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Julio Ortega defends his thesis in Tecnun

His work consists of the analysis of the design and performance of a new catheter for Radioembolization of the Liver.


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08 | 01 | 2021

Last Tuesday, December 22, Julio Ortega defended his thesis at Tecnun. The title of the thesis in Spanish is "Análisis del Diseño y Rendimiento de un nuevo Catéter para la Radioembolización del Hígado". Although the language of the thesis was English, the defense was in Spanish, before the tribunal presided by Dr. José Ignacio Bilbao Jaureguizar, in the Aula de Grados of the Ibaeta Building.

After the thesis defense, all the members of the tribunal congratulated Julio Ortega and his thesis director, Dr. Raúl Antón Remírez and his co-director, Dr. Juan Carlos Ramos González for the research work carried out.

In this thesis, a new microcatheter design for liver radioembolization was evaluated. "By means of numerical simulation techniques and using real and idealized hepatic arteries, a new microcatheter configuration is analyzed and presented with the idea of generating an optimal particle distribution inside the liver," Ortega himself points out.

Also, three indicators are proposed to compare the new microcatheter with the standard microcatheter in various cases. Finally, a scaled hydraulic test bench has been designed and built with the aim of testing the microcatheter designs in real conditions. "In summary, the results in terms of particle distribution and patterns in the numerical simulations have good agreement with the experimental results," concludes Julio Ortega.

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