Radiation exposure to physicians' hands during interventional procedures with computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopic guidance may be high. A robot was developed that could hold, orient, and advance a needle, with CT fluoroscopic guidance. This robot could be either computer or joystick controlled. Twenty-three robotically guided percutaneous interventions were performed without complication. Physician radiation exposure was negligible during the CT fluoroscopy-guided procedures.
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Exposure to patients and personnel
- Radiation exposure
- Technology Phantoms Radiations
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging