3 March 2017 Robotically assisted ureteroscopy for kidney exploration
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Abstract
Ureteroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure for diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract pathology. Ergonomic and visualization challenges as well as radiation exposure are limitations to conventional ureteroscopy. Therefore, we have developed a robotic system to “power drive” a flexible ureteroscope with 3D tip tracking and pre-operative image overlay. The proposed system was evaluated using a kidney phantom registered to pre-operative MR images. Initial experiments show the potential of the device to provide additional assistance, precision, and guidance during urology procedures.
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Hadi F. Talari, Reza Monfaredi, Emmanuel Wilson, Emily Blum, Christopher Bayne, Craig Peters, Anlin Zhang, Kevin Cleary, "Robotically assisted ureteroscopy for kidney exploration", Proc. SPIE 10135, Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 1013512 (3 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2253862; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2253862
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