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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 20.451J (Spring 2006) 
  • Course Title:
  • Design of Medical Devices and Implants 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Myron Spector
    Prof. Ioannis Yannas 
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 2.782J / 3.961J / 20.451J / HST.524J Design of Medical Devices and Implants



    Spring 2006




    Course Highlights


    This course features extensive lecture notes.


    Course Description


    This design course targets the solution of clinical problems by use of implants and other medical devices. Topics include the systematic use of cell-matrix control volumes; the role of stress analysis in the design process; anatomic fit, shape and size of implants; selection of biomaterials; instrumentation for surgical implantation procedures; preclinical testing for safety and efficacy, including risk/benefit ratio assessment evaluation of clinical performance and design of clinical trials. Student project materials are drawn from orthopedic devices, soft tissue implants, artificial organs, and dental implants.
     

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