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T. Dohi and R. Kikinis (Eds.): MICCAI 2002, LNCS 2488, pp. 9198, 2002. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
 

Summary: T. Dohi and R. Kikinis (Eds.): MICCAI 2002, LNCS 2488, pp. 9198, 2002.
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
Transrectal Prostate Biopsy Inside Closed MRI Scanner
with Remote Actuation, under Real-Time Image Guidance
Gabor Fichtinger1,2, Axel Krieger1, Robert C. Susil2,3, Attila Tanacs1,
Louis L. Whitcomb4, and Ergin Atalar2
1
Engineering Research Center, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
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2
Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
3
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
4
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA
Abstract. We present the proof-of-concept prototype of a prostate biopsy robot
to be used inside a conventional high-field MRI scanner. A three degree-of-
freedom (DOF) mechanical device translates and rotates inside the rectum and
enters a needle into the body, and steers the needle to a target point pre-selected
by the user. The device is guided by real-time images from the scanner. Net-

  

Source: Atalar, Ergin - Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University

 

Collections: Engineering; Biology and Medicine