Alexander Camilo

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Direct magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance during surgical intervention would provide many benefits; most significantly, interventional MRI can be used for planning, monitoring of tissue deformation, realtime visualization of manipulation, and confirmation of procedure success. Direct MR guidance has not yet taken hold because it is often confounded(More)
This paper presents the design of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible needle placement system actuated by piezoelectric actuators for prostate brachytherapy and biopsy. An MRI-compatible modular 3 degree-of-freedom (DOF) needle driver module coupled with a 3-DOF x-y-z stage is proposed as a slave robot to precisely deliver radioactive(More)
Stereotaxy is a neurosurgical technique that can take several hours to reach a specific target, typically utilizing a mechanical frame and guided by preoperative imaging. An error in any one of the numerous steps or deviations of the target anatomy from the preoperative plan such as brain shift (up to 20 mm), may affect the targeting accuracy and thus the(More)
This paper presents a versatile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible concentric tube continuum robotic system. The system enables MR image-guided placement of a curved, steerable active cannula. It is suitable for a variety of clinical applications including image-guided neurosurgery and percutaneous interventions, along with procedures that involve(More)
This paper presents a fully actuated robotic system for percutaneous prostate therapy under continuously acquired live magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance. The system is composed of modular hardware and software to support the surgical workflow of intraoperative MRI-guided surgical procedures. We present the development of a 6-degree-of-freedom (DOF)(More)
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