Periscopic Spine Surgery: Anatomical Motion Tracking During Radiation Treatment
Annual rept. 15 Jan 2002-14 Jan 2003
GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Computer Programming and Software
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems