Journal of Robotic Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 33–39 | Cite as

Evaluation of robotic assistance in neurosurgical applications

  • G. KronreifEmail author
  • W. Ptacek
  • M. Kornfeld
  • M. Fürst
Original Article


An analysis of usability aspects and accuracy for three different methods of neurosurgical intervention—stereotaxy, neuro-navigation, and robotic assistance—was accomplished in a detailed study including clinicians with different experience levels. Accuracy tests with a specially designed phantom were performed under clinical conditions according to EN ISO 9283. Test scenarios were designed according to a realistic clinical work-flow for the brain biopsy process. This paper presents the results of the accuracy evaluation as well as a discussion of the results and further steps.


Neurosurgery Biopsy Medical robot Accuracy evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kronreif
    • 1
    Email author
  • W. Ptacek
    • 1
  • M. Kornfeld
    • 1
  • M. Fürst
    • 1
  1. 1.Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), Integrated Microsystems Austria GmbHWiener NeustadtAustria

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