Robotic assisted radio-frequency ablation of liver tumors - Randomized patient study

A. Patriciu, M. Awad, S. B. Solomon, M. Choti, D. Mazilu, L. Kavoussi, D. Stoianovici

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Abstract

The minimally invasive treatment of liver tumors represents an alternative to the open surgery approach, Radio-frequency ablation destroys a tumor by delivering radio-frequency energy through a needle probe. Traditionally, the probe is placed manually using imaging feedback, New approaches use robotic devices to accurately place the instrument at the target, The authors developed an image-guided robotic system for percutaneous interventions using computed tomography. The paper presents a randomized patient study comparing the manual versus robotic needle placement for radio-frequency ablation procedures of liver tumors. The results of this study show that in our case robotic interventions were a very viable solution. Several treatment parameters such as radiation exposures and procedure-times were found to be significantly improved in the robotic case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005 - 8th International Conference, Proceedings
Pages526-533
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event8th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005 - Palm Springs, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 26 2005Oct 29 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3750 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005
CountryUnited States
CityPalm Springs, CA
Period10/26/0510/29/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Patriciu, A., Awad, M., Solomon, S. B., Choti, M., Mazilu, D., Kavoussi, L., & Stoianovici, D. (2005). Robotic assisted radio-frequency ablation of liver tumors - Randomized patient study. In Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2005 - 8th International Conference, Proceedings (pp. 526-533). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3750 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/11566489_65