Non-destructive Investigation of the Artificial Heart Valves Using Eddy Current Testing – An Innovative Approach

  • Tatiana Strapacova
  • Milan Smetana
  • Klara Capova
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7339)


Many accidents leads to organ damages, bone loss or cause the failure of organ systems. Biomaterials have their application in orthopedic, vascular or in dental implants to augment and replace the loss. Many of prosthetic replacements are implanted for a long time so their correct function need to be control. Currently we have a few non- destructive testing technologies available to characterize the various features that may arise during or after the implantation. Depending on the different types of biomaterials, different features interested, different purpose of testing, the different non-destructive testing technologies should be used. This article deals with fracture detection in Bjőrk-Shiley Convexo Concave (BSCC) artificial heart valve where the damage of the valve can endanger the human life.


Heart Valve Eddy Current Sweep Frequency Prosthetic Replacement Eddy Current Testing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tatiana Strapacova
    • 1
  • Milan Smetana
    • 1
  • Klara Capova
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electromagnetic and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of ZilinaZilinaSlovak Republic

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