MRI-Compatible Fiber-Optic Force Sensors for Catheterization Procedures

  title={MRI-Compatible Fiber-Optic Force Sensors for Catheterization Procedures},
  author={Panagiotis Polygerinos and Dinusha Zbyszewski and Tobias Schaeffter and Reza S Razavi and Lakmal D. Seneviratne and Kaspar Althoefer},
  journal={IEEE Sensors Journal},
Cardiac catheterization is an interventional procedure that is usually carried out without the use of force sensors. During such procedures the physician mainly relies on visual feedback provided by an imaging modality, like X-ray fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography (CT) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Hence, the physician it is not always able to predict the forces between the catheter and blood vessel walls. Sometimes, tasks such as moving a catheter through delicate blood vessel networks… CONTINUE READING
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