MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING COMPATIBLE ROBOTIC SYSTEMS IN IMAGE-GUIDED INTERVENTIONS

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Nov 13, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING COMPATIBLE ROBOTIC SYSTEMS IN IMAGE
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GUIDED INTERVENTIONS

Sarah Monaghan, Biology, Junior, Dominican University

Advisor: Dr. Louis Scannicchio, Dominican University

Biology

Library Research

With the extraordinary advancement of
r
adiology and its outstanding contribution to medicine, there is
now the
innovation

of having a robot that assists in interventional radiology. This advancement is
unique in medical technology because these robotic systems are
M
agnetic
R
esonance
I
maging

com
patible. MRIs have

high magnetic
field environments
; therefore,

these robots are created with
nonmagnetic and dielectric materials.

They also use air and light to function instead of electricity and
metal.

These robots could be a revolutionizing
advancemen
t in medicine because it would operate
under remote control with the guidance of imaging. This would allow for more
accurate

intervention.

The medical applications of this robot can be used for biopsies

and

therapies.
Particularly

in prostate
cancer, where

the
current method for a biopsy is not
conducted

efficiently through ultrasound and
there is a risk of missing the tumor due to lack of guidance.
There are many possible medical
applications of a robotic system that is MRI compatible

and it could make int
erventional medicine more
precise and efficient.