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A Novel Device and Technique for Trauma-Related Tube Thoracostomy1

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Shannen Kizilski, Xiang Zhang, Nigel Kojimoto, Kristi Oki, Sheng Jiang, Tyler Wortman, Nevan Hanumara

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Cambridge, MA 02139

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033845Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030960 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1122; doi: 10.1115/1.4033845 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 1

Diagram of NTTD (outer shell shown transparent)

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Fig. 2

Cross section of NTTD showing detection system

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Fig. 3

(a) NTTD prototype test on pork ribs and (b) isolated detection system being tested for safety in porcine tissues

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