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PROBOT — A computer integrated prostatectomy system

  • Q. Mei
  • S. J. Harris
  • F. Arambula-Cosio
  • M. S. Nathan
  • R. D. Hibberd
  • J. E. A. Wickham
  • B. L. Davies
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1131)

Abstract

A computer integrated prostatectomy system named PROBOT has been produced to aid in the resection of prostatic tissue. The system is image guided, model based, with simulation and online video monitoring. The development and trial of the system have not only demonstrated the successful robotic imaging and resection of the prostate, but have also shown that soft tissue robotic surgery in general, can be successful.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Q. Mei
    • 1
  • S. J. Harris
    • 1
  • F. Arambula-Cosio
    • 1
  • M. S. Nathan
    • 2
  • R. D. Hibberd
    • 1
  • J. E. A. Wickham
    • 2
  • B. L. Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.MIM (Mechatronics in Medicine) LaboratoryImperial CollegeLondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryGuys HospitalLondonEngland

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