Transrectal prostate biopsy inside closed mri scanner with remote actuation, under real-time image guidance

Gabor Fichtinger, Axel Krieger, Robert C. Susil, Attila Tanacs, Louis L. Whitcomb, Ergin Atalar

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Abstract

We present the proof-of-concept prototype of a prostate biopsy robot to be used inside a conventional high-field MRI scanner. A three degree-offreedom (DOF) mechanical device translates and rotates inside the rectum and enters a needle into the body, and steers the needle to a target point pre-selected by the user. The device is guided by real-time images from the scanner. Networked computers process the medical images and enable the clinician to control the motion of the mechanical device that is operated remotely from outside the imager. The system is also applicable to localized prostate therapy and also demonstrates potential in other intra-cavitary procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2002 - 5th International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages91-98
Number of pages8
Volume2488
ISBN (Print)9783540457862
StatePublished - 2002
Event5th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Sep 25 2002Sep 28 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2488
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2002
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period9/25/029/28/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Fichtinger, G., Krieger, A., Susil, R. C., Tanacs, A., Whitcomb, L. L., & Atalar, E. (2002). Transrectal prostate biopsy inside closed mri scanner with remote actuation, under real-time image guidance. In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2002 - 5th International Conference, Proceedings (Vol. 2488, pp. 91-98). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2488). Springer Verlag.