China’s first robot-assisted whole-brain angiography operation succeeds

Beijing Tiantan Hospital affiliated to Capital Medical University that China’s first robotic-assisted whole-brain angiography surgery was successfully performed in the hospital recently. The protagonist of this operation is the “Luban” minimally invasive vascular interventional surgery robot independently developed by our country. The doctor accurately implemented the left and right carotid arteries, subclavian arteries, and vertebrae of a female patient in Shaanxi Province by remotely controlling “Luban” remotely Angioplasty of blood vessels such as the interstitial artery.

Cerebral angiography is an X-ray technique that injects contrast agents into arterial blood vessels, which can dynamically display the shape, location, distribution, and behavior of major blood vessels in the brain. It is widely used in cerebrovascular diseases, especially for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations. Qualitative localization diagnosis. Usually, the operation requires medical staff to be exposed to radiation throughout the process. Although there are strict protective measures, there will be certain risks if they are engaged in the work for a long time. The “joining” of robots keeps medical staff away from radiation risks.

It is reported that the “Luban” surgical robot is a robotic technical team from Professor Li Youxiang of Beijing Tiantan Hospital and Professor Xiao Nan of Beijing Institute of Technology. It is supported by the National Key R & D Project of “Clinical Application Research of Endovascular Interventional Robots” by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Developed a minimally invasive vascular interventional surgery robot system with completely independent intellectual property rights. During the implementation of the project, a number of key technological breakthroughs in minimally invasive interventional surgical robots, such as homogeneous multi-instrument cooperative tube delivery, aseptic isolation, and non-solid-state transmission, were achieved.

This achievement also marks that the self-developed minimally invasive vascular interventional surgical robot will soon be used in clinical practice, alleviating the shortage of high-quality interventional medical resources in minimally invasive interventional diagnosis and treatment, and reducing the technological gap between China and international advanced countries.

According to Li Youxiang, the current operating range of the robot is mainly limited to operating outside the operating room. With the development of 5G technology, vascular interventional robots will enable cross-regional surgery.

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