A New Handheld Electromagnetic Cortical Stimulator for Brain Mapping during Open Skull Neurosurgery: A Feasibility Study

Buzzi, Jacopo ;   De Momi, Elena ;   Baratelli, Francesco Maria ;   Giacometti, Marco ;   Fiocchi, Serena ;   Parazzini, Marta ;   Ravazzani, Paolo ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo

Tags Neural stimulationNeural stimulation – Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)Brain functional imaging – Evoked potentials

Transcranial magnetic stimulations have provided invaluable tools for investigating nervous system functions in a preoperative context; in this…

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Recognition of User’s Activity for Adaptive Cooperative Assistance in Robotic Surgery

Nessi, Federico ;   Beretta, Elisa ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   De Momi, Elena

Tags Surgical roboticsMachine learning and control in biorobotics

During hands-on robotic surgery it is advisable to know how and when to provide the surgeon with different assistance levels with respect to…

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Recovery of Arterial and Venous Contrast Transit Dynamics in CT Brain Angiography: A Feasibility Study

Barra, Beatrice ;   De Momi, Elena ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   Baselli, Giuseppe ;   Cardinale, Francesco

Tags Iterative image reconstructionContrast-enhanced X-ray imagingImage segmentation

Three-dimensional rendering of brain vasculature is a major reference both in brain surgery planning and Image Guided Surgery. It is currently…

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Redundancy Optimization Strategy for Hands-On Robotic Surgery

Barra, Beatrice ;   Beretta, Elisa ;   Nessi, Federico ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   De Momi, Elena

Tags Surgical roboticsComputer-assisted surgery

During hands-on cooperative surgery, the use of a redundant robot allows to address encumbrance issues in the Operating Room (OR), which…

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Robot Assisted Stapedotomy Ex Vivo with an Active Handheld Instrument

Vendrametto, Tobia ;   McAfee, Jacob S. ;   Hirsch, Barry E. ;   Riviere, Cameron N. ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   De Momi, Elena

Tags Motion cancellation in surgical roboticsSurgical robotics

Micron is a fully handheld active micromanipulator that helps to improve position accuracy and precision in microsurgery by cancelling hand…

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