Automated Tumor Resection [tumorCNC]

Brain Tool

This program focuses on developing a prototype of an automated brain tumor resection device that uses laser ablation and intraoperative feedback to precisely resect a tumor under robotic control. In contrast to the risks posed by contemporary approaches to brain tumor microsurgery, the proposed technique will allow a surgeon to more precisely remove harmful cells without damaging critical brain and vascular structures. Cost savings as a result of less time spent in the operating room will provide direct benefit to the hospital. With the surgeon able to more precisely remove cancerous tissue, the benefit to the patient is a thorough resection with less chance for complication. (Contact: Brain Tool Laboratory, Patrick Codd)