BIUTEC Computer Controlled Biomedical Ultrasound Thermal Effects Teaching Unit

COMPUTER CONTROLLED BIOMEDICAL ULTRASOUND THERMAL EFFECTS TEACHING UNIT - BIUTEC

INNOVATIVE SYSTEMS

The Computer Controlled Biomedical Ultrasound Thermal Effects Teaching Unit, "BIUTEC", has been designed by EDIBON to study, in an experimental way, the ultrasound effects in biological tissues and acquire the necessary knowledge to design and validate therapeutic ultrasound units.

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General Description

Currently, the ultrasound therapy is one of the most commonly used. This type of therapy is based on the use of high frequency sound waves to stimulate the tissue beneath the skin’s surface. It is frequently used to ease pain, inflammation and muscular spasms, to quicken the healing process due to its dilator effect, to enhance the cell metabolic activity and for lithotripsy.

The Computer Controlled Biomedical Ultrasound Thermal Effects Teaching Unit, "BIUTEC", has been designed by EDIBON to study, in an experimental way, the ultrasound effects in biological tissues and acquire the necessary knowledge to design and validate therapeutic ultrasound units.

The unit is supplied with a set of practical exercises that will help the student to understand how to configure a therapeutic ultrasound device.

The Computer Controlled Biomedical Ultrasound Thermal Effects Teaching Unit,"BIUTEC", consists of a professional therapeutic ultrasound machine and a biologicaltissue simulator, composed of three different material layers with a thermocouple ineach one.

The simulator’s materials have similar acoustic properties to the human skin,soft tissue and bone with the aim of study the thermal effect produced by ultrasoundtherapy.

Besides, the unit is supplied with different applicators to study the effect of theemitting area.

This Computer Controlled Unit is supplied with the EDIBON Computer Control System (SCADA), and includes: The unit itself + a ControlInterface Box + a Data Acquisition Board + Data Acquisition and Data Management Software Packages, for controlling the process andall parameters involved in the process.

Exercises and guided practices

GUIDED PRACTICAL EXERCISES INCLUDED IN THE MANUAL

  1. Study of ultrasound basic principles and its therapeutic application.
  2. Understanding the different effects of ultrasound waves in the tissues.
  3. Testing the diathermic and mechanic effect of the ultrasound waves according to the different configurable parameters in an ultrasound therapy (frequency, emission type, treatment time, etc.).
  4. Understanding different application examples: cavitation, tendinitis, etc.
  5. Sensor calibration.

MORE PRACTICAL EXERCISES TO BE DONE WITH THE UNIT

  1. Many students view results simultaneously. To view all results in real time in the classroom by means of a projector or an electronic whiteboard.
  2. The Computer Control System with SCADA allows a real industrial simulation.
  3. This unit is totally safe as uses mechanical, electrical and electronic, and software safety devices.
  4. This unit can be used for doing applied research.
  5. This unit can be used for giving training courses to Industries even to other Technical Education Institutions.
  6. Control of the BIUTEC unit process through the control interface box without the computer.
  7. Visualization of all the sensors values used in the BIUTEC unit process.
  8. Several other exercises can be done and designed by the user.

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