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Damsteeg-van Berkel, Selma (author), Beemster, Fleur (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Loeve, A.J. (author)
Purpose: DNA is a highly valuable lead to identify people who were possibly involved in a crime. Even by small contact events, minute amounts of DNA (‘trace DNA’) can be transferred from a DNA source to an evidentiary item, which can be enough for a successful DNA analysis. The focus of this research is to get more insight in the collection...
journal article 2019
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de Lind van Wijngaarden, Rob (author), Siregar, Sabrina (author), Legué, Juno (author), Fraaije, A. (author), Abbas, Araz (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Klautz, Robert J.M. (author)
Objective: Verbal communication during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures is essential for safe and efficient cardiac surgery, yet sensitive to failure due to a current lack of standardization. The goal of this study was to improve communication during CABG by identifying critical items in verbal interaction between surgeons,...
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de Jong, T.L. (author), Moelker, Adriaan (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Purpose: The purpose is to design and validate an anthropomorphic polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) liver phantom with respiratory motion to simulate needle-based interventions. Such a system can, for example, be used as a validation tool for novel needles. Methods: Image segmentations of CT scans of four patients during inspiration and expiration were...
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Swamy, A. (author), Burström, Gustav (author), Spliethoff, Jarich W. (author), Babic, Drazenko (author), Reich, Christian (author), Groen, Joanneke (author), Edström, Erik (author), Terander, Adrian Elmi (author), Racadio, John M. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Hendriks, B.H.W. (author)
Safe and accurate placement of screws remains a critical issue in open and minimally invasive spine surgery. We propose to use diffuse reflectance (DR) spectroscopy as a sensing technology at the tip of a surgical instrument to ensure a safe path of the instrument through the cancellous bone of the vertebrae. This approach could potentially...
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Gholinejad, M. (author), Loeve, A.J. (author), Dankelman, J. (author)
The vital role of surgeries in healthcare requires a constant attention to improvement. Surgical process modelling is an innovative and rather recently introduced approach for tackling the issues in today’s complex surgeries. This modelling field is very challenging and still under development, therefore, it is not always clear which...
review 2019
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Cramer, Sophie J.E. (author), Dekker, Janneke (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Pauws, Steffen C. (author), Hooper, Stuart B. (author), te Pas, Arjan B. (author)
Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is one of the most common diagnoses in preterm infants. Severe and recurrent apneas are associated with cerebral injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome. Despite pharmacotherapy and respiratory support to prevent apneas, a proportion of infants continue to have apneas and often need tactile stimulation, mask,...
review 2018
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de Jong, T.L. (author), Klink, Camiel (author), Moelker, Adriaan (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Introduction: Accurate needle placement is crucial in image-guided needle interventions. A targeting error may be introduced due to undesired needle deflection upon insertion through tissue, caused by e.g. patient breathing, tissue heterogeneity, or asymmetric needle tip geometries. This paper aims to quantify needle deflection in thermal...
conference paper 2018
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Blikkendaal, Mathijs D. (author), Driessen, Sara R C (author), Rodrigues, Sharon P. (author), Rhemrev, Johann P T (author), Smeets, Maddy J G H (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Jansen, F.W. (author)
Background: During the implementation of new interventions (i.e., surgical devices and technologies) in the operating room, surgical safety might be compromised. Current safety measures are insufficient in detecting safety hazards during this process. The aim of the study was to observe whether surgical teams are capable of measuring surgical...
journal article 2018
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de Jong, T.L. (author), van de Berg, N.J.P. (author), Tas, L. (author), Moelker, Adriaan (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Purpose: Accurate and precise needle placement is of utmost importance in interventional radiology. However, targeting can be challenging due to, eg, tissue motion and deformation. Steerable needles are a possible solution to overcome these challenges. The present work studied the clinical need for steerable needles. We aimed to answer three...
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Adank, Maartje W. (author), Fleischer, J.C. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Hendriks, B.H.W. (author)
In breast surgery, a lack of knowledge about what is below the tissue surface may lead to positive tumor margins and iatrogenic damage. Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) is a spectroscopic technique that can distinguish between healthy and tumor tissue making it a suitable technology for intraoperative guidance. However, because tumor...
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Sharei Amarghan, H. (author), Alderliesten, Tanja (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Dankelman, J. (author)
Guidewires and catheters are used during minimally invasive interventional procedures to traverse in vascular system and access the desired position. Computer models are increasingly being used to predict the behavior of these instruments. This information can be used to choose the right instrument for each case and increase the success rate...
review 2018
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Oosting, R.M. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Wauben, L.S.G.L. (author), Madete, J. (author), Groen, R. S. (author)
Safe and affordable surgery is not accessible for five billion people when they need it. Multiple surgical capacity studies have shown that hospitals in low-And-middle income countries do not have complete coverage of basic surgical equipment such as, theatre lights, anesthesia machines and electro surgical units. Currently, almost all...
conference paper 2018
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Arkenbout, E.A. (author), de Winter, J.C.F. (author), Ali, Anas (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Breedveld, P. (author)
Iterative prototyping is costly and time-consuming. Particularly when designing medical instruments, human factors related design choices significantly impact performance and safety. A tool is presented that allows for the evaluation of steerable instrument controls before the onset of the prototyping stage. The design tool couples gestural...
journal article 2018
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Horeman, T. (author), Buiter, E.C. (author), Pouran, B. (author), Stijntjes, M. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Tuijthof, G.J.M. (author)
This experimental work focused on the sensor selection for the development of a needle-like instrument to treat small isolated cartilage defects with hydrogels. The aim was to identify the most accurate and sensitive imaging method to determine the location and size of defects compared to a gold standard (µCT). Only intravascular ultrasound...
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Meeuwsen, F.C. (author), Geudon, A.C.P. (author), Klein, J. (author), van der Elst, Maarten (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Introduction: Electrosurgery is used in 80% of surgical procedures. The technique allows surgeons to skilfully dissect tissues and achieve haemostasis. Since improper use of electrosurgery can lead to serious adverse events, training is required to potentially reduce the number and severity of these events. In this study we evaluate education...
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Oosting, R.M. (author), Wauben, L.S.G.L. (author), Groen, R.S. (author), Dankelman, J. (author)
Shortages of medical equipment in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs) have been found by several previous studies that assessed surgical capacity. To increase surgical capacity, there is a need to identify the availability of specific types of surgical equipment on a local, regional and national level. A survey was conducted among surgeons...
journal article 2018
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van de Berg, N.J.P. (author), de Jong, T.L. (author), van Gerwen, D.J. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Steering of needles involves the planning and timely modifying of instrument-tissue force interactions to allow for controlled deflections during the insertion in tissue. In this work, the effect of tip shape on these forces was studied using 10 mm diameter needle tips. Six different tips were selected, including beveled and conical versions,...
journal article 2017
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Geudon, A.C.P. (author), Spruit, S.L. (author), Wauben, L.S.G.L. (author), van der Elst, M (author), Doorn, N. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Klein, J. (author)
journal article 2017
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Henken, K.R. (author), Seevinck, PR (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
This study aims to develop and evaluate a manually controlled steerable needle that is compatible with and visible on MRI to facilitate full intra-procedural control and accurate navigation in percutaneous interventions. The steerable needle has a working channel that provides a lumen to a cutting stylet or a therapeutic instrument. A steering...
journal article 2017
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Meeuwsen, F.C. (author), Geudon, A.C.P. (author), Arkenbout, E.A. (author), van der Elst, Maarten (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
The benefits of electrosurgery have been acknowledged since the early 1920s, and nowadays more than 80% of surgical procedures involve devices that apply energy to tissues. Despite its widespread use, it is currently unknown how the operator's choices with regard to instrument selection and application technique are related to complications....
journal article 2017
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