By Sylvain Martel
This ebook describes on the introductory point how smooth expertise has made the state of affairs of the vintage science-fiction motion picture Fantastic Voyage a fact. The motion picture is ready a submarine and its staff participants being gotten smaller to microscopic dimension and ventured into the physique. precisely 50 years following the discharge of the movie, such fact takes the shape of a scientific interventional room able to mimicking this state of affairs. in keeping with 15 years of extensive learn and improvement through the world-leading crew during this particular box, the publication is going during the scenes of the motion picture whereas explaining the way it is applied during this first-of-a-kind interventional facility.
This is the 1st publication that explains the basics of navigation of healing brokers within the vascular community. The scope of the e-book is twofold: (1) to start up readers into numerous applied sciences, together with, yet no longer restricted to, nanotechnology, robotics, and biochemistry (more importantly, it indicates how serious the mixing of most of these disciplines is to fixing difficulties that certainly require a multidisciplinary environment); (2) to motivate the more youthful iteration via exhibiting that technological know-how and know-how can carry one in all places with the facility to rework fiction to fact which can aid humankind.
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As such, the intervention must be fully tested and validated first on animals for its efficacy and safety prior to being used on humans. As you can observe in Fig. 1, the room and the medical systems being used for the preparation phase are similar to the ones found in modern clinical interventional rooms. This will not be entirely the case during the interventions, since new platforms never seen in a clinical settings so far are being integrated in this new interventional facility. 2 First Look at the Interventional Facility (Scene 00:09:17–00:10:50) In this scene, when entering the monitoring room, other members working in other rooms are contacted through TV monitors.
In other words, increasing the magnetic field applied to the ferromagnetic particle is similar to increasing the power of the engine, whereas a permanent magnet has already a fixed power regime, called magnetization. But the question is, why use a ferromagnetic particle instead of a permanent magnet, the common magnet that most of us played with when we were young? The main reason is that the magnetization level of some ferromagnetic materials can exceed the maximum magnetization of a permanent magnet if the ferromagnetic particle can be exposed to a sufficiently high external magnetic field.
The interventional room is where the actual navigation in the bloodstream takes place. In this room, there are platforms that you will find in a hospital such as the clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner and the x-ray platform, to name but two examples, but also new interventional platforms that you have probably never heard of and that are nowhere else to be found. They have been developed at the NanoRobotics Lab especially to make the whole scenario of the movie possible which was a must in order to maximize the treatment efficacy achievable with this new facility.
A Microscopic Submarine in My Blood: Science Based on the Fantastic Voyage by Sylvain Martel