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Design, Modeling, and Control of a Hydrostatic Actuator for MRI

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A collaboration between Maclab and Radiological Sciences, the MR Robot is a hydrostatically actuated robotic system for real-time MRI-guided interventions. Real-time image visualization and guidance are crucial for minimally invasive cancer interventions (e.g., prostate and abdomen). While the MRI provides excellent tissue contrast, multi-planar imaging, and non-ionizing energy, the closed bore limits physical access to the patient. For this reason, a MRI-compatabile robotic device is developed.

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