TITLE

Scanning with robots

AUTHOR(S)
Knight, Helen
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);2/25/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7669, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that a robot surgeon that can be attached to an MRI scanner to improve the accuracy of prostate cancer biopsies is being developed for the Great Britain National Health Service (NHS). This will allow surgeons to carry out biopsies using the much more detailed images produced by MRI scanners, rather than the fuzzy ultrasound pictures used at present, improving their accuracy. The project is being funded under the NHS Prostate Cancer Programme, which was launched in 2000, in an effort to expand research into the condition and improve treatment. INSET: ...and operating with virtual reality system.
ACCESSION #
16314626

 

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