Prostate cancer is a typical disease that affects many men aged 40 and above. A biopsy is an invasive procedure for prostate cancer examination that requires skill and experience. In this project, a new transrectal ultrasound biopsy system is designed and developed. This system is a tissue sampling system for prostate cancer biopsy operation, which would provide ultrasonic image conformation of the location of biopsy samples and be able to obtain 4∼6 samples without the need to remove the system from rectum and reinsert it. The system consists of an ultrasound imaging instrument, biopsy tool, and a tissue sample storage device. The system function objectives are summarized, and a conceptual design scheme is developed. Based on the analysis of the system functions, a 3-dimensional model of this device has been built up.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2002|
|Event||27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference - Montreal, Que., Canada|
Duration: Sep 29 2002 → Oct 2 2002
|Other||27th Biennial Mechanisms and Robotics Conference|
|Period||9/29/02 → 10/2/02|