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Development of an artifact-free aneurysm clip

Concept and approach for the development of an aneurysm clip entirely made from fiber-reinforced plastic materials
: Brack, Alexander; Senger, Sebastian; Fischer, Gerrit; Janssen, Henning; Oertel, Joachim; Brecher, Christian

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Current directions in biomedical engineering 2 (2016), No.1, pp.543-546
ISSN: 2364-5504
Journal Article, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IPT ()
Faserverbundkunststoff; Medizintechnik; Produktentwicklung; Produktionstechnik

For the treatment of intracranial aneurysms with aneurysm clips, usually a follow-up inspection in MRI is required. To avoid any artifacts, which can make a proper diagnosis difficult, a new approach for the manufacturing of an aneurysm clip entirely made from fiber-reinforced plastics has been developed. In this paper the concept for the design of the clip, the development of a new manufacturing technology for the fiber-reinforced components as well as first results from the examination of the components in phantom MRI testing is shown.