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Robotically assisted spine needle placement: program plan and cadaver study

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K. Cleary ; Dept. of Radiol., Georgetown Univ. Hospital, Washington, DC, USA ; F. Banovac ; D. Lindisch ; V. Watson
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Gives an overview of our program plan in robotically assisted spine procedures and details an initial cadaver study. Low back pain is a common medical problem, and minimally invasive procedures such as nerve blocks are rapidly growing in popularity as a potential method of treatment. To assist the physician in needle placement during these procedures, we have investigated using a needle-driver robot developed at the Johns Hopkins Urology Robotics Laboratory. Robotic systems such as these have great potential as physician-assisting devices for improving the precision of needle placement and enabling the development of the next generation of precision guidance systems for interventional techniques

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Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2001. CBMS 2001. Proceedings. 14th IEEE Symposium on

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2001