Laparoscopic ultrasound manipulator with a spring-based elastic mechanism

Published on Jul 1, 2018
· DOI :10.1007/s11548-018-1709-7
Jumpei Arata14
Estimated H-index: 14
(UTokyo: University of Tokyo),
Kazunari Fukami (Nagoya Institute of Technology)+ 8 AuthorsMakoto Hashizume47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Kyushu University)
Purpose Image guidance is a key technology that can improve the outcome of laparoscopic surgery. However, due to the large deformation caused by digestive organs, a computer-aided navigation system based on preoperative imaging data cannot indicate the correct target position of the lesion (e.g., liver tumors and vessels invisible from the organ surface). To overcome this issue, we developed a laparoscopic ultrasound manipulator with two motorized degrees of freedom at the tip, allowing for the performance of a dexterous ultrasound scan in a confined laparoscopic surgical area.
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#1Hideyuki Sato (UTokyo: University of Tokyo)H-Index: 34
#2Kanako Harada (UTokyo: University of Tokyo)H-Index: 11
Last.Mamoru Mitsuishi (UTokyo: University of Tokyo)H-Index: 25
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#1Jumpei Arata (Kyushu University)H-Index: 14
#2Shinya Kogiso (Nagoya Institute of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last.Makoto Hashizume (Kyushu University)H-Index: 47
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May 1, 2010 in ICRA (International Conference on Robotics and Automation)
#1Jumpei Arata (Nagoya Institute of Technology)H-Index: 14
#2Yoshitaka Saito (Nagoya Institute of Technology)H-Index: 2
Last.Hideo Fujimoto (Nagoya Institute of Technology)H-Index: 20
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