A concept for fail safe robotic needle insertion in soft tissue

Kevin Schulz, Christoph Otte, Gereon Hüttmann, Alexander Schlaefer


This paper presents a concept of automatic needle placement for brachytherapy. For the success of this minimally invasive treatment, a precise and safe placement of needles inside soft tissue is fundamental. The presented concept incorporates information about the needle as well as the tissue to find a suitable needle trajectory. A patient-specific tissue model is derived from different imaging modalities and updated during the insertion. Essential for this concept is that during the robotic placement of the needle, it is continuously verified if proceeding is safe.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 01.2015
EventWorkshops der Tagung Software Engineering 2015 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 17.03.201518.03.2015
Conference number: 111243


ConferenceWorkshops der Tagung Software Engineering 2015
Abbreviated title SE-WS 2015

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering


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