Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women. This fact is what pushed Vincent Groenhuis, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Twente to spend four years working to fight it.
Vincent, during his research, turned to robotics. He investigated different kinds of robots and created prototypes of his own:
This design stands for MRI and Ultrasound Robotic-Assisted Biopsy. This is the robot outside the MRI scanner that combines ultrasound, MRI, elastography, and computer vision to do the correct biopsy strategy based on a patient-specific model.
This robot has highly accurate use of the needle, virtually real-time scanning using MRI and a single thin needle biopsy, all of which make diagnosis faster and more accurate. This is a hydro-powered robot, unlike MURAB.