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Needle Steering for Brain Surgery
Head: Cameron Riviere
Contact: Cameron Riviere
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Medical Robotics Technology Center (MRTC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Surgical Mechatronics Laboratory
This page last updated - December 2011.
Publications
  • Percutaneous intracerebral navigation by duty-cycled spinning of flexible bevel-tipped needles

    Johnathan A. Engh, Davneet Minhas, Douglas Kondziolka, and Cameron Riviere
    Neurosurgery, Vol. 67, No. 4, September, 2011, pp. 1117-1123.
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  • Needle steering system using duty-cycled rotation for percutaneous kidney access

    Nathan Wood, Khaled Shahrour, Michael C. Ost, and Cameron Riviere
    Proc. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, September, 2010, pp. 5432-5435.
    Details | pdf (117KB) | Copyrighted

  • Testing of neurosurgical needle steering via duty-cycled spinning in brain tissue in vitro

    Davneet Minhas, Johnathan A. Engh, and Cameron Riviere
    Proc. 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, September, 2009, pp. 258-261.
    Details | pdf (605KB) | Copyrighted

  • Modeling of Needle Steering via Duty-Cycled Spinning

    Davneet Minhas, Johnathan A. Engh, Michele Marie Fenske, and Cameron Riviere
    Proceedings of the 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, August, 2007, pp. 2756-2759.
    Details | pdf (283KB) | Copyrighted

  • Toward Effective Needle Steering in Brain Tissue

    Johnathan A. Engh, Gregg Podnar, D. Kondziolka, and Cameron Riviere
    28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS '06), August, 2006, pp. 559 - 562.
    Details | pdf (445KB) | Copyrighted

  • Flexible Needle Steering System for Percutaneous Access to Deep Zones of the Brain

    Johnathan A. Engh, Gregg Podnar, Si Yi Khoo, and Cameron Riviere
    Proceedings of the IEEE 32nd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, April, 2006, pp. 103 - 104.
    Details | pdf (283KB) | Copyrighted