Background: Robot plays an important role in minimally invasive medical
field. The interventional robots applied in diagnosis or treatment for prostate cancer
can raise the efficiency and accuracy of the surgery procedures, release doctors’ pressure.
From functional considerations, the interventional robot is mainly composed of
two parts: the interventional mechanism and the image navigation mechanism.
Objective: To provide an overview of recent interventional robots for prostate cancer
and introduce their respective characteristics and development.
Method: This paper reviews various representative patents of interventional robots for
prostate cancer, especially focuses on the interventional mechanism and the navigation
method of image navigation mechanism.
Results: The differences of different types and different methods are compared and analyzed and their
characters are concluded. In the end, current and future developments of interventional robots of diagnosis
or treatment for prostate cancer are discussed.
Conclusion: Interventional robot for prostate cancer has important practical significance, and plays an
important role in minimally invasive medical field. Further improvements are needed in the aspects of
interventional mechanism, intelligence, image navigation of the interventional robot for prostate cancer.
More patents on interventional robot for prostate cancer should be invented.