Focused Energy Delivery & Precision Intervention
|Sunday 23rd June 2019|
08:30 – 15:30
Co-Chairs and Organisers:
Neil Tolley, St Mary’s Hospital, UK
Burak Temelkuran, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK
Mohamed E. M. K. Abdelaziz, The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College, UK
Hashim Ahmed, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK
Joseph Roy Taylor, Imperial College London, UK
To access human anatomy through natural orifices, small incisions or a body lumen, medical robotics is advancing to overcome such challenges. This is associated with improved access and precision permitting both rapid diagnostics and precise disease localization.
Present robotic instrumentation can be limited by access to space and a suitable energy source required for precision and safe removal of tissue.
An energy source should be selected to satisfy a number of tissue criteria such as; adequate target tissue interaction, critical anatomy protection, selective ablation, coagulation and tissue identification.
A selective energy source introduces further challenges associated with the integration of flexible low-profile delivery mechanisms to existing robotic platforms.
This workshop discusses extant energy sources used in a variety of clinical settings. A multidisciplinary presentation from a range of surgical specialties will present techniques employed in clinical practice. This will permit a wider discussion between scientists and clinicians as to what improvements are sought to improve surgery. Clinicians will discuss with scientists their future expectations in advancing medical robotics.
Technical talks on recent advancements in energy sources used in medicine such as; electrical, ultrasonic, RFA, HIFU and lasers, delivery mechanisms and their integration into medical robotics will also be discussed in an open forum.