Robotically driven interventions: A method of using CT fluoroscopy without radiation exposure to the physician

Stephen B. Solomon, Alexandru Patriciu, Mark E. Bohlman, Louis R. Kavoussi, Dan Stoianovici

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-282
Number of pages6
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume225
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

Keywords

  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Exposure to patients and personnel
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Guidance
  • Measurement
  • Radiation exposure
  • Radiations
  • Technology Phantoms Radiations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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