Design Choices in Needle Steering—A Review

  title={Design Choices in Needle Steering—A Review},
  author={Nick J. van de Berg and Dennis J. van Gerwen and Jenny Dankelman and John J van den Dobbelsteen},
  journal={IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics},
Alignment errors can arise during needle tip placement in deep-seated tissue structures. This can lead to undesired diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes. Path correction by means of needle steering has been investigated in scientific studies for the past decades. Several approaches exist, each of them with their own strengths and weaknesses. This paper describes the various needle-steering techniques, and discusses their applicability in terms of mechanical design choices in order to assess and… CONTINUE READING


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