Purpose: To date, twelve robotic systems have been developed worldwide for brachytherapy, especially for seed implantation. However, the only system that has provision for simultaneous insertion of multiple needles is the MIRAB system. This article reports the feasibility and efficacy of the MIRAB robot as ultrasound image-guided autonomous delivery of radioactive seeds for treating prostate cancers.
American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) 52nd Annual Meeting October 31 - November 4, San Diego, CA
Podder, T.; Buzurovic, I.; Huang, K.; and Yu, Y.
"MIRAB: An Image-Guided Multichannel Robot for Prostate Brachytherapy,"
Bodine Journal: Vol. 3
, Article 39.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/bodinejournal/vol3/iss1/39