Magnetic Resonance–Compatible Robotic and Mechatronics Systems for Image-Guided Interventions and Rehabilitation: A Review Study

Nikolaos V. Tsekos, Azadeh Khanicheh, Eftychios Christoforou, Constantinos Mavroidis
2007 Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering  
The continuous technological progress of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as its widespread clinical use as a highly sensitive tool in diagnostics and advanced brain research, has brought a high demand for the development of magnetic resonance (MR)compatible robotic/mechatronic systems. Revolutionary robots guided by real-time three-dimensional (3-D)-MRI allow reliable and precise minimally invasive interventions with relatively short recovery times. Dedicated robotic interfaces used
more » ... conjunction with fMRI allow neuroscientists to investigate the brain mechanisms of manipulation and motor learning, as well as to improve rehabilitation therapies. This paper gives an overview of the motivation, advantages, technical challenges, and existing prototypes for MRcompatible robotic/mechatronic devices.
doi:10.1146/annurev.bioeng.9.121806.160642 pmid:17439358 fatcat:q76gfrkrbfarxlfujbhr3qgu64