Robotically assisted spine needle placement: Program plan and cadaver study

K. Cleary, F. Banovac, D. Lindisch, V. Watson, D. Stoianovici

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Abstract

This paper gives an overview of our program plan in robotically assisted spine procedures and details an initial cadaver study. Low back pain is a common medical problem, and minimally invasive procedures such as nerve blocks are rapidly growing in popularity as a potential method of treatment. To assist the physician in needle placement during these procedures, we have investigated using a needle driver robot developed at the Johns Hopkins Urology Robotics Laboratory. Robotic systems such as these have great potential as physician assist devices for improving the precision of needle placement and enabling the development of the next generation of precision guidance systems for interventional techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event14th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems - Bethesda, MD, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2001Jul 27 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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