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de Jong, T.L. (author), van de Berg, N.J.P. (author), Tas, L. (author), Moelker, Adriaan (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Purpose: Accurate and precise needle placement is of utmost importance in interventional radiology. However, targeting can be challenging due to, eg, tissue motion and deformation. Steerable needles are a possible solution to overcome these challenges. The present work studied the clinical need for steerable needles. We aimed to answer three...
journal article 2018
van de Berg, N.J.P. (author), de Jong, T.L. (author), van Gerwen, D.J. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Steering of needles involves the planning and timely modifying of instrument-tissue force interactions to allow for controlled deflections during the insertion in tissue. In this work, the effect of tip shape on these forces was studied using 10 mm diameter needle tips. Six different tips were selected, including beveled and conical versions,...
journal article 2017