A Magnetic-Resonance-Imaging-Compatible Remote Catheter Navigation System

@article{Tavallaei2013AMR,
  title={A Magnetic-Resonance-Imaging-Compatible Remote Catheter Navigation System},
  author={Mohammad Ali Tavallaei and Yogesh Thakur and Syed Haider and Maria Drangova},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
  year={2013},
  volume={60},
  pages={899-905}
}
A remote catheter navigation system compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been developed to facilitate MRI-guided catheterization procedures. The interventionalist's conventional motions (axial motion and rotation) on an input catheter - acting as the master - are measured by a pair of optical encoders, and a custom embedded system relays the motions to a pair of ultrasonic motors. The ultrasonic motors drive the patient catheter (slave) within the MRI scanner, replicating the… CONTINUE READING

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