Magnetic needle guidance for neurosurgery: Initial design and proof of concept

@article{Petruska2016MagneticNG,
  title={Magnetic needle guidance for neurosurgery: Initial design and proof of concept},
  author={Andrew J. Petruska and Fabio Ruetz and Ayoung Hong and Luca Regli and Oguzkan Surucu and Ajmal Zemmar and Bradley J. Nelson},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
  year={2016},
  pages={4392-4397}
}
A magnetic-tip steerable needle is presented with application to aiding deep brain stimulation electrode placement. The magnetic needle is 1.3mm in diameter at the tip with a 0.7mm diameter shaft, which is selected to match the size of a deep brain stimulation electrode. The tip orientation is controlled by applying torques to the embedded neodymium-iron… CONTINUE READING