Review of New Master/Slave Catheter Driving Vascular Intervention Robot System: Intervention Radiologist's Perspective

Jong Yun Won, Byung-Ju Yi, Hyo-Jeong Cha
2016 Hanyang Medical Reviews  
The interventional procedure is a new treatment modality that treats specific disease via percutaneous, minimally invasive manipulation using various devices such as a guidewire, catheter, balloon, and stent under the various imaging modalities such as ultrasound, fluoroscopy (X-ray radiography), computed tomography and magnetic resonance image. It does not need a large surgical incision. Its advantages include reduced bleeding due to a minimal skin incision, rapid patient recovery, and few
more » ... ible complications because of local rather than general anesthesia. It is classified as nonvascular and vascular procedures (Fig. 1 ) [1] . The vascular interventional procedure is used for treatment of arterial and venous diseases and cancers. The technique involves access to the target organ by percutaneous insertion of a catheter of 1-7 mm diameter through blood vessels under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. The vascular interventional procedure can be applied to liver tumors,
doi:10.7599/hmr.2016.36.4.225 fatcat:ikdwx6wlwnhb3lsimiyhel34tm