Annual Scientific Conference 2022: Presentations

Two Heads are Better than One SEEG & DBS Surgery Workflow Refinement using 3D Printed Heads

Michael O’Neill

In 2020, the ROSA One Brain was introduced into Beaumont Hospital for use in planning and performing Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), and biopsy procedures. The manufacturer is based in France; organising in depth training was a challenge due to the Covid 19 pandemic with the intermittent closure of international borders. The neurophysics and neurosurgical team recognized a necessity to get familiar with ROSA workflows in a quick and safe manner but surgical opportunities and company support were limited.

Transforming Developmental Image Analysis Techniques into Routine Clinical Support: Development of Streamlined Volumetric Analysis Processes of MRI Brain Scans

Michael O’Neill

To build on research and developmental work on volumetric analysis of brain objects to create a pathway to support routine volumetric analysis for patients with non-lesional epilepsy. This patient group is the most challenging Epilepsy cohort undergoing neurosurgical pre evaluation Calculated volumetric changes can aid in epilepsy diagnosis.

Biomedical engineer - design and development of Excel files for POCT services


Point-of-care testing (POCT) is vital for the rapid management of acutely unwell patients in the hospital. To overcome the clinical risk caused due to non-laboratory staff using POCT devices and the lack of a governance/operation team for POCT, a dedicated operational team with a Biomedical engineer is set up in Cork University Hospital (CUH). The management of POCT devices, operators, stock, and quality measures at par with the ISO 22870 standards was extremely challenging with limited resources available.

Endoscope traceability services expansion at CUH, Bantry & Mallow general hospital

More and more healthcare technologies are now being integrated with clinical information systems in order to ensure all patient data is captured throughout their journey in our hospitals. How does our Medical Staff ensure patient care and simultaneously monitor and capture all this data? The real challenge is to ensure the benefits of recording this information are understood and implemented thus ensuring traceability is maintained. This particular challenge involved tracking the journey of endoscope from its use on a patient to decontamination in the HSSD/Endoscopy unit.

Security of Patient Monitoring on a Medical IT Network

Our Lady’s Hospital Navan

Physiological monitoring technology has advanced the last number of years to enable these devices to be incorporated onto healthcare provider’s networks. The difficulties faced by providers in relation to cybersecurity of infrastructure and medical device systems were highlighted recently with the WannaCry ransomware attack in May 2017 and a major ransomware attack suffered by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in May 2021.

SVUH’s JCI Accreditation The Role of Clinical Engineers

St Vincents University Hospital

St Vincent’s University Hospital ( one of Ireland’s leading teaching hospitals, provides over 50 medical speciality services Our Emergency Department is the major referral centre for patients with strokes and major trauma We are home to the National Centre for Cystic Fibrosis, National Cancer Control Programme ( National Liver Transplant Programme and the National Pancreas Transplant Programme 1 A team of ten clinical engineers provide support to all of the major clinical specialties.

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