Design of an image-guided robot system for measurement, biopsy and injection in rodents

J. C. Li, P. Kazanzides, R. Taylor, C. Ling, G. Fichtinger

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We are developing an image-guided robot system to achieve highly accurate placement of thin needles to in-vivo rodent tumor tissue in a predefined pattern of about 1 mm granularity. The multiple uses of needles are (1) oxygen tension measurement, (2) biopsy, and (3) injection of adenoviral sequences in form of a liquid agent. This paper focuses on the design of the base robot system to achieve the initial objective of inserting pO2 probes in a three-dimensional (3D) grid pattern defined with respect to a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan of the tumor. The design is also compatible with other imaging modalities, including Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which will be used for future applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-40
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
StatePublished - 2004
EventProceedings of the IEEE 30th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference - Springfield, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 17 2004Apr 18 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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