Assessment of the Performance of a Novel Power Ultrasonic Biopsy Needle

Cleary, R. , Mathieson, A., Wallace, R., Simpson, H. and Lucas, M. (2015) Assessment of the Performance of a Novel Power Ultrasonic Biopsy Needle. In: 2015 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, 21-24 Oct 2015, ISBN 9781479981823 (doi: 10.1109/ULTSYM.2015.0434)

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This study investigates the performance of ultrasonic bone biopsy needles by assessing damage induced during the penetration of the device into bone tissue. Two novel ultrasonic bone biopsy needles, tuned to vibrate longitudinally, have been experimentally characterized to identify modal parameters and operational amplitude of vibration. Micro-computed tomography (μCT) has been used to assess the mechanical damage to the bone after the biopsy. The first ultrasonic biopsy needle prototype successfully penetrated the femur bone of a 3 month old Wistar rat but failed to retrieve a sample of bone tissue. The second prototype penetrated the femur of a 9 month old female sheep and obtained a sample of cortical bone. This indicates that an ultrasonic device could be utilized to successfully perform a bone biopsy.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mathieson, Dr Andrew and Cleary, Ms Rebecca and Lucas, Professor Margaret
Authors: Cleary, R., Mathieson, A., Wallace, R., Simpson, H., and Lucas, M.
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Research Group:Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics
Published Online:16 November 2015

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
610721Ultrasonic Needles based on Mn-doped Ternary PiezocrystalsMargaret LucasEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/K020013/1ENG - ENGINEERING SYSTEMS POWER & ENERGY