Robot-assisted image guidance for prostate nerve-sparing surgery

Hamid Moradi, Emad M. Boctor, Septimiu E. Salcudean

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During radical prostatectomy, the cavernous nerve surrounding the prostate may be damaged. The patients, at a high rate, suffer from post prostate surgery complications. Therefore, a technique is needed to help the surgeon to preserve the nerve network during the surgery. Photoacoustic imaging accompanied with contrast agents have shown a promising potential to visualize the nerve network. In this paper, a novel robot-assisted photoacoustic imaging was developed to intra-operatively visualize the nerve network. The platform is capable of providing real-time images which is vital for the intra-operative use. The system was evaluated using an ex-vivo study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUS 2020 - International Ultrasonics Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728154480
StatePublished - Sep 7 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Sep 7 2020Sep 11 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727


Conference2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas


  • Cavernous nerve
  • Da Vinci robot
  • Image guidance
  • Photoacoustic imaging
  • Prostate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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