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Cautery Phantom

The cautery phantom senior design team will engineer and improve a system that will arrest artificial blood flow in response to electrocautery in a tissue phantom manufactured by Simulated Inanimate Models, LLC (SIM). To solve this problem, we have investigated methods of vessel constriction by lining the tissue phantom blood vessel wall with a thermoresponsive material, coagulating the artificial blood by introducing proteins and chemicals into the mixture, and by making the blood vessel with a shape memory polymer.

Team Members

Nicole Rinaldi
Dale Glavin
Andrew Hirsh
Ihab Al-Atawneh

Supervisors

Dr. Edmund Lalor, Liaison Samuel Charpentier

Customers

Dr. Jonathon Stone, Simulated Inanimate Models (SIM), LLC., Dr. Michael Wilson

Description

The cautery phantom senior design team will engineer and improve a system that will arrest artificial blood flow in response to electrocautery in a tissue phantom manufactured by Simulated Inanimate Models, LLC (SIM). To solve this problem, we have investigated methods of vessel constriction by lining the tissue phantom blood vessel wall with a thermoresponsive material, coagulating the artificial blood by introducing proteins and chemicals into the mixture, and by making the blood vessel with a shape memory polymer.

surgeons operating on artificial organ

2 replies on “Cautery Phantom”

Good to see you identifying multiple options. Lots of interesting materials choices involved.

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