An overview of systems for CT- and MRI-guided percutaneous needle placement in the thorax and abdomen.

@article{Arnolli2015AnOO,
  title={An overview of systems for CT- and MRI-guided percutaneous needle placement in the thorax and abdomen.},
  author={Maarten M Arnolli and Nevan C. Hanumara and Michel Franken and Dannis Michel Brouwer and I. A. M. J. Broeders},
  journal={The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={458-75}
}
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive biopsies, drainages and therapies in the soft tissue organs of the thorax and abdomen are typically performed through a needle, which is inserted percutaneously to reach the target area. The conventional workflow for needle placement employs an iterative freehand technique. This article provides an overview of needle-placement systems developed to improve this method. METHODS An overview of systems for needle placement was assembled, including those found in… CONTINUE READING