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dc.contributor.advisorDavid R. Wallace.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHernley, Lauren R. (Lauren Renee)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-24T17:34:01Z
dc.date.available2013-10-24T17:34:01Z
dc.date.copyright2013en_US
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/81603
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2013.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 91-92).en_US
dc.description.abstractDuring interventional ultrasound-guided procedures, sterility is maintained by covering the ultrasound transducer head and cord with a sterile sheath. The current sheathing technique is cumbersome, requires an assistant to complete, and poses a risk of tangling the probe cord and breaching the sterile barrier. This paper presents the design, development, and evaluation of a probe holder and cartridge-style, single-use applicator that returns high quality ultrasound images and sheaths ultrasound transducers 35% faster than the current technique with a decreased risk of breaking sterility. When tested by medical professionals, all participants preferred the new device to the existing probe sheathing method.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Lauren Renee Hernley.en_US
dc.format.extent92 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleAn ultrasound probe sheathing device : design, development, and evaluationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc858868528en_US


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