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Medical Robotics

Minimally Invasive Surgery

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, including localization and tracking technologies for medical robotics. Key applications of robotics in laparoscopy, neurology, cardiovascular interventions, urology and orthopaedics are considered, as well as applications for ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, vitreoretinal surgery and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). Microscale mobile robots for the circulatory system and mesoscale robots for the gastrointestinal tract are investigated, as is MRI-based navigation for in vivo magnetic microrobots. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of ethical issues related to the use of robotics in surgery.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery is a comprehensive guide for all those working in the research, design, development and application of medical robotics for surgery. It also provides an authoritative introduction for academics and medical practitioners working in this field.

Hardbound, 320 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-130-7

Reviews

  • ...a comprehensive and well-written book on the current application of medical robotics in numerous surgical specialities from a wide variety of international medical centres of excellence., Urology News
    This is a good resource to deepen one's comprehension of the history of robotic surgery. It also provides an update of the currently available robotic surgery. It also provides an update of the currently available robotic technology and the mechanics and clinical applications., Hui Sen Chong, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics), Doody's Book Service

Contents

  • 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 vitreoretinal 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.

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