Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides authoritative coverage of the core principles, applications and future potential of medical robotics
  • Introduces robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS), including the core technologies of the field and localization and tracking technologies for medical robotics
  • Considers key applications of robotics in laparoscopy, neurology, cardiovascular interventions, urology and orthopaedics

Readership

Physicians and technical people researching computer assisted surgery; Medical device companies developing or in the market for surgical systems; Interventional and diagnostic radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, pain specialists, surgeons, vascular surgeons; Radiation oncologists and urologists

Table of Contents

Contributor contact details

Dedication

Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

Introduction

Chapter 1: Introduction to robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS)

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Minimally invasive surgery and robotic integration

1.3 Definitions and development of surgical robotic systems

1.4 Perceptual docking for synergistic control

1.5 Conclusions and future trends

Chapter 2: Localization and tracking technologies for medical robotics

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Requirements for position sensors

2.3 Dynamic referencing

2.4 Types of position sensors

2.5 Future trends

Conclusion

Chapter 3: Robotics for neurosurgery

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction to neurosurgical progression

3.2 The evolution of neurosurgical robots

3.3 Maintaining operator control

3.4 Human–machine interface (HMI)

3.5 Future trends: informatic surgery

3.6 Conclusion

3.7 Acknowledgments

Chapter 4: Robotic systems for cardiovascular interventions

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Heart conditions and the evolving role of cardiac surgeons and cardiologists

4.3 Surgical robot requirements and availability for cardiovascular interventions

4.4 Proposed novel robots for cardiovascular interventions

4.5 Future trends

4.6 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: Robotics in orthopaedic surgery

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Existing orthopaedic robotic systems

5.3 Evaluation of impact of orthopaedic surgical robots

5.4 Conclusion

Chapter 6: Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Apex robotic technology (ART)

6.3 Clinical experience

6.4 Conclusions and future trend

Details

No. of pages:
326
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780857091307
Electronic ISBN:
9780857097392

About the editor

Paula Gomes

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cambridge Consultants, UK

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