A prototype manipulator for magnetic resonance-guided interventions inside standard cylindrical magnetic resonance imaging scanners.

@article{Tsekos2005APM,
  title={A prototype manipulator for magnetic resonance-guided interventions inside standard cylindrical magnetic resonance imaging scanners.},
  author={Nikolaos V. Tsekos and Alpay Ozcan and Eftychios Christoforou},
  journal={Journal of biomechanical engineering},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 6},
  pages={972-80}
}
The aim of this work is to develop a remotely controlled manipulator to perform minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the abdominal and thoracic cavities, with real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance inside clinical cylindrical MR scanners. The manipulator is composed of a three degree of freedom Cartesian motion system, which resides outside the gantry of the scanner, and serves as the holder and global positioner of a three degree of freedom arm which… CONTINUE READING

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