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Abstract #2321

A new method for MR compatible actuation: Solid Media Flexible Transmission

Nicholas C von Sternberg 1 , Junmo An 1 , Karen Chin 2 , Dipan J Shah 2 , and Nikolaos V Tsekos 1

1 University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States, 2 Houston Methodist, Houston, Texas, United States

This work briefly describes the purpose, implementation and results of a new method of linear force transmission that has been developed to address the specific needs of MR compatible actuation. Described within are the strengths and weaknesses of current actuation techniques and how a novel new technology can better fulfill the actuation needs of image guided interventions without sacrificing image quality. The described method of force transmission can be used to transform standard robotic actuators and control hardware solutions into MR compatible solutions and has been developed using only off-the-shelf hardware.

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