Robot-Assisted Procedures with MRI Guidance

  • Mark G. DaviesEmail author
  • Nikolaos V. Tsekos
  • Erol Yeniaras
Conference paper


Real-time image guidance will eventually facilitate a paradigm shift from the traditional endoscopic visualization to one that uses a volumetric and information-rich perception of the area-of-operation, thereby enabling a wider range and level of complexity in minimally invasive surgeries. This chapter will review the use of robotic systems guided by MRI in facilitating image guided robotic-guided interventions.


Image-guided surgery Intracardiac procedures Magnetic resonance imaging Minimally invasive surgery Robotics 3-Dimensional imaging 



This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation grant CPS-0932272. All opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this work are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of our sponsors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark G. Davies
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nikolaos V. Tsekos
  • Erol Yeniaras
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular CenterThe Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA

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