Robotics and Radiosurgery

  • Cesare Giorgi
  • Antonio Cossu


Similar to surgery, radiosurgery is rapidly becoming a field of application of robotics. Surgeons are confronted with the limits of their dexterity, endurance, and ability to process large amounts of data while operating. Radiation oncologists are able to plan treatments using large amounts of morphologic and functional data and start using robots to deliver the dose with higher precision. The introduction of automation in these fields of medicine has different origins and has occurred at a different pace.


Planning Target Volume Gamma Knife Helical Tomotherapy Parallel Robot Optical Tracking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cesare Giorgi
    • 1
  • Antonio Cossu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer-assisted Neuro and RadiosurgeryOspedale S. MariaTerniItaly
  2. 2.MilanoItaly

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