Method for Estimating the Temperature Distribution Associated with the Vessel Cooling Effect in Radio Frequency Ablation

Lu, Xiaowei ;   Kikuchi, Hayato ;   Hirooka, Kazumasa ;   Isobe, Yosuke ;   Watanabe, Hiroki ;   Kobayashi, Yo ;   Miyashita, Tomoyuki ;   Fujie, Masakatsu G.

Tags Modeling in bioroboticsComputer-assisted surgeryImage guided surgery

Recently, radio frequency ablation (RFA) has become one of the most popular thermal treatments for liver cancer. RFA is minimally invasive and...

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Modelling Needle Forces during Insertion into Soft Tissue

Cheng, Zhuoqi ;   Chauhan, Manish ;   Davies, Brian ;   Caldwell, Darwin G. ;   Mattos, Leonardo

Tags Modeling in bioroboticsHaptics in robotic surgeryMultiscale biomechanics

Robot-assisted needle-based surgeries are sought to improve many operations, from brain surgery to spine and urological procedures. Force...

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Prediction of Mechanical Behaviour from Histology in Thin Collagenous Tissues

Brooks, Robert Joseph ;   Looi, Thomas ;   Drake, James

Tags Modeling in bioroboticsModeling and simulation in biomechanics : prostheticsPlanning and execution in surgical robotics

A method of generating a rough, robust estimate of tensile modulus, elongation at break, and tear out of tissue from histology for the...

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