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Evaluation of a Patient-Mounted, Remote Needle Guidance and Insertion System for CT-Guided, Percutaneous Lung Biopsies

[+] Author Affiliations
Conor James Walsh, Nevan Hanumara, Alexander Slocum

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Rajiv Gupta, Jo-Anne Shepard

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Paper No. BioMed2007-38080, pp. 39-40; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/BioMed2007-38080
From:
  • ASME 2007 2nd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2007 2nd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 7–8, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4266-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3797-1
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

Computed tomography (CT) guided percutaneous lung biopsies are conducted to retrieve samples of suspected cancerous tissue for diagnosis. This paper details the design and development of Robopsy™, an economical, patient-mounted, tele-robotic, radiolucent, needle guidance and insertion system which facilitates faster more accurate lesion targeting.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Lung , needles

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