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Scali, M. (author), Pusch, T.P. (author), Breedveld, P. (author), Dodou, D. (author)
High accuracy and precision in reaching target locations inside the human body is necessary for the success of percutaneous procedures, such as tissue sample removal (biopsy), brachytherapy, and localized drug delivery. Flexible steerable needles may allow the surgeon to reach targets deep inside solid organs while avoiding sensitive structures ...
review 2017
Scali, M. (author), Kreeft (student), Davey (author), Breedveld, P. (author), Dodou, D. (author)
Flexible steerable needles can follow complex curved paths inside the human body. In a previous work, we developed a multiple-part steerable needle prototype with a diameter of 1.2 mm, inspired by the ovipositor of parasitoid wasps. The needle consisted of seven nickel-titanium longitudinally aligned wires held together at the tip by a...
conference paper 2017