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Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering


ISSN (Print): 2212-7976
ISSN (Online): 1874-477X

Review Article

Recent Patents on Interventional Robot for Prostate Cancer

Author(s): Yongde Zhang, Weixi Zhang, Yi Liang and Jintao Bi

Volume 9, Issue 4, 2016

Page: [281 - 288] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/2212797609666161018164750

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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.

Keywords: Image navigation method, interventional, Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI), minimally invasive, prostate cancer, robot, Transrectal Ultrasonography (TRUS).

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