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Title: Current technology in navigation and robotics for liver tumours ablation
Authors: Chang, S.K.
Hlaing, W.W.
Yang, L. 
Chui, C.K. 
Keywords: Computer aided surgery
Radiofrequency ablation
Issue Date: May-2011
Citation: Chang, S.K.,Hlaing, W.W.,Yang, L.,Chui, C.K. (2011-05). Current technology in navigation and robotics for liver tumours ablation. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 40 (5) : 231-236. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Radio frequecy ablation is the most widely used local ablative therapy for both primary and metastatic liver tumours. However, it has limited application in the treatment of large tumours(tumours >3cm) and multi centric tumours. In recent years, many strategies have been developedto extend the application of radiofrequency ablation to large tumours. A promising approach is to take advantage of the rapid advancement in imaging and robotic technologies to construct anintegrated surgical navigation and medical robotic system. This paper presents a review of existingsurgical navigation methods and medical robots. We also introduce our current developed model -Transcutaneous Robot-assisted Ablation-device Insertion Navigation System (TRAINS). The clinicalviability of this prototyped integrated navigation and robotic system for large and multicentric tumorsis demonstrated using animal experiments.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
ISSN: 03044602
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