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Neurosurgical robotic system for brain tumor removal

  • Jumpei Arata
  • Yasunori Tada
  • Hiroaki Kozuka
  • Tomohiro Wada
  • Yoshitaka Saito
  • Norio Ikedo
  • Yuichiro Hayashi
  • Masazumi Fujii
  • Yasukazu Kajita
  • Masaaki Mizuno
  • Toshihiko Wakabayashi
  • Jun Yoshida
  • Hideo Fujimoto
Original Article

Abstract

Purpose

Brain tumor (e.g., glioma) resection surgery, representing the first step for many treatments, is often difficult and time-consuming for neurosurgeons. Thus, intelligent neurosurgical instruments have been developed to improve tumor removal.

Methods

The concept and robotic structure of intelligent neurosurgical instruments were introduced. These instruments consist of a surgical robot, a master device and operating software. The robot incorporates a surgical motion base and tool manipulator, including a volume control suction tool. Open Core Control software was developed for connecting intelligent neurosurgical instruments through a network connection and integrating the instruments into a system.

Results

Mechanical evaluation tests on the components and a preliminary system evaluation were performed. A phantom model was fixed on a head frame, and a tumor-removal procedure was successfully performed using prototype intelligent neurosurgical instruments.

Conclusion

Intelligent neurosurgical instruments are feasible and suitable for on-going evaluation in practical tasks, including in-vivo animal testing.

Keywords

Neurosurgical robot Master-slave Volume control suction tool 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jumpei Arata
    • 1
  • Yasunori Tada
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Kozuka
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Wada
    • 1
  • Yoshitaka Saito
    • 1
  • Norio Ikedo
    • 1
  • Yuichiro Hayashi
    • 2
  • Masazumi Fujii
    • 2
  • Yasukazu Kajita
    • 2
  • Masaaki Mizuno
    • 2
  • Toshihiko Wakabayashi
    • 2
  • Jun Yoshida
    • 3
  • Hideo Fujimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Nagoya Institute of TechnologyNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Department of NeurosurgeryNagoya University, Graduate School of MedicineNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.National Hospital Organization Higashi Nagoya National HospitalNagoyaJapan

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