Medical and engineering teamed up with science and technology to independently research and develop surgical robots
Medical experts demonstrate 3D image navigation technology.Photo courtesy of Tongji Hospital, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
On November 28th, the “R&D project for the complete system of three-dimensional imaging navigation surgical robots” jointly organized by Tongji Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering and Science of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Wuhan United Imaging Medical Technology Co., Ltd. was officially launched. This project is also one of the key research projects of Wuhan City’s “stuck neck” technology “revealing the rankings” in 2021.
Robots perform operations, “Alpha Dogs” read films, and artificial intelligence is increasingly used in the medical field. However, for a long time, my country’s high-end intelligent surgical equipment has been developing slowly in terms of products, technology and industrial chain. In order to change this situation, it is necessary to increase independent innovation of key core technologies.
Tongji Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyDean Liu Jihong introduced that this research project is based on artificial intelligence and medical imaging information fusion technology to establish a new model of human-machine integration surgery of “doctor decision-making, robot execution”, and achieve a system to solve chest and abdomen tumors percutaneous puncture, peritoneum Post-occupying lesions puncture, trigeminal nerve micro-balloon compression, spinal lumbar vertebroplasty and other clinical problems, from key technologies, core components to the complete system, all have independent intellectual property rights, which is helpful to promote my country’s surgical robot equipment technology Development is of great significance.
He said that pathological biopsy by puncture sampling is the “gold standard” for the diagnosis of many diseases. The accuracy of pathological examination highly depends on the location of the material. If the positive tissue cannot be punctured within 4 to 5 needles, the clinical significance of puncture Sudden reduction, and may lead to the wrong treatment plan of the clinician.
now,Tongji Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyThe high-end intelligent surgical equipment developed in cooperation with schools and enterprises can use CT and three-dimensional reconstruction technologies to perform accurate measurements, and provide recommendations for puncture sites through artificial intelligence and big data algorithms. After the doctor confirms and revises, the robot can plan the optimal surgical path. Finally, the operation is performed by a robot, which can greatly solve the pain points of high intensity and low efficiency caused by the doctor’s full manual operation and the operation effect is highly dependent on the doctor’s experience and surgical skill level.
It is understood that as the main unit of the National Major Public Health Event Medical Center and the first batch of national medical center “counseling” establishment units, in recent yearsTongji Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyVigorously promote hospital-enterprise cooperation, adhere to the orientation of clinical demand, determine the direction and focus of scientific research innovation, and gather superior resources. It has carried out multiple major medical-industrial research projects such as a minimally invasive surgical robot for cerebral hemorrhage and a thulium laser minimally invasive surgical robot for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Give full play to the leading role.
“Medical-industrial interdisciplinary cooperation is an inevitable trend in the development of smart medicine. We will continue to promote the in-depth integration of multiple disciplines, with the goal of improving medical technology, joint exploration, solving practical clinical problems, and continuing to benefit patients.” Liu Jihong said.
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