Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Integrating Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology with Medical Robotics: Image-Guided Therapy


Dr. Zion Tse


University of Georgia


Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room 3-28. classroom


Dr. Lei Zhu


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, Dr. Tse will present the engineering challenges in the field, followed by his research in MRI-guided catheter electrophysiological therapy and lesion radiofrequency ablation in the heart, as well as biopsy therapy in the prostate. This procedure consists of the latest imaging and medical device technology in minimally invasive therapy.


Dr. Zion Tse is an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering and the Director of the Medical Robotics Lab (http://www.medicalrobotics.engr.uga.edu/) at the University of Georgia. Formerly, he was a researcher at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his Ph.D. in Mechatronics in Medicine from Imperial College London. His academic and professional experience has related to electronics instrumentation, medical devices and surgical robotics. Dr. Tse has designed and prototyped a broad range of novel analog-digital electronic devices. His professional goal includes applying his strong medical mechatronics background in the healthcare field, especially in the realm of medical devices.