Sunram 5: An MR Safe Robotic System for Breast Biopsy

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    Abstract

    In breast cancer screening, the radiologist may find lesions that need to be biopsied for accurate histological evaluation. The current manual biopsy procedure is inaccurate and inefficient. A robotic system is proposed that can manipulate a biopsy needle inside the scanner bore. The robot has five degrees of freedom, driven by single and dual-speed stepper motors. In combination with the versatile breast fixation system, it is able to target lesions anywhere in the breast. A safety mechanism is included that ejects the needle out of the breast in case of emergency. With these novelties incorporated, the proposed system solves important limitations of state-of-art robotic systems concerning speed/accuracy, workspace and safety.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages82-83
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
    EventHamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics: Pioneering the next generation of medical robotics - Royal Geographical Society, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 24 Jun 201827 Jun 2018
    http://hamlyn-robotics.org

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    ConferenceHamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics
    Abbreviated titleHSMR 2018
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period24/06/1827/06/18
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    Groenhuis, V., Siepel, F. J., Welleweerd, M. K., Veltman, J., & Stramigioli, S. (2018). Sunram 5: An MR Safe Robotic System for Breast Biopsy. 82-83. Paper presented at Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics, London, United Kingdom.