This past week has been a busy one for MSUs IIT interns.
Most notably, Pavel and Eric traveled to Bangalore to meet with Dr. Chand the head of the neurosurgery department at Saint Marys Hospital. After a long conversation we now have several ideas for new non destructive sensors that would improve success rates for certain types of brain surgeries. Then we thought we were lucky enough to be able to watch an MRI scan in progress, we watched the scan and then they got out the drill... Now we have a pretty good idea of how a brain biopsy on an awake patient looks like! Thanks Dr. Chand for your hospitality and stimulating conversations.
Eric's project is continuing on schedule. A phase shift circuit, amplifier and three phase sensor probe has been built and testing should begin on Monday. This new design should have much higher resolution than anything currently in the literature.