Medical Robotics

Prostate Diagnosis Robot from Singapore

Posted 23 May 2004 at 04:47 UTC by steve Share This

A robot may soon be helping doctors diagnose prostate problems and perform prostate biopsies according to a new News-Medical.net article. The new robot was jointed developed by Singapore General Hospital and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). In addition to assisting the doctor with diagnosis and biopsies, the robot can precisely place radioactive particles for use in treatment of prostate cancer. It can perform more accurately and with less tissue damage than traditional methods, leading to less pain and faster patient recovery. More details can be found in the NTU press release (PDF format).

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