Robotic palpation system for prostate cancer detection

Bummo Ahn, Kihan Park, Hyosang Lee, Enrique Ian S. Lorenzo, Koon Ho Rha, Jung Kim

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Abstract

Medical robotic system enable precise and safe treatment for patients, especially in the area of urology. In this paper, we propose a robotic palpation system to detect prostate cancers. These cancers usually arise in the posterior of the prostate and as they are firmer than normal tissues, can be detected by digital rectal examination (DRE). This system is designed to induce a controllable deformation to tissues as well as to measure the force response of tissues. To validate the system performance, ex vivo experiments on human organs were conducted to determine the differences between the mechanical properties of normal and cancerous tissues. The tissue properties were characterized using experimental results. In addition, we propose the numerical maps expected to be used to diagnose prostate cancer by using the obtained elastic moduli of normal and cancer tissues. The results indicate that this system could detect differences of mechanical properties between normal and cancerous prostrate tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010
Pages644-649
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2010 Sep 262010 Sep 29

Publication series

Name2010 3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010

Other

Other2010 3rd IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BioRob 2010
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/9/2610/9/29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering

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