Medical Simulation Testbed for Interventional Cardiology and NeurologyPublic Deposited
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Medical testbed systems are used to mimic various physiological conditions of the vascular system. There are current designs for medical testbed systems that can help researchers to experiment with new interventional methods and physicians to practice procedures that will treat cardiovascular diseases. However, there is a need to economically design a tissue-mimicking and anatomically accurate human artery simulator. This project aims to design, fabricate, and validate an artery simulator that can represent calcified atherosclerotic lesions and simulate different pressure waveforms of blood flow within the body. The final design consists of an artery model made of clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which connects to a diaphragm and piston pump in series, separated by a back-pressure regulator and check valve. Design verification methods showed that the system was able to successfully achieve an anatomically accurate structure and pressure waveform of blood flow.
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