Continuum robotics

Magnetically-actuated steerable catheter

  • 2014-2019
  • European Research Council

catheterEndovascular Aortic Repair (EVAR) is the most common technique to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm. Magnetic resonance (MR) images have major advantages over the conventional X-ray image guidance. However, the promise of endovascular MR image-guided procedures remains unrealized in part because of the challenge of developing an MR-compatible steerable catheter. The goal of this project is to develop a steerable catheter that can operate within the MR scanner using magnetic actuation techniques.