Faculty Advisor

Norige, Mark A.

Faculty Advisor

Sullivan, John M.

Center

UMMC / University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Abstract

This report describes a novel cell collection device for Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA). FNA is a proven yet physically awkward technique to collect cells from suspect tumors located near or at the skin surface. Cell collection using a common disposable syringe and guided by an ultrasound is a complicated physical task and is prone to error. For this project we designed and tested two different devices; a compressive device and a spring-loaded syringe. The novel and single-handed device simplifies cell collection during a FNA. Based on performance and cost, our completed tests and analysis suggests the compressive device with integrated one-way valve is suitable and less awkward for use in FNA.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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