An Autoclavable Steerable Cannula Manual Deployment Device: Design and Accuracy Analysis.

@article{Burgner2012AnAS,
  title={An Autoclavable Steerable Cannula Manual Deployment Device: Design and Accuracy Analysis.},
  author={Jessica Burgner and Philip J. Swaney and Trevor L. Bruns and Marlena S Clark and D. Caleb Rucker and Everette Clif Burdette and Robert J. Webster},
  journal={Journal of medical devices},
  year={2012},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={410071-410077}
}
Accessing a specific, predefined location identified in medical images is a common interventional task for biopsies and drug or therapy delivery. While conventional surgical needles provide little steerability, concentric tube continuum devices enable steering through curved trajectories. These devices are usually developed as robotic systems. However, manual actuation of concentric tube devices is particularly useful for initial transfer into the clinic since the Food and Drug Administration… CONTINUE READING