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Exploring the Possibilities to Characterize the Soft Tissue Using Acoustic Emission Waveforms

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Minimal invasive device insertion into the soft tissue is a very important medical approach that is helpful for local drug delivery, biopsy, regional anesthesia, blood sampling, and radiofrequency ablation. These methods need to introduce the MID inside the body for exploring the tissue texture pattern. We propose a novel approach by acquiring acoustic emission data from the proximal end of the MID for the tissue using phase angle, power spectral to identify the texture. By performing these signal processing approach to the soft tissue, the pattern of the tissue can be understood. The result shows a new study to obtain soft tissue texture information.

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This work was supported by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), Germany. We thank to INKA research (OVGU, Magdeburg, Germany) Group for the cooperation.

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Singh, Y., Hu, WC., Illanes, A., Friebe, M. (2020). Exploring the Possibilities to Characterize the Soft Tissue Using Acoustic Emission Waveforms. In: Lin, KP., Magjarevic, R., de Carvalho, P. (eds) Future Trends in Biomedical and Health Informatics and Cybersecurity in Medical Devices. ICBHI 2019. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 74. Springer, Cham.

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