Ultrasound-Compatible Cardiac Simulator

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Title: Ultrasound-Compatible Cardiac Simulator
Author: Anaya, Demetrio Donald
Citation: Anaya, Demetrio Donald. 2015. Ultrasound-Compatible Cardiac Simulator. Bachelor's thesis, Harvard College.
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Abstract: Devices are being developed so that robots can perform cardiac surgery. These robots will steer catheters through a beating heart using image guidance from ultrasound imaging. An appropriate ultrasound-compatible cardiac simulator has been developed in order to test these systems. This simulator mimics the geometry and the complex motion of a beating human heart. The left ventricle phantom is comprised of a soft echogenic material that mimics heart tissue in an ultrasound image. The cardiac simulator will be a useful tool for research and industry applications where testing on an ultrasound compatible phantom is desirable.
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Citable link to this page: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:17417571
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