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From Science Daily
Aug. 8, 2013 — Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot.
That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University. It employs steerable needles about the size of those used for biopsies to penetrate the brain with minimal damage and suction away the blood clot that has formed. . . . Read Complete Report
From youtube uploaded by VanderbiltUniversity
Robot treats brain clots with steerable needles
Published on Aug 7, 2013
A collaboration between Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Robert Webster and neurosurgeon Kyle Weaver has designed a special robotic system that uses tiny, steerable needles to suction out brain clots formed by intracranial hemorrhaging.
Videography by Joe Howell