This collection contains research and educational materials created by Mahdieh Babaiasl in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University.

Recent Submissions

  • Predicting Depth of Cut of Water-jet in Soft Tissue Simulants based on Finite Element Analysis with the Application to Fracture-directed Water-jet Steerable Needles 

    Babaiasl, Mahdieh; Yang, Fan; Chen, Yao; Swensen, John; Lian-Ding, Jow (2019-04-03)
    Water-jet technology has been used recently in medical applications including surgery, soft tissue resection, bone cutting, and wound debridement. The ability to measure the depth of cut of water-jet is important in these ...
  • Fracture-Directed Steerable Needles 

    Babaiasl, Mahdieh; Yang, Fan; Swensen, John (2019-03-11)
    Steerable needles hold the promise of improving the accuracy of both therapies and biopsies as they are able to steer to a target location around obstructions, correct for disturbances, and account for movement of internal ...
  • Predictive Mathematical, and finite element model for cut depth of waterjet for medical applications 

    Babaiasl, Mahdieh; Yang, Fan; Swensen, John (2019)
    Water-jet has already been used in several industrial applications such as mining, cutting materials, drilling, and cleaning. Recently, this technology has been used in medical applications such as in surgery, dissection ...
  • Towards Water-jet Steerable Needles 

    Babaiasl, Mahdieh; Yang, Fan; Swensen, John (2018-08-26)
    Water-jet technology has been used extensively for decades industrially for many applications including mining, plastic, metal, stone, wood, and produce cutting. The use of water-jet in medical applications has been developed ...
  • Waterjet fracture-directed steerable needles 

    Babaiasl, Mahdieh; Swensen, John (2018-07)
    The focus of this proposal is on the new classes of steerable needles namely fracture-directed steerable needles, and two approaches to achieve this that are tube and stylet method, and water-jet method. Steerable needles ...
  • Water-jet Steerable Needles 

    Yang, Fan; Swensen, John; Babaiasl, Mahdieh (2018)
    Water-jet technology has been used extensively for decades industrially for many applications including mining, plastic, metal, stone, wood, and produce cutting. The use of water-jet in medical applications has been developed ...