Electronics Design for a Portable, Disposable Ultrasound Guidance System for Intracranial Pressure-Relieving Surgical Procedures

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Electronics Design for a Portable, Disposable Ultrasound Guidance System for Intracranial Pressure-Relieving Surgical Procedures

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dc.contributor.advisor Mourad, Pierre en_US
dc.contributor.author Murthy, Revathi en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T17:40:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-14T11:05:27Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.other Murthy_washington_0250O_10355.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/20897
dc.description Thesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Catheterization is a common procedure used to relieve excess pressure in the brain during cases of hydrocephalus. However, the vast majority of catheterizations are guided using only external anatomical landmarks for guidance, resulting in shockingly high error rates. Complications can range from infection to even death, leading to increased lengths of stay, additional procedure time and expense. Although catheter guidance systems exist, they are complex and time consuming making them unsuitable for ER and ICU settings where many catheterizations occur. The electronics design for a small, portable ultrasound-guided catheter guidance system was created and tested in Dr. Pierre Mourad's lab to address this clinical need. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject a-mode; intracranial pressure; low power; portable ultrasound; ultrasound guidance; ultrasound-guided catheter placement en_US
dc.subject.other Biomedical engineering en_US
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en_US
dc.subject.other Medical imaging and radiology en_US
dc.subject.other Bioengineering en_US
dc.title Electronics Design for a Portable, Disposable Ultrasound Guidance System for Intracranial Pressure-Relieving Surgical Procedures en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.embargo.terms Restrict to UW for 1 year -- then make Open Access en_US


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