Indian Journal of Urology
: 2015  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 150--155

Urovision 2020: The future of urology

Vivek Venkatramani 
 Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Vivek Venkatramani
Department of Urology, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu

Urology, as a specialty, has always been at the forefront of innovation and research. Newer technologies have been rapidly embraced and, in many cases, improved upon in order to achieve better patient outcomes. This review addresses the possible future directions that technological advances in urology may take. The role of further miniaturization of urolithiasis treatment, robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques is addressed. The potential for enhanced imaging and diagnostic techniques like magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography modifications, as well as the potential applications of nanotechnology and tissue engineering, are reviewed. This article is based on the Dr. Sitharaman Best Essay award of the Urological Society of India for 2013.

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Venkatramani V. Urovision 2020: The future of urology.Indian J Urol 2015;31:150-155

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Venkatramani V. Urovision 2020: The future of urology. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2023 Mar 30 ];31:150-155
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