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Straathof, R. (author), Meijaard, J.P. (author), Perez, S.M. (author), Kolkman-Deurloo, Inger Karine K. (author), Nout, Remi A. (author), Heijmen, Ben J.M. (author), Wauben, L.S.G.L. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author)
Background: The steep radiation dose gradients in cervical cancer brachytherapy (BT) necessitate a thorough understanding of the behavior of afterloader source cables or needles in the curved channels of (patient-tailored) applicators. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to develop and validate computer models to simulate: (1) BT source...
journal article 2024
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van de Berg, N.J. (author), Nieuwenhuyzen-de Boer, Gatske M. (author), Gao, Xu Shan (author), Rijstenberg, Lucia (author), Van Beekhuizen, Heleen J. (author)
Medical use of (non-)thermal plasmas is an emerging field in gynaecology. However, data on plasma energy dispersion remain limited. This systematic review presents an overview of plasma devices, fields of effective application, and impact of use factors and device settings on tissues in the female pelvis, including the uterus, ovaries, cervix,...
review 2023
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de Vries, M. (author), Wijntjes, M. (author), Sikorski, J. (author), Moreira, P. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Misra, S. (author)
Conformity of tumour volumes and dose plans in prostate brachytherapy (BT) can be constrained by unwanted needle deflections, needle access restrictions and visualisation limitations. This work validates the feasibility of teleoperated robotic control of an active steerable needle using magnetic resonance (MR) for guidance. With this system,...
journal article 2023
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van de Berg, N.J. (author), van Beurden, F.P. (author), Wendel-Vos, G. C. Wanda (author), Duijvestijn, Marjolein (author), van Beekhuizen, Heleen J. (author), Maliepaard, Marianne (author), van Doorn, Helena C. (author)
Patients treated for vulvar carcinoma may experience losses in mobility and physical activity. In this study, we assess the prevalence and severity of mobility problems using patient-reported outcomes of three questionnaires: EQ-5D-5L to estimate QoL and perceived health; SQUASH to estimate habitual physical activity; and a problem-specific...
journal article 2023
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Perez, S.M. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author), Manni, Francesca (author), Lai, Marco (author), Rijstenberg, Lucia (author), Hendriks, B.H.W. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), Ewing-Graham, Patricia C. (author), Nieuwenhuyzen, G.M. (author), Van Beekhuizen, Heleen J. (author)
The most important prognostic factor for the survival of advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the completeness of cytoreductive surgery (CRS). Therefore, an intraoperative technique to detect microscopic tumors would be of great value. The aim of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of near-infrared hyperspectral imaging ...
journal article 2022
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Nieuwenhuyzen-de Boer, Gatske M. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author), Gao, Xu Shan (author), Ewing-Graham, Patricia C. (author), van Beekhuizen, Heleen J. (author)
Background: The aim of surgery for advanced-stage ovarian cancer is a complete cytoreduction, because this is the most important independent prognostic factor for prolonged survival. Yet this can be difficult to achieve when there are micrometastases on the intestinal mesentery or intestines. The PlasmaJet device is an instrument to remove...
journal article 2022
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Somerwil, P.C. (author), Nout, Remi A. (author), Mens, Jan Willem M. (author), Kolkman-Deurloo, Inger Karine K. (author), Van Beekhuizen, Heleen J. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author)
Brachytherapy is a common treatment in cervical, uterine and vaginal cancer management. The technique is characterised by rapid developments in the fields of medical imaging, dosimetry planning and personalised medical device design. To reduce unnecessary burden on patients, assessments and training of these technologies should preferable be...
journal article 2021
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Sánchez-Margallo, Juan A. (author), Tas, L. (author), Moelker, Adriaan (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Sánchez-Margallo, Francisco M. (author), Langø, Thomas (author), van Walsum, T. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author)
Purpose: To present a novel methodical approach to compare visibility of percutaneous needles in ultrasound images. Methods: A motor-driven rotation platform was used to gradually change the needle angle while capturing image data. Data analysis was automated using block-matching-based registration, with a tracking and refinement step. Every...
journal article 2021
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van de Berg, N.J. (author), Meeuwsen, F.C. (author), Doukas, Michail (author), Kronreif, Gernot (author), Moelker, Adriaan (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Accurate needle placement in deep-seated liver tumours can be difficult. In this work, we disclose two new manually controlled steerable needles for 17G radio-frequency ablation probe placement. The needles contain stylets with embedded compliant joints for active tip articulations, and concentric tubes for (curved-path) guidance. Needle...
journal article 2021
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de Lange, Danny (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Moelker, Adriaan (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author)
This literature review was conducted to evaluate liver biopsy adequacy, including total core length (TCL), number of portal tracts (PT), fragmentation, and complication rates, as a function of needle type and gauge. A systematic electronic search was performed in the Web of Science and Google Scholar databases, according to the PRISMA...
journal article 2020
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Prinsen, D. (author), van Dijke, A.P. (author), Horeman, T. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author), Loeve, A.J. (author)
Purpose: Smothering to death is most often done with a soft cover, such as a pillow. This is one of the hardest to diagnose causes of death. Knowing more about how people perform such an act and whether there is any correlation between perpetrator characteristics and smothering approaches may help in solving criminal cases involving...
journal article 2020
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Laan, Rianne (author), Nout, Remi A. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author)
Background:<br/> Brachytherapy involves placement of radioactive sources inside or near the tumour. For gynaecological cancer, recent developments, including 3D imaging and image-guided adaptive brachytherapy, have improved treatment quality and outcomes. However, for large or complex tumours, target coverage and local control with commercially...
journal article 2019
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van de Berg, N.J. (author), Sánchez-Margallo, Juan A. (author), van Dijke, A.P. (author), Langø, Thomas (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
During ultrasound-guided percutaneous interventions, needle localization can be a challenge. To increase needle visibility, enhancements of both the imaging methods and the needle surface properties have been investigated. However, a methodical approach to compare potential solutions is currently unavailable. The work described here involves...
journal article 2019
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van de Berg, N.J. (author), Sánchez-Margallo, Juan A. (author), Langø, Thomas (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Radio frequency ablation is commonly used in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. Clinicians rely on imaging techniques, such as medical ultrasound, to confirm an accurate needle placement. This accuracy may improve by means of active needle steering techniques, which are currently in development. Needle steering will likely increase the...
conference paper 2018
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de Jong, T.L. (author), van de Berg, N.J. (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
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van de Berg, N.J. (author), Dankelman, J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author)
Purpose<br/>To study the ability of a human operator to manually correct for errors in the needle insertion path without partial withdrawal of the needle by means of an active, tip-articulated steerable needle.<br/><br/>Materials and Methods<br/>The needle is composed of a 1.32-mm outer-diameter cannula, with a flexure joint near the tip, and a...
journal article 2017
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van de Berg, N.J. (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
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van de Berg, N.J. (author)
Needle interventions play an important role both during the diagnosis and treatment of liver cancer. However, due to intermediate anatomical structures, such as the ribs and lungs, deep seated lesions are not always directly accessible. In addition, instrument-tissue interaction forces may cause needles to deflect during insertion. This leads to...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Shahriari, N. (author), Roesthuis, RJ (author), van de Berg, N.J. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, J.J. (author), Misra, S (author)
Needle insertion procedures are commonly performed in current clinical practice for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Although prevailing technology allows accurate localization of lesions, they cannot yet be precisely targeted. Needle steering is a promising technique to overcome this challenge. In this paper, we describe the development...
conference paper 2016
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Van de Berg, N.J. (author)
Thermal spread is the extend of lateral damage resulting from soft tissue dissection by means of an energetic surgical instrument. Both a true definition of this factor, and a consistent means to quantify it, are still lacking. This study attempts to standardize thermal spread by 1) listing the relevant medical, technical, and statistical...
master thesis 2011
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