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1. (WO2018089413) METHODOLOGY AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATION OF MEDICAL DEVICES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089413    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060523
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: G06G 7/58
Applicants: PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
Inventors: WEAVER, James, C.
HOSNY, Ahmed
DILLEY, Joshua, D.
RIPLEY, Beth
KELIL, Tatiana
Title: METHODOLOGY AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULATION OF MEDICAL DEVICES
Abstract:
A system for simulating a medical procedure includes a controller configured to receive medical images of a patient body part and, based on the medical images, to generate a three-dimensional digital model of at least a portion of the patient body part. The system further includes a patient-specific physical phantom formed based on the three-dimensional digital model, the patient-specific physical phantom including an internal cavity. The system also includes a sizer representative of a medical device being inserted within the internal cavity of the patient-specific physical phantom, the sizer being expandable between a plurality of sizes within the internal cavity. Based on sizer measurements, a pressure map identifies areas of excessive contact or lack thereof to show potential leaks.