Curved multi-tube device for path-error correction in a needle-insertion system.

@article{Terayama2007CurvedMD,
  title={Curved multi-tube device for path-error correction in a needle-insertion system.},
  author={Motokazu Terayama and Junji Furusho and Morito Monden},
  journal={The international journal of medical robotics + computer assisted surgery : MRCAS},
  year={2007},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={125-34}
}
BACKGROUND Needle insertion is an important procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. A prototype curved multi-tube device (CMTD) and system for performing computerized correction of path errors during needle insertion is described. METHODS The CMTD provides two functional modes, the straight-needle mode and the curved-needle mode. This study describes the CMTD and path-error correction, using a prototype needle-insertion system in a trial with a simple water phantom… CONTINUE READING
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