Stormram 2: A MRI-compatible robotic system for breast biopsy

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    A novel MRI-compatible 5 DOF needle manipulator driven by custom pneumatic linear stepper motors has been developed. The robot's frame measures 185x160x100mm, making it small enough to fit inside the bore of the scanner together with the patient. It also has sufficient speed, force and dexterity to manipulate the needle towards a chosen target in a soft breast phantom.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherImperial College
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9563776-7-8
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2016
    Event9th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2016: New Challenges and Emerging Platforms - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 25 Jun 201628 Jun 2016
    Conference number: 9

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    PublisherImperial College


    Conference9th Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2016
    CountryUnited Kingdom
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    • Biopsy
    • IR-103353
    • Breast
    • Pneumatic Stepper Motor
    • Robotics
    • METIS-321710
    • MRI
    • EWI-27711

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