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dc.contributor.authorTsekos, Nikolaos V.en
dc.contributor.authorChristoforou, Eftychios G.en
dc.contributor.editorDesai, J.P.en
dc.creatorTsekos, Nikolaos V.en
dc.creatorChristoforou, Eftychios G.en
dc.description.abstractBreast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to be a very sensitive method for the detection of breast cancer, offers a plethora of contrast mechanisms, high image quality and has no ionizing radiation. Fueled by continuous advances in MRI, established interpretation guidelines, and an ever growing availability of magnetic resonance (MR)-compatible breast biopsy systems, MRI of the breast is gaining popularity in clinical practice. Moreover, MRI can monitor and can facilitate the regulation of thermal- and cryoablations that emerge as breast conserving therapies. Currently MRI-guided breast interventions are multistep processes performed with the patient removed from the MRI secondary to the limited access to the patient inside the high-field scanners. To address this, groundbreaking works have introduced breast-specific MR-compatible robots to extend the presence of the interventionalist inside the scanner. Innovative works have introduced technology for the stabilization of breast tissue, computational methods for MR-guidance and multi-scale tissue characterization. Despite the potential benefits, MR-compatible robotic breast interventions are not clinically practiced. This chapter details the challenges of MRI-guided breast biopsy and therapeutics, proposed robotic solutions and outlines current trends.en
dc.publisherWorld Scientific Publishing Companyen
dc.sourceThe Encyclopedia of Medical Roboticsen
dc.titleMri-guided robotic breast biopsy and therapeuticsen
dc.description.endingpage380Πολυτεχνική Σχολή / Faculty of EngineeringΤμήμα Μηχανικών Μηχανολογίας και Κατασκευαστικής / Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.type.uhtypeBook Chapteren
dc.contributor.orcidChristoforou, Eftychios G. [0000-0001-9414-8169]
dc.contributor.orcidTsekos, Nikolaos V. [0000-0002-4327-9895]

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