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A Novel Approach to Ablation Therapy

A series of illustrations for 2 research articles investigating a novel ablation approach using the Sphere-9 ablation catheter (Affera, Inc). The expandable, lattice-structured catheter is designed to deliver high power at a low current density to increase the therapeutic range of radiofrequency ablation.

Barkagan M, et al. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2019.12(4):e007879.

Kitamura T, et al. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2019.30(9):1644-1651.

CPT Professional

Images created for the AMA (Current Procedural Terminology) CPT Assistant Newsletter and the CPT Professional code book. Each image or set of images accompanies explanations of new or updated codes for reporting specific techniques and procedures. Topics range from general esophagectomy techniques, to differences in approach to minimally-invasive glaucoma surgery, to placement of a non-tunneling peripherally-inserted central catheter in a pediatric patient.

The Secret of Life (MIT Biology 7.012)

Several hundred illustrations for The Secret of Life, the digital textbook for MIT’s on-campus course 7.012 and online course 7.00x on Introductory Biology. The course is taught by Eric Lander, president and founding director of the Broad Institute, and professor of biology.

Total artificial heart implantation

Illustration for the June 2018 AMA (Current Procedural Terminology) CPT Assistant Newsletter. Accompanies an explanation of the new Cardiovascular codes 33927-33929 to report artificial heart system procedures.

Wisdom Wrap

A series of illustrations created for the Wisdom Wrap® product packaging insert.

This hot/cold gel pack therapy product has a unique variety of applications; these illustrations describe the steps to achieve optimum use.

Harris-Galante hip implants

A series of illustrations for The Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory @ The Mass General by William H. Harris, MD.

The figures depict examples of hip implant designs developed by John Charnley, MD, including approaches to: articular surface replacement, femoral head/neck replacement, wear durability, and stabilization/retention.

Additional illustrations show design changes by Dr Harris and his colleague Dr Jorge Galante, including approaches to improving and optimizing: fixation and integration for both cementless and cement femoral head/neck and cup, replaceable cup liners, and individual customization and standardized, interchangeable components.