A conceptual design of a needle insertion robot for compensation of lesion motion


Bibian Bruin
Presentation BSc presentation
Date 2018-04-19
Time 16:00
Location Carré 3446

Medical needles are common devices used in percutaneous procedures, such as tissue sample removal, internal radiotherapy, and localized drug delivery. The success of these procedures depends on the accuracy and precision with which the target site is reached.  Lesion motion caused by respiration, needle-tissue interactions and perturbations due to surrounding tissues mechanical resistance are among the main factors affecting accuracy of needle placement and needle-tip motion path. Robotic control of needles have the potential to reach targets deep inside solid organs while responding to respiration movement and avoiding sensitive structures.

Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2018