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IT Management

Flexible Robotic Worm Optimises Surgery

2015 17 Nov

Surgeons may one day be able to remove tumours from within the inner ear in a less invasive fashion — ie, without removing the entire mastoid bone. All they will need to do is cut a tunnel of 5 mm in diameter through the bone using a miniature robot named NiLiBoRo. The robotic "worm" can adjust its path while drilling through bone to steer around sensitive... Read more

IT Management

Soft Robotics Lend a ‘Hand’ To Surgery, Drug Delivery

2015 07 Feb

A tiny robotic ‘hand’ made from flexible, partially biodegradable material could assist physicians with remotely guided surgery, and eventually deliver drugs to parts of the body which are otherwise difficult to reach. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland used hydrogels in the formation of a soft, self-folding material... Read more

IT Management

New Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancers

2014 09 Dec

UCLA researchers have reported that they have advanced a surgical technique performed with the help of a robot to access a previously-unreachable area of the head and neck. “This is a revolutionary new approach that uses highly advanced technology to reach the deepest areas of the head and neck,” said Dr. Abie Mendelsohn, lead author of the study.The novel... Read more

IT Management

Tiny Prenatal Surgery Robot to Fight Spina Bifida

2014 03 Jun

A tiny robot with a £10m price tag could assist doctors in performing surgery on unborn children with congenital conditions such as spina bifida. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and Belgium’s KU Leuven are working to devise a tiny robotic instrument, which could generate 3D imagery of a foetus in the womb. An automated hand on the device... Read more

Health Management

Interventional Radiology Celebrates 50 Years Of Angioplasty

2014 08 Mar

Interview with Prof. Duncan Ettles, President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology On 16 January 1964 at the University of Oregon Hospital in the United States Dr. Charles Dotter (pictured) performed the first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedure. Inserting a Teflon catheter into a patient’s superficial femoral artery, Dr.... Read more

IT Management

Frost & Sullivan: Increasing Demand for Medical Robots in Surgical Disciplines

2014 27 Feb

Medical robots are set to revolutionise surgery with demand particularly high for prostatectomy and hysterectomy minimally invasive surgeries Surgical robots are becoming more acceptable globally, enhancing the surgeon’s abilities with regards to surgical imaging, planning, navigation, and instrument manipulation. Extensive research is being in this... Read more

Cardiology Management

Promising New Heart Valve Robotic Reconstruction Technique Presented

2014 29 Jan

Infective endocarditis is a potentially fatal bacterial disease of the heart which frequently affects the heart's tricuspid valve, often resulting in permanent tissue damage. A pioneering new reconstructive technique, in which the valve is repaired with a bioscaffold on which new tissue can grow, has proven promising and has given a new lease on life... Read more


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