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Author Boroomand, Arefeh
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Soft Tissue ♦ Flexible Needle ♦ Needle Tip ♦ Fast Recovery Time ♦ Prostate Cancer Treatment ♦ Prostate Brachytherapy ♦ Precise Placement ♦ Tissue Deformation ♦ Needle Deflection ♦ Out-patient Therapy ♦ Fully-automatic Robot ♦ Long-term Goal ♦ Pre-planned Location ♦ Increased Success ♦ Main Source
Abstract In this thesis, methods for improving needle steering during prostate brachytherapy are studied. Brachytherapy is a minimally-invasive, out-patient therapy for prostate cancer treatment with a fast recovery time. Success of brachytherapy depends on precise placement of needle tips in pre-planned locations inside and around the prostate. The main sources of needle steering errors in brachytherapy are needle deflection and tissue deformation. Considering these two factors, the long-term goal of research is to develop fully-automatic robot assisted and image guided strategies for needle steering to reduce targeting errors, which will result in increased success of brachytherapy. Toward this goal,
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2013-01-01