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dc.contributor.advisorMourad, Pierreen_US
dc.contributor.authorMurthy, Revathien_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T17:40:13Z
dc.date.available2013-09-14T11:05:27Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted2012en_US
dc.identifier.otherMurthy_washington_0250O_10355.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/20897
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2012en_US
dc.description.abstractCatheterization 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
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dc.rightsCopyright is held by the individual authors.en_US
dc.subjecta-mode; intracranial pressure; low power; portable ultrasound; ultrasound guidance; ultrasound-guided catheter placementen_US
dc.subject.otherBiomedical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.otherElectrical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.otherMedical imaging and radiologyen_US
dc.subject.otherBioengineeringen_US
dc.titleElectronics Design for a Portable, Disposable Ultrasound Guidance System for Intracranial Pressure-Relieving Surgical Proceduresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.embargo.termsRestrict to UW for 1 year -- then make Open Accessen_US


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