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Title: MRI guided focused ultrasound robotic system for the treatment of gynaecological tumors
Authors: Epaminonda,  Eva 
Drakos,  Theoharis 
Kalogirou,  Christina 
Theodoulou, Margarita 
Yiallouras, Christos 
Damianou, Christakis A. 
Keywords: MRI
Gynaecological
Robot
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2016
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Source: International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery,2016, Volume 12, Issue 1, Pages 46-52
Abstract: Background: A novel MRI-conditional robot that navigates focused ultrasound (FUS) for the treatment of gynaecological tumors endovaginally was developed. Methods: The robotic system has two PC-controlled axes (linear and angular). The robotic system was manufactured using a digital manufacturing 3D printer using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic. Evaluation of the device was performed in a 1.5T MRI using excised porcine tissue. Results: The robotic system was successfully tested for MRI safety and compatibility. The robotic system has been tested for its functionality for creating multiple (overlapping) lesions in an in vitro model. Conclusions: An MRI-conditional FUS robotic system was developed that has the potential to create thermal lesions with the intention of treating gynaecological tumors. In the future a third axis will be needed that lifts the robot up or down in order to access vaginas which are at a variable height from the MRI table.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9027
ISSN: 14785951
Rights: © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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