Surgical needles are commonly used to reach target locations inside of the body for percutaneous procedures. The major issues in needle steering in tissues are the insertion force which causes tissue damage and tissue deformation that causes the needle path deviation (i.e., tip deflection) resulting in the needle missing the intended target. In this study, honeybee-inspired needle prototypes were proposed and studied to decrease the insertion force and to reduce the tissue deformation. Three-dimensional (3D) printing technology was used to manufacture scaled-up needle prototypes. Needle insertion tests on tissue-mimicking polyvinyl chloride (PVC) gel were performed to measure the insertion force and the tip deflection. Digital image correlation (DIC) study was conducted to determine the tissue deformation during the insertion. It was demonstrated that the bioinspired needles can be utilized to decrease the insertion force by 24% and to minimize the tip deflection. It was also observed that the bioinspired needles decrease the tissue deformation by 17%. From this study, it can be concluded that the proposed bee-inspired needle design can be used to develop and manufacture innovative surgical needles for more effective and less invasive percutaneous procedures.

References

References
1.
Buzurovic
,
I.
,
Misic
,
V.
, and
Yu
,
Y.
,
2012
, “
Needle Identification in High-Dose-Rate Prostate Brachytherapy Using Ultrasound Imaging Modality
,”
International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
(
EMBC
), San Diego, CA, Aug. 28–Sept. 1, pp.
476
479
.
2.
Podder
,
T. K.
,
Dicker
,
A. P.
,
Hutapea
,
P.
,
Darvish
,
K.
, and
Yu
,
Y.
,
2012
, “
A Novel Curvilinear Approach for Prostate Seed Implant
,”
Med. Phys.
,
39
(
4
), pp.
1887
1892
.
3.
Sahlabadi
,
M.
,
Khodaei
,
S.
, and
Hutapea
,
P.
,
2017
, “
Design and Evaluation of Advanced Smart Needles for Brain Biopsy
,”
ASME
Paper No. SMASIS2017-3838.
4.
Abolhassani
,
N.
,
Patel
,
R.
, and
Moallem
,
M.
,
2006
, “
Control of Soft Tissue Deformation During Robotic Needle Insertion
,”
Minimally Invasive Ther. Allied Technol.
,
5
(
3
), pp.
165
176
.
5.
van Gerwen
,
D. J.
,
Dankelman
,
J.
, and
van den Dobbelsteen
,
J. J.
,
2012
, “
Needle-Tissue Interaction Forces—A Survey of Experimental Data
,”
Med. Eng. Phys.
,
34
(
6
), pp.
665
680
.
6.
Mahvash
,
M.
, and
Dupont
,
P. E.
,
2009
, “
Fast Needle Insertion to Minimize Tissue Deformation and Damage
,”
IEEE
International Conference on Robotics and Automation
, Kobe, Japan, May 12–17, pp.
3097
3102
.
7.
Hing
,
J. T.
,
Brooks
,
A. D.
, and
Desai
,
J. P.
,
2006
, “
Reality-Based Needle Insertion Simulation for Haptic Feedback in Prostate Brachytherapy
,”
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
(
ICRA
), Orlando, FL, May 15–19, pp.
619
624
.
8.
Urrea
,
F. A.
,
Casanova
,
F.
,
Orozco
,
G. A.
, and
Garcia
,
J. J.
,
2016
, “
Evaluation of the Friction Coefficient, the Radial Stress, and the Damage Work During Needle Insertions Into Agarose Gels
,”
J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater.
,
56
, pp.
98
105
.
9.
DiMaio
,
S. P.
, and
Salcudean
,
S. E.
,
2003
, “
Needle Insertion Modeling and Simulation
,”
IEEE Trans. Rob. Autom.
,
19
(
5
), pp.
864
875
.
10.
Abolhassani
,
N.
,
Patel
,
R. V.
, and
Ayazi
,
F.
,
2007
, “
Minimization of Needle Deflection in Robot‐Assisted Percutaneous Therapy
,”
Int. J. Med. Rob. Comput. Assisted Surg.
,
3
(
2
), pp.
140
148
.
11.
Sahlabadi
,
M.
,
Gardell
,
D.
,
Attia
,
J. Y.
,
Khodaei
,
S.
, and
Hutapea
,
P.
,
2017
, “
Insertion Mechanics of 3D Printed Honeybee-Inspired Surgery Needles for Percutaneous Procedure
,”
Design of Medical Devices Conference
, Minneapolis, MN, Apr. 10–13, Paper No.
DMD2017-3457
.
12.
Sahlabadi
,
M.
, and
Hutapea
,
P.
,
2017
, “
Novel Design of Honeybee-Inspired Needles for Percutaneous Procedure
,”
Bioinspiration Biomimetics
,
13
(
3
), p.
036013
.
13.
Sahlabadi
,
M.
,
Khodaei
,
S.
,
Jezler
,
K.
, and
Hutapea
,
P.
,
2017
, “
Insertion Mechanics of Bioinspired Needles Into Soft Tissues
,”
Minimally Invasive Ther. Allied Technol.
(epub).
14.
Li
,
D. R.
,
Yeh
,
J. K.
,
Putra
,
K.
, and
Shih
,
A.
,
2017
, “
Optical Measurement of Tissue Deformation in Needle Insertion
,”
Procedia CIRP
,
65
, pp.
175
179
.
You do not currently have access to this content.