FEA Software Enables Study of Tissue Ablation Dynamics
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Rockville, Mary
Saturday, May 01 2004
An improved ablation device model uses a feedback loop to account for varying properties of heated or damaged tissue.
Regulatory agencies such as the US FDA must examine new medical devices to ensure that they are safe and effective. Sometimes, devices work successfully despite the fact that the mechanism of how they work isn't fully understood. In these cases, the FDA performs basic research to fill in these knowledge gaps.
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