UMASS Medical Center
The goal of this project was to design a device compatible with real time image guidance that will excavate prostate tissue encroaching on the urethra to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The device was designed to be inserted via catheter into the urethra and emplaced using image guidance. Based on the principles of rotational atherectomy, the device excavates prostate tissue by rotating a cylinder with adjustable blades. The design process required prototyping a device head, conducting testing for subsequent iterations and evaluating the final design. The results indicate the device head is fully functional and can consistently cut tissue. Therefore, we can conclude that the concept for this device has been proven.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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