Mechanical validation of an MRI compatible stereotactic neurosurgery robot in preparation for pre-clinical trials. Nycz, C. J., Gondokaryono, R., Carvalho, P., Patel, N., Wartenberg, M., Pilitsis, J. G., & Fischer, G. S. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, volume 2017-September, pages 1677–1684, 2017. IEEE.
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The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for guiding robotic surgical devices has shown great potential for performing precisely targeted and controlled interventions. To fully realize these benefits, devices must work safely within the tight confines of the MRI bore without negatively impacting image quality. Here we expand on previous work exploring MRI guided robots for neural interventions by presenting the mechanical design and assessment of a device for positioning, orienting, and inserting an interstitial ultrasound-based ablation probe. From our previous work we have added a 2 degree of freedom (DOF) needle driver for use with the aforementioned probe, revised the mechanical design to improve strength and function, and performed an evaluation of the mechanism's accuracy and effect on MR image quality. The result of this work is a 7-DOF MRI robot capable of positioning a needle tip and orienting it's axis with accuracy of 1.37 ± 0.06mm and 0.79° ± 0.41°, inserting it along it's axis with an accuracy of 0.06 ± 0.07mm, and rotating it about it's axis to an accuracy of 0.77° ± 1.31°. This was accomplished with no significant reduction in SNR caused by the robot's presence in the MRI bore, \textless 10.3% reduction in SNR from running the robot's motors during a scan, and no visible paramagnetic artifacts.
@inproceedings{nycz2017mechanical,
abstract = {The use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for guiding robotic surgical devices has shown great potential for performing precisely targeted and controlled interventions. To fully realize these benefits, devices must work safely within the tight confines of the MRI bore without negatively impacting image quality. Here we expand on previous work exploring MRI guided robots for neural interventions by presenting the mechanical design and assessment of a device for positioning, orienting, and inserting an interstitial ultrasound-based ablation probe. From our previous work we have added a 2 degree of freedom (DOF) needle driver for use with the aforementioned probe, revised the mechanical design to improve strength and function, and performed an evaluation of the mechanism's accuracy and effect on MR image quality. The result of this work is a 7-DOF MRI robot capable of positioning a needle tip and orienting it's axis with accuracy of 1.37 ± 0.06mm and 0.79° ± 0.41°, inserting it along it's axis with an accuracy of 0.06 ± 0.07mm, and rotating it about it's axis to an accuracy of 0.77° ± 1.31°. This was accomplished with no significant reduction in SNR caused by the robot's presence in the MRI bore, {\textless} 10.3{\%} reduction in SNR from running the robot's motors during a scan, and no visible paramagnetic artifacts.},
author = {Nycz, Christopher J. and Gondokaryono, Radian and Carvalho, Paulo and Patel, Nirav and Wartenberg, Marek and Pilitsis, Julie G. and Fischer, Gregory S.},
booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
doi = {10.1109/IROS.2017.8205979},
isbn = {9781538626825},
issn = {21530866},
mendeley-groups = {GoogleScholar},
organization = {IEEE},
pages = {1677--1684},
title = {{Mechanical validation of an MRI compatible stereotactic neurosurgery robot in preparation for pre-clinical trials}},
url = {https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2017.8205979},
volume = {2017-September},
year = {2017}
}
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