Chapter 22. MRI Compatible Device for Robotic Assisted Interventions to Prostate Cancer

  1. Federico Carpi3 and
  2. Elisabeth Smela4
  1. Jean-Sébastien Plante1,
  2. Lauren Devita2,
  3. Kenjiro Tadakuma2 and
  4. Steven Dubowsky2

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch22

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

How to Cite

Plante, J.-S., Devita, L., Tadakuma, K. and Dubowsky, S. (2009) MRI Compatible Device for Robotic Assisted Interventions to Prostate Cancer, in Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators (eds F. Carpi and E. Smela), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Interdepartmental Research Centre “E. Piaggio”, School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

  2. 4

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

  2. 2

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470773055

Online ISBN: 9780470744697

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Keywords:

  • MRI compatible device for robotic assisted interventions to prostate cancer;
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI);
  • dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs);
  • prostate cancer therapy;
  • radical prostatectomy;
  • transperineal prostate cancer needle biopsy;
  • bistable module concept;
  • magnetic position sensor;
  • manipulator precision

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prostate Cancer Therapy

  • Elastically Averaged Parallel Manipulator Using Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

  • Results

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References