheter that is positioned in a patient's urologic, digestive, reproductive, cardiovascular, neurological or pulmonary system. Measurement transducers are installed in a housing connectable to multiple preselected medical catheters. The transducers detect bodily functions that are transmitted to the preselected catheter from within the body. The transducers, housing, electrical interface and signal processing electronics are positioned outside the body.
Hart, Stuart; Dileo, Gerard M.; Weitzenfeld, Alfredo; Hipol, Philip J.; Sweeney, Mark X.; Sinatra, Francy L.; Hufford, Kevin A.; and Lai Yuen, Susana K., "Electronic catheter stethoscope" (2016). USF Patents. 904.
University of South Florida