Accession Number:

ADA411479

Title:

Periscopic Spine Surgery: Anatomical Motion Tracking During Radiation Treatment

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Jan 2002-14 Jan 2003

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

This project is aimed at improving the state of the art of image-guided and minimally invasive procedures by developing a new generation of clinical techniques along with the computer-based hardware and software needed for their implementation. Key research accomplishments for this year are Completed the first 20 patients in an FDA approved clinical trial of a joystick controlled robot for nerve and facet blocks in the spine under fluoroscopy guidance Received a research grant from NCINIH to develop a similar lung biopsy under CT Fluoroscopy in conjunction with Johns Hopkins URobotics Research Laboratory Completed phantom studies on a fully robotic biopsy testbed that showed high accuracy better than 2 mm could be obtained Completed studies with a liver respiratory motion simulator to demonstrate the feasibility of using magnetic tracking for minimally invasive liver interventions Began a new study of skin motion versus internal organ motion for stereotactic radiosurgery in cooperation with the Department of Radiation Medicine at Georgetown.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE