Kevin Lister

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to explore the feasibility of developing a MRI-compatible needle driver system for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of breast tumors under continuous MRI imaging while being teleoperated by a haptic feedback device from outside the scanning room. The developed needle driver prototype was designed and tested for both tumor(More)
Mechanical models for soft organ tissues are necessary for a variety of medical applications, such as surgical planning, virtual reality surgery simulators, and for diagnostic purposes. An adequate quantitative description of the mechanical behavior of tissues requires adequate and accurate experimental data to be acquired and analyzed. We present results(More)
This paper presents an initial design and feasibility study for a 1-DOF Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) compatible needle driver robot for radiofrequency ablation (RFA). This initial design and study is necessary to further understand how to improve on many of the shortcomings in the standard RFA procedure. Combining needle driving with advanced image(More)
CASA Board of Counselors had its fall meeting last Friday (October 30th, 2015) in the Transportation Education Center (TEC). The meeting was called to order at 12:15pm by Ms. Camelle Logan, President of the Board, followed by a roll call and approval of minutes for the last meeting. I gave a report to the board about progress and state of the college since(More)
Advancements in real-time surgical simulation techniques have provided the ability to utilize more complex nonlinear constitutive models for biological tissues which result in increased haptic and graphic accuracy. When developing such a model, verification is necessary to determine the accuracy of the force response as well as the magnitude of tissue(More)
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