A fibre-optic catheter-tip force sensor with MRI compatibility: A feasibility study

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This paper presents the development of a low-cost, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) compatible fibre-optic sensor for integration with catheters allowing the detection of contact forces between blood vessel walls and the catheter tip. Three plastic optical-fibres are aligned inside a plastic catheter in a circular pattern. A reflector is attached to a… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5334163

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