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Miniature robotic system improves instrument insertion during brain surgery

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Gwynne D. Koch

The precise targeting of tumors, lesions and anatomical structures based on CT/MRI imaging is becoming increasingly common for surgical procedures performed through small openings in the skull. However, the 3- to 30-mm diameter of the openings reduces visibility of the target sites and requires the help of support systems for steady, accurate insertion to avoid misplacement of surgical instruments, which can result in hemorrhage and severe neurological complications. Leo Joskowicz, founder and director of the Computer-Aided Surgery and Medical Image Processing Laboratory at The Hebrew...Read full article

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