M. K. Konings

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We examined the unwanted radiofrequency (RF) heating of an endovascular guidewire frequently used in interventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A Terumo guidewire was partly immersed in an oblong saline bath to simulate an endovascular intervention. The temperature rise of the guidewire tip during an FFE sequence [average specific absorption rate(More)
Proton resonance frequency shift-based MR thermometry (MRT) is hampered by temporal magnetic field changes. Temporal changes in the magnetic susceptibility distribution lead to nonlocal field changes and are, therefore, a possible source of errors. The magnetic volume susceptibility of tissue is temperature dependent. For water-like tissues, this dependency(More)
The accuracy of bioimpedance stroke volumeindex (SVI) is questionable as studies report inconsistent results. It remains unclear whether the algorithms alone are responsible for these findings. We analyzed the raw impedance data with three algorithms and compared bioimpedance SVI to transpulmonary thermodilution (SVITD). Prospective observational clinical(More)
The purpose of this study is to develop and test a tapping device for needle insertion for prostate brachytherapy. This device will tap the needle into the prostate with a certain, well-defined, amount of momentum, instead of the currently used method of pushing the needle. Because of the high needle insertion velocity, we expect prostate motion and(More)
Multi-infusion therapy, in which multiple pumps are connected to one access point, is frequently used in patient treatments. This practice is known to cause dosing errors following setpoint changes in the drug concentrations that actually enter the patients. Within the Metrology for Drug Delivery Project, we analyzed and quantified the two main physical(More)
Infusion therapy is medically and technically challenging and frequently associated with medical errors. When administering pharmaceuticals by means of infusion, dosing errors can occur due to flow rate variability. These dosing errors may lead to adverse effects. We aimed to systematically review the available biomedical literature for in vitro measurement(More)
INTRODUCTION Recently, a non-invasive, continuous ventricular stroke volume monitoring system using skin electrodes has been developed. In contrast to impedance-based methods, the new technique (ventricular field recognition) enables measurement of changes in ventricular volume. A prototype using this new method was built (the hemologic cardiac profiler,(More)
Several types of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters are connected to a motor at their proximal end, in order to let the catheter rotate around its length axis. However, the rotation of the distal axis tip does not follow exactly the rotation of the motor, since the catheter axis is not completely torsion-free and friction forces cause the tip to(More)
Left ventricular volume-time curves (VTCs) provide hemodynamic data, and may help clinical decision making. The generation of VTCs using echocardiography, however, is time-consuming and prone to inter-operator variability. In this study, we used a new non-invasive, operator-independent technique, the hemodynamic cardiac profiler (HCP), to generate VTCs. The(More)