MRI Proof Sensors suitable for Catheterization (MPSC)

Startdatum1 juni 2021
Einddatum31 mei 2023
  • KIA 5 - Sleuteltechnologieën
  • Bètatechniek
  • Gezondheidszorg
  • Onderwijs
  • Jeugd in ontwikkeling, opvoeding en onderwijs
  • NeuroLabNL: dè werkplaats voor hersen-, cognitie- en gedragsonderzoek
  • High Tech Systemen en Materialen (HTSM)
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  • 1: Gezondheid: zorg en vitaliteit
  • 2: Onderwijs en talentontwikkeling

MSEs have encountered limitations while pushing the limits of catheter tip sensors performance. The limitations summarized:
- sensors are not immune to electrical signal noise, cross talk, and EM fields;
- sensors are not immune to high magnetic fields, i.e. not suitable for MR imaging;
- extending the amount of sensors on the catheter tip is limited due to cluttering of wires.
A fundamentally different approach using integrated optics is chosen for developing a new generation catheter sensors. The complexity of the design and production problems represents a knowledge gap, that can be bridged in the proposed consortium. This project consists of four work packages, total duration two years, subdivided into four phases. A crucial deliverable of the project is presented at the end of phase IV (WP4), namely a demonstrator integrating pressure and temperature sensors (obtained from WP1) with a newly designed readout system. This system is modularly extendable for future catheter tip sensors. In WP1, pressure- and temperature sensors are developed using two design approaches. In WP2 the influence of downscaling an ultrasound MZI device is explored and the microfabrication process parameters are studied. An additional goal of WP2 is to find the most suitable method for measuring lactate concentration. Among the deliverables five manuscripts: manuscript 1 includes simulations and measurements of the developed pressure and temperature sensors, manuscript 2 answers the question: can a grated fiber be used for measuring pressure and temperature on a tip? Manuscript 3 answers the question: which method is most suitable for measuring lactate concentration on a tip? Manuscript 4 answers the question: does a US intensity detector fit on a catheter tip while obeying the LoR? Manuscript 5 describes the performance of the demonstrator (Phase IV), i.e. integration of T/P sensing with a modular read out system.


De Haagse Hogeschool

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