Posts Tagged ‘Gelatin’
Who does not like to have the word “surgery” anticipated by the phrase “minimally intrusive?” During our trip to the Harvard research labs today, we were given a demo of the Robotically Steerable Thermal Ablation Probe, a device designed to help minimize the number of shots needed when treating something like a tumor. The equipment is directed by a x-ray picture onto which a doctor can select a number of locations. Rather than being forced to re-inject the client, the outer cannula goes up and down to locate the position, with a thinner curved stylet extends from within it, reaching the marked area. In order to hit succeeding spots, the stylet retracts back into the cannula, which adjusts its up and down position, extending when again to reach the area. Applications for the technology extend past simply shot, including the opportunity of extracting tissue samples from a client.
You can look at a demo of the component doing its work after the break. But do not worry, it’s merely gelatine.