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Updates on the MURAB project

The MURAB project (EU H2020 MRI and Ultrasound Robotic Assisted Biopsy) has entered its second year. re are some details from their ERF2017 teaser: Clinical  and  technological  objectives:  Improve  precision  and  effectiveness  of  the  biopsy  procedure  for  cancer  diagnostic   purposes. Enabling  US-guided  biopsies  of  lesions  that  are  not  visible  on  US  imagePatient  discomfort  reduction Efficiency  increase Autonomous  navigation  for  a  robotic  scanning  sequence  with  ultrasound Modelling  of  biomechanical  properties   Tissue  Active  SLAM  (Simultaneous  Localisation  And  Mapping)  in  which  a  (deformed)  3D     tissue  environment  will  be  reconstructed  from  US  images  and  elastographic data. Phases: MRI  acquisition  and  lesion  localization MRI  to  base  coordinates Ultrasound  scanning Deformable  tissue  modelling  and  fusion Elastography Robotic  control  and  SLAM  for  needle  biopsy Imaging  for  optimal  needle  insertion: Landmark  local…

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