30 May 2016 Lab in a needle for epidural space identification
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Proceedings Volume 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 99161E (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236677
Event: Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS'2016), 2016, Limerick, Ireland
This work relies on the development of a sensorized medical needle with an all-optical guidance (Lab in a Needle) system for epidural space identification. The device is based on the judicious integration of a Fiber Bragg grating sensor inside the lumen of an epidural needle to discriminate between different types of tissue and thus providing continuous and real time measurements of the pressure experienced by the needle tip during its advancement. Experiments carried out on an epidural training phantom demonstrate the validity of our approach for the correct and effective identification of the epidural space.
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B. Carotenuto, B. Carotenuto, A. Micco, A. Micco, A. Ricciardi, A. Ricciardi, E. Amorizzo, E. Amorizzo, M. Mercieri, M. Mercieri, A. Cutolo, A. Cutolo, A. Cusano, A. Cusano, "Lab in a needle for epidural space identification", Proc. SPIE 9916, Sixth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 99161E (30 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236677; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236677

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