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  • Robotic Biopsy System Drives the Point Home
    It started out with a simple question one day during Dr. Rajiv Gupta's residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH): Why, with CT scanners routinely achieving submillimeter resolutions, was he still performing manual needle biopsies with only centimeters of accuracy? There had to be a better
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    was inconclusive. A team from the biomedical engineering department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison has developed a thin fiber-optic probe that can be threaded through the hollow channel of a biopsy needle to its tip. Used in conjunction with x-ray or
  • What Makes Surgical Robots Tick?
    In 1985, for the first time, a robot was used to assist in a surgical procedure on a human. A trail-blazing, adventurous team had modified an industrial robot that guided a needle in a brain biopsy procedure.

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