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Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery
Woodhead Publishing Ltd, October 2012, Pages: 328
Advances in research have led to the use of robotics in a range of surgical applications. Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery provides authoritative coverage of the core principles, applications and future potential of this enabling technology. Beginning with an introduction to robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS), the core technologies of the field are discussed. Key current and future applications for robotics in a range of surgical procedures and medical applications are then explored, before the book concludes with a discussion of ethical issues related to the use of medical robotics.
Introduction to robot-assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
- Localisation and tracking technologies for medical robotics
- Robotics for neurosurgery
- Robotic systems for cardiovascular interventions
- Robotics in orthopaedic surgery
- Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery
- Robotics in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery
- Robotic-assisted eye surgery
- Robotics for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)
- Meso-Scale mobile robots for gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)
- Real-time software platform using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for in vivo navigation of magnetic microrobots
- Robotic surgery and ethical issues.
Paula Gomes leads developments of surgical and interventional medical devices at Cambridge Consultants, a world leader in technology and product development. The former R&D Director of Acrobot, the company responsible for the world-first surgeon-controlled robotic device for orthopaedic surgery, she has extensive experience with surgical technology, surgical robotics and software-driven electromechanical medical devices.