Design, validation of an image-guided robot for small animal research

TitleDesign, validation of an image-guided robot for small animal research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKazanzides, P., Chang J., Iordachita I., Li J., Ling C., & Fichtinger G.
JournalMedical image computing and computer-assisted intervention (MICCAI)
NumberPt 1
KeywordsAnimals, Biopsy, Computer-Assisted, Equipment Design, Equipment Failure Analysis, Imaging, Injections, instrumentation/methods, instrumentation/methods/veterinary, Needle, Phantoms, Positron-Emission Tomography, Research, Robotics, Surgery

We developed an image-guided robot system to achieve highly accurate placement of thin needles, probes into in-vivo rodent tumor tissue in a predefined pattern that is specified on a preoperative image This system can be used for many experimental procedures where the goal is to correlate a set of physical measurements with a corresponding set of image intensities or, more generally, to perform a physical action at a set of anatomic points identified on a preoperative image This paper focuses on the design, validation of the robot system, where the first application is to insert oxygen measurement probes in a three-dimensional (3D) grid pattern defined with respect to a PET scan of a tumor The design is compatible with CT, MRI, which we plan to use to identify targets for biopsy, for the injection of adenoviral sequences for gene therapy The validation is performed using a phantom, includes a new method for estimating the Fiducial Localization Error (FLE) based on the measured Fiducial Distance Error (FDE)

PerkWeb Citation KeyKazanzides2006