Development of MR compatible surgical manipulator toward a unified support system for diagnosis and treatment of heart disease

Fujio Tajima, Kousuke Kishi, Kouji Nishizawa, Kazutoshi Kan, Yasuhiro Nemoto, Haruo Takeda, Shin Ichiro Umemura, Hiroshi Takeuchi, Masakatsu G. Fujie, Takeyoshi Dohi, Ken Ichi Sudo, Shin Ichi Takamoto

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Abstract

We propose a new concept of a unified system for supporting both surgical treatment and intrasurgical diagnosis of heart diseases, especially ischemic heart disease like myocardial infarction, under a magnetic-resonanceimaging (MRI) environment. In developing the system, we first designed and built a prototype of maneuverable manipulator as a subsystem. We then evaluated MR compatibility of the manipulator by moving its arm tip close to a phantom in the field of view of an open-configuration MR imager. No noticeable deformation, but some signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) deterioration, was observed in the MR images taken during evaluation. It is planned to combine the manipulator with other subsystems and function modules in order to construct an easy-to-use unified support system. This system will then be applied to treat a variety of diseases of organs and tissues in the human body.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2002 - 5th International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsTakeyoshi Dohi, Ron Kikinis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages83-90
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783540457862
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event5th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2002 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2002 Sep 252002 Sep 28

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2488
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2002
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period02/9/2502/9/28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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