Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed malignancy in the male population. Early stage cancer can be visualized by magnetic resonance (MR) images. However, MR-guided needle steering faces many challenges, such as, space constraints, concerns about electromagnetic compatibility and low frequency rate of MR images. The project aims at designing an MR-safe system for prostate cancer biopsy. As part of MIRIAM, we are developing the high level controller, which includes the patient specific biomechanical model, the needle-tissue interaction model, the path planner and the needle steering algorithm.
Project co-ordinator/PI: Sarthak Misra
Post-doc fellow: Pedro Moreira