Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Seminar

Title:

When Surgical Robotics meets Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Image-Guided Therapy

Speaker:

Dr. Zion TSA

Affiliation:

University of Georgia

When:

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:00:00 PM

Where:

Love Building, Room 109

Host:

Dr. Jun Ueda
jun.ueda@me.gatech.edu

Abstract

Image-guided therapy is a clinical procedure under 2-D or 3-D image guidance, for example MRI and CT images, to accurately deliver surgical devices to diseased tissue such as cancer. This emerging field is interdisciplinary, combining the technology of robotics, computer science, engineering and medicine. Image-guided therapy allows faster, safer and more accurate minimally invasive surgery and diagnosis. In this talk, I will present the engineering challenges in the field, followed by my research in robotic biopsy for cancer staging and tissue lesion ablation. These two procedures consist of the latest imaging and robotic technology in minimally invasive therapy.


Biography

RESEARCH INTEREST Research Areas Medical Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Computer-Aided Surgery, MRI Imaging Applications Surgery: - Imaged-Guided Prostate therapy - Cardiac Catheter Surgery -Haptics for Minimally Invasive Surgery - Surgical Training - MRI Surgical Navigation Diagnosis: - MR Elastography - MRI Compatible Electrocardiogram (ECG) - Cardiac & Musculosketal MRI Imaging - Tactile Sensing based Palpation Rehabilitation: - Navigation Devices/Smartphone Apps for the Visually Impaired

Notes

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