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Abstract #1443

Freehand Performance of Interventions with Manipulator-driven Real-time Update of the Imaging Plane

Akbudak E, Karanikolas M, Tsekos N, Zuehlsdorff S, Ozcan A, Christoforou E
Washington University

The purpose of this work is to develop and evaluate freehand manual control of an MR-compatible manipulator, combined with on-the-fly adjustment of the imaging plane position and orientation, for performing interventions with real-time MR guidance. Manipulator-driven update of the imaging plane allowed scouting the subject for the target and identifying the path of insertion, aiming the interventional tool and monitoring target acquisition.