Information for Paper ID 1417
Paper Information:
Paper Title: A Novel Transducer Construct Enables Miniaturisation of an Ultrasonically Actuated Medical Needle 
Affiliation Type: Academia 
Keywords: Biomedical engineering, nonlinear ultrasound, medical device, medical ultrasonic needle transducer 
Abstract: Actuation of the needle tip by ultrasound has shown a promise to be useful for many medical purposes such as in decreasing pain and improving spatial accuracy of needle insertion. Here we present a novel transducer construct for creating flexural waves in a tubular structure at high electric-to-acoustic power efficiency. This could permit batterization and miniaturization of an ultrasonic needle, if developed to its full potential. 
Track ID: 1.9 
Track Name: System & Device Design (MSD) 
Final Decision: Accept as Poster 
Session Name: MSD: Poster AM - Medical System Design - Needle Applications (Poster) 
Author Questions:
Student Contest: Yes
Contest Won Before: No
Student Travel Support: Yes
Advisor: Heikki J. Nieminen