Medical Devices: Surgical and Image-Guided Technologies by Martin Culjat

By Martin Culjat

Addressing the exploding curiosity in bioengineering for healthcare functions, this publication presents readers with certain but easy-to-understand assistance on biomedical equipment engineering. Written through sought after physicians and engineers, Medical units: Surgical and Image-Guided Technologies is equipped into stand-alone chapters overlaying units and structures in diagnostic, surgical, and implant procedures.

Assuming purely uncomplicated heritage in math and technological know-how, the authors in actual fact clarify the basics for various structures besides such subject matters as engineering concerns, healing ideas and functions, destiny traits, and extra. After describing find out how to deal with a layout undertaking for scientific units, the ebook examines the following:

  • Instruments for laparoscopic and ophthalmic surgical procedure, plus surgical robotics
  • Catheters in vascular treatment and energy-based hemostatic surgical devices
  • Tissue ablation structures and the numerous makes use of of lasers in medicine
  • Vascular and cardiovascular units, plus circulatory help devices
  • Ultrasound transducers, X-ray imaging, and neuronavigation

An absolute needs to for biomedical engineers, Medical units: Surgical and Image-Guided Technologies is usually a useful consultant for college kids in all engineering majors and pre-med courses drawn to exploring this interesting field.

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Laparoscopy was first developed by gynecologists and since then, it has been adopted by general surgeons for many operations. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is recognized as the hallmark of this evolution for gallstone disease and has replaced the open cholecystectomy since 1987 when Mouret pioneered this technique in Lyon, France. Minimally invasive surgery has been rapidly embraced and adopted clinically because it provides shorter recovery time, lower risk of infection, reduced postoperative pain and trauma to the patient, and reduction in hospital length of stay (Faraz and Payandeh, 2000).

Conceptualizing usually takes into account the specific design requirements of the device, as well as specifications, features, characteristics, and nature of the end use environment and applications (Fig. 2). 1 Initial concepts of medical device design generally begins with ideas put to paper, such as this early sketch by Karl Storz showing a key instrument mechanism. 2 Shop drawings have often reflected changes in device concepts, such as the change in handle configuration shown in the figure.

It is necessary to have the manufacturing team to see if all the assumptions that have been made about manufacturability are correct. If each one of the individuals working on these parts has consulted with manufacturing specialists and verified those assumptions, most issues will have been addressed by the time the prototype is complete. In that case, the role of the manufacturing team is to identify areas that can be simplified or made easier for manufacturing. BASIC DESIGN PHASES 23 The next step in the process is that the manufacturing team works more closely with the people who developed the product to make sure that the device gets manufactured according to the way it was planned.

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