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Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (MRCAS)
Head: Takeo Kanade and Anthony M. Digioia
Contact: Kort Eckman
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

NSH A403
(412) 268 8407
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Medical Robotics Technology Center (MRTC)
Past Projects [Current Projects]
3D Image Overlay
X-ray vision has always been the dream of surgeons; Image Overlay is the next best thing.
A Statistical Quantification of Human Brain Asymmetry
Constructing image index features to retrieve medically similar cases from a multimedia medical database.
Haptic Exploration
Modeling tissue characteristics for surgical simulation
Hip Navigation System
Preoperative and intraoperative planning and execution system for high-precision total hip replacement.
Hip Range of Motion
Preoperative planning system for total hip replacement
Joint Replacement Biomechanics
Biomedical simulation of hip replacement
Knee Surgery Simulation
Haptic interface for simulated knee surgery and interaction with volumetric data.
Non-Invasive Optical Imaging in vivo for Early Detection and Advanced Diagnosis of Cancer
Precision Freehand Sculpting
We are developing a handheld tool to accurately cut bone for joint replacement surgery.