Planning, calibration and collision-avoidance for image-guided radiosurgery

Type of publication:  Artikel in einem Konferenzbericht
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ/GI International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'94)
Band: 2
Jahr: 1994
Monat: 12-16 Sept.
Seiten: 854--861
Ort: München
DOI: 10.1109/iros.1994.407492
Abriss: In radiosurgery a moving beam of radiation is used as an ablative surgical instrument to destroy brain tumors. A new camera-guided system capable of tracking patient motion during treatment has been built. The radiation source is moved by a six degree-of-freedom robotic arm. In addition to offering a more cost effective, less invasive, and less painful treatment, the robotic gantry allows for arbitrary spatial motion of the radiation source. Based on this feature we can treat non-spherical lesions with accuracies unachievable with classical radiosurgical systems. The system introduces a new class of radiosurgical procedures, called non-stereotactic, or image-guided radiosurgery. At the heart of these procedures are algorithms for planning both a treatment and the corresponding beam motion, given the geometric description of the tumor shape and relative locations in the particular case
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Autoren: Schweikard, Achim
Bodduluri, Mohan
Tombropoulos, Rhea
Adler, Jr., John R.