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|Title:||MRI-guided focused ultrasound robotic system for the treatment of bone cancer||Authors:||Menikou, Georgios
Damianou, Christakis A.
|Keywords:||MRI;Bone;Cancer;Pain;Robot;Ultrasound||Category:||Clinical Medicine||Field:||Medical and Health Sciences||Issue Date:||Mar-2017||Publisher:||John Wiley and Sons Ltd||Source:||International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 2017, vol.13, no. 1||Journal:||The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery||Abstract:||Background: A novel MRI-conditional robot was developed that navigates a focused ultrasound (FUS) transducer. With this robotic system the transducer can access bones. The intended application is pain palliation from bone cancer using thermal ablation using FUS. Methods: The robotic system has four computer-controlled axes (three linear and one angular). The robotic system was manufactured using a digital manufacturing 3D printer, using acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic. MRI-conditional optical encoders were used to accurately control the robotic system. Results: The robotic system was successfully tested for MRI safety and compatibility, using fast-gradient pulse sequences and a liquid phantom. The robotic system has been tested for its functionality for creating discrete and multiple (overlapping) lesions in a gel phantom. Conclusions: An MRI-conditional FUS robotic system was developed that has the potential to create thermal lesions with the intention of treating bone cancer for the purpose of pain palliation.||ISSN:||1478-5951||DOI:||10.1002/rcs.1753||Rights:||© 2016 John Wiley & Sons||Type:||Article|
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