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Bloemberg, Jette (author)
Standard treatment methods for prostate cancer often result in side-effects because of damage to the surrounding tissue. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided focal laser ablation to treat prostate cancer reduces the risk of adverse effects by preserving noncancerous tissue. Prostate cancer diagnosis and focal laser ablation treatment both...
master thesis 2021
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
Pusch, T.P. (author)
In many percutaneous interventions, such as biopsies and brachytherapy, accuracy in reaching a speciļ¬c target inside the human body is necessary for the success of the procedure. Maneuvering to the target site is challenging, particularly if sensitive structures such as blood vessels have to be avoided. For maneuvering along a curved trajectory,...
student report 2016