CRANE: A highly dexterous needle placement robot for evaluation of interventional radiology procedures

10/07/2019 ∙ by Dimitri A. Schreiber, et al. ∙ 0

Interventional Radiology (IR) enables earlier diagnosis and less invasive treatment of numerous ailments. Here we present our ongoing development of CRANE: CT RoboticArm and Needle Emplacer, a robotic needle positioning system for CT guided procedures. The robot has 8 active Degrees-of-Freedom (DoF) and a novel infinite travel needle insertion mechanism. The control system is distributed using the RobotOperating System (ROS) across a low latency network that interconnects a real-time low-jitter controller, with a desktop computer which hosts the User Interface (UI) and high-level control. This platform can serve to evaluate limitations in the current procedures and to prototype potential solutions to these challenges in-situ.

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