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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648743/corrigendum-to-a-mathematical-method-for-precisely-calculating-the-radiographic-angles-of-the-cup-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-medical-engineering-physics-38-2016-1376-1381
#1
Jing-Xin Zhao, Xiu-Yun Su, Ruo-Xiu Xiao, Zhe Zhao, Li-Hai Zhang, Li-Cheng Zhang, Pei-Fu Tang
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June 22, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647287/microwave-thermal-ablation-effects-of-tissue-properties-variations-on-predictive-models-for-treatment-planning
#2
Vanni Lopresto, Rosanna Pinto, Laura Farina, Marta Cavagnaro
Microwave thermal ablation (MTA) therapy for cancer treatments relies on the absorption of electromagnetic energy at microwave frequencies to induce a very high and localized temperature increase, which causes an irreversible thermal damage in the target zone. Treatment planning in MTA is based on experimental observations of ablation zones in ex vivo tissue, while predicting the treatment outcomes could be greatly improved by reliable numerical models. In this work, a fully dynamical simulation model is exploited to look at effects of temperature-dependent variations in the dielectric and thermal properties of the targeted tissue on the prediction of the temperature increase and the extension of the thermally coagulated zone...
June 21, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647286/the-taper-corrosion-pattern-observed-for-one-bi-modular-stem-design-is-related-to-geometry-determined-taper-mechanics
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Dennis Buente, Michael Bryant, Michael Ward, Anne Neville, Michael Morlock, Gerd Huber
Bi-modular primary hip stems exhibit high revision rates owing to corrosion at the stem-neck taper, and are associated with local adverse tissue reactions. The aim of this study was to relate the wear patterns observed for one bi-modular design to its design-specific stem-neck taper geometry. Wear patterns and initial geometry of the taper junctions were determined for 27 retrieved bi-modular primary hip arthroplasty stems (Rejuvenate, Stryker Orthopaedics) using a tactile coordinate-measuring device. Regions of high-gradient wear patterns were additionally analyzed via optical and electron microscopy...
June 21, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645847/cardiovascular-morphometry-with-high-resolution-3d-magnetic-resonance-first-application-to-left-ventricle-diastolic-dysfunction
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Diego Gallo, Orestis Vardoulis, Pierre Monney, Davide Piccini, Panagiotis Antiochos, Juerg Schwitter, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Umberto Morbiducci
In this study, an image-based morphometry toolset quantifying geometric descriptors of the left ventricle, aorta and their coupling is applied to investigate whether morphological information can differentiate between subjects affected by diastolic dysfunction (patient group) and their age-matched controls (control group). The ventriculo-aortic region of 20 total participants (10 per group) were segmented from high-resolution 3D magnetic resonance images, from the left ventricle to the descending aorta. Each geometry was divided into segments in correspondence of anatomical landmarks...
June 21, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645850/biomechanical-analysis-using-fea-and-experiments-of-a-standard-plate-method-versus-three-cable-methods-for-fixing-acetabular-fractures-with-simultaneous-tha
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Mina S R Aziz, Omar Dessouki, Saeid Samiezadeh, Habiba Bougherara, Emil H Schemitsch, Radovan Zdero
Acetabular fractures potentially account for up to half of all pelvic fractures, while pelvic fractures potentially account for over one-tenth of all human bone fractures. This is the first biomechanical study to assess acetabular fracture fixation using plates versus cables in the presence of a total hip arthroplasty, as done for the elderly. In Phase 1, finite element (FE) models compared a standard plate method versus 3 cable methods for repairing an acetabular fracture (type: anterior column plus posterior hemi-transverse) subjected to a physiological-type compressive load of 2207N representing 3 x body weight for a 75kg person during walking...
June 20, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645849/thermal-management-in-closed-incubators-new-software-for-assessing-the-impact-of-humidity-on-the-optimal-incubator-air-temperature
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Stéphane Delanaud, Pauline Decima, Amandine Pelletier, Jean-Pierre Libert, Estelle Durand, Erwan Stephan-Blanchard, Véronique Bach, Pierre Tourneux
BACKGROUND: Low-birth-weight (LBW) neonates are nursed in closed incubators to prevent transcutaneous water loss. The RH's impact on the optimal incubator air temperature setting has not been studied. METHODS: On the basis of a clinical cohort study, we modelled all the ambient parameters influencing body heat losses and gains. The algorithm quantifies the change in RH on the air temperature, to maintain optimal thermal conditions in the incubator. RESULTS: Twenty-three neonates (gestational age (GA): 30...
June 20, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645848/fe-and-experimental-study-on-how-the-cortex-material-properties-of-synthetic-femurs-affect-strain-levels
#7
Vitor M M Lopes, Maria A Neto, Ana M Amaro, Luis M Roseiro, M F Paulino
The primary aim of this work was to validate the "numerical" cortex material properties (transversely isotropic) of synthetic femurs and to evaluate how the strain level of the cancellous bone can be affected by the FE modeling of the material's behavior. Sensitivity analysis was performed to find out if the parameters of the cortex material affect global strain results more than the Polyurethane (PU) foam used to simulate cancellous bone. Standard 4th generation composite femurs were made with 0.32g/cm(3) solid PU foam to model healthy cancellous bone, while 0...
June 20, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629601/a-custom-made-temporomandibular-joint-prosthesis-for-fabrication-by-selective-laser-melting-finite-element-analysis
#8
Xiangliang Xu, Danmei Luo, Chuanbin Guo, Qiguo Rong
A novel and custom-made selective laser melting (SLM) 3D-printed alloplastic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) prosthesis is proposed. The titanium-6aluminium-4vanadium (Ti-6Al-4V) condyle component and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fossa component comprised the total alloplastic TMJ replacement prosthesis. For the condyle component, an optimized tetrahedral open-porous scaffold with combined connection structures, i.e. an inlay rod and an onlay plate, between the prosthesis and remaining mandible was designed...
June 16, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622909/biomechanical-evaluation-of-a-novel-pedicle-screw-based-interspinous-spacer-a-finite-element-analysis
#9
Hsin-Chang Chen, Jia-Lin Wu, Shou-Chieh Huang, Zheng-Cheng Zhong, Shiu-Ling Chiu, Yu-Shu Lai, Cheng-Kung Cheng
Interspinous spacers have been designed to provide a minimally invasive surgical technique for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis. A novel pedicle screw-based interspinous spacer has been developed in this study, and the aim of this finite element experiment was to investigate the biomechanical differences between the pedicle screw-based interspinous spacer (M-rod system) and the typical interspinous spacer (Coflex-F™). A validated finite element model of an intact lumbar spine was used to analyze the insertions of the Coflex-F™, titanium alloy M-rod (M-Ti), and polyetheretherketone M-rod (M-PEEK), independently...
June 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619594/characterisation-of-medical-microfluidic-systems-regarding-fast-changing-flow-rates-using-optical-front-tracking-methods
#10
Joerg Schroeter, Lino Del Bianco, Christian Damiani, Stephan Klein, Bodo Nestler
The presented optical flow metering methods are appropriate to characterise the dynamic properties of microfluidic systems. The dynamic behaviour of clinical or medical devices, micro pumps and flow sensors based on thermal methods were investigated. The Camera-System covers a flow range from 50nl/min to 500µl/min. The uncertainty is less than 4%, sample rates up to 5kS/s. The Displacement-Sensor-System covers a flow range between 100µl/min and 50ml/min. The uncertainty is less than 3% at sample rates up to 49kS/s...
June 12, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619593/on-the-halt-of-spontaneous-capillary-flows-in-diverging-open-channels
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J Berthier, K A Brakke, D Gosselin, F Navarro, N Belgacem, D Chaussy, E Berthier
Due to their compactness and independence of exterior energy sources, capillary microsystems are increasingly used in many different scientific domains, from biotechnology to medicine and biology, chemistry, energy and space. Obtaining a capillary flow depends on channel geometry and contact angle. A general condition for the establishment of a spontaneous capillary flow in a uniform cross section channel has already been derived from Gibbs free energy. In this work, we consider spontaneous capillary flows (SCF) in diverging open rectangular channels and suspended channels, and we show that they do not flow indefinitely but stop at some location in the channel...
June 12, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602642/precision-and-accuracy-of-consumer-grade-motion-tracking-system-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-pediatric-spinal-fusion-surgery
#12
Andrew Chan, Janelle Aguillon, Doug Hill, Edmond Lou
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a 3-dimensional spinal deformity involving lateral curvature and axial rotation. Surgical intervention involves insertion of pedicle screws into the spine, requiring accuracies of 1mm and 5° in translation and rotation to prevent neural and vascular complications. While commercial CT-navigation is available, the significant cost, bulk and radiation dose hinders their use in AIS surgery. The objective of this study was to evaluate a commercial-grade Optitrack Prime 13W motion capture cameras to determine if they can achieve adequate accuracy for screw insertion guidance in AIS...
June 9, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602641/a-novel-flexible-capacitive-load-sensor-for-use-in-a-mobile-unicompartmental-knee-replacement-bearing-an-in-vitro-proof-of-concept-study
#13
M J A Mentink, B H Van Duren, D W Murray, H S Gill
Instrumented knee replacements can provide in vivo data quantifying physiological loads acting on the knee. To date instrumented mobile unicompartmental knee replacements (UKR) have not been realised. Ideally instrumentation would be embedded within the polyethylene bearing. This study investigated the feasibility of an embedded flexible capacitive load sensor. A novel flexible capacitive load sensor was developed which could be incorporated into standard manufacturing of compression moulded polyethylene bearings...
June 8, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528791/microct-based-finite-element-models-as-a-tool-for-virtual-testing-of-cortical-bone
#14
Masoud Ramezanzadehkoldeh, Bjørn H Skallerud
The aim of this study was to assess a virtual biomechanics testing approach purely based on microcomputed tomography (microCT or µCT) data, providing non-invasive methods for determining the stiffness and strength of cortical bone. Mouse femurs were µCT scanned prior to three-point-bend tests. Then microCT-based finite element models were generated with spatial variation in bone elastoplastic properties and subject-specific femur geometries. Empirical relationships of density versus Young's moduli and yield stress were used in assigning elastoplastic properties to each voxel...
May 18, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527835/biomechanical-study-on-surgical-fixation-methods-for-minimally-invasive-treatment-of-hallux-valgus
#15
Rui Mao, Junchao Guo, Chenyu Luo, Yubo Fan, Jianmin Wen, Lizhen Wang
Hallux valgus (HV) was one of the most frequent female foot deformities. The aim of this study was to evaluate mechanical responses and stabilities of the Kirschner, bandage and fiberglass fixations after the distal metatarsal osteotomy in HV treatment. Surface traction of different forefoot regions in bandage fixation and the biomechanical behavior of fiberglass bandage material were measured by a pressure sensor device and a mechanical testing, respectively. A three-dimensional foot finite element (FE) model was developed to simulate the three fixation methods (Kirschner, bandage and fiberglass fixations) in weight bearing...
May 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512000/computed-tomography-ct-compatible-remote-center-of-motion-needle-steering-robot-fusing-ct-images-and-electromagnetic-sensor-data
#16
Navid Shahriari, Wout Heerink, Tim van Katwijk, Edsko Hekman, Matthijs Oudkerk, Sarthak Misra
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death, and early detection can reduce the mortality rate. Patients with lung nodules greater than 10 mm usually undergo a computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy. However, aligning the needle with the target is difficult and the needle tends to deflect from a straight path. In this work, we present a CT-compatible robotic system, which can both position the needle at the puncture point and also insert and rotate the needle. The robot has a remote-center-of-motion arm which is achieved through a parallel mechanism...
May 13, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499813/red-blood-cell-aggregate-flux-in-a-bifurcating-microchannel
#17
E Kaliviotis, D Pasias, J M Sherwood, S Balabani
Red blood cell aggregation plays a key role in microcirculatory flows, however, little is known about the transport characteristics of red blood cell aggregates in branching geometries. This work reports on the fluxes of red blood cell aggregates of various sizes in a T-shaped microchannel, aiming to clarify the effects of different flow conditions in the outlet branches of the channel. Image analysis techniques, were utilised, and moderately aggregating human red blood cell suspensions were tested in symmetric (∼50-50%) and asymmetric flow splits through the two outlet (daughter) branches...
May 9, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499812/modeling-of-the-interaction-between-grip-force-and-vibration-transmissibility-of-a-finger
#18
John Z Wu, Daniel E Welcome, Thomas W McDowell, Xueyan S Xu, Ren G Dong
It is known that the vibration characteristics of the fingers and hand and the level of grip action interacts when operating a power tool. In the current study, we developed a hybrid finger model to simulate the vibrations of the hand-finger system when gripping a vibrating handle covered with soft materials. The hybrid finger model combines the characteristics of conventional finite element (FE) models, multi-body musculoskeletal models, and lumped mass models. The distal, middle, and proximal finger segments were constructed using FE models, the finger segments were connected via three flexible joint linkages (i...
May 9, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478918/backflow-free-catheters-for-efficient-and-safe-convection-enhanced-delivery-of-therapeutics
#19
Eric Lueshen, Kevin Tangen, Ankit I Mehta, Andreas Linninger
Convection-enhanced delivery (CED) is an invasive drug delivery technique used to target specific regions of the brain for the treatment of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases while bypassing the blood-brain barrier. In order to prevent the possibility of backflow, low volumetric flow rates are applied which limit the achievable drug distribution volumes from CED. This can render CED treatment ineffective since a small convective flow produces narrow drug distribution inside the treatment region. Novel catheter designs and CED protocols are needed to improve the drug distribution inside the treatment region...
May 3, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461200/mathematical-modelling-of-variable-porosity-coatings-for-controlled-drug-release
#20
Sean McGinty, David King, Giuseppe Pontrelli
In this paper we investigate the extent to which variable porosity drug-eluting coatings can provide better control over drug release than coatings where the porosity is constant throughout. In particular, we aim to establish the potential benefits of replacing a single-layer with a two-layer coating of identical total thickness and initial drug mass. In our study, what distinguishes the layers (other than their individual thickness and initial drug loading) is the underlying microstructure, and in particular the effective porosity and the tortuosity of the material...
April 28, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
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